[Member News] MICHELIN STARS SHINE AT THE REVERIE SAIGON
The Michelin-starred husband and wife duo Rupert and Carrie Blease from San Francisco restaurant ‘Lord Stanley’ will bring their award-winning, European-inspired cuisine to The Reverie Saigon from 4 to 7 July, 2018.
The two will present a five-course set dinner and a special 45-minute three-course business lunch exclusively at Café Cardinal that is sure to be the culinary event of the year. Signature dishes will include delights such as “confit” salmon with alliums, dill and “beurre blanc”, Hen “consommé” with summer beans and Iberico ham, Steamed sea bass over kombu, charred lettuces with coriander, curried braissage with lime leaf oil, and Wagyu beef top sirloin with red wine jus, pickled turnips and pistachio.
In New York, Rupert Blease worked at three-starred Thomas Keller’s ‘Per Se’ which is frequently acknowledged as the best restaurant in the USA and amongst the best in the world.
Carrie progressed her culinary experience in New York at ‘Blue Hill’, also a Michelin-starred restaurant of note. In 2011, they moved to San Francisco, where both were cooking in different restaurants - she cooked at ‘Commonwealth’ and he at ‘Central Kitchen’.
They opened ‘Lord Stanley’ in 2015 and received a Michelin star the following year.
“We are very excited to be stopping in Ho Chi Minh City during our Asian tour,” Rupert said. “It is a wonderful opportunity to have a whole new audience experience the style of cooking we have developed during our careers.”
Carrie added that she was eager to also delve into the local cuisine. “Vietnamese food is rightly revered around the world, so I really can’t wait to try it first hand and see what elements I can adapt and use at our restaurant,” she said.
Mr. Kai Speth, WMC Group Vice President Operations and Business Performance said the appearance of Rupert and Carrie Blease at The Reverie Saigon cemented the hotel’s reputation as a leader in the culinary arts not only in Vietnam, but in Southeast Asia.
“We are very fortunate to have two of the very best chefs in the world displaying their skills at The Reverie Saigon, and I’m very sure it will be an occasion that is long remembered by anyone with an interest in how truly great food is conceived and prepared,” he said.
One of Southeast Asia’s most distinctive, all-day dining venues, Café Cardinal delivers stunning views of Saigon from level 6 of The Reverie Saigon and features decidedly French cuisine with deliberate detours into complementary Western and Asian cuisines.
About The Reverie Saigon
A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, The Reverie Saigon offers an astonishing hotel experience, showcasing extravagant, unapologetic European opulence in a storied Asian setting. The hotel features 286 rooms and suites alongside 89 fully furnished serviced apartments, all of which are among the largest in the city and feature incomparable views of the winding Saigon River and the city skyline.
Renowned Italian brands furnished the rooms and suites of both the hotel and residence, and set the ambiance with exquisite and, in some cases, one-of-a-kind pieces. The property features five distinctive food and beverage outlets, a 1,200-square-metre spa & fitness centre, an expansive outdoor swimming pool and 16 versatile and elegantly decorated function spaces.
The hotel and residences are located in the 164-metre tall Times Square building, a mixed-use development, which includes eight storeys of prime office space and the showrooms of some of the same high-end Italian furniture brands whose pieces are featured throughout the hotel.
The Reverie Saigon is managed by Windsor Property Management Group Corporation (WMC Group). Incorporated in 2007, WMC Group is a hospitality and property services management company headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City. The company's diverse management portfolio includes premier hotels, serviced apartments, restaurants in the central business district, grade-A offices and commercial shopping centres.
Level 6, Times Square Building
22-36 Nguyen Hue Blvd. & 57-69F Dong Khoi St.
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (028) 3823 6688
Breakfast: 6:00am – 10:30am (11:00am on weekends)
Lunch: 11:30am – 2:00pm
Afternoon Tea: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Dinner: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
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