Birra Moretti's Italian-focused street food and drink festival returns

Heineken brand Birra Moretti is bringing its Gran Tour food and drink festival back to the UK this summer, kicking off at the Summerhall in Edinburgh from 9-12 July.

Birra Moretti's Gran Tour will travel to Edinburgh, London and Leeds
Birra Moretti's Gran Tour will travel to Edinburgh, London and Leeds

Italian vendors including Arancina, Paste E Basta, Cooking Cooks, The Arencini Bros and Gelupo will be in attendance for the second year running. Meanwhile the tour promises 12 completely new vendors sourced from across Italy. 

Attendees will be able to learn about authentic Italian cooking methods from vendors, as well as sample signature regional dishes, including pizza from Naples, arancini balls from Sicily and an Italian sandwich known as Panino Teca, which will be paired with truffles from Norcia.

This year’s tour will also feature cooking masterclasses led by Italian street food chefs Bash and Joe Herd, where guests will learn how to make fresh pasta.

Following Edinburgh, the tour will travel to London's Space Studios in Hackney from 15-19 July, and it will stop-off in Leeds from 30 July to 2 August.

The experiential tour has been devised by agency Space, who also worked on the project last year.

David Lette, brand director at Birra Moretti, said: "Last year’s events were hugely successful, so we’re really excited to bring the tour back again – taking the best of Italy to more cities and with more vendors.

"Enjoying great beer and food with friends is an important part of both Italian and British cultures, so together with our street food partners we are looking forward to creating an event that is not to be missed." 

Joe Herd, Birra Moretti Gran Tour maître d’, added: "The Moretti Gran Tour blends all the important aspects of Italian culinary culture, from great ingredients to regional delicacies, alongside the popular street food movement.

"This year sees the introduction of master classes where you don’t just taste great food, you can make great food."

More: Space launches pop-up Italian food tour experience for Birra Moretti

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