Rise of the Dipterocarp , Lindung X ROR 2015
Rythms Of Rimba ( ROR ) Wild Life Festival is a unique festival that celebrates the beauty & diversity of wild-life in borneo. Through experiential education, the amazing folks from Future Alam Borneo( FAB ) & PAWSE created a 2 day event pack full outdoor activities, conservation & environmental talks, creative workshops & live music. We took on the behemoth task of serving a 6 course dinner to 100 VIP guest ,scientist,freedom fighters,artist & musicians from all walks of a ”green life”. And so we designed a bespoke menu entitled “Rise of the Dipterocarp ” inspired by the 4 layers of a tropical rainforest, namely Forest Floor,Understory, Canopy & Emergent. It was extremely challenging to identify the characteristics of each distinctive layer, then and translating it into a well balance mouthfull, On top of it trying our best to use locally sourced ingredients. With over 30 elements of Mise En Place, we had to push hard from 7am in the morning. Nonetheless it was all worth the pain as the night ended in a rowdy standing ovation filled with mutual love & respect .