Taking place from November 21st through 27th, the Berlinitalienisches Tomatenfest will feature 18 Italian restaurants out and about Berlin. Organized in part to celebrate the First Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, the event will see chefs whip up original tomato-based dishes and restaurants offer some of their tasty gourmet creations for 30 percent off the original menu prices. While patrons get to enjoy specialties showcasing a good Italian tomato, they can also take something for the road in the form of a jar of Italian tomato sauce offered by Ferrera, a prestigious Sicilian company specializing in tomatoes products. Lavazza, the other sponsor of the fest, is also aiming for a special offer in form of a one-Euro espresso for the coffee-lovers in select locations.
As for the participating locations, these will include the likes of Centopassi, which takes pride in its menu and fine Italian wines, paying homage to the victims of the Italian Mafia and Muntagnola, which revives the Basilicata culinary tradition in Berlin and is well-respected, both for its Italian gastronomic and philanthropic delights. Those with a sweet tooth should stop by ErsteSahne OTIVM, with its true Italian gelatos and pastries and go wild with drunken tomato and ricotta cake or the tomato sorbet.
From the pappa al pomodoro (Tuscan tomato and bread soup) to the tagliolini all’amatriciana (rich pork and tomato pasta sauce), the tomato sorbet to the ragu, gnocchi, and all other delightful forms of tasty Italian carbs, the bruschetta to the caprese salad, this event has something to offer for the pickiest patrons. The fest is promoted by the Italian Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Agriculture and Education and is organized by the joined forces of True Italian magazine and the Italian Cultural Institute in Berlin.
See all participants, menu, and prices here.