Sorrento peninsula, the party returns to Vico Equense

It is the longest-running food and wine event in the Sorrento Peninsula: Festa a Vico, conceived by chef Gennaro Esposito. 

Today, one month after the Kermesse the two Michelin stars of the Torre del Saracino di Seiano launches the mood of 2019. "We will amaze you with the goodness". And we imagine that it is in all the exceptions of the term. Because we are saturated with malice and anger. And here are the components of this XVII edition: "That idea has now become a ritual and so from 2 to 4 June Vico Equense will again become the" promised land "explains Gennaro Esposito in a note" always different in its performance, always the same in spirit , this is my Festa a Vico. 

An event in which they are all protagonists: the participating chefs, the non-profit organizations to whom the proceeds are donated, Gennaro knows he knows no respite and always putting himself back into the game is his motto. Such as? To rediscover the value of food, to awaken the senses, to discover what's new that can transform our way of cooking, serving, thinking. But will there also be Substance? Of course yes, and this explains how "For the second year, particular attention will be paid to" soSTAnza ", a distillate of the excellent products of the Italian territory, which will be brought to Vico by selected artisans of taste." SoSTAnza "puts at the center the earth, the rare and unknown specialties of Italian regional cuisine that represent the authenticity and uniqueness of our territory. 

The Piazza degli Artigiani will open its doors on Monday 3 June and will see chefs and producers as protagonists, creating an immediate link between two categories that cannot do without each other. Write down the dates! We will start on June 2 with the popular Repubblica del Cibo, which will attract thousands of fans, tourists and onlookers to the streets of Vico Equense on the trail of the chefs called to cook in the squares, in the streets, in the shops of the center of Vico. 

At the Stars Dinner on Monday 3, starred chefs from the most important national and international scene will participate. Their creations will give life, once again, to an unmissable and unique event of its kind, which in practice marks the beginning of summer on the Amalfi Coast. The Cammino di Seiano, instead, on the final evening of June 4th, will surprise you with its novelties and surprise guests in the splendid location of the Marina which on that occasion becomes a real "promenade" of taste. The goal of the Festa a Vico fundraising is to donate a lot. A total of over one million euros was raised last year. Intended for the non-profit partner of the event, also for the seventeenth edition the proceeds will be entirely donated to the projects presented by the non-profit organizations that have been selected to participate in the event and that will handle the sale of the coupons for the various appointments. 

A total of over one million euros was raised last year. Intended for the non-profit partner of the event, also for the seventeenth edition the proceeds will be entirely donated to the projects presented by the non-profit organizations that have been selected to participate in the event and that will handle the sale of the coupons for the various appointments. A total of over one million euros was raised last year. Intended for the non-profit partner of the event, also for the seventeenth edition the proceeds will be entirely donated to the projects presented by the non-profit organizations that have been selected to participate in the event and

SOLIDARITY 

Festa a Vico over the years has changed and has changed, but the spirit that animates the chefs who participate in it has changed, from the starred to the youngest. We meet to celebrate, precisely, but above all to contribute to solidarity projects that are financed precisely by the event. In total, Festa a Vico has already raised over one million one hundred thousand euros (270,000 euros in the last edition). For this Festival in Vico seven projects have been selected by as many Onlus to make donations.
Specifically, the non-profit organizations participating in the event are: Alts, Pro Foundation, The Shop of Simple Thoughts, We with You for the Mici, Never Give Up, Parish of San Marco Evangelista, Convent of San Vito of the Friars Minims of San Francesco da Padova (the last two will be present only on Sundays for the Food Republic). Details of the individual projects are explained on the website of the event - www.festavico.com - which is online after a profound restyling. Visiting www.festavico.comit will be possible to choose which project of the Onlus to support and how to participate in the three evenings of Festa a Vico according to the indicated methods. Donations for the Republic of Food and for the Cammino di Seiano may also take place in Vico Equense at the various non-profit banquets on Sunday 2 June and Tuesday 4 June.


PROJECTS 

In detail, these are the projects that will be funded by Festa a Vico.

Alts - Sinergy: associate primary prevention (guided eco visits to the breast), primary prevention starting from a healthy diet (through creative cooking workshops organized by nutrition specialists).

Pro Foundation - "prevention among people": spreading information on healthy lifestyles aimed at male health and well-being thanks to the use of the Mobile Urological Unit for free visits and advice on the topic of prevention.

The Shop of Simple Thoughts - Start Catering: to create jobs and social inclusion for children with disabilities, the project aims to offer a catering service by choosing the dining room staff from the boys of the Simple Thoughts workshop assisted by a tutor. Your kit will be used (from crockery to tablecloths) and for the menu we will use qualified companies in the catering field.

We with you for the Mici - Technological update of the pediatric digestive endoscopy and motility program: purchase of a high resolution videogastroscope compatible with the endoscopic column already in possession, purchase of a high resolution videocolonoscope compatible with the endoscopic column already in possession.

Never Give Up - Meet Us Campania: first free screening and support consultations with Never Give Up team psychotherapists to support adolescents with problems related to food, weight and body image so as to immediately recognize the symptoms of eating disorders and be able to fight.
Convent of San Vito dei Frati Minimi of San Francesco da Paola - Vico Equense: ordinary and extraordinary maintenance work, securing and reconstruction of the cornice and façade of the Convent.
San Marco Evangelista Parish - Vico Equense: renovation work on the ancient bell tower of the Sanctuary of Santa Maria Vecchia in Seiano which risks an imminent collapse due to erosion due to natural agents and post-earthquake work.

Of course, for more information, visit the event website - www.festavico.com - or contact the non-profit organizations directly.


NB The editorial of Festa a Vico, the press releases concerning the event, the photos and the multimedia contributions related to the event can be consulted at the following link: bit.ly/PressKitFestaVico

CONTACTS
The website of the event - www.festavico.com - will be constantly updated to keep guests, the curious, chefs, tourists and insiders informed. To stay connected with Festa a Vico 2019 it will of course be sufficient to interact with the social profiles of the event.
Facebook - www.facebook.com/FestaVico
Instagram - Festavico
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THE PREVIOUS EDITIONS
Festa a Vico 2019 is the seventeenth edition of the event that chef Gennarino Esposito designed in 2003 to bring together emerging and established chefs in the splendid location of Vico Equense. Over the years the event has evolved, almost transformed, becoming a regular event for food lovers and more. For three days the forerunner of the Sorrento coast becomes an "open-air kitchen" because the party involves everything and everyone (as many as 100 shops but also doors and gardens that are opened for the occasion). Vico is literally invaded by fans of the genre and simple tourists. In front of craft shops, shops, newsstands or pharmacies, an incredible crowd of onlookers gather to taste the dishes freshly prepared by Gennarino's guest chefs, which in turn now compete to take part in this three-day event that ranges from the popular "Repubblica del cibo" to the glamorous appointment of the "Cena delle Stelle". From Vico, countless chefs have passed, some of the most important on the national and international scene.

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