Horeca 2010 : The “Rendez-vous du goût” in Beirut

Under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Tourism, Mr. Fadi Abboud, Hospitality Services announced Horeca, the Hospitality and Foodservice event, that will take place from April 27 to 30, in Biel.

The annual hospitality foodservice exhibition will be an area of more than 10,000 sqm with 250 exhibitors including official participants from Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Argentine and Poland; as well as participating countries coming from Canada, France, Jordan, KSA, Lebanon, Syria, and the UAE. Horeca 2010 has added two new pavilions: the Coffee and Tea pavilion, and the Wine and Drinks pavilion; both of which include various workshops and activities.

Creative and original events will be held live in the presence of a panel of international judges. To name but a few, the «Défilé en Chocolat» and «le Salon Culinaire de Beyrouth» where 250 talented chefs will compete live in different categories. “The Table Setting Competition” will combine restaurants, hotels, and event organizers which will showcase their creative juices to set up and decorate tables. Over 25 bartenders from Lebanon’s hottest spots and nightlife will compete for the title of the Best Lebanese Bartender in “The Lebanese Bartenders Competition”.

“The Annual Hospitality Forum” will gather key hospitality professionals where the latest industry craze will be discussed. “The Atelier Gourmand”, an event where prominent international chefs will unleash their talent and invite trade visitors to participate in a tasting sessions. Countries from around the world will showcase unique culinary traditions at “The World Culinary Heritage” and last but not least, “The National Olive Oil Contest” a genuine contest where producers from all over Lebanon will display their olive oil.

Refresh your Taste Buds with Horeca

From the second you walk in, the aroma captures your senses, from the first sip, your taste buds are stimulated, you walk away feeling refreshed. Wine tasting, workshops, and various activities, all located under one pavilion; bring together importers and producers of wine, alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages, and energy drinks.
Mrs. Daniele Raulet-Reynaud, the Best Sommelier Rhone-Alpes 1978, and Best Steward of France 1980, will be coming to Lebanon especially for Horeca 2010. Raulet-Reynaud will be heading the workshops at the wine and drinks pavilion, one of the newest additions in Horeca’s exhibition.  Mrs. Joumana Salame, Managing director of Hospitality Services, believes that this is a successful venture “we are honored to be working with such a renowned sommelier. The Wine and Drinks Pavilion is a great step forward for Horeca, and in the years to come we hope to continue our growth and expansion in order to reach new heights”. Mr. Serge Hochar, president of the Union Vinicole du Liban, added to this by saying “the Wine and Drinks pavilion is a very good initiative, and I think it is a noble progression in the trend to Lebanon becoming a wine producer on a larger scale. This will also help develop more awareness of Lebanese wines”
The pavilion has been put together to give people an insight on the latest Lebanese and international wine and beverage brands, as well as to set a stage for those interested to meet professional winemakers.
This year’s exhibition offers a platform where savory tastes from around the world are gathered under one roof.  Join us in Biel from the 27th till 30th of April to refresh your taste buds with Horeca.