FOUR Chefs

Lanshu Chen

Winner of Veuve Clicquot Asia’s Best Female Chef for 2014, Lanshu Chen will be attending. Chef Chen employs delicate cross-cultural fusion flavours and textures as executive chef of her restaurant, Le Moût. Located in Taichung city in west Taiwan, the restaurant has presided in the fine-dining scene in Asia since its opening in 2008.

 

Raymond Blanc

One of the world's most respected chefs, Raymond Blanc will bring his abundance of self-taught skills to Relais & Chateaux's 60th Anniversary celebrations. Greatly awarded for his great French cuisine, Chef Blanc has held two Michelin stars for over 29 years.

 

Thomas Bühner

Chef Bühner describes his culinary philosophy as "natural flavors, avantgarde, declination, garden, product-oriented". His cuisine at La Vie Restaurant has earned him three Michelin stars, deeming his not only one of the best chefs in Germany, but also throughout the world.

 

Mauro Colagreco

Chef Colagreco describes his two Michelin-starred cuisine style as “fresh with a lot of green", he says. "I try to take out the green of the vegetables and express that on the plate, so my food is from my terroir – from my garden and produce”. Marrying flavours from Italy and France, he will be gracing the celebrations this May.

 

Celebrations

The Relais & Châteaux restaurants have been donning their festive attire all year and the prestigious group's Grand Chefs have been preparing culinary events and vintage menus throughout the year. From Gourmet Festivals all over the world to four hands dinners, where a restaurant's chef invites another Grand Chef to prepare a night of culinary delights, every month hosts an incredible amount of foodie events. 

An entire schedule of events has been planned, each of which can be reserved on relaischateaux60.com in advance.

 

History

Relais & Châteaux is an association of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs that has been setting the standard for excellence in hospitality for 60 years. Relais & Châteaux has redefined luxury hospitality by emphasising holistic experiences that take its guests on a journey, taking them on a sensual journey and introducing them to a deeper, truer understanding of the Art of Living.

The story of Relais & Châteaux begins in 1941 when two former music hall entertainers, Marcel and Nelly Tilloy purchased “La Cardinale”, an estate in the Rhône Valley. In 1952 the Tilloys began recruiting other hoteliers and restaurant owners that shared the same level of quality and excellence and passions for fine cuisine and Art de Vivre. In 1954, this group of kindred spirits merged together to create Relais & Châteaux. In the beginning, there were only eight establishments along the road between Paris and the French Riviera. Today, there are more than 520 members that are a part of Relais & Châteaux.