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Starting this Friday, the Tartu Food and Wine Festival invites you to enjoy great tastes and concerts

Tartu City Government Press Release

Toidu- ja veinifestival Photo: Evelin Lumi

4 August / The Food and Wine Festival will open in Tartu on Friday evening, offering guests a three day programme full of flavours and rich in culture.

This year, the festival’s food area will be set up along Vabaduse Boulevard, near Kaarsild Bridge, where it will be possible to sample and purchase products from small Estonian producers, eat at pop-up restaurants, or enjoy a meal from street food trucks. The festival, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, will be placing a greater emphasis on ensuring that visitors are able to enjoy food and wine on the spot, which is why a lounge area with subdued lighting is being designed in the city centre park.

The wine area will offer an extensive selection of wines from different parts of the world, as well as from local small Estonian producers. If you wish, you can take part in tastings, trainings and ask for advice from the best sommeliers in Estonia. Tartu City Wines — white, red, rosé and sparkling wine — were chosen at the beginning of the week and will be officially announced at the opening of the festival. Those interested can taste them in the wine area and purchase bottles to take home. A charitable painting and wine auction for Ukraine will also be held in the wine area.

On opening night, Joel Ostrat’s Big Dinner will be held for the first time during the festival, with a special menu prepared by Inga and Toomas Lunge. The next day you can cheer on contestants in the preliminary-round of the new cooking show MasterChef Eesti, in Tartu.

Street musicians will be performing on Friday and Saturday, with Jüri Pootsmann, Alika and Funkifize performing on the big stage together with Inga Tislar and Lauri Pihlap. Tommaso Primavera & Band and Svjata Vatra will be setting the mood in the wine area. A children’s area will be open as part of the family programme, where the Yellow Cats of Vanemuine Theatre and many others will be offering great activities.

On 7 August, the third day of the festival, Tammelinn Home Cafe Day will be taking place, with 35 home cafes waiting for visitors.

The food and wine festival is organised by the City of Tartu, Vein and Vine, Tiigi Society House, Tammelinna Society, and Tartu Turg. The programme is being run by restaurateur and chef Joel Ostrat.

Additional information: www.maitsevtartu.ee

 

Last changed 04.08.2022