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Foodie Fest in Portugal

Submitted by on November 3, 2011 – 12:33 amNo Comment

Portugal’s 6th annual International Gourmet Festival will be held January 12 through 22, 2012, at Vila Joya in Albufeira-Guia (Algarve), Portugal.

It’s said to be the only food festival in which the participants all have Michelin stars.

During the ten nights of the event, Vila Joya’s Chef Dieter Koschina (awarded two Michelin stars for his work at the on-premise restaurant) will welcome over 20 internationally renowned chefs, including: three-star chefs Jonnie Boer (De Librije, Netherlands), Laurent Gras (New York City), Nils Henkel (Lerbach, Germany), Alain Passard (Restaurant Arpege, France) and Joachim Wissler (Schloss Bensberg, Germany); two-star chefs Shaun Hergatt (SHO Shaun Hergatt, New York City), Jacob jan Boerma (De Leest, Netherlands), Peter Knogl (Les Trois Rois, Switzerland), Norbert Niederkofler (Hotel & Spa Rosa Alpina, Alto Adige Italy), Magnus Nilsson (Restaurant Faviken Magasinet, Sweden), Hans Vaelimaeki (Chez Dominique, Finland) and Heinz Winkler (Residenz Heinz Winkler, Germany), and one-star chefs April Bloomfield (The Spotted Pig, New York City), Siegfied Danler-Heinemann (Amadeus, Portugal), Vicente Farge (Fortaleza do Guincho, Portugal), Nigel Haworth (Northcote Blackburn, U.K.), Martin Klein (Ikarus, Austria), Mario Lohninger (Cocoon Club, Germany), Albano Lourenco (Quinta das Lágrimas Hotel, Portugal) and Benoir Sinthon (Il Gallo d`Oro, Portugal).

For the first time, a luncheon will be prepared on the Malhadinha Nova Vineyard., where everything served will have been raised or grown on the property.

In addition, there will be daytime festivities for guests to partake of including golf tournaments, wine and spirits tastings; workshops on Pata Negra and chocolate making.

Vila Joya, which means ‘House of Joy’ or ‘Jewelry Box’, is a small oriental palazzo on the Atlantic coast.

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