Four-City 2018 Philippine Culinary Tour in Scandinavia: Chef Margarita Forés impresses chefs, food writers and food bloggers of Copenhagen

Four-City 2018 Philippine Culinary Tour in Scandinavia: Chef Margarita Forés impresses chefs, food writers and food bloggers of Copenhagen

Photo by Joe Mortensen

Copenhagen, Denmark – The Copenhagen leg of Philippine Flavors: A Culinary Tour with Margarita Forés, Asia’s Best Female Chef 2016 saw chefs, food writers and food bloggers savouring Chef Margarita’s aperitifs and five-course menu.     

Held at the Copenhagen Cooking Class on 28 August 2018, the lunch event started with a pass-around of barquillos with chive mousse and chicharon with garlic mousse, accompanied by a cocktail of Destileria Limtuaco’s mango rhum. While having their aperitifs, the guests attentively watched Chef Margarita’s demonstration of preparing kinilaw, which was also the introduction to the five-course menu.

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The first dish, kinilaw, a vinegar-cured halibut fish, was playfully served with the well-loved Boy Bawang, a flavored corn snack, on top. Chef Margarita and her team followed kinilaw with shrimp sinigang, using tamarind as a souring agent. The main dish was adobo of tender short beef ribs, complemented by adlai rice, a gluten-free grain, naturally grown in the Philippines, and atchara, or pickled papaya. Adobo was partnered with pinakbet, a vegetable stew of okra, eggplant, ampalaya (bitter melon), and pumpkin. For dessert, the culinary team presented a meticulously prepared maja blanca, coffee from Sagada coffee beans and Malagos chocolates accompanied guests as they continued their lively discussion on Philippine flavors.

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More surprises awaited guests as they bid goodbye. Guests were given goody bags filled with adobo starter kits; Kulinarya recipe cards; Destileria Limtuaco Quinto Packs of mini mango rhum, artisanal dark rhum, and calamansi, dalandan and coffee liqueurs; Theo and Philo chocolates; and dried mangoes.

The culinary tour continues to Stockholm and Malmö in Sweden, from 4 to 7 September 2018.  END

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