Festival Taste the Mediterranean in Hvar
The town of Hvar will host an international festival that celebrates the Mediterranean diet and way of life, the perfect place for gourmets and gourmands alike!
From June 01-03, a unique festival will be held in Hvar, celebrating the Mediterranean diet and the Mediterranean way of life that is protected by UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. The festival will pay respect to 150 of organized tourism, a very important jubilee that Hvar celebrated and marked with several days of different festivities, cultural events and concerts this May.
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Hvar and Brač are the only two Croatian islands that are enlisted on the UNESCO representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Other countries include Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Morocco and Cyprus. The tradition of healthy lifestyle and gastronomy on island Hvar can be dated back centuries, which is not surprising when thinking of all that fresh fish, seafood, home grown fruit and vegetables as well as wine made from sun kissed grapes, which all play a very large role in the Dalmatian diet.
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Under the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Croatian Commission for UNESCO, the City of Hvar, the Tourist Board Hvar and the Croatian National Tourist Board, Festival Taste the Mediterranean is held in collaboration with Gault & Millau Croatia, the prestigious world gastronomic guide that has recently released its first edition for Croatia.
These culinary demonstrations, workshops and lectures will take place in the Arsenal, the oldest communal theatre in Europe dating back to 1612. Amongst the different lecture topics, there will also be one regarding the prevention of food waste and raising awareness through educational workshops. In addition, the main Hvar square will also be filled with different stands with homemade olive oil, wine, honey, cheese, almonds and other organic products. In general, it is the perfect way to taste Mediterranean delicacies and get acquainted with gastronomy that thrives in this part of the world.
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Who will be there?
This unique gourmet festival will attract many visitors and tourists; as it becoms the meeting point for prominent international F&B professionals, chefs, producers, nutritionists, journalists, gourmets from all the Mediterranean regions.
- Chef Giulio Terrinoni, from Per Me's restaurant in Rome that holds a Michelin Star
- Chef Hrvoje Zirojević, from Laganini restaurant on Palmižana, who will showcase his latest culinary creations
- Chef Vjeko Bašić from Konoba Bobe in Murter, who was chef of the year 2018, according to Gault & Millau
- Chef Tea Mamut, whose pastry shop in Split was declared as the best POP up shop by Gault & Millau
- Chef Coline Faulquier, a French top chef from Marseille
- Chef Frank Renimel and Lionel Levy, both crowned with Michelin stars
- Chefs from Algeria, Ramdane Cherif Ahmed and Rabi Farid from the large hotel groupation El Aurassi
- Chef Vesna Miletić from the restaurant Tač in Zagreb
- Chef Sandra and Dane Tahirović from the restaurant Zora Bila in Split