WHAT : 3-Michelin Star Chef Thomas Buhner visit Bangkok
WHERE : Jojo & VIU at The St.Regis Bangkok
WHEN : 12 – 16 December 2018
PRICE : From THB 2,900++ for 4-course set lunch (Food only)
VIBE : With 3 Michelin Stars and international acclaim, German Chef Thomas Bühner, previously of La Vie, Osnabrück, Germany, shares his unique culinary perspective at Jojo and VIU, at The St. Regis Bangkok, from 12th to 16th December 2018, for a series of lunches, dinners and Sunday brunch.
THREE-MICHELIN-STAR GERMAN CHEF THOMAS BÜHNER
FEATURES AT THE ST. REGIS BANGKOK
With 3 Michelin Stars and international acclaim, German Chef Thomas Bühner, previously of La Vie, Osnabrück, Germany, shares his unique culinary perspective at Jojo and VIU, at The St. Regis Bangkok, from 12th to 16th December 2018, for a series of lunches, dinners and Sunday brunch.
The St. Regis Bangkok’s series of invited Michelin-Star guest chefs continues with one of Germany’s top-rated chefs, Thomas Bühner, from Wednesday 12th to Sunday 16th December 2018. For four consecutive days, the acclaimed 3-Michelin-Star Chef Thomas Bühner will be taking over the kitchen at the ground-floor Jojo Restaurant, for lunch and dinner, before presenting Sunday brunch at VIU, in The St. Regis Bangkok.
With limited seating, Chef Thomas, previously of the famous La Vie restaurant, in Osnabrück, North-West Germany, will delight guests with his culinary art showcase, in a four-course set lunch and a seven-course set dinner at Jojo. From 12th to 15th December, lunch service begins at 12:00pm, while dinner service commences at 6:00pm. The exclusive Sunday brunch by Chef Thomas, on 16th December, will be presented from 12:30pm to 3:30pm at the 12-floor VIU Restaurant.
Widely renowned as one of Germany’s most noteworthy chefs for over 20 years, he has developed a unique, always contemporary, three-dimensional, aromatic culinary style. “My aspiration is to inspire with my modern three-dimensional aromatic cuisine,” explains Chef Thomas Bühner. “The first dimension constitutes each individual product’s natural flavor. The second dimension describes how dishes are prepared. The third dimension represents the extensive range of the cuisine.”
In the first dimension, Chef Thomas believes there is no flavor more intense or authentic than the pure flavor of each individual ingredient. This is highlighted in his plates as his ‘taste bomb’, such as his venison dish, where the jus is developed using the unadulterated juices of the meat, boiled down and vacuum-evaporated for its essence.
Regarding the preparation, in the second dimension, chef has a penchant for slow and low-temp cooking, such as braising or sous-vide methods, rather than pan-searing, such as for fish fillets. He feels the relaxed approach in the kitchen allows for brilliance on each plate and brings out different aromas in the food.
His third dimension ensures his menu experience is like the composition of a finished symphony, rather than disparate courses playing contrasting tunes. Different elements are allowed to take the lead, but every element inspires and resounds as a whole. Chef Thomas playfully arranges his plates to evoke emotions and create a dramatic sensuous experience. His resulting vibrant plated works of art stimulate the senses, with stunning beauty, mouthwatering scent and mind-blowing taste.
To whet the appetite, for The St. Regis Bangkok dinner guests at Jojo, he begins with yoghurt foam, beetroot and apple, complimented by imperial caviar. Otoro tuna is then paired with wild cod, consommé and saffron. Next up, a mango gazpacho is topped with deep-sea cardinal prawns and venus shell abalone. A potato foam is served with savory curry ice cream, followed by étouffée pigeon and foie gras, which is married with the flavors of caramelized pumpkin juice, wild mustard and dandelion tips. In a rich exotic stock, tender venison is matched with red cabbage cream and a celery cream. To end on a sweet chocolate note, a liquid savarin of guanja lactée is served with cherries, mulled wine and puffed quinoa.
Chef Thomas Bühner’s dining options at The St. Regis Bangkok:
12th-15th December | 12:00pm & 6:00pm | Jojo
4-Course Set Lunch: THB 2,900++ (plus THB 1,800++ for optional wine pairing)
7-Course Set Dinner: THB 4,900++ (plus THB 2,800++ for optional wine pairing)
16th December | 12:30pm-3:30pm | VIU
Sunday Brunch: THB 2,850++ (plus various add-on drinks packages available)
With limited availability for this series of exclusive Michelin-Star dining experiences, guests are advised to make advance bookings. Reserve your table now for exceptional dining with Chef Thomas Bühner, at Jojo & VIU restaurants, in The St. Regis Bangkok, from Wednesday 12th to Sunday 16th December 2018.
LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE | ADVANCE RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED