Thursday, July 07, 2011

Flavours of Perfection

AIMING to continuously promote creative and innovative cuisine, Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta is delighted to welcome Michelin-starred chef Fabien Lefebvre to showcase his sensational modern French cooking at Lyon Restaurant from 7 to 9 July 2011.

After years of working with other Michelin-starred chefs, Chef Fabien opened his own restaurant, Octopus, in the heart of Beziers in France in January 2005.  The restaurant is now known as one of the best in the South of France and has received excellent reviews from respected media.  In 2004, Chef Fabien was honored with the prestigious, coveted title “Un des Meilleur Ouvrier de France”, or “One of Best Craftsmen in France”, in the culinary category by the French Ministry of Labor.  Held every four years, these awards are highly regarded by the people of France and indeed professionals globally.  To add to his achievements, Octopus was awarded its first Michelin star in 2008.

Chef Fabien offers a modern French cuisine revisited and refined with Mediterranean flavours.  He expresses his personality in the kitchen through a love of simplicity and demonstrates his innovative talent to satisfy all the senses.  Some of his award-winning dishes include gravalax-style marinated salmon served with cucumber and cauliflower marshmallow and caviar; sautéed wagyu beef with tarragon sauce and cheminées-style potato and an extraordinary line of luscious gourmet desserts such as simmered fresh raspberry in warm rhubarb juice with Thai rice ice cream.

“Chef Fabien’s dishes truly represent some of the finest modern cuisine to be found anywhere and Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta is delighted to welcome him to Lyon Restaurant.  Following the success of our previous Michelin-starred chef event, we are excited to continue our presence as Jakarta’s finest dining destination,” says Florian Pick, Director of Food and Beverage at Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta.

Food enthusiasts can enjoy Chef Fabien’s mouthwatering dishes in Lyon Restaurant with a two- course menu priced at IDR 580,000++ a three-course menu priced at IDR 720,000++ or a six-course degustation menu at IDR 1,300,000++.  Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta also offers a great deal on a business lunch comprising a three-course meal priced at IDR 350,000++.

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