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“… and look around for yourself. Everybody is smiling here, all are united in their happiness of celebrating something extraordinary: Our ‘Lange Tafel‘ gourmet event in the heart of the city of Graz really is quite spectacular!” Lisa, who works for the city of Graz, beams with happiness and pride. I lift my gaze and chime in myself: “It really is quite spectacular …” Everywhere I look, I see happy faces, people talking to each other, sharing their excitement and making new friendships. So let me tell you what exactly is going on here!
The so-called ‘Lange Tafel der Genusshauptstadt Graz‘, a once-in-a-year top gastronomy and culinary event celebrated by the city of Graz for the fourth time this summer, draws in the crowds from near and far. Of course living in Austria, I have been to the second largest Austrian city many times, but never on such a magical occasion. 700 (international) guests, five long tables set like in a top gourmet restaurant open air at the centre square of Graz, over 150 service staff and 27 chefs plus teams from the city’s top restaurants draw forces to make it all happen. With eyes, ears, palate & nose delighted by ambiance and taste, it is time to celebrate the magic and withdraw from this world into culinary heaven. 😉 “Wooowww … ” is all I can muster in the light of the following. Check this out!
The “Lange Tafel der Genusshauptstadt” gourmet event takes place each year in the middle of August in front of the historic town hall as well as the surrounding mansions in the city centre of Graz. The good summer weather of course is something everybody prays for and so far has been just perfect four years in a row (please keep praying). Tickets for the event are € 95,- per person which kind of “melts down” over the excellent quality-price ratio: What you get is a beautiful 5-course menu including wines and drinks, appetizers and the unique atmosphere that surrounds you in one of the most beautiful cities of Austria. Tickets come on for sale starting in mid-November and are usually sold out by Christmas of the same year, so be quick! I will be, in any case. Because I definitely want to come back here with friends & family next time. See you there? 😀
Have a look at more images of our city walk through Graz as well as the “Lange Tafel der Genusshauptstadt Graz” event here. Careful, mouth-watering photos ahead! 😀
Thank you very much, Graz Tourismus, for inviting us to come to the “Lange Tafel der Genusshauptstadt” event. All opinions are my own.