A beautiful sunny day welcomed the 2017 edition of the International Food Festival (IFF) annually organised by ICONS at ICFO at the Restaurant Barbacoa Europa, Gavà on Friday 17th. ICFO-chefs gathered together to cook traditional delicacies from all over the world in 8 courageous teams being the Turkish, Antarctica, Indian, Irish, SuperChefs de México, Catalunya, Cake and The Street Foodies team.
Lured by the delicious smell and the certainty of trying good food, more than 150 ICFOnians dared to come to the venue, equipped with a plate, cutlery and a cup of juice, beer or wine, and got ready to taste and enjoy the pretty arranged dishes from all the cooks! These brave Chef-teams had been preparing all the dainties already on-site (on fire) for two hours before the starting shot to taste. The teams offered a wide variety of specialities that included, for example, original Turkish kebab, Catalan butifarra, Irish lamb stew, Indian aloo paratha, sweet potato sticks (Street foodies), Cherrycrumble Cake, liquid-nitrogen berry ice-cream, Mexican tacos and many many yummy dishes more. After having at least the dishes from 5 out of 8 stands, the happy foodies had to choose their favourite team and cast the vote!
The competition was tight! The over 150 enthusiastic participants placed their ballots for their favourite team’s cuisine and waited for the final results. The waiting time was slightly shortened by attempting to drink a sip of wine out of glass jugs the artistic Catalan way. After some thrilling moments in the final counts, the SuperChefs de México could claim victory and the cava, followed by a tie in the second position between the Irish and the Cake team.
Congrats to the winners again and thanks to you all who made the IFF17 not only possible but also great fun!!
See you at the next edition! 🙂