The Ruby Jubilee edition marked its 40th year of Food & Hotel Asia (FHA) which ran from 24 to 27 April 2018. The event saw 81,896 attendees from more than 105 countries/regions, an increase of 14 per cent from 2016. From first time exhibitors to decades-long partnerships, FHA played host to 3,500 exhibitors from 76 countries/regions and 71 international group pavilions.
As a nod to FHA’s impactful growth, Miele also celebrated its continued partnership with Culina as the “Official Kitchen Appliance Partner”. The imposing Miele mobile kitchen served numerous guest and residents chefs at Culina’s booth during the four-day event. The stellar line-up of chefs include Joseph Sergentakis (CÉ LA VI), Komoda Kentaro (Vue46), Dwayne Emuang (The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar), Freddy Money (Hub Culture), Timothy deSouza (COMO Cuisine), Daniel Chavez (Ola Cocina Del Mar) and Joseph Yeo (SPRMRKT).
The culinary demonstration by Chef Komoda Kentaro saw an excited crowd of trade guests and media vying for a close-up spot to see the chef in action. The Executive Chef of Vue46, a seasoned chef who has been working under Joel Robuchon, Chef Kentaro impressed with in-season white asparagus topped with caviar, followed by savoury foie gras.
Chef Dwayne Emuang of The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar presented two of the restaurant’s signature dishes – toasted egg yolk topped with caviar and herbs, and tuna tartare coated with avocado and ginger marinade topped with spicy radish. The unassumingly delightful dishes were a perfect pairing with alcoholic beverages from Champagne Taittinger.
The Miele mobile kitchen, equipped with ovens, hobs, fridge and wine chiller, supported resident chefs daily with round-the-event food preparations such as Spare Ribs with Chinese BBQ sauce and pickled green chili, slow-cooked ocean trout with cauliflower salad and smoked eggplant puree amongst many more.