World-renown chefs to come to Hanoi for Les Arômes Festival in October and November. (Photo: hanoigrapevine)

Hanoi (VNA) – Foodies in Hanoi will have a golden chance to taste dishes made by world-renowned chefs as the 10th Les Arômes Festival will take place in the capital from October 10 to November 23.

Seven celebrated chefs from Italy, France, Thailand, China and Vietnam will show their culinary skills in five wine dinners and eight delectable events, including include live cooking demonstrations, bread making classes, wine and cheese pairings, chocolate tastings, and private dinners.

Franck Lafourcade, General Manager of the Metropole Hanoi - the organiser, said the event will be a culinary extravaganza, celebrating the end of the harvest and showcasing the very best quintessence of international culinary to food lovers of the capital city.

Italian talented chef Paolo Vitaletti will kick off this year’s event. He has cooked for Hollywood stars such as Angelina Jolie, Mick Jagger and Mark Zuckerberg. He is set to host a number of dishes featuring authentic Roman-style dishes like carbonara and cavatelli with lamb ragu at the Metropole’s Angelina fine-dining restaurant. In a tribute to gastronomy, some of his signature dishes will become part of the permanent menu at the restaurant following the end of the festival.

Bread lovers can meet famous baker Christophe Grilo who will return to the hotel for a bread, cheese and wine extravaganza on October 22. Meanwhile, master cheesemaker Gerard Poulard will introduce gourmands to a selection of more than 100 different varieties of cheeses at La Veranda.

In addition, Chef Didier Corlou, owner of the Verticale restaurant in Hanoi, will hold a lecture on Vietnamese spices and herbs on November 3.

Modern reinterpretations of classic Thai dishes from chef Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn will be on show from November 4-5.

“A Day of Chocolate” on November 5 includes a chocolate buffet, a chocolate cooking class and chocolate infused cocktails at the newly revamped Le Club, and a special chocolate dinner will also will entertain foodies.

The festivities are set to continue throughout November with a number of wine events, including a Burgundy tasting and a private dinner with French wine connoisseur Thibault Gagey, export manager of Maison Louis Jadot, on November 10.-VNA