Falkland Islands squid, sea-bass and king-clip were among the mouth watering morsels served to guests and buyers at a prestigious exhibition in the Czech capital of Prague last month.
Fortuna Seafoods was among the exhibitors, as part of its push into central and Eastern Europe to build market presence and develop the company’s client base.
The two day exhibition as the prestigious “Taste of Britain”, in association with the British Chamber of Commerce and the UK Trade and Industry organisation, ended with a gala dinner created and presented by celebrity chef Alan Coxon.
Three of Fortuna’s products featured on a menu presented by celebrity chef Alan Coxon at the luxury 5 star Rocco Forte St Augustine Hotel.
The five-star menu, dished up at the two-day “Taste of Britain” show, included Yutaka tempura battered Fortuna wild caught loligo squid with chilli, lime and ginger jelly; marinated Falklands seabass in vinaigrette; and flash-seared Fortuna Seafoods Falkland Kingclip, in Yutaka panco Japanese breadcrumbs served with a warm oriental yutaka ginger and micro green salad.
Mr Coxon said: “Needless to say it turned out to be excellent and, judging by the comments received, the fish dishes certainly made the impact that was required”.
The chef was impressed with the quality of the fish, especially the squid, saying that the
tubes and tentacles had a real premium appeal.
A spokesman for Fortuna said the company’s toothfish also had been singled out for recognition, earning classification as “surimi grade,” which was a great reference to have for future sales.
Fortuna Seafoods, who last year exhibited at a major food fair in China, will again be at the European Seafood Exhibition in Brussels in May. (PN, FIRS)