The third edition of the Croatian Food and Wine Festival will be held by 13. to 15. November in Arenas Zagreb. The festival will present the entire eno-gastro offer of Croatia through different regions and counties as well as the attractive offer of other countries of the region. The aim of the festival is the promotion of local gastronomy and enology and positioning of Croatia as an exciting year-round eno-gastronomic destination.
Visitors to the festival will have the opportunity to meet with 300 local and foreign exhibitors, taste their products that will be sold at attractive prices, exchange experiences and find out the latest eno-gastronomic trends.
The specialty of the Croatian Food and Wine Festival also makes a variety of accompanying programs that will be held during all three festivals. At even two stages visitors will have the opportunity to watch the attractive chefs show leading domestic and foreign cooks, confectioners, cook authors, gastro bloggers and local stars. Numerous chef's workshops and courses will enable visitors to experience numerous recipes and culinary tricks with the help of excellent chefs and gastro specialists.
In addition to numerous wine tastings by domestic and foreign winemakers, wine lovers will be able to take part in various wine workshops, sommelier courses, get acquainted with rare autochthonous varieties and attend attractive lectures and round tables of many oenologists, sommeliers, authors and wine critics.
The specialty of this festival is that it connects food producers, winemakers, HoReCo and related industries to one place and enables them to exchange experiences, business opportunities and provide a platform for networking as well as contacts with relevant institutions and professional organizations. A special focus festival devotes co-operation with the counties that are all represented at the festival and whose presentation of unique, autochthonous products helps in their branding and makes them a tourist-attractive destination unrelated to the tourist season.
The Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Economy, the Croatian Chamber of Economy, the Croatian Canton Community, the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the City of Zagreb and the City of Zagreb Tourist Board have recognized and supported all these advantages of the festival that has evolved into a leading regional gastronomic event.