THE 2017 TAIWAN CULINARY EXHIBITION
by Shu Min Xu
From July 21 – 24, 2017, the Taiwan Visitors Association is bringing the Taiwan Culinary Exhibition to the Taipei World Trade Center once again. This year’s theme is The Era of Rich, Diverse Ingredients and Good Taste. Taiwan has a unique geographical location and historical background. Couple that with the fertile land that produces the freshest ingredients, Taiwan creates a rich, diverse, and cultural connection to its cuisine. Proud of its unique ingredients and dishes, Taiwan is also a place where you can try Chinese cuisine, traditional Taiwanese ingredients, indigenous delicacies, as well as other Asian cuisines such as Japanese, Korean, Thai, even European and American dishes. The 2017 Taiwan Culinary Exhibition has six main focuses: the art of food, tools, skills, travel, made by hand, and education. Stimulate all five senses as you taste your way through the Taiwan Culinary Exhibition.
The mission of the exhibition is the “Internationalization of Taiwanese Cuisine”. How do they plan to do it? Well, they lay it out clearly on their Facebook page @taiwanculinaryexhibition:
1.Establish an international platform for the exchange of culinary knowledge and talent, including a cooking competition.
2.Market Taiwanese gourmet food brands.
3.Reinforce Taiwan’s food safety practices and deeply held food beliefs.
4.Model the best in faux foods and the newest in tools Many of the exhibitors and participants will have their best dishes on display. Chefs from highly awarded hotels across Taiwan will be in attendance.
THE GRAND HYATT TAIPEI
is a five star luxury hotel located on Songshou Road in the Xinyi district of Taipei. Just a 6 six minute walk from Taipei 101 Observatory and an eight minute walk from the Taipei International Convention Center. The hotel features some of the best restaurants in Taipei with show kitchen style Café offering international cuisine. Irodori showcases exquisite Japanese cuisine. Bel Air Bar and Grill is renowned for its classic grilled items. Pearl Liang presents traditional Cantonese cuisine, and Ziga Zaga offers daily live band performances from international singers. Cheers is the perfect place for a quick meal or cocktails while Cha Lounge offers guests an elegant afternoon tea buffet with live piano performance. The Lobby Lounge offers light snacks to accompany coffee or tea. Recent addition Yun Jin features an authentic Chinese culinary journey. https://taipei.grand.hyatt.co m/en/hotel/dining.htm
HOTEL ONE TAICHUNG
is located on Yingcai Road in the West District of Taichung, the major city in central Taiwan. The hotel is in a polished, modern high-rise, approximately a fourteen minute walk from the National Taiwan Museum of Fine. The hotel features two upscale restaurants. Top of ONE is fine dining on the 46th floor the hotel. Upscale restaurant IN is cuisine “sans frontiers” delights in adventurous combinations. In addition to the restaurants, Hotel One also features Liz GASTRONOMIE bakery and Lounge ONE. For more information: http://taichung.landishotelsresorts.com.
HOTEL ROYAL BEITOU
is located on Zhonghe Street in Taipei’s Beitou District. Just a short three minute walk from the Ketagalan Culture Center, which is dedicated to introduce the various Taiwanese Plains Aborigines cultures, including the Ketagalan tribes cultures. The hotel features two top-notch restaurants, PURE Cuisine and PIN Lounge. Find out more: http://www.hotelroyal.com.tw/beitou/EN/index.aspx.