Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok welcomes Michelin-starred Chef Jeff Ramsey, culinary engineer from Tokyo, to Angelini Italian Restaurant and Bar. Renowned for Asian modernist cuisine, Chef Ramsey will serve an exclusive molecular tapas dinner menu from 16 to 21 September 2013.
Chef Ramsey will prepare 23 tapas with a fresh modernist approach for a maximum of 12 guests per seating per day. There will be two seatings every night at 6:30 p.m. and at 8:30 p.m. Diners can enjoy an interactive dining experience while watching the chef cook his special dishes and personally serve guests on the dining bar of Angelini’s open kitchen during the six-day special promotion. The Molecular Tapas dinner is priced at 3,800++ baht per person.
The unforgettable dinner will start with bite-sized tapas, which includes Compressed Pineapple impregnated with a Mai Tai Cocktail, Sesame Coconut Polverone and Crab Sandwich, Tom Yum Goong-flavoured Ceviche of Blue Prawns, Mochi Cheese Noodles with Strawberry Sauce and Pesto Genovese and Roasted Lamb Chop with Liquid Center, Lavender, Yogurt and Potatoes. Classic homemade petit fours, such as Doughnut with Foie Gras and Muscat Crème, Sweet Soy Kinako Powder Chinese Sesame Ball with White Bean Paste and Oxygen and Matcha Marshmallow, will be served at the end of this special meal.
Click on the images to see some of the dishes and the Chef in action
About the Chef:
Michelin-starred Chef Jeff Ramsey, the son of an American Air Force soldier and a Japanese Hiroshima bomb survivor, was born in Japan. He began his culinary training in 1966 at Japanese sushi establishments in Bethesda as dishwasher and worked his way up to a full-fledged sushi chef in eight year’s time.
While working in Japan, he had a chance to train with Chef Masayoshi Kazato, the official Japanese sushi ambassador. Chef Ramsey then took a culinary detour to broaden his experience and gain cooking techniques from outside the realm of sushi to develop an original style. He studied under Catalonian Chef Jose Andres, protégé of Ferrán Adriá of El Bulli in Spain. From there, he was selected by Japanese “super-chef” Hide Yamamoto to open one of the leading chain hotel in Tokyo, where he had a chance to explore his own style of modernist cooking and eventually earned and retained a Michelin-star rating. This makes him the first and only American outside the United States to gain such an accolade.
Chef Ramsey’s awards and recognitions include:
•Michelin Guide Tokyo: Star Rating 2009, 2010, 2011
•Miele Guide Asia: Best Restaurants Asia 2009, 2010, 2011
•CNNgo: Top Three Gourmet Meals Tokyo 2010 – 2011
•Tabelog: Tokyo Best Restaurants 2009, 2010, 2011
•Featured in Jay Rayner’s “The Man who Ate the World”
•Winner – Seven Sushi Samurai, Sushi of the Year Award 2006, Runner-up 2007
•Gold Medal, 2nd and 5th Annual U.S. Sushi Society Technical Skills Competition
•Member of Soul of Japan Chefs, representing Japan at CIA Greystone 2010
•“Master of the Art of Sushi” diploma by All Japan Sushi Association