Well, last year, March 2017, I had the chance to go over seas from Rio de Janeiro to South East Asia to do a Canada 150 culinary tour showcasing Canadian Aboriginal fusion cuisine. Locations consisted of Manila, Singapore and Laos with a second stop back in Singapore.
Fast forward one year later to this past March 2018, I was back again in South East Asian doing another tour, this time focusing on Canadian Beef and Canadian Aboriginal Cuisine. Stops included, a one year reunion stop back in Manila, then off to India for my first time ever stopping in Bangalore, and New Delhi working with the team at Shangri-La hotels. Then with my final stop in Taipei, Taiwan, where my last visit was over 4 years ago.
Lets start this post with Manila.
One year ago, I was in Manila to do a Canada 150 event and to promote Canadian cuisine and products. This time around, I had was brought back to do a one year reunion dinner but also to focus on promoting Canadian Beef and other Canadian products available in Manila. The dinner was a reunion with Chef Sharwin-Tee to do a four course dinner showing our Canadian beef dishes from last years event and introduce them to an audience of select guests including professional social media experts and bloggers.
Was wonderful to come back and be a part of this project and to again work with students from the local culinary school and introduce them to some new ideas and cuisine from another country.