Social | Montegonian out for Iberostar Chef on tour
Pianist Javon Green, quietly cooled the heat as tastebuds erupted at the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall's 'Chef on Tour' experience last Saturday, with Michelin II star chef, Emma Bengtsson.
The white baby grand piano, unobtrusively centred at one corner of the luxurious Cornwall Restaurant at the resort, had notes strumming from its chords like chicken soup to the soul, except, there was no fowl on the impressive seven-course menu that Bengtsson presented to the sold-out room of food enthusiasts.
There was nothing normal about this dinner affair, and the precursor to the main course, of oysters, octopus, cucumber tarragon, and Venison egg yolk were indicative of what to expect.
The third in a series of culinary sojourns, presented by the Spanish chain, Saturday night was as titillating and mind blowing as the previous ones. The women wore their finest and the men were consistent - all prepared to match the awesomeness of chef Bengtsson, whose culinary prowess had found its way to Jamaica.
Bengtsson is executive chef at Aqauvit in New York City, and she had obviously researched the Jamaican audience and knew her European foundation and Big Apple uniqueness would have hit the spot with a group of people accustomed to living the good life.
OceanStyle's Douglas Gordon, the man tasked with promoting the event did a fantastic job and had patrons salivating weeks ahead of the event.
This time around, Iberostar wanted to be different, and the intro of chill-out lounge with the Grand's standard premium liquor, while Crazy Neil built a vibe, was exactly what was needed after an elegant seven-course.
The party turned to the disco, where chef Bengtsson showed she was not only an expert in the kitchen, but a master of salsa on the dancefloor.
Another winning combination by Philipp Hofer and his team.