The Michelin Guide, Bangkok has recently unveiled the results for their inaugural edition and Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is very pleased to announce that Le Normandie and its Chef de Cuisine; Arnaud Dunand Sauthier were awarded 2 Michelin Stars.
Le Normandie is the only French fine dining restaurant to receive this accolade and is among only three establishments to receive 2 Michelin stars in the city. This year’s selection also awarded fourteen restaurants 1 star and thirty-five restaurants a Bib Gourmand, with no 3 stars awarded to any restaurant. The debut of the Michelin Guide, Bangkok, reinforces Thailand’s status as one of the world’s leading gastronomic hubs as it becomes 30th country to receive a self-titled Michelin Guide.
“I am very honored and humbled to have such a great team to work with. I am not only delighted for Le Normandie and the team but I am also proud to be representing Bangkok as one of the world’s most premier dining destinations. I would like to express my deepest thanks and appreciation to Le Normandie’s fans and supporters, we shall continue to grow and prosper the legacy of The Oriental and I feel very privileged to have such wonderful support. This accomplishment really is the pinnacle of my culinary journey!” said Chef Arnaud.
Chef Arnaud took the helm of Le Normandie in 2012. He brings over 15 years of experience in French fine dining of having worked with renowned culinary talents worldwide. His menu is inspired by his home region of Savoy in the French Alps, his dishes are the imprints of his culinary identity as visibly portrayed onto his signature dishes; “Caviar Osciètre et Oursin” caviar, sea urchin and potato with champagne sauce, and “Pigeon Miéral de Bresse” roasted pigeon, endive, pear and cocoa.
Michelin has been in the business of evaluating and recommending restaurants and hotels for over a century. It is the oldest European hotel and restaurant reference guide, dating back to 1900, which awards Michelin Stars for excellence to a select few establishments. They employ full-time professional inspectors who anonymously visit restaurants and hotels, and evaluate them on a range of criteria, using an evaluation process that has been honed over time to identify consistently high-quality establishments to suit a range of budgets and across a range of styles and cuisines.