Radisson Blu Dhaka to hold 'Int'l Healthy and Organic Food Festival'
-A Monitor Report
01 Nov, 2017  |
Dhaka : Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden will be organising "International Healthy and Organic Food Festival" at Sublime from November 16 to 20.
This will be the first-such festival in the country, which will focus totally organic food, said Christoph Voegeli, General Manager, Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden.
Giving a background to the festival, he said people of Bangladesh, specially the rich and middle class have become concerned with the growing incidence of diabetes, hypertension and obesity.
We along with other five-star hotels are continuing to hold almost similar food festivals every year. So, we thought of doing something different.
"I want to lead from the front." Christoph Voegeli said "with this first-of-its kind festival."
Jed Archdeacon, our Executive Chef is very knowledgeable in preparing wellness cuisine, spa cuisine, raw food cuisine and cooking with low or no fat.
Besides, the different types of organic dishes, offered during the festival, the hotel, which grows mushrooms on its own premises, will also be introducing eatable flowers at the food festival. The hotel is also testing a plant, which is native to Bangladesh, for use as a sugar substitute.
The hotel and its suppliers will showcase organic produce outside the festival venue.
The festival will conclude with an invitation-only dinner, featuring organic fine dining dishes on November 21.
The "pairings" of dishes, which are usually done with wines, will be done with different varieties of organic tea.
"I'm sure the festival will help raise awareness about healthy food," he said.
Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden team led by Chef Jed will also be visiting international schools in the city.
Christoph Voegeli said, the management of the schools want something different than those usually served in the canteens or cafeterias. People at the diplomatic clubs seek changes in their menu too.
So, it will be an opportunity to educate them about how to prepare healthy food items, which can be tasty as well as full of nutrition.
"We want to teach them something new," Voegeli said.