Baltic Gastronomic Festival

It’s time to go full local, green and circular
October 1-30, 2022

Baltic Gastronomic Festival

It’s time to go full local, green and circular
October 1-30, 2022

Baltic Gastronomic Festival is an international event that takes place for the first time and at the same time in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Three sibling countries offering a wide range of environment conscious farming, cooking and local diversity foods across the region.
The festival has focus on Sustainable and Social Gastronomy with four themes: farm-to-fork, culinary heritage, circular shift and food waste.

Baltic Gastronomic Festival is an international event that takes place for the first time and at the same time in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Three sibling countries offering a wide range of environment conscious farming, cooking and local diversity foods across the region.
The festival has focus on Sustainable and Social Gastronomy with four themes: farm-to-fork, culinary heritage, circular shift and food waste.

From now until beginning of August we will focus on collecting as many great partners (farmers, restaurants, coffee shops, etc.) as possible, before launching the event broadly to the public. Register your interest today!

THREE COUNTRIES FOR EXPLORING A CULINARY JOURNEY

Estonians have a deep relationship with their food. They like to know where it comes from and prefer local products over anything else.

This is one of the reasons that Estonian cuisine, whether it’s traditional or modern, has such a strong connection with the changing seasons and the land nearby. Of course, Estonia is also a modern food destination, which means fusing together different styles and constantly innovating for different tastes. To understand the full range of the Estonian palette, you’d need to travel throughout the country.

Enjoying local flavours is an important part of travelling. Often certain dishes and even the entire cuisine are matched to a specific region or country. There are flavours that are recognised all over the world – such as Italian cuisine, Asian flavours and traditional Georgian dishes. Although the entire world is not aware of it, Latvia also has its own flavours. Flavours are inherited from recipe books written by grandmothers themselves.

Flavours that remind one of childhood, specific celebrations or special seasons. When going to Latvia, you definitely have to hear out the stories and enjoy these flavours!

In Lithuania, so much of the food comes from the land – they catch it in their clear lakes and lagoons, hunt it in their forests, harvest it in their fields, and ripen it in their gardens. Then the talented hands of their cooks prepare it all and put it on the table.

Lithuanian cuisine is known for its naturalness, for ancient cooking traditions served up in new ways, and for aesthetics, without which no breakfast, lunch or dinner is imaginable. Don’t be surprised if instead of an avocado, you’re served a kohlrabi, or if instead of tuna, you get a piece of local zander. And if for dessert you’re offered a piece of curd cheese pie with nettle filling or red beet jelly! All you have to do is sit down and taste everything in front of you.

WHY THIS EVENT

Simply put, to keep Baltic culinary traditions alive, avoid food waste and cherish locally grown foods.

For 30 days, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania invite the world to explore the Sustainable Gastronomy scene of the Baltics.

Learn more on how you can take part here.

EVENT CATEGORIES

A TASTE OF OUR THREE MAIN AREAS

(The programmes for all three categories will be launched in August)

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Local food festival

Together with all our good partners, we’ll present a program filled with diverse range of food experiences, eco-friendly tastings, family oriented green treats, zero food waste challenges and more.

Good food for all

A series of interactive activities, workshops, talks and more.

Bring food and agriculture into the climate conversation and work towards change through partnerships with respect for the fact that food systems are personally and socially important to everyone on this planet.

Sustainable Sundays

How will you continue to act for better food systems?

Join us for “Sustainable Sundays” to encourage others to take small but meaningful action to ensure food is good for our local communities as well as the planet. As an individual you can contribute in various ways, by gathering with your friends and family for a healthy climate-friendly meal each week, visiting your local farmers to trying out new delicious green recipes.

OUR FESTIVAL PARTNERS

At Sustainable Gastro, we have many years of experience with partnerships that benefit both the individual organisation as well as the project. By leading development in a collaboration field, we can all take part in shaping life in the region.
Do you want to be one of our partners, collaborators or co-create an event? Then contact us at events(at)sustainablegastro.com.

Register your interest today!

Remember, from now until beginning of August we’re focusing on getting great partners (farmers, restaurants, coffee shops, etc.) onboard before launching the event broadly to the public.