TasteMIGF


When: Fri, September 6, 11am – Sun, September 8, 11pm, 2013
Where: Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, Selangor, Malaysia
Admission: Free [Food & products are purchasable by pre-paid tokens]
Admission: Event | Workshop Registration

Taste MIGF – the spectacular preview event of the MIGF (Malaysia International Gourmet Festival) – At Taste MIGF, food lovers can taste bite sized samples from the Festival restaurants as they gather in one specially created location – The Theatre of Cuisines. They can also shop at the Epicure Gourmet Village and attend Master Chefs’ cooking classes and enjoy wine appreciation talks and other culinary happenings.

Epicure Gourmet Village
Over 80 food and beverage stations allow foodies the opportunity to sample and shop for a wide range of produce – including fine wines, spirits, cheeses, gourmet chocolates and an abundance of other mouthwatering delicacies.

Epicrure Lifestyle Workshops
Taste MIGF also features a range of exclusive Workshops including classes, wine appreciation courses and other lifestyle subjects. Over the course of two days, over 40 workshops and classes would be available for you to meet and learn from some of the best Masters in the gourmet profession in an intimate class environment. Each class would be worth hundreds in entrance fees if you were to pay for it, but at Taste MIGF, we are offering this to you at no cost!  [List of workshops after the jump/click on More Details.]

COOKING/WORKSHOP CLASSES
Saturday, 7th Sept 2013
12.00 – 1.30pm
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Chef Faizal Rosli Abdullah
Restaurant: Presented by Brahim's
Topic: Brahim Ready-To-Use Cooking Sauce & Paste
Chef Faizal has over 20 years of culinary experience, working in a senior capacity with top-notch International hotels. Now a trainer for Halal compliance, and culinary competition medal winner, he will show you how to easily make sauces and pastes at home.

Chef Thierry Lerallu
Presented by: Sunway Le Cordon Bleu
Topic: Pastisserie - Verrine Caramel
Chef Thierry was born in Normandy. France, and has always had a passion for bakery and patisserie. His numerous years in the industry, including Executive Pastry Chef positions in five star international hotels, led to his appointment as Head of Pastry Chef at Sunway Le Cordon Bleu. He brings a lifetime of outstanding experience and expertise to his Workshops.

Chef Nigel Richter
Topic: Fine dining staples from Canada West Coast
Sponsored by: Justlife www.justlifeshop. com
Chef Nigel’s food is all about fresh, simple-yet-not-so-simple palate pleasing compositions. He is a classically French trained West Coast professional. Gifted with a flair for pastry, Chef Nigel is an allrounder whose recipes will promise a new take on flavor pairings and a teaser into what North American West Coast cuisine is.

Thomas Ling
Presented by: Entwine
Topic: Seven Gods In A Grain Of Rice - Insight Into Japanese Sake And Nihonshu
Something of a celebrity on the world wine circuit, Thomas has judged wine competitions around the world and is a qualified educator in the field of wines. So take advantage of having Thomas here in Malaysia at TasteMIGF 2013.

Evelyn Lee & Chief Barista Goh Chee Wan
Classic Fine Foods
Topic: Coffee Appreciation
Learn about great coffees and how to bring out the best in the blends by these two industry experts.
2.00 - 3.30pm
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Chef Abang Brian & Sister
Restaurant: Presented by Kelantan Delights
Topic: A Kelantanese Family Reunion
Celebrity Chef Brian Chen or Abang Brian has graduated from appearing on Malaysian Masterchef, to becoming one of the leading forces in getting young people interested in cooking in Malaysia. Join him and his sister in this class as they share their favorite Kelantanese recipes.

Chef Jean Phillipe Guiard
Topic: Cauliflower Soup & Egg Surprise; Seabass & Oyster Tartar
Restaurant: Lafite, Shangri-La Hotel
Hailing from Angouleme in South West France, he trained at the prestigious La Rochelle Academy in France. He has distinguished himself at several Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe, plus set up successful restaurants in. He now brings this outstanding experience and expertise to Lafite, as Chef de Cuisine.

Chef Pearl Woo
Private Class: Zurich Insurance VIP Guest
Topic: A Taste of Beef Qba Latin Grill Style & Spice Up with Salsa
Restaurant: Qba Latin Bar & Grill
Chef Pearl’s bubbly persona and approachable attitude belie her serious demeanor when in the kitchen, an environment where the stress she says, is her prime trigger for motivation. Her passion for Latin American cuisine and food in general, is deep and profound, and here she teams up with Zurich Insurance’s CEO Mr Trevor Bull to cook up a storm for their private guests at this event.

Luis Cesar Luna
Trade Commissioner of the Embassy of Argentina in Malaysia
Topic: It Takes Two To Wine And To Tango! The Wines Of Argentina
Mr Luna is the Trade Commissioner of the Argentinian Embassy, so don’t miss this chance to learn from him in person.


Evelyn Lee & Chief Barista Goh Chee Wan
Topic: Classic Fine Foods
Topic: Artistic Cappucino
Learn about great coffees and how to bring out the best in the blends by these two industry experts.
4.00 - 5.30pm
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Chefs William, Reya and Sanga
Restaurant: Kiraku Japanese Restaurant
Topic: Teppanyaki Prawn & Chicken
Teppanyaki at it’s finest, cooked by this skilled chef trio: William, Reya and Sanga of Kiraku Japanese Restaurant. Chef Reya is an Iron Chef from Vietnam whose extensive training from Teppanyaki Master Chefs means she is ready for anything. Chef Sanga has spent fifteen years working in Europe and this influence goes into his dishes.

Chefs David Morris
Presented by: Sunway Le Cordon Bleu
Topic: Cuisine - Red Mullet & Potato Salad
Following a long and distinguished career in the United Kingdom, where he enjoyed Head Chef and Executive Sous Chef positions at a number of leading Hotels throughout the UK, Chef David joined Le Cordon Bleu in 2010.

Chef Alexander Waschl
Topic:Ultimate Brownies
Restaurant: The Restaurant, The Club Saujana Resort
Austrian-born Chef Alexander considers his trade an art form and he puts every ounce of his creativity and passion into his gastronomic creations. He is one of the leading lights in the Malaysian premium dining scene and a MIGF veteran. Learn how to make his mouthwatering brownies.

Shane Sta Maria
Topic: Mixing It Up – Cocktail Mixing
Restaurant: Aloft KL Sentral
A fun and friendly in nature person – Shane is a true star to Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral. A creative thinker he is, always trying new, innovative ideas. Although young, Shane is widely experienced and ready to rock w xyz bar scene with brilliant ideas and creative cocktails
6.00 - 7.30pm
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Chef Nopporn & Lam Prai
Restaurant: Chakri Palace, Suria KLCC
Topic: Deep Fried Snapper with Thai Samrod Sauce & Fruit Carving
Chef Nopporn is the son of Mama Nipa (Head Chef of Chakri Palace). He has been a Chakri Group Chef for over 14 years and is currently Head Chef at Chakri Xpress, Alamanda, Putrajaya. Learn from him and Lam Prai on how to cook a delicious Thai dish & how to carve decorative fruits.

Chef Roberto Hernandez
Restaurant: SPanish Passions
Topic: Spanish dishes - Paella
Famed for pioneering the tapas craze in Singapore five years ago, Chef Roberto brings his legendary Spanish flair to Taste MIGF this year. His food is very traditional and watching him cook is like being a guest at his house, he loves interaction with his customers so expect a ton of fun.

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Ms Berta Corzo Thorpe
The Pacific Cigar Company
Topic: Cigar Appreciation
Born in Havana, Ms. Corzo Thorpe has been rolling cigars professionally since 1982 after graduating from the Héroes del Moncada cigar rolling school. She is ready to share her expertise with you at Taste MIGF.

Sunday, 8th Sept 2013
12.00 – 1.30pm
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Chef Rasheed Al Halabi
Restaurant: Tarbush Restaurant
Topic: Arabic Food At Home
This confident yet unassuming young chef learned at the apron strings of one of the great KL chefs, Mohyiddin Al Halabi , and has taken on his fathers drive for fantastic Syrian and Middle- Eastern cuisine. In this class he will demonstrate how complex Arabic dishes can be made easily in the comfort of your own home.

Chef Johnny Fua
Topic: Reinterpreted Barramundi ‘Yee Tau Mai’ - Live Barramundi Roulade
Restaurant: Tanzini
Whether plating up classic Italian dishes or stirring up a storm with free form recipes drawing from his extensive culinary experiences and inspirations, Johnny’s passion for food and culinary art transforms even the most basic ingredients into a distinct neo-cuisine where each plate is treated as a work of art.

Chef Fabio Ruggerio
Topic: How to serve a Caviali and Making Edible Soil
Restaurant: Marini’s On 57
Hailing from Bari Italy, Head Chef Fabio brings you extraordinary contemporary Italian cuisine with a modern twist. With 10 years’ working experience in various establishments such as Five Star Relaux Chateaux La Suverain in Tuscany, the Best Italian restaurant in Naples Siena Fuori Porta, Caruso Hotel in Costiera Amalfi, the best hotel in Rome - Eden, and famed Italian restaurant Getti in London, Head Chef Fabio now calls Marini’s on 57 home.

Thomas Ling
Presented by: Entwine
Topic: L'ecole of Vin Bordeux Initiation Sessions
Something of a celebrity on the world wine circuit, Thomas has judged wine competitions around the world and is a qualified educator in the field of wines. So take avantage of having Thomas here in Malaysia.
2.00 - 3.30pm
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Chef Thierry Lerallu
Restaurant: Sunway Le Cordon Bleu
Topic: Pastisserie - Light Tiramisu and Sugared Raspberries
Chef Thierry, born in Normandy, France, has steadily risen to the top of his game and when it comes to bakery and patisserie, his skill is unbeatable. This is a great class for those with a sweet tooth.

Chef Johny Fua
Topic: Cooking Techniques and Pre-preparation Methods
Whether plating up classic Italian dishes or stirring up a storm with free form recipes, Johnny’s passion for food and culinary art transforms even the most basic ingredients into a distinct neocuisine where each plate is treated as a work of art.

Chef Filippo Giunta
Topic: Ravioli Pumpkin
Restaurant: Senja, Saujana Resort
An Italian native, Chef Filippo delivers the most mouthwatering Mediterranean and Sicilian cuisine with distinctive flavour, that is immaculately presented, for which he is well known. Watch him demonstrate a staple of his favourite cuisine.

Shane Joshua Sta Maria
Topic: Mixing It Up – Cocktail Mixing
Restaurant: Aloft KL Sentral
A fun and friendly in nature person – Shane is a true star to Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral. A creative thinker he is, always trying new, innovative ideas. Although young, Shane is widely experienced and ready to rock w xyz bar scene with brilliant ideas and creative cocktails
4.00 - 5.30pm
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Chef Abang Brian
Presented by: Presented by Kelantan Delights
Topic: It's A Cooking Day Out With The Kids!




Chef Muslim Sadli
Topic: Authentic Malay Dishes
Restaurant: Kelantan Delights
Head Chef of Kelantan Delights for four years, Chef Muslim has redefined what Malay premium dining is for the city whilst maintaining strong traditional flavours in his dishes.

Chef Michele Cuozzo
Topic: Squid Ink Pasta
Restaurant: Nerovivo
Originally from a village near Salerno, Italy, Michele has worked in many regions around Italy. His passion for cooking led him to Asia, first Indonesia, then Singapore before returning to Italy. But the pull of the East was too strong, and he is now settled In Malaysia. He enjoys interactivity with clients, and loves new culinary challenges.

Alexander Ribut
Topic: Sake and Soju Appreciation
Restaurant: Kiraku Japanese Restaurant
Alexander has had over 13 years experience in the industry, and prior to Kiraku was bar manager for Karma Bar at the prestigious 5-star Cyber View Resort in Selangor. You’ll learn a lot about Japan’s favourite tipples and how to best serve them.

Christina Zoia
Topic: Introduction of Spanish Wines in General and Their Different Grape Varietals
Christina Maria Zoia is a F&B professional and specialist in Spanish fine wines and gourmet products. Arriving in Malaysia over 12 years ago, she brought her expertise to various KL fine dining restaurants and since 2010 has been General Manager at Spanish Passion.
6.00 - 7.30pm
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Chef Abang Brian
Presented by: Kelantan Delights
Topic: Is It Dinner Yet? Recipes From His Cookbook




Chef Franck Bruwier
Presented by: Sunway Le Cordon Bleu
Topic: Cuisine - Spring Gnocchi with Lemon-thyme butter emulsion
Chef Franck is Technical Director and Cuisine Chef Instructor at Le Cordon Bleu Malaysia. His long and distinguished international career includes senior Chef positions in San Francisco, Mexico City, Shanghai and Paris.

Chef Andre Conte
Presented by: Renaissance KL Hotel
Topic:Inspired Italian Classics
Hailing from the Piemonte region in Italy, Chef Andre promotes locally grown farm produce that is free of all artificial additives, slow cooked to perfection and incredibly good for you. If you think healthy food is always bland, learn and be surprised.

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Hazely Harun
Presented by: Trinidad Cigar
Topic: Cigar Appreciation

Learn about such famous Cuban brands as Cohiba, Montecristo and Romeo & Julieta, to name a few. Hazely is a true expert and will talk to you about the finer points of cigar appreciation, including their shape, variety of leaf, and the unique experience each cigar offers.