Monterado, Le Marche, Italy

September 27th and 28th 2014

In 2014 the Festivaldelgusto will be held at the beautiful and historic Castello di Monterado in the Marche region of Italy, the history of the Castello dates back many centuries and the venue is an ideal setting in which to hold the second Festivaldelgusto in Italy. The Festival will again feature a varied selection of artisan wine and food producers from the Marche region and will also be sponsored b Olivaverde who support and promote small olive oil and food producers from the Mediterranean region.

For a detailed description of Sunday the 28th please consult the Olive Oil School section

The event on Saturday the 27th will be starting at 4:30pm allowing one hour for our guests to arrive and introduce themselves.

5:30pm There will be a welcoming aperitif and a small introduction about the Festival and its main aims and purposes with a small presentation from our guests and hosts with a short description of the evening.

Talks and presentations by some of the producers and trade visitors present on the evening, which will include makers of organic and biodynamic wines, honey, marmelades and compotes, meats and cheeses,we also hope to have one of the Marche regions premier chocolate makers present.

There will also be free tutored wine tastings of up to five wines all made by small organic producers from the central and southern areas of the Marche region

8.00 The supper will be host by La Tavernetta Sull'Aia a very well know restaurant specialising in typical Le Marche traditional dishes will start with an ample amounts of antipasti and then a series of fantastic main courses that will go on coming until you'll be unable to eat any more!


All inclusive from 8pm 


Tagliere di salumi e formaggi con erbe di campo e piadine - A selection of cured meats, cheeses and local vegetables cooked in extra vergin olive oil and garlic served with piadina (a typical Le Marche flat bread)


Passatelli fatti in casa ai funghi porcini e tartufo - Home made egg "passatelli" pasta with porcini mushrooms and truffles

Gnocchi al sugo di anatra - Home made gnocchi with duck and tomato sauce


Grigliata di carne mista - A selection of grilled meat

Fritto misto marchigiano - A selection of Le Marche traditional fried meat and vegetables including "olive ascolane" (fried green olives stuffed with meat) and "gnocchetti di crema" (fried small cubes of custard) 


Insalata mista - Mixed salad

Patate arrosto - Small Roast potatoes


Dolce della casa - Home made dessert of the day


Vino Rosso e Bianco - Red and White wine

Amari e caffe a fine pasto - A selection of traditional Le Marche spirits will be served with the dessert with espresso of course!




To Participate at the Festival del Gusto in 2014 you need to book in advance!

You can book and pay for your ticket directly online via Eventbrite 

Please be sure to choose the right ticket among General Admission, Slow Food Members (please specify your group name),Trade ticket (please leave your company name) or Festival & Olive Oil School (for attending both the 27th and 28th)

If in doubt about what ticket to buy or if you need more information please contact us at festivaldelgusto@gmail.com before buying your tickets!

Tickets are NOT refundable


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