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Olive Oil Festival

The Olive Oil Festival 2013

FREE, Gorton Monastery, 18 and 19 June
For foodies, chefs and restauranteurs
With gala dinner from Michelin-starred chefs

Love cooking Italian food? Then don't miss this chance to learn about an absolute essential of Italian cuisine - extra virgin olive oil - from Michelin-starred chefs and experts.

Extra virgin olive oil is much used but much misunderstood outside Italy - and learning how to cook with it skilfully can make the difference between an average and an accomplished chef.

At this festival you can find out how to get the best from olive oil from the people who know - including award-winning chef Maurizio Bocchi, and a host of Michelin-starred chefs: Nigel Haworth, Graziano Cominelli, Filippo La Mantia and Graham Campbell.

Tickets for the festival are FREE. To get yours just click Get The Offer.

  • Learn how Italian chefs get the best out of olive oil
  • Get the facts on buying, usage, storage, and cost
  • Discover the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil
  • Find out how to source high quality olive oils
  • Watch demos on using olive oil in fish dishes and in desserts
  • Browse stalls and taste the products
  • Buy high-quality olive oils direct from the producers

› See the full itinerary

With your free ticket, you are welcome to attend all parts of the festival apart from The Gala Dinner - for ticket details for this, read on.

The Gala Dinner at The Olive Oil Festival 2013

For aficionados of Italian food, this is an experience not to be missed:

A five-course Italian tasting dinner in the spectacular surroundings of Gorton Monastery, prepared by award-winning head chef Maurizio Bocchi, and Michelin-starred chefs Filippo La Mantia, Graziano Cominelli, and Graham Campbell.

Italian wines will be served to complement each course, and the night will include a music reception in the Main Hall.

Tickets are £75 for five courses with wines.

To buy a ticket, click here.

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