Good Food Festival
A series of workshops and presentations, thematic dinners, programs for children, tastings of award-winning regional wines and traditional dishes, visiting Croatian and international cuisines, the healthy food and homemade goods fair, local ingredients, well-known Croatian and foreign chefs, and other surprises, all come together to create the rich program of the Dubrovnik Good Food Festival.
The festival begins with the traditional Dubrovnik Table which extends along the entire main street of Stradun and on which Dubrovnik restaurateurs and hoteliers proudly display the products of their knowledge and skills. This is both a special charity event and a pleasure for the eyes and the palate, and with this event Dubrovnik welcomes the arrival of autumn and opens its biggest gastronomy event – the Good Food Festival.
The main event of the festival is the dinner with a famous chef, which for two years in a row now has been held at the high-end Dubrovnik Hilton Imperial near the historic city centre. On this occasion, famous chefs create their own menus to present to the Dubrovnik audience at the Good Food Festival. Good music, fun, and socializing with a famous chef make this dinner a special experience.
Gastro culture is the part of the festival program that includes a gastro-oriented cinema program, cookbook presentations, ˝Eat & Walk˝ gastronomy tours, museum visits and exhibitions, and storytelling on the subject of food.
During all four days, around thirty Dubrovnik restaurants offer special festival menus, while sweet lovers will easily find the perfect place for tasting traditional Dubrovnik cakes and sweets with the help of the ˝Sweet Tooth Map˝.
The goal of the festival is to encourage local stakeholders to cooperate, to consolidate existing and new forms of gastronomic offerings into a novel product, to enhance the autumn tourist season, and to provide visitors with a unique experience that will encourage them to plan to come to Dubrovnik during the post-season, as well.
The third Good Food Festival, a gastronomic treat for lovers of good food and drink alike, will be organised by the Dubrovnik Tourist Board in late October 2016. At the end of the first month of autumn, from October 20th
, some thirty gastronomic events unified under the name Good Food Festival will enhance Dubrovnik’s tourism offerings and will most certainly delight visitors, as did the two previous years’ festivals.