We interviewed Riccardo Bartolozzi, one of the owners of Vetreria Etrusca, who told us a little more about the project and his company.
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The success of TASTE no. 10 at the Stazione Leopolda confirms Italy’s greatness in quality foods, research on tastes and it huge variety of gastronomic specialties.
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“The Taste formula continues to be a winner and the feedback at every edition is very enthusiastic”, says Agostino Poletto, deputy general manager of Pitti Immagine, “and, in the year of our tenth birthday, this is an important recognition for the work we have carried out to date with our exhibitors.
We have worked strategically on behalf of buyers and members of the trade, trying to refine the Taste format and make it even more attractive to high end food and wine professionals: and our exhibitors have confirmed the validity of this strategy, telling us that they encountered very high profile buyers – big department stores, the most important food stores and niche food and wine distributors – from both inside and outside Italy, who came to Florence to place orders and establish concrete business relationships.
All of this while continuing to open up to the public of quality food lovers that, at this edition, were more select than ever.
I would like to conclude by applauding all the events and special projects presented at the Stazione Leopolda – the very popular Rings, the spectacular installation by Vetreria Etrusca, and the special participation of our partner MINI – which, along with the packed program of Fuoriditaste events around town, turned this edition into a unique cultural and entertaining contemporary food happening. And, last but not least, we should not forget the success of the collaboration with the Galleria Palatina on the occasion of the Dolci Trionfi e Finissime Piegature exhibition, with the cocktail party held to celebrate the first ten years of the fair which included the participation of Manifattura Richard Ginori”.
Pitti Taste is not only the "good Taste" show, but also a real experience to live and tase through a special menu:
The fair organized by Pitti Immagine - the brainchild of Gastronaut Davide Paolini – was attended by a total of over 4,500 buyers and members of the trade, confirming the high attendance levels recorded at the last edition. The top 10 of foreign buyers – who arrived from over 40 countries from around the world – was headed by United Kingdom, followed by Germany, United States, France, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, Norway and Holland. There were excellent performances from the growing Far Eastern markets (Hong Kong and Singapore), as well as the United Arab Emirates. There was also a high amount of appreciation expressed by the public of just under 10,000 gourmands and foodies who visited over the three days of the event We should also mention the high level of media attention that Taste now receives, with almost 550 Italian and foreign journalists accredited at this edition.
And among the new entries: Acetaia Malpighi, Coop. Della Lenticchia di Castelluccio, Finissimo Mandorlato, Guido Castagna, Il Fiorino, Orizzonti del pescatore, Pane e Pace, Pasticceria Cerniglia, Riserva San Massimo, Salumificio Sapori Mediterranei-Gal Le Macine, Slitti, Tiare and VKA – Organic Vodka Made in Tuscany.
THE COMMENTS OF OUR BUYERSBack to top
“Great thanks one more time to the team of Taste, for the excellent organization of the fair, for the best selection of Italian eno-gastronomic suppliers, for the fantastic hospitality. Taste is the real Paradise for gourmets! A very friendly and business-oriented atmosphere, excellent-planned logistic. Also at this edition I had a lot of useful meetings and contacts and I hope that the trade limits between our countries will be cancelled soon and we will be ready to establish collaborations with the best partners I met at the fair.”
THE MAGIC OF GLASS AT TASTEBack to top
Interview with Riccardo Bartolozzi, one of the owners of Vetreria Etrusca
MINI JOINS TASTEBack to top
DOLCI TRIONFI E FINISSIME PIEGATUREBack to top
The exhibition, curated by Giovanna Giusti and Riccardo Spinelli, is dedicated to the famous banquet held in Palazzo Vecchio on the evening of 5 October 1600, on the occasion of the proxy wedding of Maria de’ Medici and Henry IV, king of France celebrated in Florence. The exhibition will be open from 10 March to 7 June 2015.
The Pitti Immagine contribution to the exhibition includes the production of the film "Creando l'Effimero” curated by Angelo Teardo, Amos Kahana & Vassili Spiropoulos: “making of” dedicated to the Fonderia del Giudice, the historic artistic foundry in Florence that is making the sugar sculptures for the exhibition and to the Catalan artist, Joan Sallas who masterfully folded the napkins, recreating the extraordinary decorations for the wedding banquet.
Fuori di TasteBack to top
Do you want to take part in Fuori di Taste 2015 calendar of events? With a tasting, a presentation, a debate or a performance?
Fuori di Taste is the calendar of “outside the fair” with food and wine events that bring Florence into the heart of TASTE and features the city’s restaurants, gourmet shops, boutiques, art galleries, theaters and museums.
Fuori di Taste will light up the city and its places of excellence with themed tasting sessions and dinners, shows and performances, events and new ways of presenting quality foods.