On 12.9, Consul General of Canada, Mr. William Johnston announced the program "Taste of Canada", the Canadian culinary event the largest ever in Ho Chi Minh City.
The program will introduce beef, seafood and fine wines of Canada at Olivier Restaurant, Sofitel Plaza Saigon, from 17 - 22.9. The focus of the event is the Canadian Gala Party on 19.9 at Ballroom, Sofitel Plaza Saigon.
Mr. Johnston said: "Canada has all the elements needed to become a supplier of agricultural products, high-quality food and beverages for Vietnam: clean environment and spacious land, agricultural production international level, and a high standard of food regulation and inspection. We look forward to delicious food and drinks, nutrition and safety of Canada will become a part of the culture and lifestyle of modern Vietnamese cuisine”.
This is the second Canadian event promoting food in Ho Chi Minh City; Hanoi two similar events were held last year. Canada exported $ 86 million worth of agricultural products in Vietnam in 2006.