On the occasion of the 150th
anniversary of organized tourism, the City of Hvar will host this unique
gourmet festival that has become an inevitable meeting point for Mediterranean
food lovers. Taste the Mediterranean comes to the island which is, together
with the island of Brač, the most responsible for the inclusion of Croatian
Mediterranean diet in the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage. In 2013,
UNESCO recognized the value of autochthonous island products and protected them.
Culinary shows by leading foreign and Croatian chefs crowned with
Gault&Millau toques, wine tastings and educational workshops will be held
in the beautiful renovated Arsenal building on the Hvar seaside promenade, and
the programme also includes an exclusive dinner on Palmižana, in the magical
garden of Meneghello family, prepared by chefs Lionel Levy and Jerko Krstulić,
dinners on the Španjola fortress, overlooking the city and nearby Pakleni islands.
Mediterranean market will take place on Hvar’s main square – the famous Pjaca,
where festival visitors will have the opportunity to taste and buy traditional
products from the island of Hvar. This year, Taste the Mediterranean festival
will address the burning issue of food waste and how to stop it: Stop Food
Taste the Mediterranean celebrates the Mediterranean lifestyle, in particular gastronomy
and traditional Mediterranean products. The fifth anniversary edition of the
festival in Hvar will gather a large number of foreign and local chefs,
sommeliers, artists, journalists and lovers of good food – all with the desire
to share experiences and enjoy delicious moments together.
The programe of the 5th international festival Taste the Mediterranean