24 Apr 2010
A Korean Cuisine Food Festival will be held at the Dzhambyl restaurant at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Almaty between the 24th of April and the 2nd of May 2010. Organised by the Hyatt Regency, Air Astana and the Apple Town Project, a wide range of traditional Korean dishes will be prepared to the highest gourmet standards.
Lee Joon Yeob and Min Jun Park, chefs from the Hyatt Regency Incheon, were invited to prepare sumptuous delicacies during the Food Festival week. Almaty residents and visitors to the city will have a chance to experience true Korean cuisine and an authentic Korean atmosphere whilst being entertained by traditional dance, song and music in the heart of Almaty.
Air Astana and the Hyatt Regency have donated prizes for a special drawing during the event. The main prize is a return flight from Almaty to Seoul including three nights accommodation at the 5 star Hyatt Regency Incheon. All diners at the food festival will have an opportunity to enter the free prize drawing.
A formal reception was held prior to the festival with invited guests from the South Korean business community as well as diplomatic and governmental representatives, travel agents and tour operators, and the mass media.
“The idea to organise a Korean Cuisine Festival has not come about by mere chance. Kazakhstan and South Korea have effective partner ties in such spheres as the economy, culture and education. Direct flights between Almaty and Incheon play a significant role in the development of this bilateral partnership. Air Astana operates between Almaty and Incheon twice a week using a Boeing-757/200 aircraft. Air Astana also markets code-share flights operated by the Korean designated carrier on the route, bringing the total services offered by Air Astana to four a week. By acting as a co-sponsor of this festival we want to draw the attention of the Kazakh media to this beautiful county – South Korea, which is always ready to welcome tourists by offering them possibilities for work and leisure as well as high quality medical treatment and education”, comments Peter Foster, President of Air Astana.
Air Astana began operating flights from Almaty to Seoul in December 2003. Since then, Air Astana has operated 998 flights, carried 106,411 passengers and 2,177-tons of cargo between the two cities.
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