Taste of Travel Theater

Get A Taste of World Cuisine on the Taste of Travel Theater

Wake up your senses on this one of a kind, stadium seating styled theater located right on the show floor! Nothing connects a traveler to a destination more than food. At the Taste of Travel Theater, you’ll transport your taste buds to a different area of the world and discover the unique cultural flavors of local, regional and worldwide cuisines.

Hosted By:
Anthony Martorina
Culinary Fight Club

Schedule and performances subject to change without prior notice, please check back often for updates.

Event MC:

Anthony Martorina, Culinary Fight Club

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11:00 am – 11:45 am

Amazing Thailand

Vanda and Cathy Asapahu, Chef and Owner – Ayara Thai Cuisine

Recipe: Massamun Oxtail Curry and Pad Thai

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12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Culinary Fight Club

Cheferee: Anthony Martorina

About Culinary Fight Club
If you’re into cooking, eating, drinking, networking with like minds and passion with interest in a little competition – then this is the monthly event for you!

WHAT’ IS CULINARY FIGHT CLUB?  SEE FOR YOURSELF… https://youtu.be/86Zvg_-pgR4   

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Contestants have (60) minutes to impress (2) judges, using (1) 10k BTU Burner and (15) supplied & (3) surprise ingredients, all to be judged on that one perfect bite!

WHO CAN BE A CONTESTANT?
Home Chefs, Culinary Students, Moms, Caterers, Executive Chefs….If you can cook, you can play! Interested? Email us a few sentences why you should compete and a picture to cook@culinaryfightclub.com. (Space fills up fast!). We also ask that you help build the buzz!

HOW DO I BECOME A JUDGE?
Attend an upcoming #CulinaryFightClub and talk to us! You must attend at least (1) event before being considered. At each event we try to have a variety of Judges: Food Blogger, Hospitality Expert, Restaurateur, and a Wild Card! Questions, email us at cook@culinaryfightclub.com

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2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Maui

Chef Gevin Utrillo, Hyatt Regency Maui
Chef Tom Muromoto, Executive Chef at Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel

Recipe: Japengo Grilled Ahi Tuna

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Famous Daves

“FAMOUS DAVE” ANDERSON – AMERICA’S RIB KING

Our passion for BBQ is famous! We’re honored to be consistently chosen as America’s favorite BBQ restaurant. We also like heading out to competitions and putting our BBQ up against what the other elite pitmasters are cooking. To date, we’ve won more than 700 awards!

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Event MC:

Anthony Martorina, Culinary Fight Club

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12 Noon – 12:45 pm

STK DENVER

Joe Heskin, Executive Chef, STK Denver

Recipe: Mac & Cheese

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Earls

Chef Ryan Spicknell, Head Chef – Earls Kitchen + Bar Tysons Corner

Recipe: Spicy Tuna Sushi Press
Soy marinated albacore tuna, chives, nori, avocado and pickled ginger pressed on sushi rice, topped with sriracha mayo

Recipe: Bees Knees
Aviation Gin, Cointreau, Honey, Fresh Lemon

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2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

221 South Oak Bistro

Chef Eliza H. S. Gavin, Chef/Owner 221 South Oak Bistro

Recipe: Smoked Rocky Mountain Trout with Herb Aioli and Blood Orange

Recipe: Rocky Mountain Elk Sausage with Goji Berry Jam