Our cuisine goes to Germany

Wednesday September 13, 2017 Written by Published in Local
From left, chef Ngametua Ngaro Tariau, Tourism’s Northern Europe representative Lars Schubert and La Chaine des Rotisserurs Cook Islands president Philip Nordt. 17091303 From left, chef Ngametua Ngaro Tariau, Tourism’s Northern Europe representative Lars Schubert and La Chaine des Rotisserurs Cook Islands president Philip Nordt. 17091303

Key media, airlines and travel agents from the Frankfurt area in Germany were treated to a taste of the Cook Islands last week.

 

In an event organised by the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation, guests were treated to some top local cuisine from chef Ngametua Ngaro Tariau and his mentor Phillip Nordt.

The 22-year-old Tariau was in Frankfurt, Germany to compete in the La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Junior Chef of the Year Competition.

He was one of the 21 young chefs from around the world who competed in the annual competition last week.

Cook Islands Tourism made use of the opportunity and invited key media, airlines and travel agents from the Frankfurt area, to an exclusive media lunch at the renowned five-star Kempinski Hotel Frankfurt Gravenbruch.

The lunch was prepared and cooked by Tariau with help from his teacher and mentor Nordt, the president of La Chaine des Rotisserurs Cook Islands.

Nordt, who hails from Germany, has been living and teaching culinary in the Cook Islands for some years.

In a statement, Cook Islands Tourism said the lunch consisted of an eight course meal featuring fresh tuna, which was prepared in front of the guests.

The setting was in an outdoor area right next to a lake on a sunny and beautiful day which transported a little bit of the Cook Islands way of living to Frankfurt today, the statement said.

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