Conferences and Tastings of MADRID FUSIÓN 2007, V International Gastronomy Summit
16, JANUARY (TUESDAY)
ALGAE, THE NEW SEA VEGETABLES
PATROCINADOR: PORTO-MUIÑOS y VITIVINICOLA DEL RIBEIRO
Antonio Muiños, Porto-Muiños
Manuel Castro, Enólogo Vitivinícola del Ribeiro
Seaweed (from the new vegetable pantry) opens new horizons in gourmet cuisine. Light, gelatinous, with iodine flavors, they can be combined in a thousand ways with other ingredients. Their characteristics will be described and a tasting will be organized with wines from the Ribeiro wine growers' co-op, Colección Costeira.
IBERIAN APPETIZERS TO AMAZE
PATROCINADOR: JAMONES CARRASCO
Atanasio Carrasco, Gerente Jamones Carrasco
Roger Augets, Chef Jamones Carrasco
The Carrasco brothers, producers of one of the best Iberian hams from Guijuelo, offer a delightful collection of ham appetizers. They are wonderful little morsels, invented by chef Roger Aubets, which represent a new frontier in creative concepts. The delicious flavors will surprise you.
FASHION RESTAURANTS, MARKETING OR CUISINE?
Manuel Robledo - Presidente Comess Group
Why are certain urban restaurants successful? What is more important in a restaurant: its interior decorating or the food? What is the most appropriate price policy? What are the resources that determine success in the new restaurant scene? "Comess Group" Director Manuel Robledo reveals his secrets.
TEMPRANILLO: ONE VARIETY, A THOUSAND WINES
PATROCINADOR: Domecq Bodegas
Juan Antonio Mompó, Director General Domcecq Bodegas
Elena Adell, Enóloga Bodegas Domecq
Although tempranillo, the Spanish grape par excellence, grows in the heart of La Rioja, its kingdom extends from Ribera del Duero (fine red) to La Mancha (cencibel). The wine cellars of Bodegas y Bebidas include outstanding samples from different regions, which the will demonstrate, with a wine tasting, the grape's adaptation to different lands.
BIODYNAMIC VITICULTURE: MYTH OR REALITY?
PATROCINADOR: LA RENAISSANCE DES APPELLATIONS. EL RESURGIR DE LAS DENOMINACIONES DE ORIGEN.
SENSITIVE CRYSTALLISATION: THE GEOMETRIC REPRESENTATION OF LIFE FORCES IN FOOD
PATROCINADOR: La Renaissance des Appellations - El Resurgir de las Denominaciones de Origen.
17, JANUARY (WEDNESDAY
BUBBLY FOREST SCENTS: TRUFFLES AND CHAMPAGNE
PATROCINADOR: CATESA y MOET HËNESSY
José Ignacio Ruiz Barbarin, Director AROZT
Vicent Chaperon, Enólogo DOM PERIGNON
Black truffles from Soria ("tuber melanosporum"), harvested by the Arotz company, accompanied by the mythical champagne "Dom Perignon": could there possibly be a more glamorous combination? Two major firms, one Spanish and one French, merge fleetingly to tell us what they have in common. Truffles will be served with champagne, naturally.
THE REVOLUTION OF DRY MARTINI
PATROCINADOR: BACARDI ESPAÑA, S.A.
Javier de las Muelas, Planter´s Punch
The world of cocktails is experiencing a revolution. Thanks to the well known professional Javier de las Muelas, the famous dry martini, perhaps the best known cocktail in the world, is used as the base for a balancing act of harmonious combinations. Iced cocktails with truffle, Mexican chili pepper or foie gras flavors accompany surprising tapas.
COCA-COLA, THE FIFTH FLAVOR: BETWEEN SALTY AND SWEET
Juan Pablo Felipe
As surprising as it may seem to many, such a traditional soft drink as Coca-Cola is beginning to cross the frontier into haute cuisine. Seasoning? Unusual flavoring? A base for sauces? Three important chefs, Darío Barrio, Juan Pablo Felipe and Quique Dacosta, along with pastry chef Enric Rovira, tell of their experiences.
THE SPIRIT OF PARMIGGIANO-REGIANO: VALUE AND SUBSTANCE IN THE KING OF CHEESE
PATROCINADOR: CONSORZIO TUTELA PARMIGIANO-REGGIANO
There may be no other cheese in the world with more complex flavors, used in as many recipes. Angela Barusi, manager of the Parmigiano-Reggiano Protection Consortium, talks about the manufacturing process and flavor characteristics. A theatrical tasting will follow with sherry wines included.
16, JANUARY (TUESDAY)
ICEX WINE TESTING
"Atlantic winds" (Gallego y Poniente)
"The Mistral from the North" (Moncayo)
"Salt Wind" (Levante)