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Top UK Chef Jeff Tan to Showcase Modern Chinese Cuisine at Intercontinental Phuket Resort

Intercontinental Phuket Resort welcomes Top UK Chef Jeff Tan to Pinto, the resort’s casual farm to table dining restaurant, for an exclusive four-day residency from 29 October to 1 November 2019.  The first in a series of internationally-renowned culinary showcases, Chef Tan will introduce a taste of modern Chinese cuisine, further amplifying Pinto’s international offering of gourmet comfort food to greater heights.

One of the United Kingdom’s most celebrated Asian chefs, Malaysian-born Chef Tan specializes in modern Chinese.  His illustrious career included the position of Head Chef at award-winning Hakkasan Mayfair in London.  Hakkasan is renowned for its modern Chinese cuisine and inspiring mixology.  During Chef Tan’s three-year reign as Head Chef at Hakkasan, the restaurant was awarded the coveted one Michelin-star.  Chef Tan currently owns Soho Vietnamese Tapas and Wine restaurant, Viet Food, Viet Lounge and Go Viet which was listed in the 2020 edition of the Michelin Guide.   

“To be able to showcase my cooking style, mixing my Asian heritage together with my Western experience as a chef, at the brand new Intercontinental Phuket is an absolute privilege,” said Chef Jeff Tan. “It will be the first time I am coming to Phuket to showcase my fusion cuisine and I look forward to immersing myself in the island’s beautiful culture and flavourful gastronomy.”

“We are delighted to host Chef Jeff Tan as the first of many celebrated international guest chefs at Intercontinental Phuket Resort.  A highlight on the island’s gastronomic calendar, we believe that Chef Tan’s take on modern Chinese cuisine will be heartily welcomed by our guests and the local foodie community.  We are committed to establishing ourselves as a leading destination for both fine and casual dining,” said Bjorn Courage, General Manager of InterContinental Phuket Resort.

His innovative but flavourful tasting menu will be presented at InterContinental Phuket Resort’s signature Asian restaurant Pinto, styled after Old Phuket Town’s quirky shophouse eateries with wine-pairing sponsored by distributor Independent Wine & Spirit (IWS).  For four days only, Chef Jeff’s tasting menu will be served during lunch and dinner (except lunch on 29 October), priced at THB 2,200++ for food only and THB 3,950++ with wine pairing.

An ode to the classic Chinese starter, the Lobster Salsa with Szechuan Dressing is a unique appetizer encompassing fresh, modern touches. Paired with a bubbly Champagne-style Veuve du Vernay, Burgundy, the dish is a refreshing start to the four-course meal.

The premium Fresh Abalone with Double-boiled Corn Fed Chicken Soup a quintessential Chinese-style dish, will be served next along with the Donnachiara, Fiano di Avellino DOCG, Campania 2017. A robust white wine from the famous southern Italian region, the fresh and sharp wine adds flavor and aroma to the second course.

For the main course, guests can choose from three delectable options – the Chilean Seabass Grilled with Chef’s saucing; or the Spring Crab Rice with Ginger and Green Stuff, both accompanied by the revered Loire Valley le Grand Caillou Pinot Noir 2016, are fantastic choices for seafood enthusiasts. The Lamb Chop in Mongolian Style is Chef Tan’s take on the Mongolian-styled barbecue, paired with a 2015 Catena Zapata, Catena Malbec, a leader in the Mendoza heartland of the classic Argentinian red varietal.

Ending off the meal on a high, dessert is a delightful Coconut almond tea & Crystal Lemongrass, served with a celebrated Italian Piedmont, Michele Chiarlo, Nivole Moscato d’Asti 2017, consistently ranked among the best of the world’s best sparkling dessert wines.

InterContinental Phuket Resort

Event:  4-Course Tasting Menu by Chef Jeff Tan with Wine Pairing

Venue: Pinto Restaurant

Date:  29 October – 1 November

Time:  12:00 – 15:00 (lunch) and 18:00 – 20:00 (dinner)

For reservations and enquiries, please contact InterContinental Phuket Resort at icphuket.info@ihg.com or click here to visit the web page.

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