International Taste the Mediterranean Festival by Gault&Millau on Hvar

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The sixth edition of the international Taste the Mediterranean festival will take place in the town of Hvar, on the Hvar island, for the second time. This event is organised in late May, 22nd – 25th.

It’s a unique festival, with the sole goal of celebrating the Mediterranean food, culture, way of life – all of which have been placed on the UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List. The festival will bring together many top international and Croatian chefs awarded with Gault&Millau toques and Michelin stars, the best sommeliers, experts in the fields of ecology, agriculture and cultural heritage of the Mediterranean sea, local producers of food and wine, journalists and many others who enjoy the Mediterranean cuisine.

The program will take place at 7 locations in Hvar (one of them will be on the divine island of Palmižana, a short boat ride away from Hvar), and includes Chefs’ Masterclasses, international conference on sustainability of the ecosystem of the Mediterranean, wine and food tastings and workshops, exclusive dinners and Mediterranean market taking place in the centre of Hvar during the entire duration of the festival.

The festival will welcome 12 chefs’ masterclasses, and we’d like to mention just two: Chef Ippei Uemura, Gault&Millau France Young Talent 2017, the chef in the Le Tabi restaurant in Marseille will present the technique for carving and preparation of tuna, provided by Centaurus. Biljana Milina, the chef from the Konoba Mate from Pupnat, Korčula island, Gault&Millau Croatia Pastry Chef 2019 will present a “sweet” masterclass.

Exclusive dinners will take place every evening of the festival: on Thursday it will be hosted by DiVino Restaurant in Hvar, prepared by DiVino’s resident chef Nataša Vukmirović and the guest star Chef Vicente Patino, from the restaurant Saiti located in Valencia in Spain. On Friday the exclusive dinner will be prepared on Palmižana, in Laganini restaurant with 4 Gault&Millau toques and is one of the four best restaurants in Croatia selected by Gault&Millau. Hrvoje Zirojević, Chef of the Year in Croatia in 2019 will host in his restaurant Chef Bee Satongun, who holds the title of the Best female chef in Asia 2018 awarded by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, working in restaurant Paste in Bangkok. The last exclusive dinner, on Saturday, will be prepared by six hands (3 chefs) in the Kod Kapetana restaurant in Hvar: chef Toni Jerković will host chef Antun Matković Car and Marcello Trentini, the chef from the Magorabin restaurant in Torino. Limited seats are available for the dinners, so make your reservations on time.

More about the programme and Taste the Mediterranean festival on their website: and Facebook page.


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