THE NETHERLANDS – Top Promotion Foundation, organizer of the culinary event, Fete de la Cuisine, participated with a booth at the Wine Professional Fair that was held at the RAI Congress Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from January 9-11, 2017.
The Wine Professional Fair is annually visited for three days by more than 12,000 “by invitation only” professional and “decision-making” visitors. Top Promotion Foundation, representing St. Maarten, was the only destination present at this event. Top Promotion Foundation promoted their culinary event, Fete de la Cuisine, which will be held November 5-12, 2017, as well as the destination St. Maarten.
Given that St. Maarten was the only destination present at the Wine Professional, there were many queries about vacationing and living on St. Maarten. TUI Fly makes it easier to travel from Amsterdam to St. Maarten with fares starting at €399. Top Promotion Foundation further promoted the St. Maarten businesses that contributed to the fair.
Extra exposure for the Friendly Island at this fair was the cooking master class that Chef Dino Jagtiani of Temptation Restaurant presented on center stage of the Wine Professional on January 10. Chef Jagtiani prepared a jerk spiced duck breast, coconut rice and beans, pineapple braised red cabbage, Caribbean vegetable ceviche, mango-ancho BBQ and an authentic Indian lamb curry with coconut-saffron rice.
These dishes were paired with specific wines from Hungary during the demonstration to the audience’s delight.
Top Promotion captured the attention of visitors and participants with the raffle of a week’s stay for two to attend their culinary festival in November 2017. This prize was donated by Commodore Suites in Simpson Bay.
Top Promotion Foundation also engaged two St. Maarten students Richelle Alexis and Iresha van Heyningen, who are attending the culinary institute of Mondriaan College in The Hague.
They assisted with the Top Promotion booth so that they could get some exposure in the trade fair area.
Top Promotion Foundation thanked Temptation Restaurant, Karakter Beach restaurant, Commodore Suites, La Vista Resort, Sonesta Ocean Point Resort and Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa for their contributions, which made the participation of Top Promotion Foundation possible to attend the trade fair.