Corfu
Food and Wine Festival
2021

Poetry, Music & Flavours can Inspire a Revolution

September 27-30, 2021

Greece, Italy, Russia, Switzerland and France
*online and in-person

Corfu Chefs Club, in collaboration with the non-profit organisation Ionian Inspires and a range of touristic and local governmental bodies, present, for the third time, the Corfu Food & Wine Festival, under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization.

In the context of celebrating 200 years of Greek Independence, this year’s festival is dedicated to Poetry, Music and Flavours as an inspiration for the Revolution and mostly to Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first Governor of Greece. It will take place both online and in-person (phygital) between the 27th and the 30rd of September 2021 in countries related to Ioannis Kapodistrias such as Greece, Italy, Russia, Switzerland and France and in cities related to Hellenism and the Greek Diaspora such as New York, Melbourne, Munich and Utrecht. Lastly, in order to give prominence to Kapodistrias’ vision for Europe as a common homeland, we symbolically included Brussels.

The events will take place in historical locations as well as in food and beverage outlets and will include evenings of pre-revolutionary poetry, dinners with recipes dating back to the 19th century, displays of local products as well as music of the period of the revolution from the Ionian Islands and Europe.

Through digital technology we are able to give prominence, in a separate part of the festival, to historical figures from the Ionian Islands who shaped modern history. Such examples are Greece’s National poet Dionysios Solomos, Italy’s National poet Ugo Foscolo, Japan’s National writer Lefcadio Hearn, Diamantina Roma and her achievements concerning social welfare in Australia.

Further, the screening of films about the life and achievements of Kapodistrias will also be organised.

In collaboration with the 16 offices of the Greek National Tourism Organization abroad, journalists, professionals specialised in gastronomy and gastronomy organisations from all over the world will be invited to attend the festival either in-person or online.