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Good Food Festival 2017 to be the best one yet Photos by: Tonci Plazibat

Good Food Festival 2017 to be the best one yet

By  Ivana Smilovic Oct 05, 2017

One of the most favourite festivals in Dubrovnik, Good Food Festival is back for the fourth time and will be held from 19th to 22th of October.

This year’s festival was presented today at the press conference organized by Dubrovnik Tourist Board. Director Romana Vlasic explained the core of the Good Food Festival.
-It’s not only gastronomic and enological, but also of educational and humanitarian – said Vlasic and added that dates were carefully picked for the end of summer flight schedule.

Over 30 restaurants are part of this year’s festival, as well as four wine bars, 4 hotels and various pastry shops.  

TO EAT OR TO DRINK, THAT IS THE QUESTION

There will be workshops for all the healthy food lovers , where they will able to learn about traditional food, as well as the new, healthy culinary trends. During the four days of the festival a Fair of healthy food and domestic products will be held on Pile.
The festival is not only for foodies, but also for those who appreciate a good drink or two. There will be organized wine tastings, presentation of the wine from the island of Krk and this year’s special: beer tasting in the first and only Dubrovnik Brewery.

-Three beers will be offered to all the beer lovers, presenting different styles and tastes – explained the Dubrovnik Brewery director Dario Sevelj, who also expressed a wish that more breweries are opened in Dubrovnik and Croatia in general, even though we are a ‘’wine drinking nation’’.

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This year special events are surely two dinners with famous chefs – one with Priska Thuring with a musical performance of famous Croatian singer Zorica Kondza in the Katenari restaurant on the Sunset Beach and the other with Ivan Pazanin in restaurant Porat.

SPECIAL MENUS ALL AROUND

Rich programme of this year’s Good Food Festival will also offer workshops of Dubrovnik delicacies by Humanitarian Association DESA.
-This is really a praiseworthy manifestation and we are part of it for four years now – said Jany Hansal, president of DESA.

One of the most favourite parts of this festival to the locals, as well to the visitors, are the special menus in Dubrovnik restaurants. Around 30 restaurants this year will offer a three-course meal for only 100 Kuna. You can see full of the list of restaurants that are participating, as well as their menus and detailed programme here.

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This year will also offer ‘Sights & Bites’ tour and you will also get a chance to try food from the other parts of Croatia, or more precisely from Vukovar.

The peak of the last day of the Good Festival will be famous Dubrovnik Table, which will take place across Stradun, presenting many meals from Dubrovnik hotels and restaurants. It was mentioned by Marko Miljanic, the Head of the City of Dubrovnik's Office for Tourism, Entrepreneurship and Sea, who had only words of praise for the Dubrovnik Tourist Board and this event.

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Grand finish of Good Festival will happen in Rixos Libertas with gala dinner, lottery and entertainment.

-This year we will bring Swiss spirit in Dubrovnik – said Sandra Plavinic, Head of Events department of the Rixos Libertas. Their chef Ozgur Donertas prepared a special menu, inspired by the opening of the new hotel in Switzerland – Rixos Davos. All the money collected will go to ‘Dva skalina’ association.

So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags (with comfortable pants!) and head to Dubrovnik. The only problem will be – what to choose from this rich and yummy programme.