18 (Tue) October 2011
Gorgonzola Lasagna with Lobster
at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club
-Songdo, Incheon, Republic of Korea-
with meeting participants
2nd WHO Expert Consultation on Public Health Law (Day 2 of 3)
- Day 1 (2.285 Radish-Ham Rolls)
- Day 2 (2.286 Gorgonzola Lasagna with Lobster)
- Day 3 (2.287 Dan Hobak Galbi Jjim)
Another welcome dinner for the participants of the 2nd WHO Expert Consultation on Public Health Law, which is being held today and tomorrow. The meeting is a follow-up to the one held in Manila back in May (see 2.120 Pork Goulash), this time hosted by Yonsei University Asian Institute for Bioethics & Health Law at the Yonsei University campus in Songdo, Incheon.
As for the venue, I never bothered to ask why the organizers arranged dinner at a golf club. But all private golf clubs in Korea – catering to wealthy clientele who can afford to shell out hundreds of millions of won (hundreds of thousands of dollars) for a lifetime membership and millions of won (thousands of dollars) in annual fees and hundreds of thousands of won (hundreds of dollars) in green fees – feature kitchens offering premium quality eats to keep the golfers from going elsewhere for food after a round.
Tonight, the food was indeed pretty good all around.
Nevertheless, I’d wager that everyone in the room would rather have eaten Korean food at a local restaurant.
Astoundingly, this is the first time that I’ve had lobster since the inception of GMTD over 21 months ago. That goes for dinner, lunch, breakfast, and snacks in between. Not that I was swimming with the lobsters before the launch, but I do enjoy them on occasion, so I’m surprised that it’s been so long. Then again, lamb and duck are my favorites meats, but I seem to be eating them very infrequently these days as well. I’m not very proactive in seeking out the things that I like to eat, and certain things don’t come by way of default in Korea. Conversely, pork has always been the number one ingredient by appearance on the blog thus far, attributable to the prevalence of pork in the local diet, even though I’m not a huge fan; I probably ate pork maybe once a week while I was living in the States.
(See also FOODS.)
(See also PLACES.)