Celebrity Chef Cyrus Todiwala who was the BBC’s Food Personality of the Year 2015 lead a five member team from England, to tickle the palates of Goans and others who were present at the festival. Paul Cunningham, Sarah Teresa Hartnett, Feeney John Paul and Colin Bussey finish off this star studded team that regaled all. Chef Cyrus along with 4 British chefs brought delicacies from Goa, Portugal and more. A connoisseur of Goan-Portuguese food, this food fiesta exhibited his culinary skills and presented dishes made by him along with his fellow chefs. They demonstrated a wide variety of food prepared live and this includes entrées, main courses and desserts. The 3 day event also inlcuded art and music from Goan and International bands.
A pre party was organised at the Gonsalves Mansion to set the mood for the Taste of Goa festival which was scheduled for the next three days. The whos who of Goa were present at the party making it a memorable one. Among the guests were Goa's celebrated chefs Vashquito Alvares and Slyvestro D'Souza, The head of Holiday IQ Hari Nair, Manager of Alila Diva Resort and Spa Sidharth Savkur and Wife, Proprietor of Cazulo Feni Hansel Vaz, Musicians Varun Carvalho, Carlos Gonsalves and Peregrino Da Costa, Activist Fr. Bismarque Dias etc.