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A cocktail glass as tall as a room

Malta Independent Wednesday, 30 April 2014, 13:41 Last update: about 5 years ago

A 9metre profiterole tower, and a cocktail glass towering over one storey will be the principle attractions during the Malta  Records Festival 2014, which  be held between the 2nd and 3rd of May in Qormi. This year, the festival will include 150 records, 70 more than last year; and the route used for the festival will extend from St George's church to Anici Street and back to St Catherine's Street.

Addressing a press conference this morning, Malta Records member Catherine Aquilina, explained that the festival will include live performances, amongst which, drinking and eating competitions, which were highly popular last year. In one bizarre competition, individuals will be competing on who throws a washing machine the furthest. Live performances and exhibitions fall under different categories – festive, sports, food and motoring amongst others. On Friday, a ground fireworks competition will be held.

Joe Borg Bonaci and Tiziano Cassar will be attempting to break the record for the tallest profiterole tower, which will include over 21,000 profiteroles. This is the third record for the two pastry chefs after a 241ft roly poly back in December and a 101ft cassatella siciliana earlier this year.

James Aquilina, also known as the mixologist, will attempt to create a 'Strawberry Margerita' cocktail towering over one storey. The cocktail glass, made specifically for the event, will be filled with 240 litres of the non -alcoholic drink which will be then shared with attendees.  

Last year, 15,000 people attended the festival, which included the record for the biggest ravioli  and bread roll.

During this year's festival, attendees will also have the opportunity to pre-book The Malta Records Book 2013.

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