2011 Hainan Gourmet Festival Kicks 0ff
Author: Source:Haikou Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office
The kick-off ceremony for the 2011 Hainan Gourmet Festival was held at the Haikou Qilou Snack Street on the morning of Aril 24th. This is a sign that efforts in the construction of Hainan International Tourism Island are not only aimed at attracting tourists from home and abroad; they are also aimed at whetting people's appetite while they are in Hainan.
It is reported that the 2011 Hainan Gourmet Festival is intended to create a Hainan Cuisine brand and to promote the culture of Hainan Cuisine. The festival will last for four months and cover 18 cities and towns on the island. A series of activities such as "The Promotion of Hainan Gourmet and Cooking Skills & Innovation Competition" and "The Selection of Hainan Gourmet Food" will also be held following the kick-off ceremony.
Worth a mention is that "The Selection of Hainan Gourmet Food" activity will see the participation of gourmet specialists along with large numbers of Internet users who will finally select the Ten Best Hainan Dishes and the Top Ten Hainan Snacks.
Source: Nanhai Net, http://www.hinews.cn