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MOSCOW, November 29. /ITAR-TASS/. The 7th Gastronomy festival, which opens here on Friday at the Gostiny Dvor (historically Merchant Court) exhibition center, will envelop people of Russia with a festive atmosphere of Christmas, telling them about the Xmas culinary traditions of various countries.
Organizers are confident that noone will be bored: there will be an opportunity to enjoy food, tasting, and eatable installations, master classes, and lotsof interesting ideas for the festive table, contests, and original presents for Christmas and New Year.
A Food Fashion parade will be the central event of the three-day festival on Friday night, officially ushering it in. The peculiarity of the show will be in the fact that for the first time in Russia nine trend fashion designers will introduce their creations together with outstanding confectioners.
"Models will appear on the podium wearing a real fabric dress but decked out with eatable accessories, those from chocolate, for example. Fashions will be supplemented with confectionery elements," organizers told Itar-Tass.
The Gastronomy festival will run at the Gostiny Dvor until Dec.1. Part of proceeds from the sale of tickets, advertising products, and souvenirs will be remitted to the "From Chidren to Children" charity foundation for targeted assistance to children ill with leukemia, to orphans, handicapped children, and children from problem families.