What's on in August 2017: Unmissable Food Events Around the World

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What's on in August 2017: Unmissable Food Events Around the World

As the culinary calendar tips into the second half of the year, the food events around the globe are weighted in favour of a new and eclectic selction.

Nothing short of tempting and tantalising, from the red carpeted show biz glamour of Los Angeles to getting back to nature and foraging for your dinner in Copenhagen's WILD event, take your pick of food events what ever they are where ever you are this August.

Food Events in August 2017

1. Seafood Festivals, USA
2-6 August, 2017

The world renowned Maine lobster festival returns for its 70th year. Feast your eyes on other stateside seafood festivals including Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum festival, and Georgia's Shrimp and Grits Festival.

Find out more here.

2. Wilderness Festival, UK
3-6 August

For a slice of British eccentricity and dining in the great outdoors head to Wilderness festival to 3 to 6 August and be blown away by spectacular banquets against the backdrop of world class music.

See what's on here.

3. Gelinaz! does Austria
20 August

A stellar line-up of top chefs are set to shake things up in characteristic Gelinaz! fashion. While this is a first in this Austrian location, Gelinaz's reputation goes before it.

Find out more here.

4. Copenhagen Cooking Festival
18-27 August, 2017

Copenhagen's unmissable food festival returns with a range of eclectic events from dining on Puglisi's farm to communal street dinners. If that wasn't enough Join Redzepi and his team on 27 August for a day of wild foraging in Denmark's largest outdoor ever foraging event.

See the line-up here.

5. LA Food & Wine Festival
25-27 August, 2017

For glitz and glamour head to this city wide event and prepared to be dazzled by the spread of exciting food events under the spotlight. Find out this year's highlights here.

6. New York Restaurant Week
Until 18 August

Get your fill of the city's best restaurants during a week when a selection of the city's finest restaurants. A three course lunch will set you back $29 while dinner comes in at a sweet $42.

Visit the website to find out participating restaurants.


7. Wine Lust Afternoon Affair, Singapore
27 August

Oenophiles will relish the opportunity to meet 6 wine partners and 48 featured winemakers, and taste 69 labels in one exclusive afternoon at Singpaore's exclusive Botanico. A three session afternoon is promised. Wine Lust Affair (wine tasting from 3-6pm) and Wine Lust Brunch (brunch from 12-3pm with the wine tasting from 3-6pm) Wine, Water & Food Masterclass jointly presented by Sanpellegrino and Culina (2 sessions: 3pm and 4.30pm) An educational master class harmonising the pairing of food, wine and water with a special menu including seabass ceviche, Japanese scallops, wagyu flank, lamb t-bone.

For tickets click here and use promotional code FDLWINELUST
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8. Tomatina, Spain
30 August

The world's biggest food fight descends on a small Spanish town as around 20,000 revellers get stuck into a giant street party and tomato fight. Don't forget to pack your goggles and stain remover!

Find out more here.

9. Mume x Pollen eight hands dinner, Singapore
30, 31 August

The team behind Taipei's Mume restaurant, number 43 on the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list, bring their Nordic meets Taiwenese cuisine to Pollen in Singapore, for a very special eight hands dinner alongside Pollen's Steve Allen

Find out more


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