Estrella Damm Presents Gastronomy Congress

On April 3, more than 340 people from the hospitality industry gathered at MAIA, Atlantic Wharf, as Estrella Damm presented the very first Australian Gastronomy Congress with the theme “Approaching High Creativity”.

The event featured world-renowned chef Joan Roca from last year’s World’s 50 Best Number 2 Restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, alongside an all-star line-up of international chefs that presented a live cooking demonstration on stage.

Culinary figures included Peruvian chef and restaurateur Virgillio Martínez, who was named No. 1 chef in Latin America in 2016 and No. 4 by the World’s 50 Best; Albert Adrià from Tickets in Barcelona, with a Michelin Star and ranked World’s No. 29 Restaurant on The World’s 50 Best list 2016; and one of Australia’s best chefs, Jock Zonfrillo from Restaurant Orana, which was named Restaurant of the Year at The Advertiser Food Awards for two years in a row in 2014 and 2016.






At the event, each world-renowned chef took guests through a cooking demonstration of one of their signature dishes including Albert Adrià with Almeja En Salsa China Y Ensalada De Algas. Jock Zonfrillo used indigenous Australian ingredients with his standout dish Magpie Goose, fermented native elderberries, smoked potato & leek, Virgilio Martínez wowed the crowd with Potatoes at 4,000 mts, finishing with Joan Roca who created Estrella de mar. The event was hosted by well-known foodie and journalist Alice Zaslavsky.

Guests included Australian chefs Scott Pickett and Jacques Reymond, with the night finishing off with tapas and Estrella Damm for all to enjoy.


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Written by FoodieS May 22, 2017.