Yerevan Gastronomic Shows: A Culinary Extravaganza at Yerevan Gastronomic Days Festival


Yerevan Gastronomic Days, the WTA 2023–2024 award winner in the category Event of the Year, is in the spotlight today because of its unique upcoming events. Tomorrow, 7 June, the Yerevan Gastronomic Show is going to start. Keep reading to find more details about this event, agenda and useful information.

Armenia’s wine tourism with initiatives like Yerevan Gastronomic Days has been elevated by EventToura. It aims to boost the country’s global position in enogastronomy. Led by founders Nune Manukyan and Mary Badalyan, the agency has positioned Armenia as a top tourist destination through event tourism, attracting international attention.

EventToura is a festival-organizing company, based in Armenia. EventToura is one of the leading companies in this field organizing various events contributing to the diversification of Armenian tourism products, their appropriate presentation, and promotion in the international tourism market. The company’s primary goal is the development of event tourism in Armenia.

Besides taking offers to organize significant events for other companies, EventToura creates and develops its own projects, among which are:

  • Yerevan Wine Days — since 2017;
  • Yervand Zanazanian: photography workshop and master class — in 2018;
  • Yerevan Gastro Day — in 2019;
  • Beard Fest — in 2019;
  • Yerevan Music Nights — in cooperation with Kami Music Club since 2017;
  • Beer Days — since 2021;
  • The Color of Wine Fest (for the first time in 2022) and its prelude Art Day in Dilijan — in 2021;
  • MetaExpo (for the first time in 2023) and other events.

The company also held the Independence Day in Yerevan in 2018 and in Gyumri in 2019, all government-organized event zones except music zones. Within the framework of the Gagarin project of the DAR foundation, he designed the International Lavash Day festival in Tsaghkunk village. The most popular of the events is Yerevan Wine Days, which in 2022 had more than 60,000 visitors.

So, EventToura has been organizing not only the Yerevan Gastronomic Days but also the Yerevan Wine Days. The last one is the WTA 2023–2024 Public Voting winner in the category Magnet of the Region.

The Yerevan Gastronomic Days now include masterclasses, discussions on food pairing and sustainability, and participation from global wine and culinary experts, enriching the cultural experience and promoting wine tourism in Armenia.

“Yerevan Gastronomic Shows” is the highlight of the “Yerevan Gastronomic Days” festival. Scheduled for June 7, 8, and 9, these dynamic showcases will assemble a diverse array of culinary talents from Armenia and beyond.

Internationally renowned wine experts, Chefs, food bloggers and many other industry figures will be on one platform to hold gastronomic shows, to talk about food and drink pairings, share culinary secrets, prepare delicious dishes and many other food topics.

With expertly equipped stages setting the scene, attendees are poised to embark on an epicurean journey of discovery and delight.


📅 Dates: 7, 8, 9 June, 2024

📍 Location: Moskovyan-Baghramyan crossroad

💡What to achieve? Michelin-starred chefs, famous oenologists, art critics and industry representatives on one stage for 3 days.

Get acquainted with the agenda and get tickets for the shows via the following link 👉


June 7

Stage 1

16:30 – 18:30 — HerMine Dialog Show by Hermine Stepanyan & food bloggers

19:00 – 20:00 — Gastronomic Show by Chef Mary Sue Milliken

20:30 – 21:15 — Gastronomy in Art — Master Class by Maestro Pizzaiuolo Marco Leone

Stage 2

16:30 – 17:30 — Panel Discussion about Armenian cuisine & culinary heritage

18:00 – 19:00 — Seminar about healthy & bio kitchen by 2 Michelin starred Chef Alain Alexanyan

20:315 – 21:00 — Gastronomic Show by 2 Michelin starred Chef Alain Alexanyan & 2 Michelin starred and Bocuse d’Orowner Chef Davy Tissot

21:30 – 22:30 — Gastronomic Show by 2 Michelin starred Chef Alain Alexanyan & 2 Michelin starred and Bocuse d’Orowner Chef Davy Tissot

June 8

Stage 1

16:30 – 17:15 — Gastronomic Show by Arbi Gharakhani

17:45 – 18:30 — Dolma making Master Class by Dolmama restaurant

19:00 – 20:00 — Panel Discussion of Armenian cook books

20:30 – 21:15 — Gastronomic Show by Armenian chefs

21:45 – 22:30 — HoReCa Interior Design, decorative art seminar by interior designer Mikayel Karsyan

Stage 2

16:30 – 17:15 — Gastronomic Show by Chinese Chef Ji Jian

17:45 – 18:30 — Gastronomic Show by Chef Shaghig Dervartanian

19:00 – 20:00 — Gastronomic Show by Chef Tigran Ghambaryan

20:30 – 21:15 — Gastronomic Show by MOV restaurant

21:45 – 22:30 — Floral Show by florist-designer Araik Galstyan

June 9

Stage 1

16:30 – 17:15 — Jengyalov bread making Master Class

17:45 – 18:30 — Gastronomic Show by International Chef from Spain

19:00 – 20:00 — Master Class about bio-wines by wine expert Jean-Baptiste Soula

20:30 – 21:15 — Gastronomic Show by International Chef from Czechia

21:45 – 22:30 — Gastronomic Show by Chef Zarmig Halladjian

Stage 2 — Food Waste Issue Forum

16:30 – 17:00 — Welcoming reception

17:00 – 17:10 — Welcoming speech from EventToura company’s co-founder Mary Badalyan

17:10 – 17:30 — Speech from Michaela Cihalikova (director of Zachran jidlo)

18:00 – 18:30 — Speech from Jean Marc Stavroulakis, founder of Eliots Sustainability

18:30 – 19:30 — Gastronomic Show & Seminar from ourkeynote speaker Chef Leyla Fathallah

19:30 – 19:35 — Closing speech from EventToura company’s co-founder Mary Badalyan

19:35– 20:00 — Break, interviews

20:00– 21:10 — Panel Discussion — The Food Waste Problem

21:30 – 22:40 — Gastronomic Show by SME’S specialized in nutritious & healthy food supply

Also, 11 June at 18:00 you can visit the Gala Dinner with renowned French-American Chef Alain Alexanian, with 2 Michelin stars to his name. He will give an exclusive dinner featuring a special set menu paired with American wine.