The first Stone Town Food Festival, showcasing the city’s culinary traditions, will be held 13 to 16 October 2016 with hotels and eateries across the city taking part. Coinciding with World Food Day on 16 October, each hotel and restaurant participating will offer a specially designed menu sold exclusively during the period of the festival and costing 5.000 to 38.000 TSH.

During the event there will be other events includes an open kitchen in the Forodhani Corner where vendors can showcase their food offerings on the 15th October and Cultural events with music performances and art exhibitions at participating restaurants.

Stone Town Food Festival will feature other participants which are: Emerson hotels, 6 degrees South, Africa house, Jafferji House & Spa, Ocean grill, Taperia Wine & Tapas, Emerson Hurumzi, La Taverna, Mizingani Seafront hotel, Kisiwa House, Monsoon Restaurant, Jafferji House & Spa Stone Town Cafe, Taarab at Double Tree by Hilton, Beyt Al Salam, Park Hyatt Zanzibar.

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“The organising committee held its first meeting on 6th October 2016 to coordinate all aspects of the festival and we are already very pleased with the response from local hotels and restaurant,” said Garry Friend.

He added that, “Stone Town’s unique and rich cultural heritage has been recognized by UNESCO and this is a great opportunity to showcase both that and its rich food traditions.”