The International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association Celebrates 2nd ‘Conference at Sea’

IFWTWA Celebrates 2nd ‘Conference at Sea’

January 9 -16, 2010

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French Chef Jean-Stephane Poinard on ms Eurodam

French Chef Jean-Stephane Poinard

French Chef Jean-Stephane Poinard

St.Augustine, Florida (September 2009)

Plans for the 2nd ‘Conference at Sea’ hosted by International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association from January 9 -16, 2010 are complete. French chef and restaurateur Jean-Stephane Poinard will be joining the travel, wine and culinary journalists and ship guests while aboard the one week cruise sharing culinary demos and recipes on Holland America Line’s msEurodam.

Owner of Bistro de Leon in historic St. Augustine, Florida, Chef Poinard will present a private ‘Meet the Chef’ culinary demonstration for attending journalists that will take place in the Ship’s Culinary Arts Center. He will also present an expanded demonstration for Ship guests on another ‘Day at Sea’.

Beginning and ending the cruise with private receptions for writers, photographers and other hospitality professionals, the Conference offers 2 ½ days at sea for IFWTWA members to attend professional development seminars that include a wide variety of current topics that are of interest to travel, wine and culinary media today. From internet marketing, blogging, social networking and website branding to publishing today and relevant author subjects, Chef Poinard will be able to share his views and successes with all in attendance.

At another onboard special event, Chef Poinard will be discussing and autographing a newly released book ~ “ABSENTE: Images and Tastes of the Green Fairy”. He is the starring French chef in one of the most distinctive art/culinary books released in 2009 by book author and ABSENTE inventor Monsieur Michel Roux. Poinard developed and contributed 18 recipes to the book around one ingredient: Grande Absente.

Cruise registration closes on September 20, 2009. Itinerary and application available on www.ifwtwa.org.

For interviews, photos and recipes, contact:

Leigh Cort Publicity (904) 806-3613

leighcort@bellsouth.net

www.BistrodeLeon.com

www.Absentebook.com

www.ifwtwa.org

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