Convivial, festive, diverse, refreshing. The opening of the second edition of the Springbreak festival was definitely a hit with the attendees that Delano spoke to on Wednesday.
Since its makeover last year, the new spring fair continues to warm hearts, and mostly bellies, with scrumptious traditional food and beverage, goods galore and activities for all ages.
The food and drink areas were the most popular. But Delano also checked out the Sustainable Living and Innovations & Electric Lifestyle Village, which had astonishing décor and atmosphere, including a gigantic Japanese-like spring garden, and the Springames area where video and board game fanatics could test their skills on new and old-school games.
If it was fairly quiet in the early afternoon, it got quite jovial around 4pm. Beer enthusiasts gathered around tables at the ephemeral pubs, foodies raved about the large variety of local and international mouthwatering dishes, the bravest waited their turn to get tattooed at the tattoo convention, wine connoisseurs walked around with their glass full of the delectable liquid trying the variety of artisanal products offered, the ecologists extolled the merits of clean food at the Organic Food Square.
Culinary arts have been a big part of the show. On the first day of the event, there was a “Luxembourg Culinary Day” tribute to cooks.
Then the secretary of state for the economy, Francine Closener, announced investment aid for cafés and bistros, as well as the project to establish an institute of continuing education for gastronomy and hospitality professions with an adjoining restaurant in the premises of Sanem Castle.
Following her speech and one from Luxembourg City’s mayor, Lydie Polfer, Closener had the privilege be the first to officially taste Poll-Fabaire’s new vintage crément.
Another major highlight of this opening was the exclusive cooking classes by non-other than the German master chef and public figure Frank Rosin. Helped by two other chefs, they concocted dumplings to die for, a recipe that the chef learned during his Christmas trip to Singapore. Despite a show in German only, his energy and sense of humor were palpable, and the language barrier became inexistent.
Delano’s Facebook Live interview with German master chef Frank Rosin at the Springbreak 2018, 21 March 2018
There’s lots to try at the show. If you think of eating something before going there, don’t. Just by walking at the food, wine and beverage section in hall 8, you can try tons of free food sample such as artisanal nougat, saucisson, cheese and vegetarian appetizers.
This weekend kids can become mad scientists at the Luxkidlab with science workshops just for them. Families can catch the Cirque du Printemps, featuring an act full of acrobatics, play numbers and artistic entertainment. There’s also a Vintage Kilo Clothing sale, graffiti workshops and an E-Mobility Indoor Test Area.