Zdeněk Pohlreich, Roman Paulus, Dalibor Navrátil or Riccardo Lucque are not only well known celebrity chefs but they are also the main stars of the 4th year of Apetit Festival in Plzeň. All food lovers can enjoy this food celebration at OC Plzeň Plaza shopping center in
More restaurants, breweries, a broader selection of delicious food and higher quality of services. The organizers of the 4th year of Apetit Festival have taken good care to ensure all of the above as well as the participation of the best chefs, a broad selection of delicious food, great drinks and superb entertainment.
“Last year’s record number of 32 000 visitors has motivated us to make more improvements. Cooking demonstrations will be presented by the real top chefs. 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; and also Veronika KOKO Kokešová, FOODblogger of the year 2013. Visitors can also look forward to Italian cuisine as prepared by Riccardo Lucque, an Italian chef, who has gained a lot of experience abroad and is the owner of several prestigious Italian restaurants in Prague,” says Petr Jirásek of Pigs Production, the festival organizer.
Visitors will be able to vote for the "West-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 Plzeň 2014“ out of 20 competing breweries and microbreweries. In 2013, Saloon Roudná won the award of the West-Bohemian Restaurant of the Year 2013 and Pašák brewery won in the brewery section of the competition. Apart from the menus offered by the competing restaurants, there will be other restaurants, cafés, bars, and wine sellers offering their products to food lovers. “This year we will have 5 new restaurants and 3 breweries to participate. Food cup Czech Specials is a new competition section that will be launched. Its goal is to present the culinary wealth of the
Those of you who have already been to Apetit Festival before are familiar with the concept of molecular gastronomy and molecular gastronomy chef Petr Koukolíček. And this year molecular cuisine will be here again. Here is just a sample of the menu: cappuccino nitro with apple strudel or
Since the festival’s beginnings, “Cooking with a local ingredient” , a high school competition, has been its integral part. This year the final round of the competition will take place on Saturday, May 17 and students of the selected high schools will perform their culinary art. The jury headed by Zdeněk Pohlreich, Petr Cuřín, Václav Pach and František Eger will assess the prepared dishes and select a winner. This cooking competition is organized by the Plzeň Region and high schools located in the Plzeň Region can take part in it.
A wide range of drinks to pair with your food. This year both beer lovers and wine connoisseurs will definitely not be disappointed. Wine lovers will have a chance to taste local and foreign wines. You will find cafés, bars serving mixed drinks, farmers selling local products and a varied programme of entertainment. The music stage will host YOYO band or