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Corfu Food & Wine Festival 2023 - Taste the Music

Food and Wine Festival
24 May 2023 / 09:37

CORFU. 25 - 28 May

The Corfu Food & Wine Festival begins on Thursday 25 May and will continue until Sunday 28th. The festival is organised every year by the non-profit organisation Ionian Inspires with the participation of most of the island's organisations and bodies:

The Municipalities of Corfu, the Ionian Islands Regional Administration, the Ionian University, the State College of Tourism, the Corfu Chefs Club, the Corfu Hospitality Association, the Ionian Islands Agri-Food Partnership, the Corfu Hoteliers Association, the Corfu Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Corfu Tourist Agencies (AOCTA), the Federation of Corfu Rental Accommodation Enterprises and the Ionian Islands & Western Greece Tour Guides Association.

In addition, every year, foreign countries are selected and invited to participate through Embassies, Chambers of Commerce, and their respective cultural and gastronomic organisations.

PROGRAMME

Thursday 25th - 18:00

- Welcome
- Welcome addresses from officials
- Chefs' Awards. Presentation of the Gastronomic Traveller of the Year award.
- Corfu in opera. Narration of the story of "Applaudito a Corfù."
- Opera Concert dedicated to Maria Callas.
Tenor Akis Kalmoukis and soprano Despina Mouratidi will sing arias and duets from the classical repertoire of composers Strauss, Donizetti, Gounod, Massenet, Verdi and Puccini.
- Buffet provided by the Corfu Chefs Club and the College of Tourism Education with recipes from Maria Callas' secret cookbook "Diva in the Kitchen."
- Presentation of local products.
- Classical music party with a DJ.

Friday 26th May

- Piano recital dedicated to Elena Agri in the Municipal Theatre Foyer (19:00)
- Presentation of the first Greek opera diva and the Agri family. Corfu's position in the New World.
- Opera Music Event. Two talented young pianists from the Ionian University, Apostolos Konstantakis and Panagiotis Garbis, will transport us to the magical world of opera, while pianist Maria Drakontou will accompany soprano Elpida Zavitsanou in an exquisite operatic duet.

Saturday 27th May

Tour of Serbia in one day at the People's Garden
19:00 Opening Ceremony
- National anthems of Greece and Serbia performed by the Liapades Philharmonic Society
- Welcome addresses from officials
19:20.Presentation of the town of Stara Pazova
- Speech by Mayor Đorđe Radinović
- Screening of a short film about one of the most successful local governments in Serbia, Stara Pazova (with Greek subtitles)
19:30 Presentation of the Nikola Tesla National Museum in Belgrade
- Speech by Director Ivona Jevtić
- Screening of a short film about the Nikola Tesla Museum (with Greek subtitles).
- Small exhibition
19:45 Knights of SVIBOR
- Presentation of the skills of Serbian SVIBOR knights 
20:00 Music event
- Србски Православни Појци - Суза Косова: Serbian Orthodox Psalms - Tears of Kosovo. Holy Serbia, vocal-instrumental composition
- Serbian Orthodox Hymns
- Tamburaši LJubinka Lazića
- San Giacomo Choir
- Liapades Philharmonic Society Youth Band
20:30 Tastes of Serbia
Renowned chef Ivo Andrić, a judge of the World Association of Chefs Societies, cooks together with students from Corfu College of Tourism and guides us through the traditional flavours of his homeland.