SEATTLE, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On a foggy October afternoon, acclaimed Australian Chef Shannon Bennett walks the cobblestone streets around Seattle's legendary Pike Place Market, sampling unique tastes and talking with vendors before heading behind the counter at Pike Place Fish Market to catch one of its infamous flying fish. A stop into the inner sanctum of Chef Steps is followed by craft cocktails in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood, lunch at Ba Bar and dinner at Joule. This culinary journey, designed to arouse the senses, provides inspiration for Bennett's next book, Cooking Around the World with Miele.
Chef Bennett has partnered with Miele, the world's largest family owned appliance manufacturer, on a global epicurean adventure. This unique 4-month journey began in July and included 20 stops in iconic food cities around Miele Centers including, Vienna, Istanbul, Dubai, Shanghai, Budapest, Mexico City, Moscow and more. The only stop in the United States: Seattle.
"The connection with Chef Shannon Bennett is a natural extension of the Miele brand," says Tracie Davis, Brand Manager, Miele. "Like Miele, he is constantly evolving his culinary style while staying true to his beliefs of sourcing local, organic and sustainable food. At Miele, this same philosophy is part of our mantra 'Immer Besser' which translates to 'Forever Better' and is integral to every appliance we design."
The culmination of Chef Bennett's visit to Seattle included a private dinner at the Miele Center for Seattle's most influential chefs, design professionals, media and representatives from organizations including, Microsoft and Amazon. The menu included Australian specialties like kangaroo and Lamingtons.
Cooking Around the World with Miele is scheduled to be published in 2014.
Founded in Germany in 1899, Miele has dynamically grown to become the world's largest family-owned and operated appliance company with more than 16,600 employees, 12 production facilities and representation in nearly 100 countries. As a premium appliance brand represented on all continents, Miele is steadfastly committed to the highest quality, performance and environmental standards. Miele's range of exceptional consumer appliances includes: vacuum cleaners; laundry systems; rotary irons; dishwashers; built-in convection, speed and steam ovens; cooktops; ventilation hoods; refrigeration; wine storage and espresso/coffee systems.