Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and official airline partner of Taste of Hong Kong, crowned Eric Räty, from Café Gray Deluxe, winner of the Taste the World competition in Hong Kong on 18 March 2017.
The Taste the World award is presented to the chef who
best epitomises Etihad Airways’ food philosophy, which aims to provide
remarkable culinary experiences throughout the entire guest journey. Each chef
entry was independently judged by a panel which comprised an Etihad Airways
inflight chef, a Taste expert and a renowned food influencer. Eric Räty will
receive return flights and accommodation courtesy of Etihad Airways to
participate in the competition’s global final - Taste of Abu Dhabi - in
November 2017. They will compete at the Etihad Airways Taste the World Theatre,
representing Hong Kong and Café Gray Deluxe.
winning Taste the World dish at Taste of Hong Kong was Brittany Diver Scallop
with XO emulsion and Amalfi lemon.
Räty, Head Chef at
Café Gray Deluxe said: “I
am truly honored to have won Taste the World with Etihad Airways in Hong Kong –
I can’t wait to visit Taste of Abu Dhabi in November to compete in the global
Patrick Pierce, Vice President Marketing and
Partnerships, at Etihad Airways, said:
“Etihad Airways is thrilled to see Eric Räty win the Taste the World Award – he
demonstrated innovative cooking techniques and use of ingredients to create a
truly remarkable dish. We look forward to welcoming Eric to our home at Taste
of Abu Dhabi in November.
“Etihad Airways draws inspiration from the best
restaurants and emerging chefs from culinary capitals worldwide, and serves
cuisine both on the ground and in the air with the style and sophistication
that has become synonymous with the Etihad Airways brand.”
Clarke, Director of Taste Festivals Ltd, said:
“We are delighted to be in partnership with Etihad Airways. Their commitment to
being the world’s leading culinary airline is both exciting and a testament to
the logical brand fit between Etihad Airways and Taste Festivals. We look
forward to working with Etihad and the Taste the World winners as they continue
to inspire and innovate.”
McPherson, Etihad Airways Inflight Chef,
commented on the elite competition: “The level of originality showcased by all chefs as part
of Taste the World is something to be celebrated. I commend them for their
culinary merits and their inspirational passion for the profession. I am very
much looking forward to the finals in our home, Abu Dhabi, later this
Etihad Airways operates 28 international flights
weekly from four major markets in Greater China including Beijing, Shanghai,
Chengdu* and Hong Kong, to Abu Dhabi, where passengers can connect to onward flights
to over 100 destinations worldwide.
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