In Kaliningrad will be open the international forum of gastronomic tourism

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli in photosangelina. Archival photoIn Kaliningrad will be open the international forum of gastronomic tourism© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

International forum on food tourism, and street food, which will take part in experts and chefs from Portugal, Ireland, Denmark, Mexico, Hong Kong and Russia, opens for the first time in Kaliningrad, told RIA Novosti one of the organizers of the forum, the head of the Association of Kaliningrad Street Food Alexander Isaev.

«The first part of the forum involves experts from different countries on the topic of gastronomic tourism, and street food, the second part will be held in round table format. The second day we will bring experts to the area and show the components of rural gastronomic tourism that we have,» — said Isayev.

Within two days the experts will discuss questions of development of gastronomic tourism and street food, will exchange experience in the formation and promotion of gastronomic brands, creation of tourist routes.

«The evening of the first day of the forum, we will host a gastronomic dinner, all the dishes will be from Kaliningrad products — cheese, catfish, pike, pike-perch, which are caught here, the desserts based on raspberries and sea buckthorn, which is collected here. On testing, the chef made an impression on us, and on our Moscow colleagues from the Federation of restaurateurs and hoteliers», — added the organizer.

He noted that in Kaliningrad — the first Russian city, where for four years there are international festivals of street food for the first time will gather together professionals of the highest class from all over the world. For example, Professor, school of hospitality and tourism management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Pantani of Suntikul, President of the Portuguese Association of culinary tourism Jose Baralt.

«Teacher of the University of Mexico Marisa Ramos Abascal talk about «pre-Hispanic» street food, it just says that it is in the Aztec national idea, she will hold a master class during the festival,» — said Isayev.

A welcome video for guests and participants of the forum recorded by the General Secretary of the world tourism organization (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai.

After the forum, in one of the clearings urban picnic Street Food Weekend, which will be held on Kant island in Kaliningrad from 1 to 3 September, will be located in the area of master classes, where their skills will be able to show the forum’s participants and speakers and chefs.

«We hope that next time will be even more opportunities. I hope the forum will become an annual event, because Kaliningrad is a very convenient platform for meetings, communication, in order to share experiences and, in the case of gastronomy is a very important component,» — said Isayev.

The forum was organized by the organizers — the government of the Kaliningrad region, the international enogastronomic center, the national Association of cooks of Russia and the Federation of restaurateurs and hoteliers of Russia and the Association of Kaliningrad Street Food. The forum is held with support of the world tourism organization (UNWTO) and the Federal Agency for tourism.

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