Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) Mayor, Datuk Abang Abdul Wahap Abang Julai (seated front row, third right) and Sarawak Culinary Heritage and Arts Committee member, Datin Dona Drury Wee (seated front row, fourth right) with other guests after the press conference yesterday in Kuching on ‘A Celebration of Food. Crafts. Arts’. PHOTO: DOREEN LING
Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) Mayor, Datuk Abang Abdul Wahap Abang Julai (seated front row, third right) and Sarawak Culinary Heritage and Arts Committee member, Datin Dona Drury Wee (seated front row, fourth right) with other guests after the press conference yesterday in Kuching on ‘A Celebration of Food. Crafts. Arts’. PHOTO: DOREEN LING

KUCHING: A special event called “A Celebration of Food. Crafts. Arts” will be held in the evening  at the India Street Pedestrian Mall here from July 6 t0 8.

According to Datin Dona Drury Wee from the Sarawak Culinary Heritage and Arts Committee, the event will feature about 50 stalls.

The event, she explained, hoped to promote food products produced by local enterprises as well as food cooked by various ethnic groups.

“This event will showcase small entrepreneurs and businesses and the stalls will represent a myriad of cuisines, arts, plants, baskets  and beads,” she said, adding it would take place from 6pm to 10.30pm.

Wee told a press conference held at Grand Margherita Hotel here yesterday that the Culinary Heritage and Arts Festival would also feature different culinary workshops under the KINO Live Heritage Kitchen’s theme of “Snacks Alive” starting at 7pm and another at 8pm.

The last workshop will be at 9pm, if needed by popular demand.

“These workshops are open to the public on a “first come, first served” basis and then participants and their families can stay to sample the delicacies from the various ethnic groups.

“There is also a “sidewalk” stage ideal for local heritage performances and music such as sape playing, Chinese opera, and the Indian sitar to name a few,” added Wee

She thanked Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) for supporting the event.