International Cuisine Wanted Downtown

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3Downtown Milford, Inc. will be hosting the first ever International Food Festival in downtown Milford on Sunday, November 15. An event aimed at highlighting various cultures that make up the town of Milford, the International Food Festival is currently seeking additional food vendors and restaurants to assist in sharing a variety of foods from around the globe. The location of the event will be downtown on Walnut St across from the Riverfront Theatre, where the Riverwalk Farmers Market is held each Saturday.

The event is being planned by Noa Kornbluh, an Americorps VISTA volunteer that is working with Downtown Milford, Inc. through the Delaware Economic Development Office in the State of Delaware. Working with DMI for one year, Kornbluh is building the foundation for diversity engagement and outreach in the organization, helping to create permanent avenues for DMI to continue pursuing after her work in Milford is finished.

“My role is to bring a broader audience to downtown, which includes business owners and resident and visitor involvement with the downtown area,” said Kornbluh. “We want to engage multiple cultures that have not been engaged in downtown Milford before.”

The International Food Festival will use the power and influence of food to connect diverse cultures. Current vendors will include Korean, Italian and Hispanic foods as organizers are working to connect with other restaurants and vendors to bring foods from around the globe. Vendors can call Downtown Milford, Inc. at 302-839-1180 or email Kornbluh at community@downtownmilford.org to be a participant.

Event goers will have the opportunity to purchase tastes from each restaurant and food vendor as they experience several unique cuisines. Attendance to the event is open to the public and will take place from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, November 15 on the Mispillion Riverwalk next to the Riverfront Theatre on Walnut St. If it rains, the event will be held at the Milford Senior Center at 111 Park Ave.

“Food is something that everyone shares and it can help connect cultures,” said Kornbluh. “This event is all about exposure, not fundraising. It is about bringing people together downtown to experience the different cultures within our community.”