The sixth edition of the Good Food Festival is just around the corner! One of the favorite festivals in Dubrovnik has been presented at the press conference at the Dubrovnik Tourist Board office. This year’s Good Food Festival starts on Monday, October 14th and will last until Sunday, October 20th.
Romana Vlasic, the Dubrovnik Tourist Board Director, presented the 2019 edition of the festival, which again includes famous chefs, workshops, Dubrovnik restaurant week with promo menus for locals and their guests, sweet festival offer, wine tastings, food truck, cooperation with the Dubrovnik Tourism School and much more.
-There will be a lot of events, much good food and excellent tastes – Vlasic said, adding that the sixth edition of the Good Food Festival will be followed by around 10 foreign gastro journalists, which brings great promotion of the Festival and Dubrovnik in general.
One of the most valuable parts of the Good Food Festival are surely gastro workshops held by the DESA Association. This year there is a novelty: a brand new space in the Lazareti Complex, with amazing kitchen that can welcome more people.
Jadranka Nicetic, the keeper of Dubrovnik tradition, will again take part at this year’s Good Food Festival, joint with Lucija Tomasic Saric. They will teach you about the smell and taste of Dubrovnik orange! Nicetic shared one wish with journalists at the press conference: that even more young people join these kind of events and learn about tradition.
Dario Sevelj, Director of the Dubrovnik Beer Company, said that they wanted to make mini fest inside this, bigger, festival. They will welcome Mojmir Zuvela and his traveling kitchen!
-He is really unusual chef that carries his smoker with him and I think that you didn’t have a chance to try this kind of food in Dubrovnik since now – Sevelj said, adding that with food, beer and three days of live music he can surely say that it will be more than fun!
One more special event will be held at the Sunset Beach Dubrovnik, in the Kantenari Restaurant: dinner with a movie.
-This is a dinner for hedonists, dinner for all the senses – Andela Jelic from the Sunset Beach explained. It will include wine tasting, projection of the movie Sideways, alongside with three-course dinner. It will all end with live concert by Maja Grgic.
And the ‘boom’ events of the Festival are reserved for the last day: Gala Dinner and Dubrovnik Table.
Gala Dinner will take place at the Hotel Rixos Libertas. Chef was inspired with Dubrovnik spices and the dishes will be combined with cocktails made for that occasion.
Earlier that day, the Dubrovnik Table will be organized, and all the funds will go to humanitarian cause like always, to Lukjernica Association and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Luka Simunovic for the Dubrovnik Tourism School said that he thinks that this Festival should last at least for a month, while Marko Miljanic from the City of Dubrovnik added that at least the restaurants should keep this promotional menus during the winter months.
It’s good to know that the Good Food Festival also takes care that they use environmentally friendly products!
You can see the full program here.
Photo by Branka Mumalo