A Taste of Finland with Sara La Fountain @ The Royale Chulan

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Sara La Fountain in Malaysia
Sara La Fountain in Malaysia

In conjunction with the Fourth Installment of Celebrity Chef Series, American-Finnish celebrity chef Sara La Fountain is here in Malaysia thanks to American Express and Asian Food Channel (AFC), the premier food and lifestyle channel in Asia.

Sara La Fountain

Away from the camera, Chef La Fountain runs a catering service and a cooking school. She also maintains her own blog, Passion for Fashion & Food and is a food columnist for several newspapers and magazines in Finland. As an author, Chef La Fountain has also published several books – A la Sara, her first book, earned her the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Award in the “Best First Cookbook” category.

In this tour titled A Taste of Finland with Sara La Fountain, Sara La Fountain will show you how to prepare tasty and refreshing Nordic cuisine using simple ingredients in a series of live cooking demonstration. You then will get to taste the dishes after the demonstration.

During the cooking demonstration with food sampling session for members of the media, guests were served with 3 dishes and it was held in Bunga Emas Restaurant, The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur.

Appetizer: Goat Cheese Salad with Beetroot, Dark Sweet Bread Croutons, Marinated Red Onions and Blueberry-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Utensils and ingredients for the appetizer
Utensils and ingredients for the appetizer
 
Sara La Fountain is not only beautiful, she's also very bubbly and entertained us with her stories back home in Finland.
Sara La Fountain is not only beautiful, she’s also very bubbly and entertained us with her stories back home in Finland.
 
Besides taste and texture, the look of the dish is also very important to Sara. Therefore, she always carefully decorate her dishes before serving them ;)
Besides taste and texture, the look of the dish is also very important to Sara.
Therefore, she always carefully decorate her dishes before serving them 😉
 
She decided to name it as Sara's Salad as the original name is too long
She decided to name it as Sara’s Salad as the original name is too long
 
Presenting to you, Sara's Salad
Presenting to you, Sara’s Salad
 
Goat Cheese Salad with Beetroot, Dark Sweet Bread Croutons, Marinated Red Onions and Blueberry-Balsamic Vinaigrette
Goat Cheese Salad with Beetroot, Dark Sweet Bread Croutons, Marinated Red Onions and Blueberry-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Main course: Fried Fish with Summer Potato Vegetable Salad

Perch fillet
Perch fillet
 
Ingredients to prepare Fried Fish with Summer Potato Vegetable Salad
Ingredients to prepare Fried Fish with Summer Potato Vegetable Salad
 
This crispy fish fillet is simply tantalizing and easy to prepare! I'm going to cook this soon :)
This crispy fish fillet is simply tantalizing and easy to prepare!
I’m going to cook this soon 🙂
 
Fried Fish with Summer Potato Vegetable Salad
Fried Fish with Summer Potato Vegetable Salad
 
Sara also took the opportunity to introduce her book, Passion for Food
Sara also took the opportunity to introduce her book, Passion for Food

Dessert: Summer Pavlova with Passionfruit Cream served with Strawberries and Pistachios

According to Sara, Finnish loves summer a lot because that is the time where  they can finally stop 'hibernating' and come out to do lots of activities!
According to Sara, Finnish loves summer a lot because that is the time where they can finally stop ‘hibernating’ and come out to do lots of activities!
 
Summer Pavlova with Passionfruit Cream served with Strawberries and Pistachios
Summer Pavlova with Passionfruit Cream served with Strawberries and Pistachios
 
Sara La Fountain and I
Sara La Fountain and I

For more information on A Taste of Finland with Sara La Fountain and bookings, please visit the AFC
Studio website, https://asianfoodnetwork.com/.

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27 Comments

  1. nicccchang says:

    OMG. she just look exactly like a doll. LOL. the first picture, a doll i thought. mana tau real person. LOL

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Hahaha really? Perfect as a doll, she is.

  2. Simple Person says:

    a pretty lady chef..
    very nice and simple dish..

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Yah, I felt very honoured to be invited 😀

  3. Smitten ByFood says:

    She does look like a doll. Her cook book looks very colorful and fun! =)

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      I love her cookbook too!
      She's a perfectionist so she wants everything to be perfect!

  4. foongpc says:

    Yummy dishes! Such a pretty and talented chef! : )

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Trust me, I envy her a lot hahaha

  5. Huai Bin says:

    Nice! Unfortunately I skipped Finland during both of my Europe backpacking trips. 🙂

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      I've yet to visit Finland!!

  6. Tony Teh says:

    Too pretty for a chef lol. But the colour of her dishes don't look like dine dining stuffs to me although the portion is. Snow White & the Huntsman review

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      It's a twist from the normal fine dining stuffs!
      The portion is just right for me. In fact, I already felt full after the salad LOL!

    2. Tony Teh says:

      You girl ma. Plus, I don't like veges so… I may need another meal after hahaha Piranha 3DD review

  7. Shirley Tay says:

    I love such events to be able to taste good food from celebrity chefs. How fun!

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Me too! Hope I'll be able to join more events like this soon 🙂

  8. Nikel Khor says:

    Such a nice experince with celebrity chef!

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Haha I felt so lucky!

  9. Shannon @ JustAsDelish says:

    What a fun event with a pretty chef! love the pavlova

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      It's full of summer feeling!

  10. Kian Fai Koh says:

    those foods looks really good XD

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      You like it don't you? XD

  11. TikkoSS says:

    Gosh.. another good food again.. the chef look like cartoon character..

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Sorry to tempt you at this hour! LOL!

  12. Hilda Milda™ says:

    She's so pretty, and her face omg flawless! and she serves pavlova for dessert? Not easy to make one lo..

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      It's true! She had to prepare the pavlova beforehand!

  13. Criz Lai says:

    Love all her colorful presentations. It sure made the food look livelier~ 🙂

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Great presentation will make your appetite better too 😀

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