Sunday, February 26, 2017

Second edition of Bahrain Food Festival kicks off

Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) launched the second edition of ‘Bahrain Food Festival’ at Bahrain Bay yesterday February 25.

The launch was held in the presence of Taleb Al Rifai, secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, and Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa, the chief executive of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority with Dr. Bandar Al Fehaid, president of the Arab Tourism Organization and, as well as authority representatives and members of the media.

The 10-day festival is considered as one of BTEA’s significant events for the year 2017 and will run for a period of 10 days until March 6 with the aim to attract food enthusiasts from the Kingdom and the neighboring GCC countries. The first edition of the ‘Bahrain Food Festival’ attracted more than 25,000 visitors last year.

The Food Festival will serve as a platform to provide participating restaurants and outlets with the opportunity to showcase their local concepts and position the kingdom as a regional culinary destination.  

More than 50 prominent outlets are taking part this year including businesses and concepts related to the food industry such as restaurants, cafes, hotels, nutrition, kitchen appliances and many more. The Bahrain Food Festival will offer visitors varied cuisines including Middle Eastern, Western, Asian, Indian, Organic, and Healthy options.

The second edition of the Bahrain Food Festival will take place in three main locations- at Bahrain Bay during weekdays from 5:00pm to 10:00pm; at Block 338 in Adliya during the weekends from 5:00pm until midnight; and at Capital Club who is hosting Latin America’s 37th Chef, Gerrado Lugo, who we will be showcasing authentic Mexican cuisine from the north and south of Mexico.

“We are delighted to launch the second edition of the Bahrain Food Festival seeing the success that the first edition received. We have ensured to host this edition in three main locations that focuses on the best touristic and food outlets to provide the opportunity to visitors to enjoy a unique culinary experience. We also hope to see an increase in the number of visitors to more than 50,000 from Bahrain and region,”said Shaikh Khaled.

Bahrain Food Festival will also offer its visitors of all ages the opportunity to enjoy the family entertainment including live cooking shows, musical shows and other entertainment. - TradeArabia News Service

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