Rivne will host the Festival of Authentic Cuisine "MATSYK"

To preserve and promote the traditional culinary heritage, promotion of the city of Rivne, as part of the celebration of Europe Day in Ukraine, on May 15, 2021, in Rivne will be a gastronomic festival of authentic cuisine "MATSYK", which will present dishes of Rivne and Lublin region (Poland). The event will take place within the framework of the international project "Cultural heritage of the cuisine - the promotion of culinary traditions through the professionalization of the gastronomic offer of Lublin and Rivne", which is funded by the European Union under the cross-border cooperation program "Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020".

The festival of authentic cuisine "MATSYK" will take place in a mixed format:

  • Offline. The event will take place from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Bergschloss Square at 14 Petro Mohyla Street, Rivne. Admission is free, but the organizers will strictly adhere to the quarantine requirements and regulate the number of visitors.
  • Online. You can watch the live broadcast on Facebook and YouTube, on the pages of the NGO "Agency for Sustainable Development of the City", partners and the official page of the festival "Culinary Heritage of Rivne Region: MATSYK" 

The Festival will begin with the Ukrainian-Polish international conference "Gastro Heritage of the Regions", where participants will present the found authentic dishes and drinks, their recipes, as well as present the Strategy for the development of gastronomy in Rivne region. The festival will be attended by official delegations from the regions of Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, the leadership of the Secretariat of the Cross-Border Cooperation Program "Poland-Belarus-Ukraine" in Ukraine, members of the Delegation of the European Union in Ukraine.

The main programme of the festival will start at 17:00. The focus of the event will be culinary masterclasses, where live chefs from Rivne and Lublin will recreate recipes of regional authentic dishes. During the festival, there will be a fair sale of craft products of the Rivne region - matsyk, cheese, fish, brewing, jam, herbs, as well as a food court with regional dishes and drinks. And for the youngest interesting children's masterclasses in cooking.

The music and entertainment program of the festival of authentic cuisine "MATSYK" is represented by folk groups from Polissya, Rivne group "Goryna", host Micik Gonibez and guests from Lviv - ethno-rock band "Joryj Kłoc" (Jory Klotz).


15:00 - 17:00 International Conference "Gastro Heritage of the Regions".

17:00 - 17:30 The official part of the festival opening, presentation of regional dishes.

17:30 - 20:00 Culinary masterclasses of cooking dishes from Rivne and Lublin regions, as well as performances by folk groups from Polissya and Rivne.

20:00 - 22:00 Cultural and show program: Micik Gonibez with the program "UKROTEKA" and ethno-group band "Joryj Kłoc" (Lviv).

The organizer of the authentic cuisine festival "MATSYK is NGO "Agency for Sustainable Development of the city".
Partners: Rivne City Council, Strategic Development and Investment Department of the Rivne City Council, International Relations Department of the Rivne City Council, Lublin City Administration, Rivne Regional State Administration, Reikartz Hotel and Restaurant, Rivne Brewery and beer restaurant "KANT".

The project is implemented with the financial support of the European Union under the Сross-border cooperation program "Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020".
The content is the sole responsibility of the NGO "Agency for Sustainable Development of the City", and under no circumstances can be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.