The Black Food Festival provides a number of answers to this question. The black part is not artificial: it’s entirely natural. Coffee, chocolate, berries, garlic, black bread... It’s found in other, ever more intriguing combinations, too: pasta, burgers, cheese, ice cream, balsamic vinegar and more. In fact there’s nothing in which you don’t find it. It’s also well suited to music. Discovering and sharing this surprisingly diverse palette is what the festival is all about.
The Black Food Festival is coming to Estonia for the first time this year. Having set out its stall in Berlin, London and New York in the last 12 months, it’s be coming to the Põhjala factory in Tallinn on Saturday 23 November.
The aim is to open the door to culinary creativity and experimentation and to do so under the umbrella of an enjoyable city festival during some of the blackest nights of the year. Taste-wise, there’ll be something for everybody!
Festival will end with a wonderful soul party Must Mesi (Black Honey), at 9 p.m.
The party will get its first grooves by resident DJ's Heidy Purga and Bert on Beats and their soul, funk, disco, r'nb and hiphop selections. The black cherry on the cake will be a live performance by an international afrobeat and funk orchestra Afro Tallinn Beat Orchestra with 15 members.
We suggest to use public transport or bike coming to the festival. There are also some parking options around Põhjala factory (Ankru street), please pay attention to city's parking signs.
When you use trams, choose tram number 1 or 2, headed to Kopli, the name of the stop is Marati.
Please take some cash with you, there may not be card payment options in all booths.
Please take your own coffee cup and other utensils with you - let's be environment friendly!
You can use Wolt Black Food Restaurant to order festival food without any queues for eating at the festival or take away.
Kids under 10 years (incl) have free entrance to the festival.
You can bring along well behaving pets. There is a special degustation area for them by Urr & Nurr.
Come in black! Wear something cool! The best outfit will get a 100 euros gift card from the LEVI design shop. The winner will be drawn among the best dressers at the end of the festival.
Host of the day is Robin Juhkental.
A-STAGE - Let’s party
17:00–17:30 Black Bread Gone Mad
18:30–19:00 Black Bread Gone Mad
Festival vibes will be held by DJ Jaan Jaago
B-STAGE - Let’s play with food
12:00-13:00 KIDS WORKSHOP: PORRIDGE GRAFFITI - Helis Heiter and Maria Ader (Curated By Bakerman). This is a workshop where children can first make black porridge, then draw a true masterpiece on it and then eat it.
13:15-13:35 SHOW AND TASTE: GOOD FOOD FROM EXPERIMENTS - Silver Saa (Ore)
This masterchef will share with us his view on the future of food and the exciting results of fermentation. Everyone will get smarter and some of us can even taste some black fermented bites.
13:45-14:30 SHOW AND COOK: FERMENTING - Liis Tuulberg (Metsik Toit)
This workshop from Metsik toit will teach you how to ferment black radish. You will get to taste different stages of fermentation and learn quite a lot about food fermenting.
14:45-15:30 BLACK FOOD SHOWDOWN - Who made the best black food of the festival? Let’s find out.
16:00-17:00 WORKSHOP: PUERH TEACEREMONY - Teeline
Triin ja Herkko Labi from community Teeline will serve everyone Puerh tea and tell us about Chinese tea culture and the preparation and experience of drinkig Puerh tea.
17:15-18:00 BLACK FOOD SHOWDOWN - Who made the best black drink of the festival? Let’s find out.
18:15-18:45 FORUM: COLOUR VS CONTENT - psychologist Jorgen Matsi