Preuvenemint: Food, Fashion and Charity
September 2, 2010 Leave a Comment
With its large array of reputable restaurants, including two Michelin listed restaurants and its a unique chique style, it is no surprise that Maastricht could pull off an event like the Preuvenemint.
This annual culinary event brings together a number of Maastricht-based restaurants to present their specialties against the background of the beautiful Vrijthof Square.
The event, which lasts for four days, takes place over the last long weekend of August: the three days preceding the last Sunday of August.
Despite the clouds that dominated Dutch skies over the last days of August, there were many who braved the rain, opened their umbrellas and came to enjoy good food, warm atmosphere, international music and all for a good cause.
So for those who think the prices were a bit on the pricy side, remember that all the proceedings of the Preuvenemint will be directed to support charitable causes.
Fashion was not understated at the event. The stands were chique and food was presented elegantly. Even people pulled out their best clothing for the opening day.
The 2010 edition of the Preuvenemint sought to celebrate the international diversity of Maastricht. And it has done it in style…
As noted by the Mayor of Maastricht during his event-launch speech, Maastricht has many colors; colors representing the different people living in it.
For this year’s addition a number of international music performances were scheduled, ranging from Salsa to a Touareg fanfare.
So keep it in mind and go out and enjoy it next year.
Text and Photos by Faten Aggad
Faten Aggad has dual Algerian/South African nationality and works as a Programme Officer at the European Centre for Development Policy Management in Maastricht.