Something’s cooking: Chefs join the opening ceremony of the second Hoi An International Food Festival at An H​oi Sculpture Park in H​oi An on March 22. (Photo courtesy of H​oi An International Food Festival)
Quang Nam (VNA) — Chefs from many countries have attended the second Hoi An International Food Festival, which opened at the An Hoi Sculpture Park on March 22.

The visiting chefs will demonstrate their countries’ culinary specialties made with herbs and ingredients from Hoi An during the festival, which will remain open until March 26.

On March 21, the chefs toured the Hoi An Market to get herbs and other ingredients to make their dishes, and then joined a cozy cocktail party at Vy’s Market Restaurant and Cooking School.

They will join local chefs in introducing traditional dishes from 5-10pm in the park on the Hoai River banks from March 23-26.
Trịnh Diem Vy, chairwoman of the festival, will also cook some of Vietnam’s specialties.

It’s the second time that the festival has been held in the UNESCO-recognised world heritage site of Hoi An.

The event’s organising committee will present awards to the chefs during the closing ceremony at the An Hoi Sculpture Park on March 26.

Hoi An city has been honoured by the World Association of Chefs as Vietnam’s Capital of Culinary Arts and Cuisine.

Hoi An Vice Chairman Nguyen Van Son said the festival has become a rendezvous for chefs from around world, giving locals and tourists the opportunity to taste food from different countries while enjoying cultural performances and the lighting of lanterns.

The International Food Festival is the first-of-its-kind in Vietnam that celebrates global food made with the finest locally sourced ingredients.-VNA