As with any hardcore food addict, I find myself pretty much stuck on Channel 703 whenever the TV is on.
And just last Friday, I got to meet both the Managing Director and Co- Founder of AFC, Hian Goh & Maria Brown in person, at the preview party for the AFC’s 2nd self- produced programme, ‘Daniel Boulud: One Night in Singapore’ at NEO, Jalan Sultan Ismail!
I didn’t expect them to be in attendance as I thought it was just a screening. It was indeed a treat to actually get to sit down, have a drink and chat with Hian.
Maria was just as hospitable and as I looked at the duo, I find myself admiring them for their sharp and acute business sense. AFC is just 4 years old and it broadcasts in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hongkong and Philippines!
Hian, giving us a brief insight of AFC, its vision and the production work that goes on before the filming of this show… (darn, how did one so young owns a TV channel???)
Anyhow, we lucky bunch of food bloggers, media and so forth were the first homo sapiens to watch the programme prior to its scheduled premier on the 29th of September 2009 at 9:00pm.
Of course, since my post came in later than Sept 29th, (my apologies to the Alice Smith and AFC), I have compiled a list of repeats of the screenings for this month.
So, if you have watched it, watch it again!
If you have not, don’t worry, kindly note the time and date below, buy some popcorn, sit back & enjoy ;p
3 Oct 09: Saturday – 12pm One Night in Singapore – Daniel Boulud
4 Oct 09: Sunday – 10pm One Night in Singapore – Daniel Boulud
12 Oct 09: Monday – 10pm One Night in Singapore – Daniel Boulud
13 Oct 09: Tuesday – 6pm One Night in Singapore – Daniel Boulud
17 Oct 09: Saturday – 10am One Night in Singapore – Daniel Boulud
18 Oct 09: Sunday – 10pm One Night in Singapore – Daniel Boulud
According to Hian, Daniel is a very humble & nice person. As a chef, he is incredibly passionate and meticulous, traits that made him what he is today.
With a string of ten award-winning restaurants and a Feast & Fetes catering company,
Michelin-starred Chef Daniel was originally from Lyon, France and is now renowned in New York, Canada, China and even Las Vegas.
I beamed proudly as I watched him and his team watched in fascination when one of the chef in Fullerton Hotel showed them how to bake the naan in a tandoor oven. It was also their first taste of naan bread.
I’m really glad the AFC team had done a good job introducing to him the culinary scene of Asia. During the show, I saw him staple satay, mieng kam and peking duck.
This is after all, his maiden journey to this part of the world and I am sure he left Singapore with a good impression of SEA!
You can also catch more of Daniel on these shows, also on AFC:
15Oct 09 – Thursday – 10.30pm After Hours with Daniel 3
16Oct 09 – Friday – 6.30pm After Hours with Daniel 3
22Oct 09 – Thursday – 10.30pm After Hours with Daniel 3 Ep 2
23Oct 09 – Friday – 6.30pm After Hours with Daniel 3 Ep 2
29Oct 09 – Thursday – 10.30pm After Hours with Daniel 3 Ep 3
30Oct 09 – Friday – 6.30pm After Hours with Daniel 3 Ep 3
NEO, Global Tapas and Lux Lounge. Impressive decor and unbeatable ambiance.
If you are wondering what’s AFC’s 1st self-made documentary is, you can watch it at the following times:
5 Oct 09 – Monday – 10pm Palm Oil: Good Fat, Bad Fat
6 Oct 09 – Tuesday – 6pm Palm Oil: Good Fat, Bad Fat
10 Oct 09 – Saturday – 10am Palm Oil: Good Fat, Bad Fat
11Oct 09 – Sunday – 10pm Palm Oil: Good Fat, Bad Fat
21 Oct 09- Wednesday – 8pm Palm Oil: Good Fat, Bad Fat
22 Oct 09 – Thursday – 1pm Palm Oil: Good Fat, Bad Fat
25Oct 09 – Sunday – 3pm Palm Oil: Good Fat, Bad Fat