Ravensburg – From November 18th to 20th, everything in the Oberschwabenhalle will again revolve around culinary delights: at the “gusto!” trade fair, which, after a two-year Corona break, is once again inviting the region’s gourmets. As in 2019, the Ravensburger Veranstaltungsgesellschaft RVG plans to have around 100 exhibitors. If the fair is as well received as before, there should be more than 5000 visitors.
The “gusto!” is all about enjoyment – it is the fair for all people who like to eat, drink and enjoy well. And also for those who like to cook. For three days, gourmets will find many delicious things in the Oberschwabenhalle and in front of it: high-quality food straight from the producer, liquids with and without alcohol, new products, useful utensils for the kitchen. You can try all kinds of things and get to know new flavors.
The RVG is planning with around 100 exhibitors. The acquisition is currently still ongoing. It is already clear that there will be a number of new exhibitors, around a third. There are also many suppliers who have already built up a regular customer base over the past few years. “We deliberately mix the popular and the new,” explains project manager Dr. Gabrielle Asshoff.
Small manufacturers and regional exhibitors
There are many small manufacturers and numerous exhibitors from the region. Strolling through the aisles, you will find edible flowers from the Franciscan convent garden in Reute, Belgian waffles, handmade cookies, from Food made from insects, beer from local breweries, wines from German and international winemakers, plus cheese, whiskey and gin from the region. There are also cocktails and Italian specialties, various types of syrup, award-winning pumpkin seed oil from Styria, Syrian specialties, oil from hemp seeds, high-quality knives, and there is also a coffee roaster.
A local supplier makes soy sauces that are aged in cedar wood barrels. There are also recipes in which no one would suspect soy sauce as an ingredient – banana pancakes with blueberries, for example. In some families, handmade wooden models for Springerle have been passed on for generations as well-kept heirlooms. Anyone who does not inherit a model can choose their own motifs at the “gusto!”, traditional or modern, and at the same time learn more about the old art of carving. The organic model region of Ravensburg presents itself with a joint stand. There you also get to know the people who produce the organic food in the Ravensburg region, and you can let them tell you what is important for something to taste really good. Traditionally, “gusto!” also includes information about slow food and food sharing.
Same times, same prices
“Almost everything is getting more expensive right now – but the ‘gusto!’ isn’t,” says project manager Asshoff. In fact, the admission prices will be the same as in 2019. The opening times have also proven their worth and will remain the same: on both weekend days you can stroll between the exhibition stands during the day, on Saturdays and Sundays the exhibition is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Friday there is an offer especially for night owls and everyone who likes to meet up with friends after work: the fair starts at 4 p.m. and stays open until 10 p.m., “perfect for a nightcap and a cozy evening,” says Gabriele Asshoff.
In front of the door of the Oberschwabenhalle, the trade fair wants to set up an outdoor area again. A cigar lounge is also planned there: “We have a new exhibitor with handmade cigars,” reports Gabriele Asshoff. As always, there will be a stage inside the hall on which cooking shows can be seen at close intervals – thanks to cameras, the audience can look directly into the pots. As in previous years, the Lindau grill expert Klaus Winter will be present as a moderator. Master butcher Philipp Sontag from Kisslegg has also confirmed: He will show live how meat is cut up.
Useful information about the “gusto!” 2022:
Opening times: Friday, November 18, 4pm-10pm. Saturday, November 19, 11am-6pm. Sunday, November 20, 11am-6pm.
Prices: The ticket costs 12 euros. Students can take advantage of the “2for1” offer: If they present at least one student ID, they pay 12 euros for two. Admission for young people (16 or 17 years) is 5 euros, all children and young people up to the age of 15 have free admission. A ticket for the handicapped costs 9 euros (mark B in the ID).
Parking: Free parking spaces are available directly at the Oberschwabenhalle. Dogs: Attention, dogs are not allowed to be brought to this fair.
www: More information is available online at www.gusto-rv.de