Enjoy Fashion, Food & Entertainment at JFFF 2013

Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival is back! :)

2013 marks the tenth year running of JFFF, which will take place between May 9 – 26, 2013 at Mal Kelapa Gading, La Piazza, and Harris Hotel Kelapa Gading. As one of the biggest annual festivals organized by PT Summarecon Agung Tbk. and Jakarta Tourism Board on behalf of the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government, also supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economics of Indonesia and the Ministry of Trade of Indonesia, JFFF remains consistent by holding three pillar events: Fashion Extravaganza, Food Festival, and Gading Nite Carnaval.

Fashion Extravaganza will take place at Harris Hotel Kelapa Gading and showcase Indonesia’s rich and diverse culture through fashion, with participation from fashion designers, students, and craftsmen.  Some fashion designers will present their newest collections at the fashion show, and visitors are also encouraged to drop by the Fashion Village, where we can buy ready-to-wear items that will be showcased throughout the entirety of the festival.

The much-anticipated Food Festival has everything that you need for a bona fide culinary adventure. Enjoy traditional dishes at Kampoeng Tempo Doeloe where you can savor food in a setting that is all about nostalgia.  Kampoeng Tempo Doeloe is open between the hours of 16:00 – 22:00 on Monday – Friday, and 11:00 – 23:00 on Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays. I’ve already made a list of foods to taste out there:  Sate Ayam Ponorogo, Tahu Gunting Surabaya, Nasi Kucing Sambal Gledek, Marika Mie Kocok Bandung, Es Sinar Garut, and much more!  *SOS*

Like incarnations in previous years, you will see alongside Kampoeng Tempo Doeloe the Wine & Cheese Expo.  This exhibition will also be filled with a variety of events such as Wine Workshops, Wine & Food Pairing classes, Master and Journalist wine tastings, Cheese Discovery, Eating Competitions, Cooking Demos, Healthy Fruit Tips, and the Indonesia Best Sommelier Competition.  JFFF also conducts a Wine Dinner with well-known chefs on certain dates. Wine & Cheese Expo is open 15:00 – 22:00 on Monday – Friday, and 11:00 – 23:00 on Saturday, Sunday, and holiday.

I managed to witness the Gading Nite Carnival that opened JFFF 2013.  Nearly 500 participants were decked out in unique costumes: I saw everything between Indonesian costumes, superhero suits, Barbie outfits, and even galatica glam! There were also performances of Indonesian heritage such as traditional dance, showing Indonesian culture through their outfits.  The fanfare closed with fireworks, and the festival began!  Are you ready for “One Decade Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival 2013″? :)

For further information about JFFF 2013, visit their website and follow their Twitter @JFFF_info.