Bangkok’s culinary scene heats up

Chef Rolf Fliegauf will bring Swiss and Asian flavours to the table when he serves up a trio of degustation menus at Banyan Tree’s VERTIGO Restaurant.
Chef Rolf Fliegauf will bring Swiss and Asian flavours to the table when he serves up a trio of degustation menus at Banyan Tree’s VERTIGO Restaurant.

Bangkok's buzzy culinary scene will soon be welcoming European culinary star Chef Rolf Fliegauf, who brings a Swiss touch with a trio of degustation menus in November.

From November 17-18, the two-Michelin-starred chef will join Banyan Tree's rooftop VERTIGO Restaurant. He is best known as the founder of the Ecco Ascona and St. Moritz restaurants in Switzerland, where his work twice earned him a two-star rating. He is presently Switzerland's most decorated chef and Europe's youngest Michelin star recipient.

He will be serving cuisine that draws from both haute and popular cuisine in an approach he calls "purist aroma cuisine", which focuses on preserving an ingredient's original flavour. "By combining the different components, I am able to optimally accentuate all of the flavours," explains Fliegauf.

Guests can expect a menu that features a combination of eastern flavours as well as Swiss-style dishes. 

The degustation menu starts with a suite of snacks such as Crunchy Chicken Skin with Dried Egg Yolk, Oyster with Green Apple, Seaweed and Caviar, andScallop with Hazelnut and Truffle Vinaigrette.

Other highlights include Marinated Raw Tuna with Cucumber, Wasabi and Yuzu, Tandoori-flavour Maine Lobster with Radish and Citrus, Slow-Cooked Salmon with Saffron, Fennel and Dashi Beurre Blanc; Pan-fried Foie Gras with Ravioli of Braised Chicken, Beetroot and Currant; and Wagyu Beef Tenderloin Eggplant, Onion and Japanese Vinaigrette.

In a nod to his adopted country, a Swiss-style Birchermüsli with Mixed Premium Cereals, Forest Berries and Yogurt will complete the course.

Reservations are strictly required.



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