The Festival commences on Wednesday afternoon in the central square Esplanade where the leading chefs of Corfu, the Corfu Chefs Club in association with the State Vocational Training Institute of Tourism, cook and present to the public traditional Corfiot cuisine: pastitsada, bourdeto, bianco and many other signature dishes from the island, accompanied by local wine and drinks.
At the heart of the site, local producers showcase their products and businesses to visitors.
On a parallel stage, chefs from Italy, Russia, France and Israel present dishes from their own traditional cuisine which influenced Corfiot gastronomy. Music and dance from all the participating countries complement the multicultural flavour of the festival, and of Corfu itself.
Award ceremony for the Gastronomic Traveller of the Year.