It is time to hop on a plane and book a hotel on Bana Hills because Da Nang has officially launched its International Food Festival. According to reports from local media, the festival opened on the night of June 2 and it was located at the eastern side of the Dragon Bridge which is located in the central city.
The festival lasted for five days and recognized chefs from different countries in the world including China, United States, Germany, Singapore, Mexico, Sweden, Malaysia, Australia, Turkey, Lebanon, India and Sri Lanka came together to join and witness the festivities. The main showcase of the event was when the renowned chefs were asked to utilize raw materials from Vietnam in order to recreate the typical dishes that can be found in their respective nations.
The one in charged during the cooking event was Thomas Andeas Gugler, the head of the World Association of Chefs’ Societies. He chose the top chef who will be representative of their country in order to showcase their cooking skills every night. Aside from the international cuisine served, festival visitors were also able to try all the staple dishes usually found in central Vietnam.
The festival also included a number of activities such as food carnival and an art show on the street of the city. Organizers also made sure to plan events that gave the tourism students the opportunity to learn from the cooking experience of the experts. There is also a gift giving activity during the event wherein the recipients are the children who are under the care of the program Support Centre for Agent Orange Victims.
According to Tourism Department’s deputy head for the municipal level, Nguyen Xuan Binh who also happens to be the chairman of the organizing board for the festival, Da Nang took the 15th spot when it comes to the list of destinations that travelers should not miss for 2019. The list included 52 places and was published by the New York Times.
The festival promoted not just local businesses such as hotel on Bana Hills but it also boosted the image of the city of Da Nang.