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More Michelin stars at Reverie Saigon

Released at: 16:32, 08/10/2018

More Michelin stars at Reverie Saigon

Photos: The Reverie

Hotel hosting Michelin-starred Chef Francesco Gasbarro for a special culinary residency.

by Doanh Doanh

The Reverie Saigon is hosting acclaimed Michelin-starred Chef Francesco Gasbarro for a special culinary residency to continue its commitment to providing world-class dining experiences.

On October 16 at R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant, Chef Gasbarro will present a five-course wine dinner and from October 17 through 20 a select six-course menu.

“My aim is to redefine Italian food, and while it is firmly rooted in tradition I am not constrained by tradition,” Chef Gasbarro said. “I am very excited to be part of this event and partner with a fantastic venue such as The Reverie Saigon.”

Mr. Kai Speth, Vice President Operations and Business Performance of WMC Group, which operates The Reverie Saigon, said this latest event at the hotel cements its reputation as the home of the finest culinary events in Vietnam. “Chef Gasbarro has taken the culinary world by storm, and I think diners will be amazed by his inventiveness and artistry,” he said.

Direct from the hottest dining destination in Geneva, La Bottega, Chef Gasbarro will bring his signature “free-style” approach to Italian cuisine. La Bottega was awarded its Michelin star just five months after opening in 2015, and has retained it ever since thanks to their determination to marry inventiveness with the highest quality ingredients.

His signature dishes to be presented at R&J will include Uovo (slow cooked organic egg, cauliflower and truffle), Cappelletti (home-made pigeon “cappelletti” pasta, butter and fresh thyme), Spaghetti (spaghetti pasta, smoked lapsang souchong tea, pumpkin and pecorino), Ricciola (line-caught Mediterranean amberjack, organic carrot, almond and ginger), Manzo (USDA first choice beef rib-eye, and Da Lat sweet potato and onion), and Nocciola (hay ice cream, Piedmont hazelnuts, and passion fruit).

Chef Gasbarro began his culinary education early, with a father who was a chef and grandmother he describes as “an amazing cook”. He opened his first restaurant in the Campo di Marte area of Florence before teaming up with Paulo Airaudo to open La Bottega.

Taking its name from Shakespeare’s epic romance, Romeo and Juliet, R&J stokes a similar passion in lovers of traditional Italian cuisine. Prepared under the watchful eye of a renowned Italian chef, the menu at R&J features exquisite Italian cuisine, prepared with the finest seasonal produce and presented with flair right in the heart of 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.

The Reverie Saigon is managed by the 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 CBD, Grade A office space, and shopping centers.


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