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Weeks after the athletic Olympics wrapped up, the culinary equivalent takes place in Germany, where next month top chefs from around the world will compete to take home bragging rights for their country. Here's a look at the top food events taking place in the next few weeks.

IKA World Culinary Olympics
October 5-10
Erfurt, Germany

Though the title of culinary Olympics is often ascribed to the Bocuse d'Or cook-off which takes place in Lyon, France, that event is biennial. The IKA World Culinary Olympics, meanwhile, occurs every four years. In October, chefs from 45 countries will gather in Erfurt, Germany, to go for gold.
http://www.culinary-olympics.com/


14th annual San Sebastian Gastronomika

October 7 -10
San Sebastian, Spain

It's the cradle of high gastronomy in Spain, and for that matter, the world, especially when it comes to avant-garde culinary invention. And for four days in October, the area hosts the annual Gastronomika festival, which invites chefs from around the world to showcase the latest in innovative, culinary invention, cooking and food. This year, France is the guest country of honor, and from the early program announcement, looks to boast a stellar showing, with attendance confirmed by Pierre Gagnaire, Michel Bras, Alain Passard, Anne Sophie-Pic, and Inaki Aizpitarte.
http://www.sansebastiangastronomika.com


5th annual New York City Food & Wine Festival

October 11-14
New York, NY, USA

In five short years, this New York City food festival has become a star-studded event, bringing together well-known food celebrities popular with TV audiences. Events vary from food seminars, ‘grand' tastings, demos and child-friendly sessions. One of the big highlights is Modernist Cuisine author Nathan Myhrvold's Dinner to End All Dinners, which promises to be heavily influenced by his fondness for molecular, science-based cooking. Tickets for festival events are on sale now.
http://www.nycwineandfoodfestival.com

SIAL Paris

October 21-25
Paris

Billed as the largest food expo in the world, this year’s edition of SIAL is expected to attract 140,000 professional visitors from 200 countries, and 6,000 exhibitors from 100 countries. Highlights this year include SIAL Innovation, the most popular observatory that attracts 75 percent of attendees looking for pioneering and trendsetting products. The SIAL d’Or will also feature the most innovative products in 29 countries that became a commercial success in the last year.
http://www.sialparis.com/

18th annual Salon du Chocolat
October 31 – November 4
Paris

The world’s largest event dedicated to cocoa and chocolate returns to Paris, this time under the banner of “The New World.” The theme will explore new and emerging consumers like India, Korea and China as well as new chocolate producers, trends and flavors. The perennial favorite, meanwhile, is the showstopping fashion show in which models strut down the catwalk draped in chocolate dresses and contraptions. About 120,000 visitors are expected over five days.
http://www.salonduchocolat.fr

Hong Kong Wine & Dine Month
November 1 - 4
Hong Kong

ForbesTraveler.com named the four-day event in Hong Kong one of the top international food and wine festivals in the world in its inaugural year of 2009. As in editions past, the focal point will be The Grand Tasting Pavilion which will feature premium wines, workshops on how to pair desserts with champagne, ice wine and sweet wines, as well as wine and cooking classes. Top chefs from Hong Kong are expected to make an attendance. All this is set against the dramatic skyline.
http://www.discoverhongkong.com/au/see-do/events-festivals/highlight-events/wine-dine-month.jsp

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