It’ll be a feast for the senses during GlobalFest – a celebration of food, music and the arts - in combination with Trico Home International Fireworks Festival competition.
The OneWorld Festival, which coincides with the Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival competition during GlobalFest, from Aug. 14 to 23, features 19 cultural pavilions - from Brazilian to Ukrainian and everywhere in-between. The sheer mix of food stands and food trucks serving up flavourful dishes will satisfy anyone who loves to try new foods.
Four foods to try while you’re on the GlobalFest grounds.
If you like a good dose of spice, the food of islands will satisfy your cravings. Opt for a meaty helping of jerk chicken - a robust, sweet and spicy mix of ingredients such as thyme, brown sugar and scotch bonnet peppers). Add some coconut rice with beans for a filling dinner. Jamaican patties are just the quick and tasty snack while strolling the festival grounds. Want more Caribbean year-round? Stock up on rotis and more at Joycee’s Caribbean Food and Takeout on Edmonton Trail in Calgary.
Get dishes from two countries in one delectable mix of Chinese and Indian influences. Think slow-cooked meat stews on top of rice, satay skewers with peanut sauce and a hint of lime. If you can’t make it to GlobalFest this year, check out Indonesian Kitchen or Kaffir Lime in The Market on Macleod Trail to get your fix for sweet and salty dishes.\
Expect to sample a lot seafood from this cuisine. Calamari and shrimp are sure to be on the menu, plus grilled meats like chicken and pork. Don’t be surprised if a few dishes are packing some heat, courtesy of the country’s popular piri piri pepper. Fragrant spices like cinnamon make for a lingering sweetness on many dishes, that will have you coming back for second helpings. Want more after GlobalFest ends? Check out Mimo on 17th Avenue S.E.
What this style of cuisine may lack in the spice department, when compared to the aforementioned, it more than makes up for in the comfort food department. It’s hard to beat a big plate of perogies doused appropriately in sour cream or a combo of cabbage rolls and a big kielbasa sausage, which hits the spot any time of year. Needless to say, bring a big appetite. Craving handmade cabbage rolls and kielbasa check out Heritage Bakery and Deli on 37th Street for authentic and yummy Eastern European treats.