According to the Director of the Foundation "Baltic music seasons" by Alexander gafina, the idea is to follow the example of the legendary Salzburg festival, combining the pleasure of quality music and art of gastronomy, hovering in the air for a long time.

"Every year people come to Salzburg, not only to listen to concerts by famous musicians, but also to indulge in an interesting kitchen. Therefore, we will be happy to promote in Jurmala festival of delicious dishes aimed to acquaint the residents and guests of the city with outstanding chefs and a diverse array of culinary schools. We hope that visitors and guests of the "Baltic music seasons" such events will delight, and they will be able to expand your culinary horizons, not flying for this to Biarritz or Normandy. This experience will also be useful for local chefs," said he.

In turn, the initiator of the food festival, co-founder of the management company in the hospitality industry NOEMA, the owner of Madam Brioš restaurants, Mama Della and Orrizonte Siranush Giricheva explained why Jurmala is an ideal place for such events, and said, what the program is expecting the guests of the festival:

"Our idea was born from the desire to create something new and fresh, and that is why the name of the festival was this Al fresco ("fresh" — ital.), what in the world gourmet means "enjoy meals in the fresh air." In Jurmala because a priori it works. This is evidenced by the presence of the concert hall "Dzintari", where I listen to music not in a closed room, and many restaurants open type and terraces where you can enjoy delicious dishes. So we decided to do this festival, this year presenting it in three directions: the first one is to introduce people to the culinary culture of our country (with the motto "taste Latvia"), which participate with their exclusive menu will be attended by famous local chefs