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Iberostar Chef on Tour- an event to be remembered

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera
Richard Ferdinand poses with Milena Jeziorska.
The lovely Carolyn Yapp came into work Saturday night to enjoy the gastronomic feast that is Iberostar Chef on Tour.
The Rainforest Seafoods' gang in the form of from left: Kerry-Ann Lawrence, Shadacia Campbell and Nickay Thompson-Kerr.
Iberostar's Kimberly Grant and Reneish Codner.
Theresa Walker cozes up to her husband Glenroy.
CPJ's Rhys Campbell and Shanna Duval.
From left: Brigit Sowa; Karin Kamps and her husband Steve getting ready to enjoy a delightful evening.
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​WESTERN BUREAU:

On the heels of being named the top all-inclusive hotel in the Caribbean by tourism's official bible, Trip Advisor, Iberostar Grand claimed high marks on Saturday, February 23, night during its first Chef on Tour for 2018.

Under the instructions of Michelin Chef, Bryce Shuman, the resort promised an extraordinary culinary experience, and at the end of a five-course meal, delivered unquestionable artistry at the resort's Cornwall Restaurant.

"For me, it was the best dinner in the Chef on Tour series," admitted Philipp Hofer, director of operations at the resort.

His comments were cemented by a host of foodies who turned out in sync with the red and white theme of matching furniture, complemented by some of the most dashing residents of the Second City.

As fabulous as the setting was, nothing compared to the magnificent entrÈe of roasted beef tenderloin, spring onion and potato, paired with Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited's red wine reserve Mouton Cadet.

Shuman had already won the tastebuds with his slow poaches pink snapper, served with fresh green curry and coconut purÈe. Obviously a perfectionist, the chef who was named Food and Wine Magazine's 'Best New Chef' in 2015, created magic with his version of Caribbean 'spiny' lobster bisque.

As if this was not enough, food aficionados were sent home with a butter rum Hazelnut and gold dessert that should be illegal but was just too hard to resist.

Coupled with high fashion; the crËme de la crËme of CPJ wines, and the most tasty and fresh seafood from Rainforest Seafoods, Iberostar proved, yet again, that it was a forced to be reckoned with when it came to fine food.

There was no denying that Shuman had brought his incredible ability from the Big Apple. Renowned for his prowess at the Betony Restaurant in New York City, after Saturday's performance, the possibility exists that we will be welcomed back with open arms.

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com