Photo by Jessica Sjönell / Text by Embassy of Sweden in Singapore
The Swedish Embassy has hosted a luncheon for prominent food journalists and bloggers in Singapore.
A well known Swedish Chef presented innovative dishes inspired by the richness of Sweden’s culinary traditions.
In his welcome address, Ambassador Ingemar Dolfe stressed Sweden’s clear ambition to become a well known culinary nation. Swedish long coastline and vast forests are home to high-quality produce such as seafood, wild berries, mushrooms and game. A number of creative Swedish chefs are also internationally awarded.
The Swedish Executive Chef at hotel Capella in Singapore, Jakob Esko, used uniquely Swedish ingredients such as caviar from the North of Sweden and seafood. Cloudberries and lingonberries were also incorporated to the dishes served.
The luncheon served as an excellent introduction to Sweden as an exciting culinary nation. With the emergence of new media, real time updates about the event was sent out only hours after the luncheon via twitter by the food bloggers.
The event at the Swedish residence follows the Swedish government’s vision to enhance awareness of Swedish food abroad. More information can be found at http://www.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/11310/a/117765