December 2017 Food and Drinks Festivals in Kyiv

December 2017 Food and Drinks Festivals in Kyiv

The freezing Ukrainian winter is in full swing, and we surely need tasty nutritious meals and hot drinks to warm up our bodies and souls. If you are going to spend the first month of winter in Kyiv, you are lucky: Ukrainian capital offers many options to spend a December day tasting the most worthy culinary wonders. Let`s check out December 2017 food and drinks festivals in Kyiv, where you will experience a true gastronomic paradise.

Happy Cheese Day
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Happy Cheese Day is the biggest New Year cheese holiday that will last for two days in the heart of Kyiv. The guests will be offered more than 200 kinds of unique craft cheese made by cheese-making enthusiasts from every corner of Ukraine. The winners of Cheese Awards Day 2017 first Ukrainian craft cheese contest will take part in this exciting event, presenting their delicious products. You will have a chance to taste a wide variety of signature cheese: hard, soft, blue and spiced, so do not miss the opportunity to find a perfect cheese for your Christmas dinner! The organizers of Happy Cheese Day also invite everyone to cheese-making master-classes and lectures, where you can learn everything from recipes for producing your own cheese to rules of serving and decorating a cheese plate. Welcome to Happy Cheese Day to try the best cheeses accompanied by perfect hot mulled wine.
Where: 6, Lavrska street, Lavra gallery
When: December 16-17, 11:00-19:00
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It will be for the second time when SmakoBoom (“Taste Boom”) festival takes place on the territory of National Expocenter of Ukraine. This time, food festival will be held in pavilion No 8. Be ready to taste the most beautiful and delicious masterpieces made by cooks and confectioners from the whole Ukraine. By the way, here you can buy everything you need for a holiday dinner! The assortment of SmakoBoom festival includes various sweets, eco-products, healthy food, craft cheese and meat, drinks for kids and grown-ups. The kids will enjoy their time in special play area, while their parents will be able to participate in interesting master-classes. Visit SmakoBoom festival to enjoy warm and cozy atmosphere along with the tastiest meals and drinks. Enter to festival is free!
Where: Expocenter of Ukraine, 1, Glushkova avenue
When: December 9-10, 11:00-19:00
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Winter Craft Beer Fest
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During two December days, Winter Craft Beer Fest will be offering its guests unique kinds of beer; you will have a chance to learn more about brewing and to buy some delicious food for holidays. The leading Ukrainian craft breweries will present their new products along with already well-known hit drinks. Those who are interested will have an opportunity to attend lectures on beer manufacturing. The ticket to the event costs UAH 120 for one day, and everyone who buys it will also receive a nice bonus: an elegant tasting glass.
Where: 6, Berkovetska street, Lavina Mall
When: December 9-10, 12:00-19:00
Kyiv Vegan Boom
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Everybody interested in healthy food, vegetarian and vegan diet is welcome to the sixth Kyiv Vegan Boom Festival, held under the “Ethical New Year” motto. On the two floors of festival, guests will have an opportunity to take part in master-classes on cooking holiday vegan dishes from professional cooks, to taste the most delicious vegan meals from the leading Kyiv manufacturers, to buy vegan presents and products for a holiday dinner. Everyone will be delighted by the performances of young Ukrainian music bands, and kids are welcome to have fun in Galaxy amusement park.
Where: 6, Berkovetska street, Lavina Mall
When: December 16-17, 12:00-22:00
Nalyvka Fest: Winter Degustation
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Undoubtedly, winter is the best time to warm yourself up with tasty drinks. On the third weekend of December, Nalyvka Fest (“Liquor Fest”) opens its doors for the second time for all those who would like to get warm tasting the most sophisticated liquors from Ukrainian manufacturers. This time the festival invites more participants and offers more unique drinks. The program of Nalyvka Fest includes big liquor degustation, delicious meals on a large food court, Master Time from liquors` manufacturers, “Drunk Checkers” competition, contests for guests and participants, bright photo areas for the best Instagram photos, entertainment program and numerous other surprises. Entry ticket costs UAH 50, and every visitor will get a small branded degustation glass as a gift.
Where: Expocenter of Ukraine, 1, Glushkova avenue
When: December 16-17, 12:00-22:00
Add bright emotions to your winter, enjoying variety of perfect tastes at December 2017 food and drinks festivals in Kyiv.
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