RIMINI: Al Meni, a food festival celebrated under a circus tent in the Italy city that gave the world Federico Fellini, will return in September.
Usually held in June, the food festival created by Italian chef Massimo Botttura will be held from 25 to 27 September this year.
Disrupted by a storm last year, which forced the closure of the street market on the first day of the festival, this year’s edition had to be postponed because of the COVID-19 crisis.
Massimo Bottura came up with the idea to create a food festival which has as its centre, the world famous 8 1/2 circus tent that inspired Fellini.
The festival had grown to bring young chefs from Italy and around the world for a feast of gastronomy that celebrates the cuisine and produce from Emilia Romagna with the spontaneous atmosphere of a street party.
It was developed into an event by the Municipality of Rimini, together with the passion and knowledge of the Chef to Chef Emilia Romagna Cuochi Association on the one hand, and Slow Food Emilia Romagna on the other. The latter is responsible for promoting products from this region.
The seventh edition promises to be special because it will be dedicated to the future, to the earth, liberty and imagination in the fields of culture, the arts, food and environment.