WORLD’S BEST RESTAURANT IN TULUM (RIVIERA MAYA)

The jungle-chic, environmentally conscious boutique hotel La Zebra in Tulum will host a pop-up of ‘the best restaurant in the world’, nomafrom Copenhagen.

Passengers can enjoy noma Mexico from April 12th to May 28th; the menu will consist of local and indigenous ingredients. A unique dinner experience for you next Riviera Maya incentive or event!

     

THE PERFECT GOURMET DAY IN MEXICO CITY!

It is no secret that Mexico is home to some of the best food in the world, and an ideal “gourmet day” for your next incentive or event in Mexico City should include a visit to Mecardo de San Juan, a traditional market where even chefs do their shopping.

You can find everything from nopal (cactus), carefully balanced piles of chicharron (deep fried pork skin) or huitlacoche (corn fungus), to mosquito eggs, grasshoppers or iguana meat. Optional: Mexican cooking course.

End the day by having dinner at Pujol, one of the 50 best restaurants in the world, where celebrity chef Enrique Olvera takes traditional Mexican food from street to haute cuisine.

     

Feta: the superstar on every Greek table

One of the most well known Greek foods is feta cheese. It has been made from sheep and goat’s milk in this area of the world for thousands of years and since 2002, feta has been a PDO (protected designation of origin) product in the European Union. Outside of Greece there is mostly just one or two kinds of feta available but here there are many different types and varieties, dependent on the region in which they are produced. Some are sharp and strong, others mild and creamy while it can be aged in wooden barrels or metal vessels. Each type has its own distinctive taste and is used in different recipes.
This delicious cheese is traditionally enjoyed on its own, in Greek salads and in pastries like ‘spanakopita’ and ‘tyropita’ (spinach and cheese pie respectively). But there is so much more one can use this versatile food for, from main dishes to dips and snacks, no wonder feta has been a favorite for centuries and is enjoyed all over the world. Here are a few ideas for how to enjoy it.

 

The traditional recipe: ‘Tyrokafteri’ Dip

This is a hot spicy cheese dip made with feta and hot peppers. It’s incredibly simple to make and is a delicious accompaniment to crudités or crusty bread. Sautee some hot pepper in the pan until the skin is lightly browned and chop finely. If you like it hot, then use jalapeno or if you prefer a milder taste chose a different variety. Then using either a fork or a blender mash the cheese up and combine it with the pepper adding some olive oil to get the right consistency. The dip can remain chunky or be smooth, it’s up to you!

 

A modern twist: Green leaf salad with feta & pomegranate

This is a wonderful winter alternative to the classic Greek salad. Choose spinach or rocket for your greens and add some toasted pine nuts or flaked almonds for extra crunch. Go for a barrel aged feta that is crumbly and creamy. Simply sprinkle generously over the green leaves, adding the pomegranate seeds and toasted nuts. Use extra virgin olive oil in your salad dressing to bring out those authentic Greek flavours.

Kali orexi or bon appetit!

 

Visit us at www.metropolitan.com.gr or email us at info@metropolitan.com.gr to find out more about a corporate culinary journey in Greece.

Come and Try your Mojito in Havana?

The mojito was invented by Angel Martinez, a shopkeeper of a small grocery, in the middle of a Street in Old Havana. That is why everybody knows it as the Bodeguita del Medio, the grocery store in the middle of the Street. Ernest Hemingway came by there a lot as his printer lived in front. And to kill all that printing time Angel served him refreshments which ended in the mojito we all know now worldwide.

You take a spoon full of sugar, some good lemon drops and fresh mint leaves. But not any mint. It has to be the one that grows only in Cuba. You squash the mint so it mingles with the sugar and the lemon. Then you add the genuine Cuban rum at best 3 years old, softly aged. Add to your liking and don’t be shy. Add quite some ice cubes before you add enough soda to fill the glass. There is your mojito. Enjoy it as it refreshes you from the Cuban tropical sun.

Cubafortravel sets up incentive programs in Havana and for sure we include lots of mojitos and a visit to the original Bodeguita del Medio.

www.cubafortravel.com

 

Ice Hockey World Championship, Cologne & Paris: 05.-21. May 2017

The countdown has started: In less than 100 days the best Ice Hockey teams come together in Cologne & Paris!

The 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship will be held for the 3rd time in Cologne and the 2nd time in Paris. The tournament days are from 5th to 21st of May in 2017. The preliminary round will be played in both cities. The Semi-Finals, the Bronze Medal and Gold Medal Game will be played in Cologne.

The preliminary round of group A is hosted in Cologne’s LANXESS arena. The teams of group A are: Russia, USA, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Latvia and Italy.

Get on overview of the games: Overview games

Situated in the heart of Cologne, Germany‘s media capital in the River Rhine Valley, the LANXESS arena offers a new dimension for indoor events. With a future oriented concept it operates one of the largest, sophisticated and most frequented multi-purpose arenas in Europe.

Tickets are still available!

Organizing the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Word Championship together, Germany and France have broken new ground. For the first time two countries jointly applied for the tournament. They have planned and organized it together, putting in practice every day its motto “Together for 2017”.

Check out our new videos on our youtube Channel!

For further information please contact Wenche R. Werner: werner@inbound-services.com

Copyright picture: © Arena Management GmbH

Hamburg welcomes the Elbphilharmonie

 

It is finally done! It almost took 10 years to build the new sign of Hamburg: The Elbphilarmonie – and today is the big day of the opening! In a ceremonial act with a great light show and an opening concert the concert hall was opened in January 2017.

The Elbphilharmonie is more than an impressive and modern concert hall. The 5-star hotel “The Westin Hamburg” with its 244 rooms, meeting facilities, restaurant and bar is located there as well.

Between the old warehouse and the new glass structure, a plaza of about 4.000 m² has been built at 37 meters high, which is open to the public and offering a spectacular view of the city and the harbor.

Foto:www.mediaserver.hamburg.de / Maxim Schulz

 

Metropolitan DMC: Our promise to you for 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas is a time of giving. We believe this caring and thoughtful outlook on life and our fellow human beings should define us all-year-round. To this end, we have decided to launch a more far-reaching, holistic project to support causes in Greece close to our hearts and hope that our clients will be inspired to engage and complement our efforts. We have selected the Bodossaki Foundation as our partner. Since its establishment, the Foundation has administered over €400 million, in education, improving medical and research infrastructures, protecting the environment and reducing inequality of opportunities. We firmly believe that we rise by lifting others.

Christmas is a time of giving. A time to consider those in need. A time to make a difference in someone’s life and help them improve their living conditions.

We believe this caring and thoughtful outlook on life and our fellow human beings should define us all-year-round.

Metropolitan DMC and DB Meetings and Events are two companies who have for years specialized in tailor-made programmes in Greece for incentives, meetings, conferences and specialist groups. Recently, we have begun a collaboration, drawing from each others pool of expertise, contacts and inspiration, to optimize our capabilities for innovation in meetings, events and incentives in Greece.

This Christmas, instead of sending out cards and gifts to all our esteemed clients and cooperators, we have decided to launch a more far-reaching, holistic project to support causes in Greece close to our hearts. Throughout the coming year, we will be introducing a tailor-made corporate responsibility element into all our quotes and proposals, in the hope that our clients will be inspired to engage and complement our efforts. We will regularly share information on what we achieve. And clients participating in a specific event will be kept abreast of the impact their participation has had.

All the causes are in support of individuals and institutions in Greece. People who believe in the uniqueness of this little corner of the world, its beauty, its amazing energy and its potential for excellence.

To ensure transparency, efficiency and due diligence in all our CSR activities, we have selected the Bodossaki Foundation as our partner. The Foundation was established in 1973 and is one of the largest privately owned public-benefit organizations in Greece. Since its establishment, the Foundation has administered over €400 million, in education, improving medical and research infrastructures, protecting the environment and reducing inequality of opportunities.

The initiatives we will be proposing cover the following areas:

• Supporting the unique agricultural products of Greece
• Supporting cutting-edge biomedical research in Greece
• Supporting hospitals in Greece with much-needed specialist equipment
• Supporting schools in Greece with equipment and books
• Supporting young people in their studies through scholarships
• Supporting young people in finding a job through work experience placements
• Supporting people who live below or along the poverty line
• Helping unaccompanied refugee children in Greece
• Supporting NGOs

The projects we are passionate about and will be proposing, are designed to bring about maximum social impact and will seek to highlight the “essence” of Greece that our two companies embody through our approach and business activity. Namely:

● Feelings: Solidarity, Compassion, Empathy
● Landscape: Beautiful colours and richness of the land and the sea that constitute its diversity and uniqueness
● Values/Qualities: Innovation, Excellence, Self-Development, Sustainability, Originality/Uniqueness

We firmly believe that we rise by lifting others.

Have you ever eaten a St. Martin’s Croissant, better known as rogale marcińskie?

111111111 What makes the St. Martin Croissant so special?

This is a traditional delicacy of Poznan: yummy croissants with white poppy seeds, nuts and raisins. There are many legends associated with the ‘rogal’ . One of them has it that the first person to bake the ‘rogal’ was the confectioner Jan Melzer, who encouraged his employer to bake croissants and offer them to the city’s poor. He came up with the idea in the middle of the 19th century, having listened to the preachings of a priest in St. Martin’s parish. As to the shape of the ‘rogal’, legend has it that it resembles a horseshoe because the town’s confectioners found a horseshoe which was said to have been lost by St.Martin’s horse.

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On 11 November – St Martin’s Day – and prior to it, about 400 tonnes of the delicacy are sold – and eaten – in the Poznań region.

All the year round croissants taste the same and therefore being in Poznan it’s worth a try. And even better idea is to shop, where you can learn how to bake.

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