Popular TV presenter/producer chef Mirko Reeh, a media superstar in his native Germany, who is considered one of Europe’s top ten chefs visited Aruba as guest of the Aruba Tourism Authority and Divi Resorts. On his last night here, the legendary VIP hosted a cooking and tasting show at Fusion, Alhambra Shops, with media personality Tabitha Fecunda, as the show emcee.
Chef Mirko demonstrated a few of his signature recipes, live, with a soup, a salad, and two main courses, a grilled tenderloin and a grilled fish, prepared a la minute, under the stars, and while the cameras rolled, the audience tasted and approved.
Fecunda who is the Island Marketing & Promotion Manager of the Links at Divi Aruba, is also the host of TNT, Tabitha on Television, a popular local program. On Saturday night while Chef Mirko was recording the events for German TV, and singing some German hit songs, between courses, Tabitha and her crew were filming for local consumption.
Following an invitation of the Aruba Tourism Authority, Chef Mirko enjoyed a loaded five-day agenda here, filming some of his TV show episodes with the intention of promoting Aruba as a culinary destination to his millions of European viewers.
Chef Mirko runs cooking schools, operates top-rated restaurants, authors cook-books, stars in a children cooking show on Nickelodeon and on his main TV program, Chef in a Bacon Coat, just lost more than 30kg, cooking lean and light dishes with the audiences.
Charming, warm, entrepreneurial, and always prepared to laugh, chef Mirko took a big bite out of Aruba and liked it, he will be back for vacation, he says!
During the taping of the show episode, Chef Mirko was greatly assisted by Divi Executive chef, Edwin Geerman.