Hotel Mulia Senayan in Jakarta, and its new
Pan-Asian restaurant - ORiENT8, will host a special Thai gourmet
extravaganza this May.
The hotel is flying in a Michelin-Starred
Chef, David Thompson, from his Michelin-Star Thai Restaurant in
London, so he can treat Mulia guests to some of his best Thai
dishes for a full nine days. The Australian Chef will work with an
assisting Thai Chef, Tanongsak Yordwai. The duo will be providing
Thai Set Menus from 8 – 16 May 2009, during dinner time only.
David is one of the few chefs that specialises
in Thai cuisine to ever receive the prestigious Michelin-Star
Born in 1960 in Sydney, Australia, David
travelled to Thailand in 1986 and instantly became enamoured with
the country, its people and their culture. During his stay, he
learnt the fundamentals of Thai cookery, Thai culinary techniques
and ancient recipes.
The balance of flavours in Thai dishes creates a
cuisine that David considers to be unique and renders other
cuisines - at least to him - ordinary by comparison. "Thai food
has three levels or tiers: the flavour of the ingredients being
used, their textual components and the contrasts of seasoning:
sweet, sour, salty and hot," he said.
It is his commitment to authentic Thai cuisine
that has earned him many accolades from food writers the world
over, including American Gourmet critic, Fred Ferretti who wrote
when reviewing Darley Street, "What sets Thompson apart from the
many farceurs who scramble willy-nilly the tastes and techniques
of Asia and the West, is his rigid honesty, his knowledge and his
skill and the perfect balance of taste he achieves with his food."
ORiENT8 is a Pan-Asian restaurant, which serves
Asian food from various regions; such as Thai, Vietnamese, and
Singaporean, as well as French – which has strong influences on
Vietnam’s culinary history and culture.
To experience this Thai gourmet extravaganza at
the Hotel Mulia Senayan advance reservations are strongly advised.
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