HCM City hosts int’l gastronomy festival

The 12th International Gastronomy Festival in HCM City showcasing special local and international dishes will be held from January 11-14 at Le Van Tam Park in the city’s District 1.

Visitors at the International Gastronomy Festival 2016 (Photo: VNA)

Visitors at the International Gastronomy Festival 2016 (Photo: VNA)

The annual food fair themed “The Journey of Taste” will feature 100 booths in seven categories, including international cuisine, Vietnamese cuisine, street food, cuisine brands, beer garden, and entertainment.

A wide range of activities, including cooking demonstrations, talk shows on Tet (Lunar New Year) dishes, bartender demonstrations, and traditional music performances will also be held during the event.

Chefs from 13 five-star hotels will participate in a culinary contest with a spring-inspired menu at Rex Hotel in HCM City on January 10.

The event, organised by the city’s Department of Tourism in coordination with the city’s Tourism Association, attracted 300,000 visitors last year.


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