Food Events Worldwide: What's on in January 2019
Take your pick of the best food events to start the new year in style, from culinary conferences to the world culinary Olympics.
With the new year comes a wealth of top food events to choose from around the globe.
Whether listening to Ferran Adria at Madrid Fusion, cheering on your country at the incredible Bocuse d'Or final or BBQ-ing on the beach at the Cayman Cookout, there's an eclectic offering out there, from pioneering chef conferences to world-class culinary competition.
Start your year in a foodie way and take your pick of what's on this January:
Food Events on in January 2019
Madrid Fusion, Spain
28, 29 and 30 January 2019
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At Madrid Fusion, Ferran Adrià, Albert Adrià, Elena Arzak, Oriol Castro and Dominique Crenn are just a few of the famous faces taking to the stage as part of this year's line-up of illustrious chef speakers on "changing the rules." Visit the website for further details.
Bocuse d'Or 2019, Lyon, France
29 to 30 January 2019
The world's most challenging cooking competition returns to Lyon in France where 24 qualified teams will battle for a place on the medal podium at this culinary olympics. We already know this edition's challenging themes and running order but who will take gold? Fine Dining Lovers will bring you live updates during the two days of intense competition as it happens.
Infusion Dinner - Four Hands Chef dinner at El Coq, Vincenza, Italy
Chef Lorenzo Cogo of Michelin starred El Coq in Vincenza, Italy will host Japanese chef Yasuhiro Fujio, ex sous chef of two Michelin starred La Cime di Osaka and winner of 2018 S.Pellegrino Young Chef international contest in a unique four hands dinner at El Coq on 26 January. The two chefs will share their culinary skills and techniques to devise a unique menu showcasing their individual skills in what is set to be an unmissable moment.
To book a table for this one off dinner, visit the restaurant's website.
Napa Valley Truffle Festival, USA
18 to 21 January 2019
Planning on buying truffles this season? We'll be selling these delicacies all festival weekend! What do you plan to do with them? Certainly putting them into fresh cheese, putting them into butter, storing them with eggs, where you can get the flavor to infuse, is a really good thing. Truffles are strong; but on the other hand they’re also subtle at the same time. Let the truffle shine! http://www.napatrufflefestival.com #TruffleFest . . . . . . . . . . #napatrufflefest #Truffles #TruffleSeason #HolidayGifting #GiftIdeas #TruffleHunting #luxuriousgifts #gifting #holidays #winecountry #napavalley #napaevents #foodies #foodie #cabernetseason #beautifulcuisines #buzzfeast #eater #huffposttaste #instafood #chefsofinstagram
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Join Michelin starred chefs and truffle experts for a journey of the senses in the annual truffle fuelled fair in Napa Valley. See the website for the full programme of events.
16 to 20 January 2019
Cayman Cookout 2018 from The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman on Vimeo.
Feel the sand between your toes at this luxury beachside cookout hosted by Eric Ripert with chef guests like José Andrés, Emeril Lagasse, Dominique Crenn and Emma Bengtsson cooking up a storm for four unforgettable days.
Check out this year's highlights
Six Hands Dinner, The St Regis Langkawi, Malaysia
11 and 12 January 2019
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Discover Kayu Puti restaurant on Langkawi Island overlooking the sparkling Andaman sea while enjoying sunset drinks and canapes followed by an exclusive six-course menu prepared by executive chef Gaetan Biesuz, chef de cuisine Beno Wicaksana and guest chef Han Li Guang from Labyrinth in Singapore. The unique menu created especially for the occasion will feature an unforgettable fusion of dishes in which chef Han promises to be an exciting journey of flavours: “Flavours from Singapore are often confused with flavours from Malaysia and through this 6 hands dinner, I hope to introduce the distinct flavours of Singapore through my style of "New-Singapore." Don't miss out on the chance to try chef Han's signature dish, chilli crab!
To book a table call +604 960 6666 or email [email protected]
Identita Golose, Milan
9 to 31 January 2019
January sees more of Italy's finest chefs passing the baton in the month long schedule of dinners at Identità Golose Milano. Visit the website for further details and booking.
US Restaurant Weeks 2019 - Various
January's a great time to try out those restaurants you've always had on your hit list with plenty of lunch and dinner deals to be had. Discover more about all the restaurant weeks rolling out across the US in January 2019.
Taste of Tasmania
28 December to 3 January 2019
All the cool kids will be at the Opening Ceremony tomorrow to be the first to get a glimpse at what is in store at the Taste this year. Meet at 10.15 am for a 10.30 am start at the Morrison Street entrance just down from the Brooke Street Pier. Then the doors will officially open at 11 am for the best 7 days of food and beverage from across this wonderful state. ??????????
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Ring in the new year immersed in the best food and drink during the seven-day end of year festival in the Southern Hemisphere's enchanting Tasmania. Visit the website for the full programme.