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Saturday, October 10, 2015

A Norwegian Gastronomic Affair

A Norwegian Gastronomical Adventure

A spectacular seafood buffet takes centre stage at the annual Norwegian Seafood Gala Dinner hosted by Hans Ola Urstad, Norway’s Ambassador to Malaysia.

 Some of the guests

The night was surrounded with gorgeous ladies in gowns and handsome men in black suit.

  Norwegian's dazzling array of seafood at the Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

Beautiful masterpiece
The hall was filled with the unthinkable amount of salmon dishes.
Never in my life have I seen this much salmon prepared in different cooking methods.
My jaw just dropped!

One tonne of seafood was flown fresh from Norway to this dinner and presented in modern Norwegian, Scandivanian and Asian cooking styles. This includes Norwegian salmon in different forms, Norwegian cod, king crab, lobster, crayfish, scallops, cockerel, Atlantic halibut and monkfish.

Pastry Delights

Held at the Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur this magnificent gastronomic seafood event was orchestrated by renowned Norwegian chef Frank Naesheim, and his team of culinary professionals from Norway, Malaysia and Singapore. Chef Frank Naesheim is also the CEO of Snorre Food Pte Ltd, the company that brings in Norway’s freshest and finest seafood to the Asian Market.

Snorre Food’s mission is to deliver unique, wonderful and healthy taste of cold water seafood to the Asian region.

Chef Markus Dybwad in action.

Chef Markus Dybwad was a former junior sous chef of Heston Blumenthal’s 3-Michelin star Fat Duck and now culinary consultant at Snorre Food Pte Ltd in Singapore.
Catch his cooking at Mandarin Oriental a week after the gala dinner.
12 to 17 October 2015 (Dinner)
6.30pm to 10.30pm
RM198 nett per person

18 October 2015 (Brunch)
12pm to 3pm
RM178 nett per person 
For reservations, call +603- 2380 8888 

Entertainment for the night

The world famous Norwegian star trumpeter and conductor, Ole Edvard Antonsen graced the night with his musical splendor.
Ole Edvard Antonsen is one of Norway’s greatest International star. He will also be performing with the Philharmonic Orchestra at Dewan Filharmonic Petronas from 10-11 October.

Antonsen has played as a soloist on the major music scenes in more than 40 countries and around the world.

The Malaysia Norway Business Council (MNBC) presented this year’s winner of the MNBC Innovation Award. The MNBC was established in 1990 with the objective of stimulating business and trade between Norway and Malaysia. The award is to recognize companies that have contributed to increasing business, technology transfer and cross-cultural understanding between Norway and Malaysia.

Special thanks goes out to the Royal Norwegian Embassy for their hospitality,  kind invitation and for hosting such a remarkable gala dinner which was an eye opener.

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