The 2013 European Food Festival will spice up the capital on May 18.

Live performances, raffles, delicious food and much more will be offered at the National Library (31 Trang Thi Street).

This year is a special occasion, as EuroCham is celebrating 15 years of operation in Vietnam, said Preben Hjortlund, chairman of EuroCham, which organises the festival.

"That's why we will make the event more exciting, introducing a variety of unique European culinary experiences to bring together the international and Vietnamese communities," he said.

Some of Hanoi's favourite restaurants will prepare a broad variety of European dishes like paella, beef Zurichoise with spaetzle and lasagna.

Children will enjoy the giant bouncing castle and face painting, while older visitors can observe cooking demonstrations and performances by DJ JeremiX, Hi Jinks and The Guest.-VNA