If you're a connoisseur of fine cuisine and wish to explore the delights of Neapolitan gastronomy, you cannot afford to miss the BaccalàRe event, taking place in Naples from the 14th to the 19th of September at the magnificent Castel Nuovo. Arrived at its sixth edition, this event is the perfect opportunity to indulge your passion for baccalà, one of the most emblematic dishes of Neapolitan cuisine. But why should you attend BaccalàRe?

The event is committed to satisfying your most refined culinary desires, blending taste and music. Its mission is to preserve and celebrate Neapolitan gastronomic traditions, offering you an unforgettable and authentic experience. Whether you're a tourist seeking culinary authenticity or a lover of local cuisine, the BaccalàRe event promises to provide an extraordinary experience.

The program of the gastronomic festival dedicated to His Majesty Codfish

If you are a gourmet cuisine enthusiast and love codfish, mark the dates of the BaccalàRe gastronomic festival on your calendar right away! The sixth edition of BaccalàRe, an unmissable culinary experience dedicated to this exquisite fish, will take place from September 14th to 19th, 2023. The program includes various events and activities related to cooking and more, and it will kick off with a gala dinner in the majestic "Sala dei Baroni" inside the Maschio Angioino, where Michelin-starred chefs, pizza makers, and other local and international specialists will create extraordinary interpretations of codfish. The proceeds from the evening will be donated to the "Fondazione G. Pascale" of the National Cancer Institute IRCCS.

It's a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the art of preparing codfish. Below, you can find all the detailed information about dates, times, and activities to be carried out. Here's what awaits you:

Dates and Times

- Thursday, September 14th: 6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
- Friday, September 15th: 6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
- Saturday, September 16th: 6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
- Sunday, September 17th: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
- Monday, September 18th: 6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
- Tuesday, September 19th: 6:30 PM - 12:00 AM

Program and Menu

The participation fee for the event is €30 and includes: 

- Tasting of two codfish dishes.
- Choice of beverage between water, wine, or beer.
- Dessert to sweeten the gastronomic experience.

Activities to be carried out throughout the event:

In addition, the program includes activities in which it will be possible to participate throughout the event, such as:

- Free wine appreciation courses (reservation required at email address: baccalare@gmail.com) by the "Associazione Sommelier di Napoli" (A.I.S).
- Free cheese tastings (reservation required at email address: baccalare@gmail.com) by the "Associazione Nazionale Assaggiatori Formaggi" (Onaf).
- Technical-scientific seminars on Campanian fish products.
- Cultural seminars dedicated to combating food waste.
- Artistic performances.
- Street artists within the village
- Music and Cocktail bar starting at 10 PM

Don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culinary art of codfish and discover its unique flavors. Book now and join us at BaccalàRe. Tickets can be purchased directly from the box office at the Maschio Angioino.

Rediscovering the beauty of Naples through BaccalàRe

As mentioned earlier, the BaccalàRe event takes place in Naples, a city rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. Naples is located along the splendid coastline of the Tyrrhenian Sea, with Mount Vesuvius dominating the horizon. This city is renowned for its vibrant culinary scene, historical and artistic heritage, as well as the warm hospitality of its residents.

Naples is an ideal tourist destination for those looking to explore a variety of cultural experiences. In addition to the BaccalàRe event, you can visit historical sites such as the San Severo Chapel with the famous Veiled Christ and the Naples Cathedral. You can delve into the magnificent and enigmatic Naples underground, immerse yourself in art and history at the National Museum of Naples, moving through the marvelous Art Stations, and enjoy a walk along the promenade with a view of the Gulf of Naples and one of the city's castles, Castel dell'Ovo.

Moreover, Naples is famous for its lively street life, bustling squares, and vibrant folk traditions. A stroll through the narrow and winding streets of the UNESCO-listed historic center will bring you in touch with authentic Neapolitan life. Here, you can savor true Neapolitan pizza, browse local craftsmanship stalls, and listen to traditional music played on the streets. But if you're not satiated by Naples' historic center, you can also venture out and quickly reach iconic places like the archaeological excavations of the cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii or the Sorrentine Peninsula with its gems: Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi.

So, as you enjoy the BaccalàRe event, know that you are immersed in a unique city that combines breathtaking landscapes, a rich and vibrant history and culture. Naples is a comprehensive destination that offers something for all types of travelers, from art and history enthusiasts to food connoisseurs in search of authenticity and culinary passion.

The iconic Castel Nuovo: the perfect venue for Baccalà's majesty

The majestic Castel Nuovo, also known as the Maschio Angioino, is the perfect stage for the BaccalàRe event in Naples. This grand castle, a true architectural gem, stands proudly near the port of Naples, with its towers and bastions reflecting in the waters of the Gulf. The historic atmosphere of this structure, built in the 13th century, captivates the imagination of anyone who sets foot within its walls. Visitors can admire the imposing walls, inner courtyards, and ancient chambers, immersing themselves in Naples' history.

Within the walls of Castel Nuovo, the BaccalàRe event offers an extraordinary culinary experience. The organizers are committed to bringing the gastronomic excellence of Naples to an equally prestigious setting. The castle provides unique spaces to sample delicacies made from his majesty baccalà, prepared by renowned Neapolitan chefs. You can enjoy a wide range of dishes, from the unusual and irresistible fried baccalà to the traditional Neapolitan baccalà, all prepared with fresh and high-quality ingredients.

Beyond the incredible food, BaccalàRe offers a range of high-quality services to ensure a memorable visit. Guided tastings will lead you to discover the secrets of Neapolitan cuisine, while cultural and entertainment events will add a touch of vibrancy and authenticity to the experience, and you can get a sneak peek of them on the culinary event's social media pages.

Baccalà and Naples: an perfect union

BaccalàRe in Naples is much more than just a culinary event; it is a passionate celebration of baccalà and Naples' rich culinary tradition. This event was created to honor one of the most emblematic dishes of Neapolitan cuisine and to reveal its many facets.

Baccalà, which in Italian means "dried cod," has a history deeply rooted in the culinary traditions of Naples and all of Italy. It is a versatile ingredient that can be prepared in myriad ways, each with a unique and captivating flavor. BaccalàRe is committed to highlighting this versatility and showcasing the variety of baccalà dishes that Naples has to offer. This event was conceived to bring together food enthusiasts and lovers of local cuisine to explore the art of baccalà. Visitors will have the opportunity to taste exceptional dishes prepared by renowned chefs while discovering the stories and traditions that surround baccalà in Naples. The event has been carefully curated, with attention to detail, ensuring that every aspect of the experience reflects the city's love and dedication to baccalà. From the decoration of the rooms to the selection of local suppliers, everything has been planned to offer an authentic and engaging experience. BaccalàRe Napoli is becoming an annual must-attend event for those who want to immerse themselves in the culture and flavor of Neapolitan cuisine.

BaccalàRe Napoli is a tribute to baccalà and the culinary heritage of Naples. This extraordinary event allows visitors to discover baccalà in all its forms, immersing themselves in the history, culture, and unique flavors of the city. It is an unmissable opportunity to appreciate Naples' love for this extraordinary ingredient and to explore its central role in local cuisine.

In the picture, some of the dishes you can taste during the event. 

From left: Cod, Apricots and Lemon by Michelin-starred Chef Domenico Iavarone. Centre: Chef Marianna Vitale at work. Right: Codfish sushi.