TiEcon Conference Dinner Menu

We had 1200 people attend the Gala Dinner at TiEcon, with two primary cuisines (Mediterranean and Asian). Read on for all the yummy food that was served that evening!

Asian Cuisine
Home to thriving cultures, ancient civilizations and most of the religions of the Eastern world, Asia beholds 37 countries under its wings. This mystic region is blessed with the tallest mountains and greenest farmlands. The varied climates and cultures nurtured some of the finest cuisines of the world. Each cuisine stands out with its own identity and unique traits. From the fresh and simple Japanese cuisine, to the balanced sweet and spicy Thai cuisine and the complex spices and rich flavors of Indian cuisine, this region has it all.

The main principle of Asian cuisine is the balance of five taste senses: sour (lime, tamarind), salt (soy, miso), hot (red and black pepper, wasabi), bitter (bitter melon, fenugreek) and sweet (palm sugar, jaggery). These tastes combine with the staples of rice and wheat (naan, roti, noodles), freshness of tropical vegetables (gourds, peppers, roots and tubers) and colorful array of fruits (mango, papaya, banana) to deliver a rich culinary experience.

A Taste of Asia
Thai Green Curry Chicken
(Made to order with Vegetarian option)

Cantonese Fried Sole with Ginger and Black Bean Sauce
(Golden brown sole drizzled with a ginger black bean sauce)

Japanese Stir Fried Soba Noodles with Shredded Cabbage, Bokchoy, Shitake Mushrooms and Carrots (Vegetarian)

Dhal with Spices and Tomatoes (Vegetarian)

Aloo Gobhi (Vegetarian)
(Red Potatoes and Cauliflower sauteed with ginger and garlic and a mix of spices)

Ginger Jasmine Rice (Vegetarian)

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Mediterranean Cuisine
The palette of sunny skies, blue waters, golden sand, brightly colored vegetables, flowers and fruits epitomize a truly Mediterranean spread. From the shores of Spain, to the islands of the Cyprus, the fifteen countries of the Mediterranean region are very different from each other. The one link that connects them all is their love for good food.

This healthy cuisine incorporates starch (bulgur, cous cous), olive oil (low in saturated fats), fresh vegetables (bell peppers, eggplant, tomatoes and more). Juicy fruits (dates, oranges, figs, melons and peaches), grilled meats (kebabs), rich seafood (tuna, sea bass and crab), an abundance of nuts (walnuts, almonds, pine nuts) along with a great variety of green herbs (basil, parsley, chervil etc.)

A Little Taste of the Mediterranean
Greek Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Kalamata Olives, Shaved Onions and Feta Cheese (Vegetarian)

African Lamb Stew with Harissa* and Root Vegetables
(Harissa is Tunisian Hot Chili paste, made with caraway seeds, chili pepper and garlic in oil)

Herbed Cous Cous (Vegetarian)
(Rolled semolina grains steamed and flavored with herbs and lemon juice)

Middle Eastern Eggplant Moussaka (Vegetarian)
(Roasted eggplant slices layered with a spiced tomato sauce and vegetables, topped with a béchamel sauce and baked)

Italian Penne Pasta with Roasted Vegetables, Roma Tomatoes and Swiss Chard with Pine Nuts (Vegetarian, made to order station)

Artisan Bread with Olive Oil (Vegetarian)
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Vegetarian Choices

Mediterranean
Greek Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Kalamata Olives, Shaved Onions and Feta Cheese

Herbed Cous Cous
(Rolled semolina grains steamed and flavored with herbs and lemon juice)

Middle Eastern Eggplant Moussaka
(Roasted eggplant slices layered with a spiced tomato sauce and vegetables, topped with a béchamel sauce and baked)

Italian Penne Pasta with Roasted Vegetables, Roma Tomatoes and Swiss Chard with Pine Nuts (made to order station)

Artisan Bread with Olive Oil

Asian

Thai Green Curry Tofu with Vegetables
(made to order)

Japanese Stir Fried Soba Noodles with Shredded Cabbage, Bokchoy, Shitake Mushrooms and Carrots

Dhal with Spices and Tomatoes

Aloo Gobhi
(Red Potatoes and Cauliflower sauteed with ginger and garlic and a mix of spices)

Ginger Jasmine Rice
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Dessert

Hot Gulab jamuns in sweet rose syrup
Chocolate Dipped strawberries
French cream cookies
Almond and honey tarts
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Bon Appétit

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