Food agenda: Flavor! Napa Valley
California foodies can look forward to an event that features appearances from Thomas Keller and Masaharu Morimoto. Here are some other major international food events taking place throughout the world.
Food agenda: Flavor! Napa Valley
A food and wine festival in one of the culinary capitals of the US, Flavor! Napa Valley is a star-studded event that features area food celebrities like Michael Chiarello, Thomas Keller and special guests like Masaharu Morimoto and Scott Conant. Along with culinary demonstrations the five-day festival is heavy on wine tastings with top sommeliers.
Vinexpo Rendez-Vous in New York will not take place. The consumer wine show was due to happen November 16-18 but has been ‘postopned.’
25th anniversay of Alain Ducasse's Monte Carlo restaurant Louis XV
November 16- 18
Louis XV-Alain Ducasse, Monte Carlo
To fete the 25th anniversary of his Monte Carlo restaurant, Ducasse has invited 200 of the top chefs from 25 countries for a culinary assembly that will culminate in a gala dinner Saturday. The three-day event will assemble the gastronomic glitterati, with names such as Joel Robuchon, Rene Redzepi, and David Chang.
Barbados Food and Wine and Rum Festival
Against the stunning tropical backdrop of the island of Barbados, chefs like Marcus Samuelsson, Mark McEwan, and Anne Burrell will offer cooking demos to participants. The focus of the event, however, is the island’s national drink, with rum seminars and tasting tours scheduled every day.
Bocuse d'Or announces fish ingredient for cook-off in January.
Terra Madre Day or Slow Food anniversary
Slow Food groups around the world celebrate the tenets of the movement’s philosophies by tucking into local, sustainable and seasonable meals. More than 1,000 events ranging from festivals, protests, workshops and excursions are scheduled worldwide to promote local food traditions around the world.
30th annual Sirha
Billed as one of the world’s largest food and gastronomy trade shows of the year, Sirha is expected to attract 165,000 professionals and 2,200 exhibitors over five days. Highlights of the event include the biennial Bocuse d’Or international cooking competition, known as the Olympics of the food world for its prestige; the World Cuisine Summit, a forum for international leaders to exchange ideas on how to improve food service; and the Coupe du Monde Patisserie Cup, which crowns the world’s best pastry chef.
This year, chefs from 24 countries will be competing in the culinary equivalent of the Olympics at one of the most prestigious cooking competitions in the world. The chef to beat is Denmark's Rasmus Kofoed who took home the bragging rights at the last competition in 2011.
Gourmand World Cookbook Fair
February 22 – 24
This year one of the most prestigious international cookbook fairs for trade professionals moves from the edges of the city to the Carrousel du Louvre. As the most international cookbook fair of its kind, this year cookery books from 171 countries will be competing to take home bragging rights and an award. New at the 2013 edition is the World Festival of Wine and Food Television, which will draw TV food producers, broadcasters and food TV celebrities to the show.