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Debrecziner Gourmet Festival to be Held in Early Autumn

The Debrecziner Gourmet Festival undertook to present quality gastronomy with the support of the Stylish Rural Restaurant Association. Held in Nagyerdő, (Great Forest) on the shore of Lake Békás, the gastronomic holiday has become more and more popular year by year, with 5000 attending in 2019, but due to the epidemic situation, the festival could not be held last year. This year the event is to be held later, in the Autumn.

In 2019, when the event was last held, the public could sample cuisine, confectionaries and produce from fourteen rural and metropolitan restaurants, three confectioneries, six street-food caterers and several exceptionally high-quality small producers. The three-day event was enhanced with cooking demonstrations and small group workshops. 

The Debrecziner Gourmet Festival is traditionally held in mid-June, the first really big festival of Debrecen’s event season. Debrecen’s Dehir interviewed the organizers to find out what their plan was.

This year I would definitely like to hold the festival, however, due to the uncertainties caused by the epidemic, the event would be held on the first weekend of September, 3rd, 4th and 5th instead of June, but the venue would remain around Lake Békás said Sándor Kerekes, one of the main organizers of the Debrecziner Gourmet Festival.

The Stylish Rural Restaurant Association is in constant consultation on regulations, themes, the number of people to be invited, and the organizers see the September date as a more confident preparation, by which time the restaurants may be re-established and more people are expected to accept the invitation. that would the case if held in June. In addition, they hope the circle of potential guests will be larger by the beginning of autumn. 

Source: Dehir.