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Top Chefs Attend 6th Premier Gastronomy Festival in Bansko, Bulgaria

Chef Gregor Funcke during his professional culinary seminar.

Chef Gregor Funcke during his professional culinary seminar.

Internationally acclaimed chefs, gastronomy lovers and food experts recently gathered in Bansko, Bulgaria, to participate in the 6th Premier Gastronomy Festival of the Premier Luxury Mountain Resort.

“A proud member of Ermia Hotels & Resorts and the only member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World in Bulgaria, the Premier Luxury Mountain Resort is extremely pleased having attracted such great gastronomic stars, which challenged both the taste buds and the brain of every participant,” the resort said in an announcement.

The festival featured a line-up of guest chefs from renowned restaurants and hotels from all over the world. Chef Polychronis Damalas from Cavo Tagoo Santorini created a special degustation dinner of Japanese / Brazilian cuisine, while chef Thanos Stasinos from Nikkei Restaurant in Athens created a series of dishes inspired by Nikkei cuisine, offering a feast for both the eye and palate.

Meanwhile, Mario Perez Sanchez from Restaurante Leka in Barcelona, showcased the vibrant Tropical Peruvian cuisine, which is currently a popular trend in Barcelona.

Also, a degustation dinner focused on Mexican – Cycladic cuisine was presented by chefs Athinagoras Kostakos and Alexis Zopas from Scorpios Mykonos.

Chef Aldo Morales in action.

Chef Aldo Morales in action.

This year, Le Cordon Bleu Mexico and Le Cordon Bleu Peru joined forces at Premier and created an intriguing Latin-American festive setting and offered professional seminars while showcasing the latest trends in the culinary scene.

A seminar on “Modern Mexican Cuisine for 5* City & Resort Hotels” was held by chef Omar Morales, while chef Gregor Funcke from Le Cordon Bleu Peru conducted a “Modern Peruvian Cuisine” seminar.

The festival was held under the auspices of the Greek Embassy in Sofia in collaboration with Gastronomy Essentials, which specializes in culinary training programs, also offering staff training and consultancy.

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