"Norwegian people are not many, only 5.5 million people. But this is a rich country and people really like to try new things," Indonesian Ambassador to Norway stated.
The ISUTW exhibition was held at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport.
People's culinary references have changed to become more varied, particularly in Indonesia.
Sanur Village Festival on Aug. 17-21 Will Celebrate Heritage Cuisine
TheIndonesia.id - Sanur Village Festival is set to be held later this month and will showcase heritage cuisines and involves dozens of local and small businesses.
This year’s edition of Sanur Village Festival will be held on August 17-21 on Matahari Terbit Beach in the city of Denpasar, and it will focus on heritage culinary and present 25 to 30 vendors that will sell local foods.
“There will be [stalls for] heritage food [that sell] legendary dishes from Sanur. We are inviting villages to participate and sell their products [at our stall] – free of charge,” chairperson of Sanur Village Festival Ida Bagus Gede Sidharta Putra revealed on Monday, August 15, as reported by Antara.
Besides focusing on promoting local cuisines, the festival also seeks to offer opportunities for local business owners to market and sell their products.
“[We aim to] provide them with economic benefits, especially since they have been financially hit in the last two years. Therefore, we hope to generate revenues. And as someone from Sanur, I personally want products from Sanur to be more widely recognized,” Putra said.
Among some of the foods that will be presented during the festival are sea fishes, toro-toro, bulung or seaweed, and tipat cantok. Organizer also plans to invite renowned diner that sells local Sanur menus.
In addition to stalls dedicated for heritage cuisine, there will also be more than 140 stalls for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and other food sellers.
Festival-goers can also enjoy musical performances and talk shows in the five-day event.
This will be the 15th edition of the festival since it was first held back in 2005.
While supporting the event, Denpasar authorities reminded organizer to strictly implement health protocols during the festival to prevent new COVID cluster.
Denpasar tourism office will open vaccination center at the location and limit the number of daily visitors.
“Government is eager to make the economic wheels turning, but we must avoid case from increasing. Therefore, we ask for booster and vaccination center [at the venue] and for visitors to keep wearing mask and refrain from coming to the festival if they don’t feel well,” head of Denpasar tourism office Dezire Mulyani said.