Thu, 01 Dec 2022

CUPERTINO, CA (Merxwire) - In order to introduce the most delicious fish Taiwan grouper to the US market, Taiwan Trade Center, San Francisco hosted a press conference and a mixer at Alexander's Steakhouse in Cupertino on Oct, 25th 2022. This event was initiated by the Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan of Taiwan and cooperated with Michelin star chef Claude Le Tohic. By using Taiwan grouper, the chef demonstrated various techniques and recipes in fusion cooking. About 40 journalists, seafood importers, dealers, group buying wholesalers and restaurant professionals are invited to sample tasting of Taiwanese grouper in a fine-dining setting.

This event was initiated by the Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan of Taiwan and cooperated with Michelin star chef Claude Le Tohic. By using Taiwan grouper, the chef demonstrated various techniques and recipes in fusion cooking. (Photo was provided by Taiwan Trade Center San Francisco)

Minister Chi-chung Chen of the Council of Agriculture shared through video that there are eight species of farmed grouper in the world, and Taiwan accounts for seven of these species. "The grouper farming industry in Taiwan is very well-known in the world. Overcoming many challenges, Taiwanese groupers are cultivated in open seas to ensure perfect taste without any chemical additives." James Huang, Chairman of Taiwan External Trade Development Council, an expert of fish introducing via the film the benefits from Taiwan grouper which was also selected as one of the dishes in state banquets.

Taiwanese Grouper is available in both online and in-store markets, as well as many restaurants across the U.S. now. We hope to share the best dish to all American families. (Photo was provided by Taiwan Trade Center San Francisco)

John Chu, deputy director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco, tried Taiwanese grouper in Western-style dishes at the event. "The taste and seasoning are perfectly matched. Taiwanese grouper can be eaten from head to tail. We are excited that Taiwanese grouper is heading to the US market." Joan Tsou, director of the Taiwan Trade Center in San Francisco also mentioned, "Taiwanese Grouper is available in both online and in-store markets, as well as many restaurants across the U.S. now. We hope to share the best dish to all American families."

Chef Claude Le Tohic presented three innovative and delicious dishes. He is currently the head chef and Partner at ONE65. (Photo was provided by Taiwan Trade Center San Francisco)

Chef Claude Le Tohic presented Grouper in Artichoke Barigoule Sauce, Grouper with Black Pepper Sauce and Baby Spinach, and Grouper with Curry Sauce on the event. Le Tohic is currently the head chef and Partner at ONE65, a six-story multi-concept culinary destination in San Francisco. Throughout his career, he has led his team to win many Michelin stars, and has also held guest banquets in Taiwan. "Mixing and matching ingredients has become the definitive American way of cooking," said Le Tohic, "it suits the country's unique mix of ethnicities."

About 40 journalists, seafood importers, dealers, group buying wholesalers and restaurant professionals are invited to sample tasting of Taiwanese grouper in a fine-dining setting. (Photo was provided by Taiwan Trade Center San Francisco)

In fact, fish farmers in Taiwan have been raising grouper for decades, and Taiwan has gained a reputation as the "grouper kingdom". Joan Tsou, director of the Taiwan Trade Center in San Francisco also mentioned in closing remarks that Taiwanese Grouper is available in both online and in-store markets, as well as many restaurants across the U.S.

Taiwan Trade Center San Francisco: https://sf.taiwantrade.com/home

Media Contacts:
Taiwan Trade Center San Francisco
Emily Lin
emily5418201@gmail.com
sf@taitra.org.tw

SOURCE: Taiwan Trade Center San Francisco

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