Canadians in Panama have a reputation for arriving on time, or even early, which sometimes confuses local businesses.
A good example was of the CanadaPLUS club over two years ago. The event was due to start at 7 pm. The owner of the restaurant told his staff to be there at 6.30. The line up started at 6.15.
But this year, with the feasting taking place at the Miramar Intercontinental, one of the 10 Bern hotels under the direction of Canadian Glen Champion, timing will not be a problem.
A Canadian agrifood trade mission representing some 15 companies is coming to town to promote Canadian food products. “Taste of Canada” events will take place from June 26 to June 30 through a collaboration of the Canadian Embassy and the Panama-Canada Chamber of Commerce.
A “Savour Canada” gourmet menu will be open to the public at the Intercontinental Miramar Hotel Bay View Restaurant on Wednesday June 26, through Saturday June 29 from 6 to 10.30 pm. Canadian products and recipes will also be featured at the Sunday brunch on June 30 .
During the trade mission’s visit there will be events for local importers, distributors, buyers, chefs and retailers in Panama’s food and beverage sector. That will include a tasting reception, a demo kitchen and a Student Chef Competition. The demo kitchen event and the Student Chef Student Competition, will be held at the Panama International Hotel School at the City of Knowledge.
After that Canada Day Monday July 1, will be a time to relax from the feasting and mingling.
A statement from the Canadian Embassy says:
“Taste of Canada” offers a wealth of opportunity for Canadian companies at a key point in our bilateral commercial relationship. The Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement entered into force on April 1, 2013 and opens the way for increased economic activity between the two countries, including in the important agrifood sector. Our commercial relationship is growing and this trade mission and accompanying events will further open doors to both markets.”