DC’s 7th Annual Travel & Adventure Show is heating up the Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place, NW) this year with the addition of a Culinary Stage featuring the International Fiery Foods Challenge and Embassy Chef demonstrations. The show, which already offers Washingtonians the opportunity to discover their “inner explorer,” returns Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13, providing attendees the opportunity to explore hands-on activities, attend engaging travel seminars, and win incredible giveaways, all while finding the vacation of a lifetime.
The Culinary Stage, sponsored by Cuisine Noir and Cultural Tourism DC, will showcase culinary demonstrations by local restaurants, Embassy chefs and Travel Channel’s Taste of America host, Mark DeCarlo will host the Culinary Stage. The schedule for the Stage is as follows:
Saturday, March 12:
11am – 1:30pm Embassy Chef Demonstrations
2pm – 4:30pm Fiery Foods Challenge
Sunday, March 13:
12pm – 1pm Mark DeCarlo Interactive Demonstration
1pm – 3:30pm Embassy Chef Demonstrations
The Fiery Foods Challenge is a fun, educational event designed to showcase the wonderful world of food with a fiery kick, while the Embassy Chef demonstrations take advantage of Washington’s unique opportunities to present cultures from around the world by working with the city’s many Embassies. Participating embassies include Belgium, Hungary, Morocco, Sri Lanka and South Korea.
Chefs participating in Saturday’s Fiery Foods Challenge include will be representing Sweet Mango Café (Caribbean), Rumba Café (Latin American), Mexico Tourism Board and Belize Tourism Board. They will compete for the chance to walk away with the title for Balanced Flame, Hottest Flame or Crowd Favorite.
Challenge chefs will be asked to demo a recipe from their cultural background, adding a fiery kick to spice things up. Each chef will have 30 minutes on stage for their demo, walking attendees through the recipe step by step while explaining its origins and the significance of the ingredients. Immediately following the demo, attendees will receive a sample size of the recipe and a printed copy to take home. Visitors can then be the judge as they test their taste buds and vote for the fieriest food in the International Fiery Foods Challenge.
Take a trip Throughout the Travel & Adventure Show, guests will find exhibitors showcasing hundreds of captivating destinations. From Ethiopia to the Florida Keys, there are exhibits for experience seekers of all kinds and those looking to travel both internationally and domestically.
Those interested in attending the Travel & Adventure Show can get discount tickets online for only $9 with promo code: DCPR. Tickets are $15 at the door, and children 16 and under are free (children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). To purchase tickets online, go to www.adventureexpo.com/washingtondc.
About the Washington DC Travel & Adventure Show
The Travel & Adventure Show is entering its 7th year and is the longest running series of consumer travel events in the United States. The show is a one-stop-shopping marketplace where consumers and the travel trade will find thousands of travel providers offering unique vacation options and travel information. Attendees have access to hands-on activities, educational seminars, cultural performances and more. The Washington DC Travel & Adventure Show’s Official Airline Sponsor is Ethiopian Airlines and Acura is the Official Auto Sponsor. For more information on the Travel & Adventure Show, as well as a full schedule of activities, events and seminars, please visit www.adventureexpo.com/washingtondc.