Pacific extravaganza at Rosewood Corniche

Pacific extravaganza at Rosewood Corniche

11.07.2010: Chef Green invites Jeddah’s residents and visitors to take a bite of heaven at the outstanding first-of-its-kind Pacific Rim food festival Rosewood Corniche invites Jeddah’s residents and visitors for a wonderful journey to delight in a sumptuous P

Chef Green invites Jeddah’s residents and visitors to take a bite of heaven at the outstanding first-of-its-kind Pacific Rim food festival

Rosewood Corniche invites Jeddah’s residents and visitors for a wonderful journey to delight in a sumptuous Pacific Rim food festival and be entered into a grand draw to win two business class flights from Jeddah to Singapore, courtesy of Singapore Airlines.

Chef Richard Green, Executive Chef at Rosewood Corniche, Saudi Arabia’s leading hotel, has concocted a sumptuous food festival celebrating the cuisine of the Pacific Rim at the hotel’s international Habsburg restaurant.

Jeddah’s residents striving for a summer escape will look no further than Rosewood Corniche which is bringing a taste of the Pacific Rim region to the Red Sea.  Famous for their crystal clear waters, silky white sand and breathtaking sunsets, countries and islands located on the edge of the Pacific Ocean also offer a great diversity of exotic and mouth-watering cuisine.

Guests will be welcomed with a variety of beverages from the region as they take in the glamorously decorated Habsburg restaurant, topped off by panoramic views of the Red Sea.  Diners will be able to sample food from six main stations representing Singapore, Fiji, Hawaii, Thailand, Peru and Japan.

And everyone who dines at the festival will be entered into a grand draw to win two business class flights from Jeddah to Singapore, courtesy of Singapore Airlines.

Throughout the festival, which runs from 13 to 23 July and opens from 7:30pm to 11:30pm, diners can enjoy live cooking displays and authentic food from each country with menus changing on a daily basis for only SAR140, exclusive of 15 per cent service charge.

“The Pacific Rim offers a real culinary and informative experience which will take our guests for a wonderful journey to explore new flavours,” said Richard Green, Executive Chef at Rosewood Corniche. 

“Each of the six stations will be beautifully decorated featuring national artifacts and video displays; chefs will be wearing traditional outfits while demonstrating to diners the typical cooking methods and explaining the different preparation steps.” added Chef Green.

The Fiji station will be designed and built as a tropical island with a ‘bure’, a traditional Fijian beach hut; dishes will include breadfruit, yam, cassava, taro root and leaves, beef, poultry and seafood. Ingredients such as garlic, ginger, turmeric, coriander, fenugreek, cumin and chilli are typically used in Fijian cuisine.  For dessert, exotic fruits such as lime, guava, mango, bananas and pineapple will be served alongside a delicious banana cassava cake.

The Hawaii station will offer a savoury beach buffet setting featuring the island’s most delightful dishes including ‘lau-lau’, an authentic Hawaiian entrée, ‘poke’, a raw fish salad flavoured with soy sauce, sesame oil, kukui nut, and seaweed, and ‘loco-moco’, the famous and irresistible high-carb, high-protein Hawaiian dish which was originally invented to sate surfers’ hearty appetites.

Thailand, Singapore, Peru and Japan stations will look just as impressive.  While Thailand will take the form of a fishing village and feature small barbecues, Singapore will feature live noodle making demonstrations as well as illustrating its diverse cultural mix and the influences their cuisine has had from Britain, Malaysia, China, India and Peranaka.  Enjoying good food is one of the country’s favourite past times and Habsburg diners will feel just as if they were flown to the island.

Shaped into a traditional village, the Peru station will include a mouthwatering chocolate fountain to illustrate the country’s significant cocoa export while Japan will have water features, a sushi cabinet, bamboo and Japanese artifacts. 

“We are committed to continuously surprising our guests and set their expectations higher and higher, because we know our passion and creativity will drive us to consistently meet and exceed them,” said Hans-Peter Leitzke, Managing Director of Rosewood Corniche.

The Pacific Rim food festival will also host Rosewood Corniche’s famous Friday Brunch on 16 and 23 July, open from 12:00noon.  The most exotic brunch in Jeddah costs SAR140 plus 15 per cent service charge. 

Designed for both business and leisure travellers, Rosewood Corniche is ideally positioned on Jeddah’s Corniche, one of the city’s most impressive districts.  The celebrated Jeddah Corniche runs parallel to the Red Sea for over 20 miles and provides convenient access to the city’s business and leisure areas. 

As Saudi Arabia’s leading hotel, the stunning Rosewood Corniche redefines modern elegance and offers unparalleled personal service and world-class amenities, including 24-hour butler service for each of the 127 guest rooms and suites.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages properties worldwide including Al Faisaliah Hotel and Hotel Al Khozama in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Rosewood Corniche in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, The Mansion on Peachtree in Atlanta, Rosewood Sand Hill, CordeValle and San Ysidro Ranch in California, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraíso and Rosewood Mayakobá in Mexico, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties – Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua.  

Rosewood also offers Sense, A Rosewood Spa® - featuring treatments reflective of the brand's signature philosophy A Sense of Place® - available exclusively at select properties and now open at Jumby Bay.

Singapore Airlines

When Singapore Airlines was formed in 1972, it operated a modest fleet of 10 aircraft to just 22 cities in 18 countries. With a commitment to fleet modernisation, product and service innovation and market leadership, the Airline quickly distinguished itself as a world-class carrier.

Today, Singapore Airlines operates a modern passenger fleet of more than 100 aircraft and its network, including Singapore Airlines Cargo and SilkAir destinations, currently covers a total of over 90 destinations in 35 countries.

In October 2007, Singapore Airlines made aviation history again as the first to fly the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380.

Singapore Airlines currently operates three times weekly from Jeddah, and four times weekly from Riyadh.

- Lindsay Johnston  Total Communications Dubai - also photo


11.07.2010 / MaP

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