The XXIX edition of “At the table on the beach", The event conceived by Gianni Mercatali, which this year will take place earlier than usual, ie on 28 and 29 July at the Forte dei Marmi shed, for the second consecutive year, behind closed doors.

"The format was born in 1993, in fact I wanted to revive the ancient Versilian custom of the picnic on the beach, when it was customary to prepare lunch at home to be consumed in the tent to enjoy that tasty moment with family or friends 'but also socializing. " - he says Gianni Mercatali, creator of the event - “In those years there were no restaurants on the beach, and with Ugo Tognazzi, there were competitions between friends on who made the best risotto. Hence the idea of ​​the event which this year reaches its 29th year. "

2020 edition

On the jury journalists, opinion leaders, wine producers and restaurateurs. New entry this year for Bolgheri wines Fittipaldi women and from Panzano in Chianti the farm Carobbio. For catering from the Maremma Alessandro rossi of the Gabbiano 3.0 restaurant, one Michelin star, from Lucca Cristiano Tomei L'Imbuto restaurant a Michelin star, while we await confirmation from Gennaro Esposito of the restaurant La Torre del Saracino in Vico Equense two Michelin stars. How nice to find in Capannina the couple Tomei - Esposito, nice but rigorous judges of the television program Cooks of Italy! The now faithful will not be missing Gianfranco Vissani in addition to the starred restaurant friends of Versilia and, for the first time, a pizza chef. What a pizza chef! Romualdo Rizzuti from his "Follie di Romualdo" in Florence which again this year have won three segments from the Gambero Rosso Guide.

Among the competitors Luca Calvani, which will feature a crispy panzanella, and the other is Johnny Charlton, former guitarist of Rokers, who in 1966 won the Cantagiro and in 1967 the San Remo festival. The patronage of the municipality of Forte dei Marmi, for the high cultural content of the event.