ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA (27th September, 2016) – The first Stone Town Food Festival, showcasing the city’s culinary traditions, will be held 13 to 16 October 2016 with hotels and eateries across the city taking part.
Coinciding with World Food Day on 16 October, each hotel and restaurant participating will offer a specially designed menu sold exclusively during the period of the festival and costing 5.000 to 38.000 TSH.
During the event there will be other events includes an open kitchen in the Forodhani Corner where vendors can showcase their food offerings on the 15th October and Cultural events with music performances and art exhibitions at participating restaurants.Stone Town Food Festival will feature other participants which are Emerson Spice Tea House restaurant, Emerson on Hurumzi Tea House restaurant, Secret Garden at Emerson Spice, 6 degrees South, Africa house, Jafferji House, Ocean grill, Stone Town Café, Café Foro, Archipelago, Taarab at Doubletree by Hilton, Beyt Al Salam, Park Hyatt Zanzibar, Kisiwa House, Ocean Grill, Monsoon, Golden Tulip Boutique, Golden Tulip Resort, Mashariki Palace Hotel, Tapería Wine & Tapas Bar, La Taverna, House of Kakao, Local Food Bazaar at Zanzibar Airport, Maru Maru, and Zanzibar Serena Hotel.
“The organising committee held its first meeting on 6 September to coordinate all aspects of the festival and so far 25 establishments have joined in,” said Katia Wellving, one of the organizer for Stone Town Food Festival.
She added that, “Stone Town’s unique and rich cultural heritage has been recognized by UNESCO and this is a great opportunity to showcase both that and its rich food traditions.”
You can keep up to date with the food festival on its Facebook page: Stone Town Food Festival @stonetownfoodfestival. Any queries may be directed to Katia by email firstname.lastname@example.org