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, January 20

10:30 am – 11:15 am

Carmine’s Restaurant

Ford Barsi, Executive Chef, Carmine’s

Recipe: Italian Cheesecake
Description: Italian Cheesecake, made the Italian style with ricotta

Culinary Fight Club - Travel Expo

11:30 am – 1:00 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. 

Travel Indonesia - Travel and Adventure Show

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Indonesia

Chef Henry Alexie Bloem, Chef Owner of Bloem’s Waroeng, Jimbaran, Bali
Chef Sisca Soewitomo, Culinary Expert, Author, Cooking show host
Chef Yono Purnomo, Owner of Yono’s Restaurant in Albany, NY

Recipe: Tempe

Description: Tempe is one of Indonesian staple foods. Vegan, sustainable and good source of protein.

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbeque

John Bennett, Executive Chef/Pitmaster

Recipe: Beef Brisket
Description: A 9 step demo of beef brisket, beginning with the raw beef through the cooking process that we use at our restaurant.  The demo will end with a fully cooked piece that will be available for sampling.

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Lupo Verde

Matteo Venini, Executive Chef at Lupo Verde

Recipe: Butternut Squash Cappellacci
Description: Cappellacci pasta stuffed with roasted butternut squash, Italian mostarda, in a browned butter sage sauce topped with chestnut.

Sunday, January 21

Culinary Fight Club - Travel Expo

11:30 am – 1:00 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. 

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants

Matt McMillin, VP of Culinary & Beverage Innovation, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants

Recipe: Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
Description: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Shaved Parmesan, Lemon, Marcona Almonds, Balsamic Glaze

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Taberna del Alabardero

Javier Cuesta Munoz, Executive Chef, Taberna del Alabardero

Recipe: Caldoso of Bomba Rice, Maine Lobster and, Mussels and Clams