The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival and its spectacular preview – Taste MIGF – kicked off with a scorching Gala Launch as this year’s Red Hot Chefs!
“Welcome fellow banqueters, gourmets, gourmands, epicureans, bon vivants, foodies, carnivores, herbivores and all lovers of fine food…welcome to the Gala Launch of Taste MIGF,” announced MIGF Organising Chairman Dato’ Steve Day as he stood on stage, welcoming the masses to the launch of the 14th Malaysia International Gourmet Festival.
Festival Royal Patron, Tunku Naquiyuddin ibni Tunku Ja’afar – who has stood in the role since the Festival’s inception – sat across from the stage in the scintillating Theatre of Cuisines, surrounded by captains of industry, all there to take global gourmet safaris, sampling portions from each of the 28 participating restaurants in this year’s festival. Global indeed as fare from the four corners of the Earth were well represented, from Sri Lankan to Cantonese, Modern French to Italian, Japanese to Thai, and a fusion of International and Western specialities.
The month long food extravaganza has become a culinary milestone on the Malaysian calendar proffering specially created Festival Menus abounding with creativity and overflowing with flavour. At no other time in the year is the gastronomic landscape of the country so alive with innovation as Festival restaurants try to outdo each other in friendly competition, raising the standards in doing so year on year.