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Check Out the Foodie Fests in the Czech Republic

Tuesday December 16, 2014
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Countries in Middle Europe are rediscovering their culinary roots. One place to discover regional favorites is the Czech Republic. Here's a sampling of a few of the foodie fests happening there in 2015.

The season of Moravian and Czech rosé wines traditionally culminates every year in May. This is tied to a number of “pink” events, including the Festival of Moravian and Czech rosé wines at Villa Richter at Prague Castle and the St. Wenceslas Vineyard.

Several dozen wineries regularly present their rosé wines and you can try more than a hundred types.

The Spilberk Food Festival celebrates its fourth year June 5 through 7, 2014, in the Spilberk Castle (Hrad Špilberk) in Brno, Czech Republic.

Expect a varied program full of unusual dishes, new gourmet specialties and classic dining. Visitors will taste wines and spirits, coffee and beer and check out culinary exhibitions. Chefs from in and around Brno will offer what is typical for their locations. The Spilberk Food Festival also includes bartending and cooking schools.

During the Blueberry Fest in Borovany, everything swirls around blueberries July 11 and 12, 2015.

At the blueberry crafts fair, you can purchase blueberry jam, pancakes, cakes, cream horns and blueberry port wine. The program is punctuated with contests, such as eating blueberry-filled dumplings and cakes or stuffing the most blueberries into one’s mouth. You can even learn how to make blueberry batik.

Of course the country's signature event is the Prague Food Festival, held in the nation's capital May 29 through 31, 2015.

It's a lavish feast on the lawn and under the trees of the Royal Gardens at Prague Castle where visitors can try dishes from chefs and restaurants from around town.

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