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CHEF OF THE YEAR

Yann Castano, chef at Oro e Argento restaurant at Sofitel Kirchberg, has been crowned the Gault & Millau Chef of the Year. The 2018 Gault & Millau Belux guide, which features reviews of 90 selected Luxembourg restaurants, is on sale from 14 November. icon_website www.lu.gaultmillau.com

FAST AND FURIOUS

The International Motor Show is an unmissable annual event for fans of competition sports cars and all manner of soupedup and nostalgic vehicles. It also features action events including a drift show. icon_when 17-19 November icon_where Luxexpo, Luxembourg-Kirchberg icon_website www.euro-racing-show.com

LIGHT SAVER

Amnesty International Luxembourg has launched its annual sale of candles ahead of Human Rights Day on 10 December. The candles raise between €50,000 and €60,000 for the Luxembourg chapter in its campaigns to get prisoners of conscience released and save lives. icon_website www.amnesty.lu

CHARITY BAZAAR

The annual Red Cross Bazaar features a second-hand sale, gift items, food stands and entertainment for kids and adults as well as a visit from Saint Nicholas. Proceeds go to the youth section of the Luxembourg organisation and to its international aid fund. icon_when 12 November icon_where Halle Victor Hugo, Luxembourg-Limpertsberg icon_website www.croix-rouge.lu

RUN IN THE DARK

An intimate evening 5k or 10k run will help raise money for the Mark Pollock Trust, researching cures for paralysis. Participation costs €25 in return for which runners will receive Run in the Dark gear and bottled water and a snack at the finish line. icon_when 15 November icon_where Big Beer Company, Luxembourg-Clausen icon_website www.runinthedark.org

December 2017

KACHEN IN ENGLISH

ART FAIR

Now that Art Week is over, the four-day Luxembourg Art Fair opens with over 2,000 works from contemporary artists on show. icon_when 30 November-3 December icon_where Luxexpo, Luxembourg-Kirchberg icon_website www.luxartfair.com

Luxembourg foodie magazine Kachen has published its first edition in English. The autumn edition features articles on Moselle wines, apples and vodka. icon_website www.kachen.lu

FESTIVE BEATS

Rhythm and Carols is a seasonal fund-raiser concert jointly organised by Amcham, the Lions Club ­Luxembourg-Amitié and the British Chamber of Commerce. Festive music is performed by the percussion students of the Conservatoire conducted by Paul Mootz and Nancy Glesener. icon_when 10 December icon_where Conservatoire, Luxembourg-Merl icon_website www.amcham.lu

HOW BAZAR, HOW BIZARRE The annual Bazar International is a real highlight of the Advent season. For volunteers it is a weekend of hard but rewarding work, for some visitors it is a friendly fundraiser, for others a chance to get all their Christmas shopping down under one roof, and for others still a culinary (or binge drinking) journey around the world. Some devoted fans even post a Bazar countdown on Facebook, such is their impatience to attend the event. Indeed, the Bazar International is many things to many people, but at the end of the day it is an event that showcases the very best of Luxembourg, and especially its diverse and very active international community. The Bazar started humbly enough in 1961 as a one-day fund raising event at the Foyer Européen (now the Casino contemporary art forum), but the event now features 70 stands representing over 60 countries, manned by some 1,400 volunteers, and there is even a waiting list for new stands. Visitors can taste everything from sushi to Irish coffee, from curries to Australian wines. Many come away from the Bazar laden with gift items for loved ones ranging from Scandinavian knitwear to South African wooden carvings, while keen readers manage to snaffle a whole bag of swag at the Book Stand. And it’s all in a good cause. Each year the Bazar committee selects a principal charity that it supports, but a further 80 or so projects also receive funding through the receipts of the Bazar, which last year totalled €580,000. icon_when 25 & 26 November icon_where Luxexpo, Luxembourg-Kirchberg icon_website www.bazar-international.lu

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