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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

What to Do: A Festival for Every Taste

Courtesy of Food Show
Starting Friday and running all weekend is an event to satisfy every taste -- for its main theme is food.

The Food Show at Gostiny Dvor brings Moscow a gastronomic extravaganza of foodstuffs and beverages as well as kitchenware and service sets. So that guests do not get lost in the abundance, eminent chefs, baristas and dietitians are to give advice on how to use it all.

The festival's focus is on healthy and tasty food. Sicilian olive baron Manfredi Barbera is to hold a workshop on the quality of olive oil. Dietitians Margarita Korolyova and Lidia Ivanova are to share their recipes and advise visitors on the best diets. Japanese chefs are to present 20 new sorts of sushi and rolls served on the bodies of half-naked models.

A special treat is planned for coffee aficionados, as 10 top baristas attempt to make the world's largest-ever cup of Irish coffee. After Guinness officials confirm the record, the 48-litre cup is to be shared among as many as 1,500 guests. For those who prefer non-alcoholic beverages, the Blind Latte Show is to have four baristas making beautifully decorated lattes with their eyes closed. Those who prefer homemade coffee can visit master classes on the seven golden rules of coffee-making. So that tea lovers won't feel left out, Food Show experts are to teach how to make tea correctly and quickly at home, and acquaint guests with tea ceremonies in different countries.

The Food Show is also a shopping opportunity, providing a chance to hunt for unique Christmas or New Year's presents, stock up on some special food for festive season parties and buy designer decor objects at an auction.

The festival is a truly family event this year. Special playgrounds are to provide a variety of activities for children, where they can learn table manners and acquire some cooking skills as well as have fun with entertainers.

The Food Show runs from Nov. 30 to December 2 at Gostiny Dvor, 4 Ul. Ilinka., M. Kitai-Gorod. Entrance costs 250 rubles; a 50-ruble discount coupon can be printed from /visit.htm