Almaty residents will have a rare chance to try various international cuisines, take part in master classes and simply enjoy good company at The Ritz Carlton, Almaty on May 20-24, as the renowned chefs of the hotel chain have gathered in Kazakhstan’s largest city for the Good Life food festival, the hotel’s press release stated.
“We are glad to have the Ritz-Carlton cooks in Almaty. For us it means a lot to be able to talk about the world’s culinary trends within the walls of the hotel, to develop a culture of haute cuisine, to surprise our guests and to share new knowledge [with them],”said Joe Ghayad, general manager at the Ritz-Carlton, Almaty.
The distinguished invited chefs of the festival included Jan-Oliver Henschel from The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin; David Campbell, virtuoso pastry chef from Sanya, Yalong Bay, China; Erik Meloche, a chef from Dubai; and a cook from Bahrain Alfonso Ferraioli.
The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin is famous for its Brasserie Desbrosses and chef Henschel, the inspirer and leader of the Brasserie will unveil some of the cooking secrets of the Desbrosses. Henschel will also host a master class for the visitors on how to prepare for a real banquet.
The virtuoso pastry chef from The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya, Yalong Bay will throw a real confectionery show titled Chocolate Truffle, and will talk about the delights and enjoyable culinary experience of the chocolate and desserts. Campbell will also hold a ‘Pink Afternoon Tea’ceremony with sweets.
Chief Meloche has been cooking for the hotel chain for over 10 years and currently heads the restaurants at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai. The chain offers a wide selection of authentic dishes from the Middle East inspired by the special culture of the Bedouins. Meloche will cook a four-dish specialty dinner for true connoisseurs of haute cuisine.
Chief Ferraioli from Bahrain is a student of the holder of two Michelin stars Oliver Glowig specialising in Italian cuisine. He will hold a master class ‘The Story of Risotto’where he will shed light on peculiarities of preparing one of the most popular dishes in Italy.
The ending note of the festival will be a gala dinner and a Sunday brunch in a company of all the invited chefs.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC, Chevy Chase, Md., currently has 83 hotels in America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotels and projects are at the stage of development worldwide. The Ritz-Carlton is the only company in the service sector to receive the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award twice in 1992 and 1999, according to www.ritzcarlton.com.