Chef Nathan Lyon, Joe the Gardener and the crew from Growing a Greener World were on island filming a segment for the television series. During his stay, Chef Lyon also participated in culinary activities in observance of Tourism Awareness Month this May.
The Discover Dominica Authority invited the well-known chef to the island because of the unique focus of his television program. Growing a Greener World is a new television series that delivers the latest trends in eco-friendly living mixed with traditional gardening know-how. The program shows viewers easy ways to cook meals using local produce obtained from their gardens or found seasonally in their area. The segment of the show being filmed in Dominica incorporated the use of fresh, locally grown produce. It is hoped that the segment will entice viewers to experience the unique delicacies of the destination.
Lyon, who also hosted the Discover Health & Fit television series, A Lyon in the Kitchen, was excited about being on the island. “I can’t wait to begin cooking here. The island seems so green and abundant with vegetation that the types of meals to be created here would be endless,” he said.
The crew stayed on the island for six days and hosted a dinner at the Rosalie Bay Resort on Sunday May 8, 2011. Chef Lyon partnered with Chef Sean of Rosalie Bay to create exciting dishes for their guests. They also visited some of the popular sites and attractions found on the island such as the Emerald Pool, Trafalgar Falls and the Kalinago Barana Aute – Carib Village by the Sea where they met with the indigenous people of the island. The group expressed their enthusiasm about being on the Nature Island during a welcome reception and press conference held upon arrival at the Fort Young Hotel.
“Growing a Greener World is a great partner for Dominica,” said Colin Piper, Director of Tourism “The program promotes sustainability and greenery, the same avenue that our country is pursuing. We are pleased to have the show filmed on the island and we hope that it can showcase the exceptional cuisine which the island has to offer to our potential visitors,” Piper added.
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