Madrid Fusion 05 - I I I Cumbre Internacional de Gastronomía
January 18 – 20, 2005, Madrid
All-star line-up of chefs is gather in Madrid
Participation in the International Gastronomy Summit as
The Madrid Fusión - I I I Cumbre Internacional de Gastronomía
(Third International Gastronomy Summit), which take place in Madrid
Jan. 18- 20 at the Juan Carlos I Conference Center, more than lived
up to its grand name. Tokuoka Kunio is happy to accept the invitation
to this Summit as Japanese chef.
The motto of the third edition of the Summit is "An encounter
between East and West" and director of Madrid Fusion said that
we will focus our attention in the Japanese cuisine. For this purpose,
we are inviting Tokuoka Kunio of Arashiyama Kitcho, Japan and the
most the best chefs from both parts of the world.
We are talking about Tokuoka Kunio, chef at the Kiccho restaurant
in Arashiyama, the most authoritative exponent of traditional Japanese
cuisine in Kyoto. The Madrid Fusión will offer a unique opportunity
to demonstrate his dishes, techniques and find out about his culture.
The demonstration is expected to as the first chef who introduces
the real Japanese Cuisine to Spain.
Those who have already confirmed their assistance to Madrid Fusion
are such international culinary stars as Spain’s Ferran Adrià
of El Bulli, considered the most innovative chef in the world; the
revered Juan Mari Arzak, whose cooking at his Michelin three-rosette
Arzak restaurant in San Sebastián spread the fame of Spanish
Basque cuisine worldwide. Top Japanese chefs included Kunio Tokuoka,
who riveted the attention of the Salone del Gusto held under the
auspices of Slow Food at Trino, Italy, this Oct., with his “Dinner
Date” on the artistry and benefits of Japanese Kaiseki Cuisine.
Also representing the Japan as invited guests is Yukio Hattori,
5th President of the Harroti School of Nutrition, and Yuji Wakiya
of Wakiya. Additionally Tetsuya Wakuda of Tetsuya’s in Sydney,
Alex Atala of D.O.M in Brazil, Stefano Fontanesi of Hotel Dinarobin
in Mauritius and Herve This of Francia in France as well as the
Spanish chefs Martin Berasategui and Dani Garcia will attend and
rub elbows with all participants.
For three days, Madrid will host the Madrid Fusión. This
exciting event brings together the hottest internationally renowned
chefs from around the globe and their techniques and sharing their
exquisite culinary creations with cooking amateurs and professionals.
Tokuoka Kunio of Arashiyama Kitcho was formally invited to this
event. I join him on his visit to Spain and cover him and event
pretty extensively. I doubt the Japanese Cuisine will sit well with
a Spanish audience.