The Black Food Festival is making its way to Tel Aviv on February 7 at the Cuckoo’s Nest Tel Aviv Bar and Art gallery in Jaffa, an event celebrating black culinary creations made naturally.
The festival will gather chefs, cooks, and mixologists from across restaurants, bars, and cafes in the city and is set to host some 20 exhibitors in Tel Aviv, organizers say. It will include a competition for the Black Food of The Year and Black Drink of The Year Awards, judged by celebrity foodies, gastronomists, and professional chefs.
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The event is part of the global Black Food Festival network, which began in Budapest, Hungary in November 2018, followed by a festival in Berlin in December. Organizers say they have plans to hit 20 more cities over the next two years.
In Tel Aviv, visitors can sample black Mochi ice cream, black garlic, black beer, wood-smoked meats with garnishes and a black crust, also known as bark, black macarons, pastries and pralines, black injera (Ethiopian flatbread,)and “black Morrocan fish” among many other offerings including vegan and kosher ones.
Cuckoo’s Nest is also premiering a complete “Black Menu” which will include black tempura shrimp and chips with smoky black salt, and smoky black eggplant barbeque sauce and corn on the cob with pimento black aioli and a special yogurt rock dust.
Black fashion items and accessories will also be on sale, and an afterparty is planned following the event.
The Black Food Festival was founded in 2016 by Regina Boros, a food enthusiast, blogger, and marketing professional from Budapest.