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ARAB TIMES, SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2011 27 travel saturday, august 27, 2011 Food Taming the monster airport inquiry tel: 161 ✔ www.kuwait-airport.com.kw TOKYO: Japan's All Nippon ‘Soul-searching’ chef Adria looks to Asia Airways (ANA) and aviation giant Boeing HONG KONG, Aug 26, (RTRS): “The gastronomical culture of China the cuisine of a country if you don’t eatery. America that weren’t there before, or said Friday the airline will receive the Ground-breaking chef Ferran Adria is is very, very important. Simply to just understand it. And to understand it, “(It) is to be a think tank where we all the elements from the Arab world?” world's first 787 Dreamliner on Sept 25, on a quest to find the soul of Asian get to know all the products that exist you’ve got to study it.” will share everything that we create he said. more than three years later than first cooking, which could perhaps provide in China but not exist in the West Transformation and divulge it around the world,” he “That’s fusion cooking.” planned. key hints for future gastronomic inven- would take months.” added. “It’s going to be a place for Though Adria acknowledged that The ANA plane will be delivered in tions from the man who brought the At the final El Bulli dinner last reflection.” Roughly 15 trips to Japan have month Adria said the restaurant had much about his future and that of the Everett, Washington in the United States world culinary foam. helped him understand the country and The sharing could extend to agree- foundation remains unknown, he added before being flown to Tokyo where it is Considered the world’s best chef by become “a monster” that needed tam- ments with governments, most likely scheduled to arrive on Sept 28, the compa- its cuisine a little, but this has merely ing and transformation. that uncertainty often resulted in new several critics, Adria and his El Bulli whetted his appetite for learning about centring around products such as questions that led to fresh ideas and ini- nies said in a joint statement. Its new incarnation, the El Bulli "The airplane is ready. ANA is ready. restaurant became synonymous with a the rest of the continent. Iberian ham and olive oil at first, per- tiatives. transformation of traditional dishes Foundation, will be a centre for new haps through exports. But no deals will And, Boeing is ready," Jim Albaugh, presi- “I’ve looked at the soul of the cook- culinary inventions from the Catalan “When somebody doesn’t under- dent and CEO of Boeing Commercial into fun and funky culinary adventures. ing and the reason of things (in Japan) be sealed until at 2013 at the earliest. stand things very well, it means you’re But, pleading a need for transforma- who gave the world paella made of Other initiatives could include Airplanes, said in a statement. and then I started looking at cooking Kellogg’s Rice Krispies and gazpacho on the right path in terms of creativity,” "This airplane begins a new chapter in tion, he last month shut the restaurant techniques. But I haven’t got to that exchanges of cooking techniques and he said, noting that it had taken time aviation history." down — at least in its current incarna- popsicles. ideas, part of the reason behind his cur- point for the rest of Asia yet,” he Asked about his comment, Adria before his culinary ideas caught on. ANA is the launch airline for the troubled tion. It will re-open in 2014 as the El rent culinary quest — although he dis- 787 programme, and has 55 of the aircraft added. At this stage he said his visit had chuckled but said that success requires “When I first started in 1994 creating Bulli Foundation. almost sparked more questions than misses the idea of popular “fusion” cui- this new language in cuisine, people on order. transformation, especially once things sine as “a lie” and something that Boeing had originally promised to roll Culture answers. becomes as complex as the restaurant did not understand me. And there’s still “What kinds of Chinese cuisine are always existed. a lot of people who don’t understand out the aircraft in 2008. But a string of tech- “I don’t know much about Asia, and had. But he is confident the foundation nical mishaps and delays have slowed test- Asia could be an archive of ideas,” there? Does imperial cuisine come will again stamp his mark on the gas- Creativity me,” he laughed. ing programmes for the jets. Adria told Reuters in Hong Kong, on from traditional cuisine or not? These tronomic world. “Think for example of Chinese cui- “But it’s a good sign that if 20 years The highly anticipated 787 Dreamliner is the sidelines of a trip promoting are all the things we need to know,” he It will be open to the public, sine. What would it be without corn, later it’s still a controversial issue and a made out of lighter materials that help Spanish food, after a visit to Beijing said. although reservations and opening without tomato, without peppers, with- controversial subject. It means that it’s increase its fuel efficiency, while it boasts larger windows and more humid cabin air and Shanghai. “You cannot get an influence from hours will not be those of any usual out all those ingredients that came from still worth it, it’s still avant garde.” than conventional jets. Boeing says this will allows passengers to arrive at their destinations more refreshed. Shinichiro Ito, president and CEO of Destinations ANA Group said that the aircraft "will play an important role in our international expan- sion strategy as we seek to become Asia's number one airline". The mid-sized plane is crucial to Boeing's future. It is the maker's first new design in more than a decade, drawing on huge advances in aviation tech- nology and can fly long-haul routes using up to 20 percent less fuel. Boeing, the world's second-biggest air- craft maker after Airbus, launched the Dreamliner programme in April 2004 and initially had planned to deliver the first plane to ANA in the first half of 2008. But the aircraft, which can seat up to 330 passengers, only made its maiden flight in December 2009. The series of delays in the 787 pro- gramme has cost Boeing billions of dollars as some airlines cancelled their orders. Another Boeing project, the 747-8, is a longer and more fuel-efficient update of Boeing's double-decker 747 jumbo jet, and will compete with European rival Airbus's A380, the world's biggest passenger plane. That programme is running two years behind schedule. ANA this week said it would conduct the first commercial 787 flights from Tokyo to Hong Kong in October, followed by regular services to Beijing and Frankfurt. The aircraft's first regular international service will start from December for the Haneda-Beijing route, followed by the Dreamliner's first regular long-haul interna- tional operation between Haneda and Frankfurt from January. (AFP) ✔ WASHINGTON: Two European tourists have died from heat exposure in California's Joshua Tree park, US officials said Thursday, calling on visitors to exercise extreme caution during the region's current heatwave. Music producer Augustinus Van Hove, 44, from the Netherlands, was found dead on Monday, said the local police depart- ment. The body of his companion, 38-year- old German Helena Nuellett, was found a mile away on the same road. "Although the investigation continues and toxicology results are not yet in, at this point there is no sign of obvious injury to either person and the evidence indicates the pair both succumbed due to exposure to the elements," said Raymond Gregory of the This October 2009 photo courtesy of Robert Mitchell for the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens three — the others are an Andrew Wyeth show at the Farnsworth in Rockland and a photography Riverside County Sheriff's Department. shows a natural wooden bridge in the Lerner Garden of the Five Senses during fall foliage at the exhibit at Colby College in Waterville — with shopping in Freeport, the Coastal Maine Botanical The couple had entered the iconic Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine. An exhibit of Edward Hopper’s paintings of Gardens in Boothbay, leaf-peeping, dining and maybe a trip to a spa, and you’ve got an ideal itin- California park shortly after noon Monday. Maine is breaking attendance records at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, but it’s just one of erary for a September getaway. (Inset): This undated photo courtesy of Hidden Pond Resort shows Their vehicle became apparently stuck in three topnotch shows at museums around the state this summer and fall. Combine a trip to see all a cabin at Hidden Pond Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine. (AP) sand on a road that officials said was acces- sible only by an all-terrain vehicle. Empty Ideal itinerary for a September getaway water bottles were found in the vehicle. On Thursday, Joshua Tree officials repeated their call for vigilance against the extreme conditions hitting the US southwest this week, with temperatures climbing to a dangerous 46 degrees Celsius (114 degrees Fahrenheit). (AFP) Top shows at Maine museums pull crowds ✔ By Beth J. Harpaz The show includes 30 small oil paint- The documentary-style images range Kennebunkport Resort Collection. The tax (the inn also offers lodging and din- MOSCOW: Sleepy early morning ings of Monhegan Island, a popular from portraits of poor families surviv- three climate-controlled spa treatment ner), or head to South Freeport to the passengers on a flight from Moscow's biggest airport to London may have thought they were dreaming Friday when a drunken A n exhibit of Edward Hopper’s paintings of Maine is breaking attendance records at the Bowdoin tourist destination in Maine, as well as larger canvases and watercolors of clas- sic New England scenes like lighthous- ing the Great Depression, documented for the Works Progress Administration, to shots of gleaming skyscrapers and rooms in a treehouse setting opened in June and offer a view of paper birch, red oak, pine, maple and juniper trees. Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster, 36 Main St., for a more informal meal on the waterfront, open to Oct. 15. Russian woman staged erotic dances on the College Museum of Art in Brunswick, es and the rocky coast. Why is the nascent symbols of corporate America, “It has a really neat feel,” said Debbie plane. ❑ ❑ ❑ but it’s just one of three top-notch exhibit proving so popular? commissioned by private companies Lennon, operating partner of the prop- But crew on the 7:00 am flight from shows at museums around Maine this If You Go... Domodedovo airport to London decided to “People love seeing work that they and magazines. The images provide a erties. “If you’re looking out that pic- summer and fall. are not familiar with by an artist that thought-provoking contrast to the pho- ture window, you’re looking into the Bowdoin College Museum Of Art: return to Moscow as the woman, 39, a native 9400 College Station, Brunswick; of the Russian region of Tatarstan, was Combine a trip to see all three – the they think they know,” Tuite said. “So tos in “Andrew Moore: Detroit forest.” deemed to be causing an inconvenience to others are an Andrew Wyeth show at many of the works in the show, particu- Disassembled,” also on display at http://www.bowdoin.edu/art-muse- Families um/ or 207-725-3275. “Edward passengers, the RIA Novosti news agency the Farnsworth Art Museum in larly the 30 small Monhegan oils from Colby, capturing Detroit’s recent indus- said. Rockland and a 1930s photography 1916 through 1919, were not exhibited trial decline. Lennon said September and October Hopper’s Maine” through Oct 16. "The woman was in a state of insobriety, exhibit at Colby College in Waterville – in Hopper’s lifetime, and continue to A third outstanding museum show in are a “perfect time for couples” to visit Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm. inconveniencing the passengers, taking off with shopping in Freeport, the Coastal exist outside the standard narrative of Maine this summer and fall is “Andrew Maine, adding that tourist demograph- (Thursday to 8:30 pm); Sunday, their glasses and dancing erotic dances," a Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, his career. This is the first time that they Wyeth, Christina’s World and the Olson ics change once kids are back in school, noon-5 p.m. Free admission. spokesman for transport police said, quoted leaf-peeping, dining and maybe a trip to not only with fewer families, but also Coastal Maine Botalical Gardens: by the news agency. are being shown as a nearly complete House” at the Farnsworth Art a spa, and you’ve got an ideal itinerary series. And the color and paint handling Museum’s Wyeth Center in Rockland, with a wider geographic spread: Boothbay; http://www.mainegar- The crew then announced that after just “Summer is New Jersey, New York, 15 minutes of flight the plane was turning for a September getaway. really astonishes people. I also think through Oct. 30. You’ll have to go to dens.org/ or 207-633-4333. Daily, 9 In Maine and many other places, people who are in Maine right now, or the Museum of Modern Art in New Connecticut, Massachusetts, but as you am-5 pm, $12. back. On arrival, the woman was arrested and taken to a local hospital to be examined, leisure travel takes on a more grown-up are passing through, are responding to York to see Wyeth’s original move into September, it’ll widen to Colby College Museum of Art: the spokesman said. The name of the airline flavor after the kids are back to school. the same things outdoors that Hopper “Christina’s World,” which shows Florida, Texas, the Midwest. We even 5600 Mayflower Hill, Waterville; was not disclosed. (AFP) The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens was, particularly the light.” Christina Olson, a crippled woman who enjoy an influx of couples from http://www.colby.edu/museum/ or Europe.” Hidden Pond guests get first ✔ NAIROBI: A record number tourists not surprisingly gets more visitors age 55 and up after Labor Day, especially Treasure lived in the nearby town of Cushing, dragging herself across a field toward crack at spa appointments, with guests 207-859-5600. “American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White” visited Kenya in the first six months of on weekdays, but September is also a The museum exterior is also worth a her family farmhouse. But the exhibit in at other Kennebunkport Resort proper- through Oct. 2. TuesdaySaturday, 2011, continuing a solid recovery after the lush time of year to see the garden. look. The building is an 1894 architec- Rockland offers a rare opportunity to ties next, followed by members of the country was hit by post-election violence in 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 Perennials have had the whole season tural treasure designed by McKim, see 50 other paintings and drawings public. 2008 and the lingering effects of the global Mead and White. And tip your hat to Lennon said it’s warm enough in p.m. Free admission. financial crisis. to grow, flowers stay in bloom through Wyeth produced over 30 years depict- Farnsworth Art Museum: 16 early fall, and the trees start to take on the statue of Joshua Chamberlain, a ing the Olsons and their home. southern Maine in September to allow Arrivals to east Africa's biggest economy Bowdoin president who commanded for “quite a bit of beach activity” Museum St., Rockland; rose to 549,083, up 13.6 percent from the color. Follow a visit to the garden with Farmhouse http://www.farnsworthmuseum.org/ same period last year. Tourism earned a a lobster lunch in Boothbay Harbor for Union troops when the South surren- (though heated pools are also an dered in the Civil War; it’s located at the The farmhouse was declared a option). or 207-596-6457. “Andrew Wyeth, record 74 billion shillings ($802 million) in a perfect day. Christina’s World and the Olson the whole of 2010, making it one of the corner of campus, Maine Street and National Historic Landmark in July, Peak foliage in Kennebunkport is country's leading sources of foreign Attendance Bath Road. Finally, don’t miss and a tour of the home offers insight generally the third week of September House” through Oct 30. Daily 10 exchange. Brunswick is having a busy season Brunswick’s Gelato Fiasco at 74 Maine into the artist’s relationship with the to mid-October, but those looking to am-5 pm. (Wednesdays, until 8 Minister for Tourism Najib Balala told a with crowds coming in for “Edward St., with flavors like baklava, blueber- Olsons and the choices he made in cre- chase leaf color earlier would do well to pm), $12. (Combination ticket with news conference on Wednesday that esti- Hopper’s Maine,” on view at the ries and cream, gingersnap and dark ating his paintings. head inland. Route 201 North, also tour of nearby Olson House, $17; mated revenues for the first six months Bowdoin museum through Oct. 16. “It chocolate noir. Rockland is also home to many fine called the Old Canada Road, between location, hours, details on website.) stood at 40.5 billion shillings, up 32 percent has indeed broken our records many At the Colby College Museum of Art restaurants, including Primo at 2 S. Skowhegan and Quebec, is a lovely if Hiden Pond: 354 Goose Rocks from 30.7 billion in the same period last times over, with total attendance in the in Waterville, “American Modern: Main St., expensive but highly regard- somewhat remote fall drive. Watch out Road, Kennebunkport; year. He said the ministry was expecting 20 http://www.hiddenpondmaine.com percent growth in arrivals for the year as a first month of the show being open Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White” is on ed. Reservations for the dining room go for moose! whole. (July 15 to Aug. 15) reaching just under view through Oct. 2. The show of 117 fast, but you can order off a small plates Finally, don’t forget shopping. or 207-967-9050. Fall package In 2010, a record 1.1 million tourists vis- 15,000, plus a one-day high of almost photographs from the 1930s by menu upstairs at the bar. Freeport is home to L.L. Bean and over including two nights, dinner for two, ited the country, which is famed for its game 1,200 people on Aug. 16,” said Diana Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke- Other tourism news coming out of 200 outlets, boutiques, hotels and two spa treatments, taxes and tip, parks and white Indian Ocean beaches, Tuite, co-curator of the exhibit, which White and Walker Evans comes to Maine this season includes a new way restaurants. The Harraseeket Inn, 162 $599.50 per person. (AP) beating the previous high hit in 2007. was organized in association with the Maine after a run at the Art Institute of to enjoy spa treatments – from a tree- Main St., offers a popular daily buffet Freeport: http://www.freepor- (RTRS) Whitney Museum of American Art. Chicago. house at Hidden Pond, part of the lunch Monday-Saturday, $18.14 with tusa.com/.
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