Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers’ Stephanie Lim, Zoey Lai and I were extremely privileged to be invited to an evening of fine foods and beer appreciation – “Fine Dine & Beer with Chef Kern” hosted by Kronenbourg 1664 which is the official beer for the Malaysian International Gourmet Festival 2011.
This super exclusive fine dining dinner for only 25 people was held at Samplings on the Fourteen, Berjaya Times Square Hotel on 11 October 2011.
The participation of Carlsberg Malaysia (which imports and distributed Kronenbourg 1664 and a host of other brands which you will see featured below) in the 11th year of the Malaysian International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) offers the best selection of beer, wine and spirits as the ideal companion for gourmet diners to indulge in specially crafted menus at participating MIGF outlets.
Now I’ve done food and wine/ liquor pairings in the past but beer pairings (barring the exception of the beer batter covering your fish and chips)? Well we were to discover that beer can actually enhance the taste of food and vice versa during the course of the evening.
Here’s what happened…
Then it was time for the main course and that’s where Chef Jochen Kern assisted by Sous Chef Valmurugan Subramaniam got down to business.
A little background on Chef Jochen Kern
Master of Trade Jochen Kern is a passionate German culinary expert who has more than 40 years experience in the hospitality industry across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Central America, Polynesia and Asia. He earned the title – Master of Trade in his native country which entitles him to test and certify other chefs and cooks at various culinary degrees. Among many other prestigious titles, Chef Kern is also the founder and president of the Cordon Noir Gourmet society, a non-profit gastronomic club for fine food aficionados.
In addition to the above credentials, Chef Kern can certainly pride himself having served many dignitaries such as Queen Elizabeth II, former President Bill Clinton, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohd., The King of Thailand, the Sultan of Brunei and family, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and many others. Chef Kern who is well known for his strong sense of humour and infectious laughter is very passionate about his quest for gastronomic excellence.
I managed to shoot a little snippet of him making my main course.
Wow! I felt like I was in an episode of Master Chef! Well these were the two (2) main courses for the night..
Log onto Kronenbourg 1664’s facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KronenbourgMY and stand a chance to win exclusive prizes and goodies.
For more information regarding Carlsberg Malaysia’s participation in the MIGF, visit its corporate website at www.carlsbergmalaysia.com.my.
More photos from the event on my Facebook page (click here).