Celebrity chefs to give live cooking demos at Apetit Festival 2014
Apetit Festival 2014 will be even bigger and more interesting. Last year’s record number of 25 000 visitors has encouraged the organizers to make some improvements. The Czech Republic’s influential culinary icons will give live cooking demonstrations. Zdeněk Pohlreich will be with us this year again. Other special guests include Oldřich Sahajdák, a recent winner of the title “Golden Chef of the Year” thanks to whom La Degustation Bohême Bourgeiose restaurant has been awarded the Michaelin; Jiří Štift, head chef of the prestigious Mandarin Oriental Prague restaurant, who is also known as one of the jury members from MasterChef; Riccardo Lucque, an Italian chef, who has gained a lot of experience abroad and is the owner of several prestigious Italian restaurants in Prague and Petr Havlíček, a well-known promoter of healthy lifestyle.
Visitors will be able to vote for the "East-Bohemian Restaurant of the Year 2014“ out of a careful selection of 15 TOP quality restaurants and also for the “Beer of the Apetit Festival Pardubice 2014“ out of 20 competing breweries and microbreweries. In 2013, St.Patrick restaurant from Pardubice won the award of the East-Bohemian Restaurant of the Year 2013 and Svijany brewery won in the brewery section of the competition. Wine lovers will enjoy products of several winemakers.
You will find regional specialties, delicious food items and products from farmers. Insect menu was very popular last year, so you should not miss it this year. Chef Petr Ocknecht will prepare an insect tasting menu. Similarly to last year, Petr Koukolíček will show how molecular cooking works.
„East Bohemian Restaurant of the Year 2014“ and „Beer of the Apetit Festival Pardubice 2014“ – voting
The participants for the title „East Bohemian Restaurant of the Year 2014“ and „Beer of the Apetit Festival Pardubice 2014“ are carefully selected 15 top restaurants and 20 breweries. The winners of this high-acclaimed title will be decided by you, the visitors. The deadline for the voting is June 21th, 7 pm, when a sub-total will be made and June 22th, 3 pm. The totals will then be made and the results will be announced on the main stage, at 5 pm.