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Hanoi organizes a Food Fest 2017 ceremony

Updated at Saturday, 08 Apr 2017, 09:25
The Hanoitimes - Foodies have chance to satisfy their taste with over 1,000 dishes at the Food Fest 2017, an international gastronomy and cultural event scheduled to take place in Hanoi from April 7 to 9.
Hanoi organizes a Food Fest 2017 ceremony.
Hanoi organizes a Food Fest 2017 ceremony.
The opening ceremony of International Culinary and Music festival (Food Fest 2017) at Royal City, Hanoi, Vietnam on 2017 April 7. The three-day festival, sponsored by Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), include several gastronomy events as well performances by Vietnamese A-listed singers.
More than 150 food stalls will be set up on the 3,000m2 area of the Royal City Square, showcasing the diversity of Vietnamese cuisine with more than 1,000 dishes and 200 kinds of drink.
Art performances
Art performances
Speaking at the ceremony CEO of Viet Management Consulting Group (VMCG) Trinh Minh Giang: According to CNN, Vietnam is one of 10 countries have a famous cuisine paradise in the world. This is the first time, Food Fest take place in Hanoi with many exciting activities of food competitions, games and musical performances.
Singer Noo Phuoc Thinh.
Singer Noo Phuoc Thinh.
Those who love cooking can compete the Easy Cooking competition launched on March 25. To compete, entrants need to send a photo of their self-made food. Once their photos are selected, they will compete with other rivals at the Food Fest to win the VNĐ50 million (US$2,200) prize.
The judges of the contest include Vietnamese-American celebrity chef Jack Lee, executive chef Vu Van Thanh of the Lotte Hanoi Hotel, and executive chef Filippo Moreli of the Pullman Hanoi Hotel.
The “Vietnam Food Art” contest is for food stylists and photographers, who will be required to take photos during three days of the event. The best collection will be given a VND30 million (US$1,300) prize.
Celebrity chef Jack Lee, whose creations have been served to Angelina Jolie, Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Oprah Winfrey and Barbra Streisand, prepare a special dinner for 200 VIP guests every night during the event. Entitled Dinner of the Star, the dinner will respectively dedicate to Vietnamese, European and Asian cuisines.  
Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong, deputy head of the VNAT said: “As gastronomy is an advantage of Vietnamese tourism, we have paid attention on how to develop our flavourful cuisine for tourists. I believe Food Fest will be an effective tool to promote Vietnamese food, and therefore to promote Vietnamese tourism.” 
Many of Việt Nam’s famous artists perform at the Food Fest 2017. Those figures include Vietnam Idol 2014, Nhat Thuy, Vietnam Idol 2015 Trong Hieu, Vietnam Idol 2016 Janice Phuong, the heartthrob singers Noo Phuoc Thinh and Son Tung M-TP. 
Italia stall in Food Fest 2017.
Italia stall in Food Fest 2017.
France stall in Food Fest 2017.
France stall in Food Fest 2017.
Vietnam stall with many food tradition.
Vietnam stall with many traditional food.
Traditional food of Son La City, Vietnam.
Traditional food of Son La City, Vietnam.
Traditional fruits of Vietnam.
Traditional fruits of Vietnam.
Vietnamese Pizza Recipe (Banh Trang nuong).
Vietnamese Pizza Recipe (Banh Trang nuong).
Vietnamese Pizza Recipe.
Vietnamese Pizza Recipe.
Ha Phuong
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