Datum: 09.05.2006

Quelle: SPTO Weeky Newsletter

Rather Delicious News from Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji
Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji's Executive Sous Chef, Shailesh Naidu, has won a silver medal at the Food Hotel Asia 2006 Culinary Challenge held in Singapore on the 27th & 28th of April 2006 in the Live Cooking Individual Challenge - Field and Forest category. Competing against 44 other world competitors from places such as UAE, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, China, India and others, Shailesh, a previous Fiji Chef of the Year (2004), again displayed his exceptional culinary talents on an international stage. The biennial competition is the biggest and most prestigious in Asia with international judges from Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA. Due to its prestigious reputation, the competition is a closed event. Competitors must be selected to participate. Shailesh was invited to compete after his remarkable gold medal win at the Oceanafest 2005 Culinary Challenge in Western Australia. Within a one-hour time limit competitors were asked to prepare four plates of the one dish. The judging focussed on technique, degree of difficulty, the use and blend of spices & ingredients, presentation and general impression, preparation time, safety and hygiene and confidence. With many culinary awards under his chef hat, Shailesh said the judging in this competition had been the toughest he had ever experienced. Shailesh's winning dish.Nut & Spice Encrusted Beef Tenderloin resting on a slice of Baked Pumpkin with Baby Potatoes, Marinated Mushrooms & Arugula topped with Red Onion Confit, Goat Feta and an Olive & Orange Vinaigrette & Aged Balsamic Dressing. Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji is an officially rated five star resort located on the famous Coral Coast of Fiji. Including its signature restaurant, Ivi, the resort has four restaurants, four bars and 24-hour in-room dining. All dining options offer creative international cuisine featuring the best of local and international produce.

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