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Limassol set for mouth-watering festival (PICTURES)

The Cyprus International Food Festival will take place for the second year in succession with this year’s event to take place on Limassol Promenade on September 23 and 24.

According to the organisers, onlookers are invited for “a delicious weekend by the sea, putting focus on international and traditional cuisines, authentic flavours, innovative gastronomy and food-inspired events.”

The Cyprus International Food Festival 2017 will be taking place between 4pm and 10pm at Molos Boardwalk in Limassol. Entrance to the festival is free of charge. The festival is taking place in collaboration with the Limassol Tourism Company and under the auspices of Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides.

Indulge in unconventional flavours created by international chefs!

The Festival will be hosting over 15 international chefs demonstrating the cuisine of their countries, from various culinary backgrounds such as brothers Nour and Ammar Abbara from Syria, Mihaly Vorak from Hungary, a delegation from China with 6 chefs, Italian Chef Giuseppe Cerrone and many more.

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It is also proud to present the African delegation – Mali, Guinea, South Africa, Senegal, Mozambique – all joining under Invest4Africa who are supported by the United Nations.

Invest4Africa gives young chefs an opportunity to showcase their work abroad. This is the first time that many of these chefs will be travelling outside Africa.

The onsite kitchen is the design of Best Catering Equipment by Paolo while more than 30 food and beverage exhibitors will be joining.

Visitors will have the chance to sample and purchase wines and other alcoholic beverages from a number of local and international wineries and breweries.

Some of the participating exhibitors include: Biltong Bullevard, Yummy Mandarino, Da Franco Cucina Italiana, Hofbräu München, Kokko Sweets, Thries Honey, Fol Popcorn, Pagoda, India Gate, Cyprus Healthy Living, Cremoso Smoothies, Melikevotano, Loukoumades Fantasia, All Organic, Theta, To Votani, EvZin Bio, Puku Puku Organic, Smoothie & Sweetie, Syrian Restaurant,  Syntrofia, The Green Mandala, Jackie Ma Chinese Restaurant, Good Burger and Karpos.

Healthy living and organic shops will also have a strong presence for those seeking a health-conscious lifestyle.

Kids’ Chef Zone

“Families with children form an integral part of our Festival and so we have a special area for children from 5 to 12 years of age, who can actively participate in various safe, cooking activities, under the careful guidance and supervision of professionals from Future Worlds Centre”, continued the announcement.

Throughout the two days, children will be able to participate in 30 minute classes which are being run on the hour, starting from 4.30p.m.  There is a 2 euro entrance for the participation of each child.

Alongside the food and beverage exhibition, the Festival presents a line-up of entertainment, including tango dancers, a performance by the young singer Cynthia Zietara, DJ sessions, Zoe the fire-eater, belly dancing by Erika, the Chinese Children’s Choir and much much more.

Astrophysicist George Troullias (Director of the Kition Planetarium and Observatory) will also present a talk on the food of Astronauts – with an opportunity to study the night sky with a telescope.

#CIFF2017 has free entrance for all patrons with our aim remaining to court and cultivate a demographic of local and international food savvy and wine enthusiasts, by focusing on cultural diversity, while simultaneously fulfilling a commitment to use local services and products to produce the festival.

We want people to buy as many different types of food as possible, so each exhibitor will offer smaller portions at very reasonable prices.

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