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Sink your teeth into second helping of food festival


(From left) Law, G Hotel general manager Michael Hanratty, Equatorial Hotel general manager Andreas Knussi, Penang Global Tourism chief executive officer Ooi Chok Yan, Gurney Plaza centre manager Peter Chan and Wong opening round two of the Penang International Food Festival themed ‘Enjoy the Present’ at Gurney Plaza.

(From left) Law, G Hotel general manager Michael Hanratty, Equatorial Hotel general manager Andreas Knussi, Penang Global Tourism chief executive officer Ooi Chok Yan, Gurney Plaza centre manager Peter Chan and Wong opening round two of the Penang International Food Festival themed ‘Enjoy the Present’ at Gurney Plaza.

THOSE up for round two of Penang’s unique gastronomic delights can find them at the Penang International Food Festival (PIFF) event themed ‘Enjoy the Present’ in Jalan Kelawei tomorrow.

State Tourism Development Committee chairman Danny Law said the first event dubbed ‘Savour the Past’ held last week had featured the best hawker fares at the heritage enclave, which attracted an estimated 100,000 people.

He invited those up for uncovering more of Penang’s delicacies to visit the PIFF’s second event which would feature 60 major booths showcased by hotels, food trucks, pop-up cafes and restaurants from 5pm to 11pm.

“There will be cooking demonstrations featuring Penang’s nyonya chef and author Pearly Kee who has been awarded ‘Best Chinese Cuisine Book in Malaysia’ by Gourmand International.

“To add to the excitement, visitors can also enjoy performances by buskers from Switzerland, Argentina, Russia, Ukraine, South Korea and Japan,” he said during the launching ceremony of PIFF’s ‘Enjoy the Present’ at Gurney Plaza recently.

The event is organised by TLM Event with the endorsement of the state government and supported by the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) and Penang Global Tourism.

TLM Event Sdn Bhd managing director Jack Wong said the event would occupy the service road of Jalan Kelawei and the park beside Gurney Plaza.

The inaugural PIFF comprises a 16-day festival from April 15 onwards featuring various themes such as ‘Savour the Past’ (Street Food Festival), ‘Enjoy the Present’ (Taste of Penang) and ‘Relish the Future’ (Fringe Food Festival) featuring food of the past, present and the future.

The ‘Relish the Future’ or Fringe Food Festival will take place from April 28 to 30 (10am to 10pm) at the Gurney Paragon Mall where chefs, baristas and mixologists will collaborate and exchange ideas to create the food of the future.

For more information, visit www.piff.com.my.

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