The First Czech-Slovak-Chinese Food festival
12.10.2013 / 05:47
On Friday, October 11th 2013 the first Czech Slovak Chinese Food Festival was held in the compound of the Embassy of the Czech Republic and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Beijing. The event was organised by the Embassy of the Czech Republic, Embassy of the Slovak Republic and China Cuisine Association with a strong support of the Czech China Chamber of Collaboration. Invited guests had the opportunity to taste some typical dishes of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and China.
Visitors could enjoy the high quality cuisine and drinks in a casual atmosphere and pleasant green surrounding of the Embassy. The Festival was another event that improved mutual understanding of our cultures and helped to strengthen bilateral relations between the Czech Republic and the People's Republic of China. The Festival helped also to enable the Czech food importers to China to present their products.
Among the invited guests were mainly representatives of the Chinese state administration, representatives of small and medium-sized companies which deal with gastronomy, representatives of prominent hotels and journalists who focus on the economic and gastronomic issues.
The Czech Republic was also represented by the Plzensky Region with its outstanding beer Pilsen Urquell. The Mayor of the town of Nachod (Hradec Kralove Region) introduced beer brand Primator produced in the local brewery in Nachod. Wheat beer Primator Weizenbier, produced by Czech brewery Pivovar Nachod, has been chosen the world's best beer for the year 2013 in the World Beer Awards held in Great Britain.
Mr. Ambassador Libor Sečka, one of the main hosts, together with Stanislav Kozák, the First Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Czech Republic attended the official opening of the festival. The event was attended by approx. 800 guests.
Video from the event on China Daily to be viewed here.