After completing her training at the Ferrandi School of Culinary Arts in Paris, chef Lanshu embarked on her career under the guidance of some of France’s most celebrated chefs, including Pierre Hermé and at Michelin-starred restaurants such as Les Ambassadeurs and California’s The French Laundry.
Today, 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, Le Moût has presided in the fine-dining scene in Asia since its opening in 2008. Combining French culinary traditions with the local ingredients and influences that she grew up with, chef Chen is renowned for her uncompromisingly high standards and innovative dishes.
Chef Chen has been named Veuve Clicquot Asia’s Best Female Chef for 2014, as part of S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. She is considered an inspiration to other female chefs, pushing boundaries and showing how passion and dedication can create flawless culinary practices.
In 2008, she opened the restaurant Le Moût in Taichung, Taiwan, where Lanshu creates her "Haute Cuisine," featuring the ultimate balance with her Taiwanese roots and the art of French cuisine. She plays with the local seasonal specialties and what is available amongst the best in the world at that particular time. The balance with layers of finesse versus the pitches of flavors unveils the essence of her philosophy, as well as the most poetic part of her creation.
Describe your culinary philosophy in 5 words...
Refined French cuisine of Terroir in Taiwan.
What is your greatest inspiration?
Traveling and visiting restaurants.
If you could take a plane ride to any restaurant in the world, just for one meal, where would you go?
El Celler de Can Roca.
What three things would you take to a desert island?
Fire, a saucepan, and tea.
- Veuve Clicquot Asia’s Best Female Chef, 2014 | S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants
- #24 Asia's 50 Best, 2014 | S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants
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