I was invited by Chili's Grill & Bar recently to attend a culinary roadshow showcasing Chili's American Southwest flavours and recipes. Well, I was there late as I had a meeting to attend, hence had missed out the opportunity to catch Michael Winkelman cooking up the latest flavour introduced - Honey Chipotle Sauce which was used in Crispy Honey-Chipotle Chicken Crispers.
Anyhow, I was on time though to taste out the Crispy Honey-Chipotle Chicken Crispers hah! I also got to taste the ever popular Mojito, minus the rum of course (pssst cos it was still before noon :p). Perfect to quench my thirst running in the hot morning from one end to the other end of MidValley Megamall.
As I dug in, I tasted the sweetness of the honey followed by a bit of fire that came from the chipotle (smoked chilli pepper). I usually order the Chicken Crispers and with this sauce for this dish, it gave the crispy chicken a total make over.
Since I was there towards the tail end of the event, after most of the members of the media left, I got the full attention from Dave Anderson, COO of TAS Leisure, the franchise holder of Chili's Grill & Bar in Malaysia. I've mentioned that it's funny that we frequent Chili's but yet I do not have a single blog post :p Dave did asked why and my reply was "Who doesn't know Chili's and the delicious food they serve?" plus I added there are always queue at the entrance! In a jest Dave laughed questioning is it a good or a bad thing lol.
Dave asked me one important question - does the food served looked the same as shown in the menu! In my honest reply, I said they're quite close, totally unlike some fast food chain *chuckle*. Seems like it annoyed him to the bit if the food served at Chili's does not look the same as the visuals. Way to go Chilli's!
Michael was on his way out to check another outlet before flying out the next day to his next destination of this roadshow. Michael resides in UK but he travels frequently to this part as he oversees the business development for Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Asia.
It has been great meeting the people behind Chili's and what say you... to feature a proper blog post on our favourite stuffs on Chili's menu?
Thanks to Chili's Grill & Bar via Creative Geckos for the invite.
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