|Pink Pearl restaurant at JW Marriott Phú Quốc Emerald Bay. VNA/VNS Photo|
KIÊN GIANG – As part of its journey to bring the world's culinary elite to Phú Quốc Island, JW Marriott Phú Quốc Emerald Bay welcomes Japanese 2-star Michelin chef Takagi Kazuo to a special culinary event at its lavish Pink Pearl restaurant.
Kazuo, who arrived for the event a few days ago, and the chef de cuisine at Pink Pearl, Kjell Kollin, will present menus for lunch and dinner with unique flavours and a delicate blend of Japanese and French cuisines that promise a sublime feast that touch all the senses.
Kazuo has some impressive achievements under his belt, including getting two Michelin stars for Kyoryuri Takagi, the restaurant he owns and runs.
The restaurant is well known for its Kyoto-style cuisine (Kyo-ryori) in which dishes are delicately prepared using the freshest, signature ingredients and seasonings during the various seasons.
"Authentic Kyoto cuisine today is really rare even in Japan, because the preparation of dishes in the traditional Kyoto style is very laborious, complex, and meticulous," the chef explained.
"But I want to continue introducing this cuisine with a long history."
He has deep respect and appreciation for traditional values, particularly food, and he wishes to share them with everyone.
Each dish he creates is infused with the spirit of Kyo-ryori and reflects the perfect balance of sophistication, visual beauty and subtlety in taste.
His passion is creativity, and that creativity is devoted to the culinary arts.
He trains all his employees to tell the stories behind each dish in order to provide guests with the best dining experience possible.
Slow-cooked Hokkaido scallops, traditional Japanese grouper, Armagnac foie gras, Wagyu steak marinated in Koji yeast, transmontamus lobster caviar, Alaska king crab ravioli, and a special dessert made of Valrhona chocolate are among the five-course lunch and nine-course dinner menus.
All of this will take visitors on an exciting journey to discover two of the world's most popular cuisines.
Lunch costs VND 2,450,000++ per adult, while dinner costs VND 4,920,000++.
Kristian Petersen, the general manager of the resort, said: “We're thrilled to welcome and to collaborate with Chef Takagi Kazuo, who is a master of Kyoto-style cuisine.
“This collaboration reflects our ongoing commitment to innovation and excellence in the world of fine dining. We believe that by bringing together different culinary traditions and styles, we can push the boundaries of what is possible and offer our guests a truly exceptional experience.
“We look forward to sharing Chef Takagi's exquisite Kyoto-style cuisine with our guests, and to continuing to push the limits of culinary creativity. Thank you for your support and bon appétit.”
Located in the stunning seaside JW Marriott Phú Quốc Emerald Bay resort, Pink Pearl is the ideal destination for a chic and trendy dining experience.
The restaurant draws inspiration from the legend of Madame Pearl Collins, a one-time resident of JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay known as the Lamarck University in 1920.
According to the legend, her luxurious pink mansion was the setting for lavish dinner parties and grand celebrations. VNS