02-03-2015

Dutch Veal Tasting Event in Tokyo


A Dutch veal tasting event was held at the Dutch embassy in Tokyo today at the invitation of ambassador Mr. Radinck J. van Vollenhoven in cooperation with the world market leader in veal, the VanDrie Group and Scelta Mushrooms. Both companies will participate in the international food and beverage exhibition FOODEX Japan 2015 from March 3-6 in a joint pavilion.

After the opening speech by the ambassador, Mr. Swinkels, Director Corporate Affairs of the VanDrie Group gave a short introduction of the VanDrie Group and its Safety Guard, the integrated quality system which assures food safety , animal welfare and environmental management throughout the production chain . The chain includes calf husbandry’s, dairy raw materials, calf  feed, slaughterhouses, calf skins, marketing and promotion.

Veal is a fantastic product and a delicious and nutritious choice for adding variety to meals. The meat is tender and easy to digest. It is also low in calories and in that respect compares very favorably with beef and pork. Veal goes well with vegetables, herbs, sauces and all kind of side-dishes.

Participants in the event had a chance to sample veal dishes during a walking lunch tasting prepared by Stephane Foray, chef de cuisine at the Dutch embassy and Dutch master chef Bert van Beurten.

Dishes served were veal tartare with almonds, followed by vitello tonnato and delicious baked sweetbread with teriyaki sauce. A vol-au-vent with a tasty filling of mushroom ragout and veal filet served on a bed of cauliflower mousse and veal gravy.

Japan is an important market for the Dutch veal sector and as veal fits in perfectly with the high quality standards and healthy lifestyle of the Japanese consumer, expectations for an increase in exports are high.

VanDrie Group attaches particular importance to lasting partnerships and Mr. Swinkels also expressed the hope, that the event will further enhance bilateral business relations between Japan and the Netherlands.

The VanDrie Group will exhibit their products at FOODEX Japan 2015 in Hall 5, booth nr. F03, held at Makuhari Messe from March 3-6. For more information about the VanDrie Group, please refer to www.vandriegroup.com.