A taste of Norway in Singapore Published: 16 February, 2007
Photo courtesy of NSEC
ONE of the biggest and most spectacular seafood dinners in the world was held at Swissotel The Stamford, in Singapore recently. The guests were all people associated with the Norwegian business community.
More than 75 seafood courses featuring 20 different types of Norwegian fish and seafood were served to almost 800 guests. The Norwegian Embassy and Norwegian Business Association Singapore hosted the evening, while the Norwegian Seafood Export Council sponsored the seafood and the chefs.
The Norwegian seafood dinner is a major annual event in south-east Asia, to which Norwegian businesses with activities in this part of Asia invite their most important customers and other VIPs for a very special evening featuring the best of Norwegian seafood. All over south-east Asia, people talk about this spectacular seafood feast.
A total of two tonnes of seafood was flown in from Norway for this dinner event, under the responsibility of Norwegian chef Frank Næsheim and Otto Weibel, director of kitchens at Swissotel The Stamford. They were ably assisted by four former Norwegian and Singaporean winners of the prestigious Bocuse dOr culinary world championship: Eyvind Hellstrøm (1989), William Wai (1989), Sven Erik Renaa (2007) and William Tan (2007).
The four chefs prepared the dishes that won them their respective championships, making the event truly a gourmet tour de force of Norwegian and Singaporean culinary art from the peak years of the past.
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