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.
Matt Hensler, Director of Integrated Marketing, Blast! Marketing & PR
Schedule and performances subject to change without prior notice, please check back often for updates.
10:30 am – 11:15 am
Chef Marco Lim, Executive Chef, Marco Padang Peranakan Restaurant
Wanda Mahardi, Food and Beverage Manager & Mixiologist, Marco Culinary Concepts – Marco Padang Peranakan Restaurant
Recipe: Beef Rendang
Beef shank stewed in coconut milk mixed with herbs and spices and West Sumatran grounded red chili. Cooked for 8 hours with traditional techniques using wood burning stove.
Recipe: Jahe Lemon / Lemon Ginger
Refreshing drink blended with ginger served with lemongrass and lemon juice.
Recipe: Ice Coffee Padang
11:45 am – 12:30 pm
JAPANESE “UDON” Experience
Chef Lisako Horimoto
Recipe: Kake Udon and Udon Salad
Description: Discover the beauty of Japanese cuisine. Lisako Horimoto creates Japanese meals with simple ingredients. “Udon” is Japan’s traditional noodle. Lisako uses the famous “Sanuki Udon” noodle to take you on a culinary tour of Japan. We’ll introduce you to traditional & healthy recipes from Japan while showcasing our outstanding Japanese hospitality. Begin with a sample of traditional Japanese food here, then finish your journey by going to Japan to experience more great cuisine.
10:30 am – 11:45 am
Culinary Fight Club
MC: Chef Jernard Wells
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (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 email@example.com
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Chef Bruce Yim, Executive Chef at the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort in Tucson, Arizona
Marcos Seville, Executive Chef, Omni Resorts, Montelucia, Scottsdale
Recipe: Compressed Watermelon, Fiore di Capra Goat Cheese, Sonoran Wheat Berries, Dos Manos Honey Citrus Vinaigrette
Recipe: Avocado and Sweet Crab Bisque Coconut, Lime, Prickly Pear Glaze, Micro Cilantro
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Leonie McDonald, Owner of Strictly Vegan Jamaican Cuisine, Inc. Catering, Rancho Cucamonga, California
Recipe: Vegan Reggae Wrap (Has Gluten & Soy)
Recipe: Jerk Chicken Reggae Wrap (Has Gluten, No Soy)
Caribbean Salsa is Gluten & Soy FREE
We aim to provide healthy and nutritious Jamaican inspired vegan dishes and fresh organic juices that will feed your mind, body, and soul.