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:
John McCartney, 
Founder & President, Blast Marketing & PR

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

Culinary Fight Club - Travel Expo

Saturday, February 24

Travel Indonesia - Travel and Adventure Show

11:15 am – 12 Noon

Indonesia

Chef’s Natalia Sulistiaty Martioso and Linda Lim

Recipe: Beef Rendang

Description: Rendang is an Indonesian Traditional Cuisine that has a strong philosophy in each ingredient.

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Shaun O’Neale, Winner of MasterChef Season 7 on FOX – Author of “My Modern American Table”

Recipe: Fresh Orecchiette with Traditional Pesto

Visit Japan - Tourist Expos

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Japanese “Udon” Experience

Chef Lisako Horimoto, Owner & President of Horimoto LLC- “Food Promotion Company”

Recipe: Kake Udon & Clam Chowder Udon

Description: Discover the beauty of Japanese cuisine, as Lisako Horimoto creates Japanese meals with everyday supermarket items. We’ll introduce you to traditional & healthy recipes of Japan all while showcasing our notorious Japanese hospitality.  Begin your sample of traditional Japanese food here and finish the journey in Japan to explore even more cuisine.  

Culinary Fight Club - Travel Expo

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Culinary Fight Club

Cheferee: Anthony Martorina

Culinary Fight Club presents its Black Box PRO Series!  This culinary competition is fast, furious and serious!  Chefs must rise to the challenge and prepare the perfect plate from a basket of 15 mystery ingredients. Chefs will be given a single burner, salt, pepper and oil. They can bring a 24 gallon container of gear and two unprepared ingredients. The judges will be looking for the perfect bite. Join the competition and cheer on your favorite chef in this fast paced competition.  Chefs bewarethe Cheferee will be watching you. 

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants

Emily Wines, Master SommelierVice President of Wine & Beverage Experience, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants

The Pursuit and Preservation of Sweetness
For centuries, sweet wines were the most prized and cherished style of wines produced. The complex ways that different people throughout history have pursued and preserved sweetness in their wine makes this category fascinating; yet tastes are changing and many of these wines are being forgotten. In this talk we will dive into this compelling subject as well as discuss how to pair these wines with food today all while drinking an extraordinary glass of award-winning Ice Wine.

 

Sunday, February 25

Culinary Fight Club - Travel Expo

11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Culinary Fight Club

Cheferee: Anthony Martorina

Culinary Fight Club presents its Black Box PRO Series!  This culinary competition is fast, furious and serious!  Chefs must rise to the challenge and prepare the perfect plate from a basket of 15 mystery ingredients. Chefs will be given a single burner, salt, pepper and oil. They can bring a 24 gallon container of gear and two unprepared ingredients. The judges will be looking for the perfect bite. Join the competition and cheer on your favorite chef in this fast paced competition.  Chefs bewarethe Cheferee will be watching you. 

David Kuo Chef Speaker
Tour Taiwan - Travel Shows
Little Fatty Logo

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Taiwan

David Kuo, Chef/Owner, Little Fatty

Recipe: Taiwanese Soul Food: Squid Ink Xiao Long Bao

Description: First-generation Angeleno Chef/Owner David Kuo chats about his version of Taiwanese soul food in Los Angeles while making Squid Ink Xiao Long Baos.

Travel Indonesia - Travel and Adventure Show

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Indonesia

Zach Hamel, Head Chef/Chef de Cuisine, KASIH
Nick Tamura, Sous Chef, KASIH

Jamaica - Travel and Adventure Shows

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Jamaica

Leonie McDonald, Owner of Strictly Vegan Jamaican Cuisine, Inc. Catering

Recipe: Vegan Reggae Wrap:  Curry Tofu, Quinoa, Black Beans, Kale Salad Mix (w/Caribbean salsa & avocado) wrapped in an extra-large tortilla. (Has gluten and soy.)

Jerk Chicken Reggae: Boneless Jerk Chicken, Kale Salad Mix (w/Caribbean salsa & avocado) wrapped in an extra-large tortilla. (Has gluten and no soy.)