MICHELIN AWARDED RESTAURANT BRAND IGNIV BY ANDREAS CAMINADA CREATES FIRST NEST OUTSIDE SWITZERLAND AT THE ST. REGIS BANGKOK

| October 21, 2020

For the first time ever outside Switzerland, IGNIV by Andreas Caminada is spreading its wings to create a new nest at The St. Regis Bangkok.

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The brainchild of Andreas Caminada, head chef of the internationally acclaimed 3-Michelin-starred restaurant Schloss Schauenstein in Switzerland, IGNIV Bangkok will open from October 9, 2020, with a sharing-style fine dining experience ideally suited to Thailand’s vibrant capital.

Following the success of his first IGNIV restaurants in the Swiss Alps at St. Moritz and Bad Ragaz, both of which have recently been awarded two Michelin stars, the new gourmet nest will be the first addition to the IGNIV family outside Chef Andreas’s native Switzerland.

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“Bangkok is an amazing city! I love the deep connection it has with food, its rich culture and lively, bustling atmosphere – and Bangkok has become an internationally much regarded culinary hotspot in recent years. We successfully collaborated for our IGNIV pop-up tour in 2018. Now, we are extremely happy to open IGNIV Bangkok’s new home here at The St. Regis Bangkok, where the fine dining sharing experience will charm its guests,” said Andreas Caminada, Founding Chef of IGNIV Bangkok by Andreas Caminada.

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IGNIV, meaning ‘nest’ in Chef Andreas’s mother tongue Romansh, will be a place to simultaneously escape from, and revel in the Thai capital’s essence. The unique sharing concept aims to offer guests a culinary experience where one can connect not just with the food but with each other.

The kitchen team of IGNIV Bangkok will be led by Head Chef David Hartwig, a longtime collaborator of Chef Andreas and formerly one of his most promising talents at the 3-Michelin-starred Schloss Schauenstein in Fürstenau, Switzerland. Prior to Schloss Schauenstein, Chef David worked in some of the world’s finest kitchens, including Michelin-starred restaurants in Switzerland, Norway, Germany, and New York City.

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Menus at IGNIV Bangkok are seasonal and light, prepared with traditional cooking techniques elevated to modern perfection.

“The use of fresh and top-quality ingredients are very important to me and Bangkok has many fresh ingredients to choose from. Guests can expect a thought-through experience in terms of choice of dishes, cooking techniques products, flavor profile and balance of seasoning,” said David Hartwig, Head Chef of IGNIV Bangkok.

Working alongside Chef David to bring IGNIV’s fine dining sharing experience to life is German-born Chef Arne Riehn who was also personally selected by IGNIV founder Andreas Caminada as Sous Chef and Pastry Chef for IGNIV Bangkok. In his dual role, Chef Arne assists in all aspects of planning and managing the kitchen, and is in charge of IGNIV’s signature Candy Store and its tempting range of unlimited post-dessert delights to bring home.

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“The choice of ingredients is amazing in Thailand and for chefs this is heaven. We play with local ingredients and adapt those products in the style of cuisine we do at IGNIV,” said Arne Riehn, Sous Chef & Pastry Chef of IGNIV Bangkok.

The restaurant’s modern but cozy ambiance comes courtesy of acclaimed Spanish interior designer Patricia Urquiola. Refined fabric boiseries are combined with colorful furniture to complement the energy of the city. With her unique sense of space, Patricia has created a feeling of comfort for indoor areas, which beautifully reflect the attributes of the IGNIV nest character.

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“We are delighted to welcome IGNIV by Andreas Caminada to The St. Regis Bangkok. We are thrilled that our guests will be able to enjoy a unique world-class dining experience, bringing a new experience to the Bangkok culinary scene with this exciting partnership. Having worked with Andreas in 2018, we cannot wait to showcase his creative and innovative ideas,” said Klaus Christandl, General Manager of The St. Regis Bangkok.

IGNIV Bangkok is open from Wednesdays to Sundays for lunch (12:00 noon – 3:00 PM, last order 2:00 PM) and dinner (6:00 PM – 11:00 PM, last order 9:30 PM).

For more information or reservations from October 9, 2020 onwards, contact igniv.bangkok@stregis.com or +66 (0) 2 207 7822DSC09956

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