Elite chefs’ cooking demos at the Apetit Festival 2014
Apetit Festival 2014 will be even bigger and more interesting. Last year’s record number of 32 000 visitors has encouraged the organizers to make some improvements. You will get a chance to see Zdeněk Pohlreich, who has been involved since the first year of the festival. Other star guests include Roman Paulus thanks to whom Alcron restaurant has been awarded the Michelin Star for the third time; Dalibor Navrátil, the knight of the French Order of the Chaine des Rotisseurs; Riccardo Lucque, an Italian chef, who has gained a lot of experience abroad and is the owner of several prestigious Italian restaurants, and also Veronika KOKO Kokešová, the autor of menudomu.cz website.
The organizers have carefully selected 15 TOP quality restaurants from the region that will be competing for the title of "West-Bohemian Restaurant of the Year 2014“. Saloon Roudná won the award of the West-Bohemian Restaurant of the Year 2013. Beers out of 20 breweries and microbreweries will be competing to be awarded the title of the “Beer of the Apetit Festival Plzeň 2014“. In 2013 visitors liked the beer from Pašák brewery the most.
Food cup Czech Specials 2014 is a new competition section that will be launched this year. Its goal is to present the culinary wealth of the Czech Republic and the following restaurants will take part in it: U Salzmannů, Švejk and Stará Sladovna. Each of these restaurants will prepare a dish inspired by one of the typical local ingredients from the West Bohemia region.
Wine lovers will be able to taste wine offered by several wine sellers. 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
This year Apetit Festival has joined hands with a high school cooking competition, “Cooking with a local ingredient”. The final round of the competition will take place directly at Apetit Festival. Zdeněk Pohlreich will be one of the jury members.
„West Bohemian Restaurant of the Year 2014“ and „Beer of the Apetit Festival Plzeň 2014“ – voting
The participants for the title „West Bohemian Restaurant of the Year 2014“ and „Beer of the Apetit Festival Plzeň 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 May 17th, 7 pm, when a sub-total will be made and May 18th, 3 pm. The totals will then be made and the results will be announced on the main stage, at 5 pm.