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FIRST WORLD SUMMIT OF GASTRONOMY IN ASIA SELECTS TOKYO

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FIRST WORLD SUMMIT OF GASTRONOMY IN ASIA SELECTS TOKYO

New York City, New York. October 16, 2008 – Tokyo will host the world food summit from February 9 to 11, 2009 at the Tokyo International Forum.  The World Summit of Gastronomy 2009 titled, Tokyo Taste, is the first international culinary event in Asia. Top chefs across the globe will gather to demonstrate their latest culinary creations and share ideas themed around their home country’s cuisine.  At the same time, the Summit features the latest culinary trends in Japan and will promote Japanese cuisine to the rest of the world.  This event also highlights the relationship between food and nutritional sciences. A portion of the Summit’s proceeds will be donated towards food relief for impoverished children throughout the world.

Starting from 10,000 yen (about $100 U.S dollars) per day, the admission covers multiple lectures and demonstrations by prominent chefs from around the world, cooking shows using the latest tools and Japanese cuisine tastings. The featured chefs will represent various culinary fields such as French, Italian Spanish and Japanese.

Guest Chefs Include:

France:
Joël Robuchon, Pierre Gagnaire, Jacques Puisais, Bruno Menard, Hervé This
Spain:
Ferran Adrià, Juan Mari Arzak, Andoni Luis Aduriz, Grant Achatz, Nobuyuki Matsuhisa
Italy:
Massimiliano Alajmo
UK:
Heston Blumenthal
Australia:
Tetsuya Wakuda
Japan:
Kunio Tokuoka and Seiji Yamamoto.

Tokyo has always been known for an array of fine restaurants and cuisine with an emphasis on seasonality of food, quality of ingredients and presentation. Sushi, tempura, oden, soba, yakitori and unagi are just a small sampling of the Japanese diet. These foods have earned worldwide acclaim as healthy and popular cuisine.

For more information on this unforgettable culinary experience, please visit www.tokyotaste.net.

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