Malta International Food Festival
Malta’s fortified medieval city, Mdina, and the original capital of Malta, will play host to the 4th edition of the Malta International Food Festival, running from July 19-22, 2018. The event will feature live cooking shows, food from 50 international chefs, alfresco eating and drinking, and showcase the unique culture and history of Malta. For the second year, the Malta Tourism Authority is supporting this growingly popular event.
In recent years, the festival has attracted international attention from the thousands who have visited to taste the food from all over the world. An average of 25,000 people attended the 2017 edition, which was held at the The Mdina Ditch. The host city, Mdina, has history traces back more than 4000 years. Referred to as “the silent city”, Mdina is fascinating to visit for its timeless atmosphere as well as its cultural and religious treasures. The ancient walled city has as extraordinary mix of medieval and baroque architecture which is the perfect setting and backdrop for this international food festival.
During this festival, patrons will be able to sample freshly-prepared food, including traditional Maltese dishes and desserts. Live cooking shows and spectacles will complement the designated food areas, which will be carefully decorated to give the visitors the opportunity to virtually transport themselves to the countries and regions being depicted through the culinary expertise of the chefs.
Patrons will be entertained with live performances on 3 different stages to complement the atmosphere. Children will also have their share of fun, as activities and ongoing entertainment will also be present.
Dr. Elinor Garely. Editor-in-Chief, Wines.Travel and TourismExecutives.com; Reporter, eturbonews.com and etn.travel
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