Mark your calendars, everybody – the time is here! The Taste of Q8 will be taking place at The Boulevard, on the weekend of the 16th, 17th and 18th of March. We’re pretty excited, and know that you are too! But if there are any of you out there who are still stumped on whether or not you should attend, this list will make your decision easier.
- Great Food!
Innovative eateries are spanning the globe, and many of them originated right here in Kuwait. The Taste of Q8 will offer culinary diversity including restaurants like American and Mexican fusion restaurant B&B Navy, the charcoal-grilled seafood, steak and other specialties of Radisson’s Al Boom, and the appetizing range of Chinese variety at Peacock. Other International concepts that will fulfill your cravings include Italian tastes at Al Dente, Korean barbecue at Arirang, and Lebanese-continental fusion awaits at Franji Branji. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample delicacies from 50 different restaurants, and, if you still have room, desserts will include Italian gelato, elegant chocolates, Arabic pastries and mini pancakes, to name a few.
- Celebrity Chef Presentations
Known as definitely one of the most exciting features in The Taste of Q8, the presentations and cooking school demos will run continuously throughout the three-day event. Come and see acclaimed experts like Master Chef winner Shelina Permalloo, worldwide bestselling children’s cookbook author Annabel Karmel. Other featured presenters hail from all over the world, from Australia’s Tim Hollands and New Zealander Dean Brettschneider, to regional celebrity from Fatafeat Chef Tarek Ibrahim, and local beloved Chef Adlah AlSharhan. All performing live cooking demos will take place throughout the day, with a total of 16 shows per day, each day, and admission is first come, first served for seating and participation.
- An Impressive Musical Line Up
With non-stop music throughout the three-day event, the vibes will be in full swing with ambiance! A DJ will keep the music flowing, and live musical acts including The Afterthought will appear during the show. The Afterthought is an acoustic/rock group whose core members (Bassam Shuhaibar and Zak Musawi) have been jamming together since 1997!
- Fun for The Little Ones!
The Kid’s Zone will have lots to offer little tots! Bouncy castles, face painting, and an ongoing schedule of shows will be available with special appearances by favorite characters and clowns with balloons!
- Raffles and Daily Prizes
The Taste of Q8 organizers have planned for a select location where you can enter raffle draws for a chance to win amazing prizes from their sponsors. The raffle will continue throughout all three days of the event, and the winners chosen on the last day will be announced on social media. Daily mini prizes are also up for grabs, and prizes will be announced prior to the event, so that you can invite your whole family and increase your chances of winning!
- Celebrity Chef Meet and Greet
Not only will you get to watch your favorite celebrity chefs in action, but you’ll also have the opportunity to meet them after their shows to snap those selifes! The chefs’ cookbooks will be on sale outside the Chefs’ stages at the Spectrawide Bookstore, so don’t forget to purchase one and get it signed by the chefs!
- Discover The Art of Cooking
There will be culinary arts display at the Bosch Kitchen, right next door to the Bosch Cooking School. Lots of cookware demos will be taking place and will give you a chance to interact with the experts. Stop by Tavola’s cake decorating booth and their juicer stands to find out tips for icing your own special creations, and check out the latest juicers at the juice bar stand.
- Fun for Everyone!
The Taste of Q8 is a community, and offers many features for all to enjoy. Whether it’s the cooking demonstrations for the chefs, the music stage for sound enthusiasts and passionate musicians, or the Kid’s Zone to keep the children entertained, each aspect of the event gives something to look forward to.
- Chill Out with bazaar!
Come hang out with us in our very own chill-out lounge! Relax while soaking in the ambiance of the festival, and take a break with the bazaar team. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of our latest issue while you’re there!
- Experience The Boulevard
If you haven’t been to the Boulevard yet, The Taste of Q8 is a great opportunity to check it out. With seven parking lots to choose from, there’s room for everyone, and no excuse to not make a day of it! Walk by the lake, check out the beautiful park, and make your way over to The Taste of Q8.