Taste the Mediterranean Festival

 Taste the Mediterranean Festival During the 1st – 3rd of June, the city of Hvar will host a unique gastro festival that has become an inevitable place in the island for Mediterranean food lovers. “Taste the Mediterranean” festival comes to the island which is, with the island of Brač, the most responsible for the inclusion of Croatian Mediterranean diet […]

 Taste the Mediterranean Festival

During the 1st 3rd of June, the city of Hvar will host a unique gastro festival that has become an inevitable place in the island for Mediterranean food lovers. “Taste the Mediterranean” festival comes to the island which is, 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 importance of autochthonous island products and decided to protect them.

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The Mediterranean diet consists of many skills, knowledge, rituals, symbols, and traditions concerning crops, harvesting, fishing, animal husbandry, processing, conservation, cooking, and particularly the sharing and consumption of food. The typical Meditteranean custom means eating together – which is a part of the cultural identity and heritage.

The fifth-anniversary edition of the festival will gather many foreign and local chefs, sommeliers, artists, journalists and other lovers of great food – all with the desire to share experiences and enjoy in this delicious event together.

Culinary shows by leading Croatian and foreign chefs, wine tastings and educational workshops will be held in the gorgeously renovated Arsenal building on the Hvar seaside promenade, and the programme includes exclusive dinners on the island of Palmižana and on the Španjola fortress, overlooking the city and nearby Pakleni islands. The Mediterranean market will take place on Hvar’s main square – the famous Pjaca, where festival visitors will have the opportunity to taste and of course buy traditional products from the island of Hvar. This year, Taste the Mediterranean festival will also address the big issue of food waste and how to stop this!

Festival “Taste the Mediterranean” welcomes the Mediterranean lifestyle, gastronomy, and traditional Mediterranean products.

THURSDAY 31/05/2018

19.00 TOMIĆ WINERY (JELSA)
WINE TASTING with delicious bites (with the invitation only)

FRIDAY 01/06/2018

09.00 – 12.00 PJACA SQUARE
MEDITERRANEAN MARKET

11.00 ARSENAL (CITY OF HVAR)
OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL TASTE THE MEDITERRANEAN
The festival will be opened by the mayor of Hvar, MR RIKARDO NOVAK

12.00 ARSENAL
COOKING SHOW pastry chef TEA MAMUT, pastry shop O’š kolač, Split, „The best POP trophy“ by the prestigious restaurant guide Gault&Millau Croatia 2018, CROATIA

13.00 ARSENAL
COOKING SHOW chef VJEKO BAŠIĆ, restaurant KONOBA BOBA in Murter,
3 Gault&Millau Croatia 2018 toques, named “Chef of the year 2018” by the Croatian edition of the prestigious restaurant guide Gault&Millau, CROATIA

16.30 ARSENAL
Presentation of the MD.NET Project – JELENA PETROV, Public Institution RERA S.D., Split, CROATIA

17.00 – 21.00 PJACA SQUARE
MEDITERRANEAN MARKET

17.00 ARSENAL
“TASTE THE PLACE – the link between terroir and food” the presentation led by SONJA KAROGLAN TODOROVIĆ, international consultant for rural development, environmental protection, sustainable agriculture and politics of food ECOLOGICA, CROATIA

17.30 ARSENAL
“Mosaic landscape and innovative gastronomy”, the presentation led by MARIJA ROGLIĆ,
Head of the Local Action Group LAG 5, CROATIA

18.00 ARSENAL
COOKING SHOW chef GIULIO TERRINONI, Per Me restaurant in Rome, crowned with one Michelin * and a member of JRE, ITALY

20.00 HVAR PORT, taxi-boat
Departure for PALMIŽANA

20.30 PALMIŽANA, MENEGHELLO
“BOUILLABAISSE VS GREGADA” exclusive Mediterranean dinner in a magical family garden
MENEGHELLO. Four hands dinner prepared by the French chef LIONEL LEVY crowned with 3 Gault&Millau toques and one Michelin*, and the Meneghello chef JERKO KRSTULIĆ

Price of dinner (with included taxi-boat transport) 450 HRK per person
Dinner Reservation

SATURDAY 02/06/2018

09.00 – 12.00 PJACA SQUARE
MEDITERRANEAN MARKET

10.30 ARSENAL
COOKING SHOW chefs SANDRA and DANE TAHIROVIĆ, restaurant ZORA BILA in Split, 2 Gault&Millau Croatia 2018 toques, CROATIA

11.30 ARSENAL
“Nutritional and sociocultural aspects of Mediterranean diet”, a presentation led by
dr. SONIA MLAYAH HAMZAOUI, doctor of a sociology of food and nutrition, INSTITUT NATIONAL DU PATRIMOINE (National Heritage Institute), TUNISIA

12.00 ARSENAL
“STOP FOOD WASTE” stop wasting food, atelier for the little ones: how to teach them not to waste food through play.
The atelier led by MARIE-HELENE from the association TREIZ EVENEMENTS,
FRANCE

12.30 ARSENAL
COOKING SHOW with the leftovers, chef LIONEL LEVY, restaurant Alcyone at the InterContinental Marseille, crowned with 3 Gault&Millau toques and one Michelin*, FRANCE

17.00 – 21.00 PJACA SQUARE
MEDITERRANEAN MARKET

17.00 ARSENAL
COOKING SHOW chef Vesna Miletić, restoraunt Tač, Zagreb, 2 Gault&Millau Croatia 2018 toques, CROATIA

18.00 ARSENAL
COOKING SHOW chef Ahmed RAMDANE CHERIF and chef FARID RABHI from the hotel management company El Aurassi, ALGERIA

21.00 FORTRESS ŠPANJOLA
PARTY for all participants of the Festival Taste the Mediterranean 2018
Mediterranean snacks, fine wines, and music (by invitation only)

SUNDAY 03/06/2018

09.00 – 12.00 PJACA SQUARE
MEDITERRANEAN MARKET

10.30 ARSENAL
COOKING SHOW chef HRVOJE ZIROJEVIĆ, restaurant Laganini, Palmižana, CROATIA

11.15 ARSENAL
COOKING SHOW chef COLINE FAULQUIER, restaurant La Pergola in Marseille.
Top chef and Gault&Millau Young Talent of the year 2017, crowned with 2 Gault&Millau toques, FRANCE

12.30 ARSENAL
COOKING SHOW chef FRANK RENIMEL, restaurant En Marge, Aureville/Toulouse, 3 Gault&Millau toques, 1 Michelin *, FRANCE

17.00 – 21.00 PJACA SQUARE
MEDITERRANEAN MARKET

18.00 ARSENAL
“The forgotten treasure of Hvar” story about the authentic local products
lost over time, a presentation led by prof. ZORKA BIBIĆ, Hvar, CROATIA

19.00 ARSENAL
FINAL COOKING SHOW BY ALL THE CHEFS THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE FESTIVAL TASTE THE MEDITERRANEAN

 

• The program schedule is subject to changes and additions.

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