On the first weekend in June 2017, the old town of Šibenik, one of the most beautiful venues on the Croatian coast and well known for its UNESCO listed Cathedral, will host the 4th edition of the International Festival Taste the Mediterranean. This unique gourmet and cultural event aims to promote the Mediterranean Diet, in particular food, culture, traditions, products and lifestyle developed during the course of the centuries along the coasts of the magic Mediterranean sea.
The Festival, attracting many visitors and tourists, is becoming the annual meeting point for international F&B professionals, chefs, producers, nutritionists, journalists, foodies from all the Mediterranean regions. It is a perfect place to exchange experiences and to present and promote a common destination through the different identities of the Mediterranean countries.
The programme of the Festival includes a Mediterranean market, a wine festival, guided food & wine tours, wine tastings, cooking shows, cooking classes, workshops, dinners, parties, master classes led by famous international chefs, exhibitions, panel discussions, music, day trips to the “Krka” National Park and much more.
On the Festival’s “Mediterranean market” one can find products such as extra virgin olive oil, cheese, prosciutto and sausages, anchovies, honey, homemade marmalades, traditional sweets, “arancini”, roasted almonds, dried figs, spices, bio cosmetics…
The city of Šibenik with the Cathedral of Saint James and four extraordinary fortresses ( http://www.sibenik-croatia.info ), the Šibenik archipelago with the islands of Kaprije, Krapanj, Murter, Prvić, Zlarin, Žirje, the Krka National Park (http://www.npkrka.hr) with the waterfalls and the Skradin region are not only among the most impressive Dalmatian venues, but they are the true witnesses of the Mediterranean history and spirit and therefore the perfect site for the Festival Taste the Mediterranean.
Following the inclusion of the Croatian Mediterranean Diet on UNESCO’S Representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Humanity, the Festival Taste the Mediterranean became even more a long-term project aiming to safeguard this heritage. The Festival is promoting the Mediterranean Diet as good and healthy by presenting the traditional Mediterranean cuisine and the new culinary techniques, by supporting the producers of food and high quality wines, the local agriculture, the sustainable development and the ecological approach and finally by educating the young generations to adopt a good and healthy lifestyle.
Last but not least Taste the Mediterranean means sharing Good Food, Good Wine and Good Fun.
Come and Taste the Mediterranean in Šibenik!