The professionals of Nano Vialone Veronese PGI Rice at the 54th ‘Spiga d’Oro – Giorgio Gioco’ Gastronomic Competition at the Fiera del Riso 2023.





 The 54th ‘Spiga d’Oro – Giorgio Gioco’ gastronomic competition has its winner. 

It is the Risotteria Melotti led by Luca Melotti and Chef Giacomo Rinco, awarded by the technical-professional jury composed of Silvia Gioco, “Arche” restaurant, Paolo Forgia, vice-president of the Associazione Cuochi Scaligeri, Caifa Romualdo member of the Consortium for the protection of Nano Vialone Veronese PGI Rice, Luca Fasoli councillor of the Associazione Cuochi Scaligeri and head of schools, Claudio Gasparini, journalist and Lorenzo Simeoni, Slow Food delegate of Verona.

The competition involved seven restaurants in the Verona area, including Agriturismo La Palazzina, Ristorante Pila Vecia, Trattoria Vecio Balilla, Pizzeria il Nuovo Canton da Robertino, Agriturismo San Gabriele, Osteria Le Scolette and the winner, Risotteria Melotti.

Like every year, the event took place in the Taste of Earth restaurant, inside the Palariso, with the public and the jury blindly tasting the ‘all’Isolana’ risottos. Paolo Forgia, President of the Commission, stressed the high quality of the competing dishes. 

The award – dedicated to Giorgio Gioco, chef and poet, soul of the 12 Apostoli restaurant in Verona, who passed away in 2019 – reconfirms itself as an unmissable appointment for lovers of good food, capable of enhancing a great European excellence, the Nano Vialone Veronese PGI Rice.

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