After leaving the Illy stand there was quite a commotion where the Artistica 4th International Artistic Chef Contest was being held. The MIA web site describes it thus: “Organized in collaboration with the FIC (Federation of Italian Chefs) [and] with the sponsorship of the WACS World Association of Cooks´ Societies.
An artistic competition for Italian and foreign chefs expert in carving: vegetable carving, cheese sculptures, fruit and vegetable triumphs, ice sculptures, work in sugar and/or chocolate, marzipan compositions, decoration of cakes for all kinds of special occasions, items made from confectionery or pastry and pastilliage compositions.”
There was an amazing array of different displays, as many chefs were still busy carving out their culinary masterpieces. Is there no equivalent of this in the UK?