The annual Norwegian Seafood Gala Dinner in Malaysia hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy was a huge success with approximately 650 participants. This year the dinner was held on October 12th, 2012, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, showcasing the very best of Norwegian seafood.
Head chef Frank Næsheim from Snorrefood and his team made a spectacular buffet with a mix of Asian and Norwegian hot and cold dishes. To make the experience as genuine as possible, all the seafood was air flown from Norway to Kuala Lumpur for the event.
The evening had a Malaysian twist this year with entertainment from singer Adibah Noor, to great pleasure for the 650 guests. Among the attendees were guest of honor Petronas, the Nordic Ambassadors and several Norwegian companies with their guests.
The 6th Innovation Award, given by The Malaysian Norwegian Business Council (MNBC), was awarded to Det Norske Veritas for their distinctiveness within sustainability, innovation and responsibility. Another highlight of the event was the charity draw, given by Star Cruise, where one lucky winner got a cruise ticket to Phuket in Thailand.