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For a taste of Finland's stunning food and nature, look no further than the exciting annual combined, Food & Art Festival 2018 in Mänttä-Vilppula, Finland from 23 to 25 August.
The four-day fusion of gastronomy and art attracts amazing chefs and artists from all around the world for a series of multi-sensory art exhibitions, demo sessions, a food market and lunches as well as three 9-course Chef’s dinners prepared by guest chefs.
Tickets are now available online for select events.
CHEFS FOR 2018
The theme for this year's standout Chef’s Dinner is S. Pellegrino Young Chefs with a one off dinner prepared by a selection of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 finalists, including, Constadina Voulgari Kontesopoulou, Greece, Elisabeth Carmen Puquio Landeo, Peru, Ruslan Evstigneev, Russian, Anton Husa, Sweden and this edition's winner Yasuhiro Fujio from Japan.
In addition to the Chef's dinner there will be three other dinners, like an eight course veggie based menu prepared by famous Nordic Chef Paul Svensson from Sweden, plus Antti Vahtera from Finland and more, all hosted by Michelin star Chef Pekka Terävä.
What is the Food & Art Festival?
The Food & Art Festival was originally the brain child of Finnish Chef, Pekka Terävä, who wanted to invite his chef friends from abroad to spend time enjoying Finland's beautiful nature by fishing, hunting and going to the sauna. It soon became a great success turning into an annual festival and is now entering its fifth year!
Here's a taster of what happened at last year's event:
What: Food & Art Festival 2018
When: 23 to 25 August, 2018