BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Also this year, the 26th Annual Fair of Gastronomy Danubius Gastro will offer its visitors the best of both traditional and exotic cuisine. Similarly to past years, rich representation of chefs, bakers, confectioners, baristas, winemakers, as well as famous celebrities of Slovak, Czech and Irish gastronomy will perform live demonstrations of their culinary specialties right at the fair. In addition, visitors can look forward to competitions and culinary shows, discussions on various gourmet themes and, of course, degustation of great drinks and meals.
Gourmet news and coffee from Rwanda
In a wide range of product offerings from all around the world, visitors will be able to find unconventional ingredients and spices, exclusive cheeses, wines, bakery, and meat products as well as sweet confectionery. The offer will include freeze-dried fruits with the maintenance of their color and flavor, fruit drinks with chia seeds, spirits in a nut or blueberry flavor, but also processed cheeses in new flavors wrapped in a practical vacuum package.
Coffee enthusiasts will also be able to visit the Coffee Town, where they will learn everything from behind the scenes of preparation of this delicious black drink. Furthermore, fans of coffee can expect delicious coffee from all over the world – Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, as well as lesser-known countries like Rwanda or premium coffee directly from farmers underlined by a real story.
A new type of chocolate with the pink attribute, which is sold in the world since the autumn of last year, will be presented at the fair for the very first time. Visitors will be able to taste the pink chocolate either in its classic form of a bar, a hot drink or in the form of unusual ice cream while observing the whole production process live.
Slovak products and trends for the year 2019
The Danubius Gastro fair will also talk about how to live healthily and be “gastro-trendy.” According to several gastro specialists, in 2019, emphasis will be placed on the origin and quality of food. Moreover, the consumption of raw and the least processed ingredients is expected to increase while the awareness and attitude of people towards a better lifestyle will grow too.
The most dominating will be the local products made in Slovakia, which will be reflected by the product offerings of the exhibitors themselves. The exposition of Kaufland, which is a partner of the fair for the fourth time, will be selling Slovak products and will also include the introduction of a new product line From Love to Tradition or 100% Slovak Meat. In addition, current trends in gastronomy will be followed throughout the whole accompanying program featuring well-known chefs from Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Dublin.
Great program and competitions accompanied by the best ones
A traditionally fully-loaded accompanying program with plenty of contestants will be held in six halls. Young cooks and experienced chefs will challenge their culinary skills in the cooking competition Danubius Gastro Cup 2019, Live cooking show will demonstrate food preparation by the hands of elite chefs under the patronage of the Slovak Association of Chefs and Confectioners, METRO Cash & Carry s.r.o. and Fagor Gastro sro., competition in fruit and vegetable carving Carving Cup Slovakia 2019 and the finals of the national competition for students of hotel academies and secondary schools in the culinary field Skills Slovakia Gastro Junior Metro Cup 2019.
The contestants will compete for the best bread roll of Bratislava and the best and most delicious bread for the year 2019 and an inspirational tour will definitely be an exhibition of food and confectionery products Poetry in gastronomy or a map of Slovakia made of bread. Visitors can also expect competition in the preparation of mixed drinks Nestville Master Cup 2019 and Latte Art Show Incheba, where the best baristas from Slovakia will demonstrate their skills in coffee drawing using microfoam.
Furthermore, the fair will host a launch of the book Mak na našom stole, featuring modern recipes from the pastry cook and food blogger Katarína Kaššová in form of untraditional poppy combos. During the fair, we will also get acquainted with the winners of the Danubius Gastro Prizes for the exhibits chosen by the jury.
New trends in gastronomy and hotel industry
Part of the event also involves Exposhop- the 19th exhibition of machines and technologies and Gastropack- the 18th exhibition of packaging materials and packaging technology, which will provide the hotel operators, restaurants, spas, various types of businesses operating in the gastronomy industry and shops with the latest news on the market at discounted prices. In addition to the Danubius Gastro fair, the fair of travel and tourism ITF Slovakiatour, the Hunting and Leisure Exhibition and the brand-new Fishing and Leisure Exhibition are also held at the same time at Incheba’s premises.
The Danubius Gastro fair and accompanying events take place at the exhibition premises of Incheba in Bratislava from 24 to 27 January 2019. The first day from 9:00 to 18:00 and the second day from 9:00 to 13:00 is reserved for the professional public. For the general public, the fair is open on Friday from 13:00 to 18:00, on Saturday from 9:00 to 18:00 and on Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00. Each ticket to the fair is in play for two exotic holidays – a holiday in Zanzibar for 2 people for 11 days from Exotika.sk, a cruise for the whole family (2 children and 2 adults) from Rivieratour.cz and 10 vouchers worth EUR 100 for hypermarket chain Kaufland.
More on: www.incheba.sk.
- Area: 19 000 m²
- Number of exhibitors: 394
- Countries: 11 – Slovakia, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Austria, Romania, Switzerland, Italy, United Kingdom