3rd Festival of Spanish Pork in China
May 18th 2017.
Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai
INTERPORC, the Inter-Branch Organization of Spanish White Pork, organized on May 18th the festival of Spanish Pork in China’s third edition. This event marks the third consecutive year that INTERPORC carries out promotional activities in China. The event counted with the attendance of Spanish pork companies and Chinese importers and buyers, being this a perfect occasion for them to strength their relationships.
Daniel de Miguel, INTERPORC’s international manager, started the event by giving a brief explanation of what INTERPORC is, its mission and its promotional activities, as well as other topics related with the Spanish white pork meat, such as its safety and quality. Right after his introduction, the Economic and Commercial Counselor of the Spanish Embassy in Shanghai, Alfonso Noriega, gave a speech about the trade relations between Spain and China, as well as the pork meat’s actual situation in the country. After him, Alicia Yang, a Chinese company import manager that currently imports Spanish white pork products, addressed the audience to explain her experience importing mentioned products and the Spanish White Pork products strengths and benefits when compared with pork products from other origins.
Later, the attendees had the chance to enjoy a ham carving performance by the Ham Carving Master Antonio Baena. While he carved the ham, the attendees were able to taste the Serrano ham and discover its flavor and features, enhanced through the carving techniques displayed by Antonio Baena.
To continue the Spanish white pork products tasting, the event counted with the talented Spanish Chef Pol Garcia and the prestigious Chinese Chef Thomas Xu, who cooked a total of six recipes, three per Chef. All six recipes had the Spanish pork as the main ingredient and also included Chinese ingredients, in order to show the best of each cuisine.
The attendees showed their satisfaction with the different Spanish White Pork products they tasted, highlighting the ease to cook together the Spanish pork meat with typical Chinese ingredients.
To improve the Spanish experience, the attendees enjoyed a flamenco show, where a singer, a flamenco box player, two guitarists and three dancers showed the audience the best of this typical Spanish dance. During the breaks in the performance, raffles took place and the attendees had the chance to win Spanish kits, composed by Spanish wine and Spanish white pork products.