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Five Amazing Food Festivals Around the World

Madeline Bilis


Gourmet Escape

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Where: Western Australia
When: November 2019

With big names and even bigger menus, Western Australia’s Gourmet Escape promises extraordinary food and wine across a few eye-popping venues in Swan Valley, Perth, and Margaret River. Chef Garima Arora of Gaa in Bangkok plans to whip up a meal in a Margaret River forest, while chef Marco Pierre White will collaborate on a dinner for the festival’s Gourmet Feast event in Swan Valley.

Food Zurich

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Where: Zurich, Switzerland
When: May 2020

The fifth edition of Switzerland’s largest food festival showcases the region’s specialties, from street food to fine dining. Nosh on raclette and zurcher geschnetzeltes, or veal with onions, mushrooms, cream, and wine, and get a complete look at it all from the festival’s new central chuchi, or kitchen, where there’ll be workshops, tastings, pop-ups, talks, and more.

Fête des Fromages

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Where: New Orleans, USA
When: November 2019

Unlimited cheese tasting. Need we say more? At this dairy-fueled fête inside the New Orleans Jazz Museum, more than 150 varieties offer abundant potential for picking favorites. In between bites of blue and Brie, party goers can chat with cheesemakers, learn about pairings, and sip wine, beer, and cocktails.

Extraordinary Eats

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Where: Anguilla
When: April 2020

For two weeks every April, Extraordinary Eats takes over the Caribbean. Pick and choose from prix-fixe menus at restaurants around Anguilla, then close out the trip with a seafood celebration in Island Harbour, where deep sea fishing tournaments and live music performances are paired with delectable daily catches.

Ubud Food Festival

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Where: Ubud, Bali
When: April 2020

Indonesian food is on its way to international acclaim, and the Ubud Food Festival in the hills of Bali proves it. See local produce like durian cooked inside bamboo (a method called timbungan) and sample sambal, or hot sauce, that’ll knock your socks off.