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Taste of Europe comes to Stavanger. Torget has never looked as inviting as it does this week, thanks to the arrival of the continental food market on Monday. Tents have sprouted in the centre of town, with over 20 vendors from all over Europe peddling their wares -- from baklava to paella, French crepes to Dutch caramel waffles, and more cheese than one can eat from France, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Britain and Italy. “This market presents food from eight different nationalities: Spanish, Dutch, Italian, French, German, English, Finnish and Polish,” market manager Lionel Sourzag tells The Foreigner.

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Taste of Europe comes to Stavanger

Published on Thursday, 9th June, 2011 at 10:38 under the entertainment category, by Angeline Tse.

Torget has never looked as inviting as it does this week, thanks to the arrival of the continental food market on Monday.

Food market on Torget, Stavanger
Food market on Torget, Stavanger
Photo: ©2011 Angeline Tse/The Foreigner


Tents have sprouted in the centre of town, with over 20 vendors from all over Europe peddling their wares -- from baklava to paella, French crepes to Dutch caramel waffles, and more cheese than one can eat from France, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Britain and Italy.

“This market presents food from eight different nationalities: Spanish, Dutch, Italian, French, German, English, Finnish and Polish,” market manager Lionel Sourzag tells The Foreigner.

“It’s our third time in Stavanger since we first came last June, because we got good feedback from local consumers here,” he continues.

And why should visitors to the market not be happy? The sheer variety of food here easily trumps that of the local supermarkets.

Have a nibble of some pancetta (nothing unusual), bear sausage (very popular) or donkey sausage (esoteric), or, sample a little homemade mango curd from a farm in Somerset. How about some pistachio nougat?

“The whole concept of what we’re doing is to reach out to people and give them a taste of something new without being obliged to buy. There may be specialty shops in Stavanger but nobody will offer this range,” says Dee McCaffery, whose stall proffers over 70 types of British-made preserves.

The European food market is Stavanger until Saturday, after which vendors are off to Sandnes from June 8-11.

Do not worry if you miss them this time around, though, as they will be back in the second week of October.

Open 9am-8pm daily, Torget.



Published on Thursday, 9th June, 2011 at 10:38 under the entertainment category, by Angeline Tse.

This post has the following tags: foodmarketstavanger, torgetstavanger.





  
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