The world on a plate in Birmingham

By on 19/06/2009 in News

Visitors to Birmingham can enjoy the flavours of the world from tomorrow as the first ever Birmingham International Food Fair gets underway.

Whether you fancy Pretzels & strudels from Austria, baklavas from Iran, Sicilian patisseries or the best of traditional British fare, the Birmingham International Food Fair is the place to be.

Billed as a ‘summer sister’ to the hugely successful Frankfurt market, the Birmingham International Food Fair (June 20-28) will showcase food and drink from across the globe.

Over 60 stalls, located in Victoria Square and New Street, will feature dishes and flavours from a wide range of countries, including France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Australia and the Far East.

The best of British will also be represented with traditional produce and locally brewed drinks.

City Council leader Mike Whitby said: “Our aim is to develop this event over the next few years, just as we have developed the Frankfurt Christmas Market into what is now a world renowned event that is a major draw for visitors to Birmingham and significantly contributes to the city’s economy.

“This exciting event will perfectly showcase our multicultural city to visitors from across the globe and enhance Birmingham’s reputation as a destination city.”

Councillor Martin Mullaney, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sports and Culture added: “This is another great reason to visit Birmingham this summer. We’ve also got the Monarch Beach until September and of course the excellent and varied cultural offer from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and our various arts companies.”

The Birmingham International Food Fair will officially be opened on Saturday June 20 at 11am by Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Chauhdry Abdul Rashid.

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