Taste of Spain as chef goes global
CELEBRITY chef Miguel Maestre will tantalise the tastebuds of Perth foodies as part of Global Gastronomy at Garden City Shopping Centre from August 13 to 16.
The Spaniard will jet into Perth and round out the line-up that includes Masterchef winner Adam Liaw, Iron Chef winner Herb Faust and pizza king Theo Kalogeracos, who will all cook over the four-day festival.
Maestre said he was looking forward to getting back to Perth after a whirlwind year, which included travelling to Dubai as part of television show The Living Room and taking part in the Good Food and Wine Show across the country.
He said foodies would be in for a treat and his food demonstration would feature his Spanish personality.
“My cooking demonstration will showcase my signature dishes: paella a la maestre and churros con chocolate,” Maestre said.
“I will be cooking an Aussie classic breakfast - the best corn and zucchini fritters - and have a few tricks for your barbecue and how to make fresh pasta.”
Maestre, whose love of cooking comes from his childhood, said it was a great reward to create something delicious and make someone happy.
He listed his paella as his signature dish.
“I love cooking paella as it always brings the family and friends together; its colourful, healthy, tasty and Spanish,” he said.
“It really defines me as a chef and what I love about cooking.
“Keep it simple, use fresh ingredients and don’t try and copy anyone else; stay true to yourself.”
Garden City retailers will join in on the culinary experience as they offer customers a vast selection of delicious samples across the four-day period, including macarons, French wine and cheese, sushi and dim sum.
Shoppers will also experience authentic entertainment from around the world as the Garden City Market Place is transformed into a sea of colour and music with cultural entertainment from across the globe.
For more information, visit www.gardencity.com.au.