Amorevore Food & Arts Festival | IbizaFoodie
Amorevore Festival launches in Ibiza on October 26-28 with a compelling blend of gastronomy, art, music, film and performance for the ‘epicurious’.
The festival celebrates Ibiza’s growing status as a foodie destination while providing an innovative take on global food and ecology issues. Guided by sustainable principles, Amorevore unites a collective of producers and chefs with world-renowned artists and speakers for an event like no other.
“Amorevore is about celebrating what comes from the heart – the love of food, the love of creating in community and the love of shared knowledge and experience,” says founder Jenna Ansell. Ansell has produced numerous events in collaboration with international festivals and companies including Wilderness, Bristol Food Connections, Lightning in a Bottle, Secret Garden Party, the BBC and Slow Food.
Her new project Amorevore is a multisensory journey of culinary pleasures curated by River Café alumnus, broadcaster and environmentalist Rory Spowers. Set in Ibiza’s rural heartland, the family-friendly festival will educate and entertain with a cutting-edge programme.
Markets, craft bars and vibrant street food are poised to showcase Ibiza’s burgeoning farm-to-table food scene. The island’s best producers and chefs working sustainably will present gastronomic delights, while hands-on workshops and kids’ activities provide a platform for interactive learning. Fantastical feasts offer a taste of the unexpected, allowing festival-goers to explore the possibilities for creating communities worldwide.
All will be set against a packed line-up of pioneering artworks and visual displays, live music and performance, plus film screenings of independent food films. The festival will also host an exhibition by The Gaia Foundation, showcasing images by acclaimed photographers including Rankin, Sebastião Salgado and Martin Parr.
Throughout the festival, juicy panel discussions, talks and debates will explore innovative solutions to critical food-related issues. International experts including Graham Hancock, Gill Meller, Tristram Stuart, Zoe Adjonyoh, Patrick Holford, Helena Norberg-Hodge and Valentine Warner will share views on environmental, political and economic aspects of the food industry, and optimal wellbeing.
Fringe events by food partners and local experts run alongside the main festival from October 20-25. Wild walks and foraging experiences, pop-up dining and food and drink tastings offer a taste of Ibiza’s local food culture and hidden gems. Farm visits provide unique insights into artisan traditions, permaculture and biodynamic farming.
“The earth is going through a huge shift and our land and food systems are at the centre of this,” says Ansell. “Gatherings like Amorevore are important in navigating this shift – we aim to make a tangible impact and leave a legacy that positively informs food policy and business in Ibiza and beyond.”
26th – 28th October