Chef David Thompson, mastermind of restaurant Nahm, will be demonstrating his renowned interpretation of Thai cuisine at an exclusive pop-up restaurant at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong, from 8 to 10 April 2013.

During the three-day event, guests andfood lovers in Hong Kong will get the chance to taste the authentic Thai flavours of Nahm. Along with handcrafted Thai canapés, a tailor-made menu of 6 main dishes will feature Chef David Thompson’s signature dishes such as Asian pennywort salad with pork and lobster, coconut and turmeric curry of blue swimmer crab – pictured below, salty duck egg relish and, for dessert, longans in perfumed syrup.

The acclaimed Australian chef first travelled to Thailand in 1986 and was quickly seduced by its food and culture and moved to Bangkok for several years. It was during this time he started to learn the intricacies of the cuisine. David has had restaurants in Sydney, London and Bangkok.

Chef Thompson opened Darley Street Thai in 1991 which was voted ‘Best Thai Restaurant’ by the Sydney Morning Herald eight years in a row. He followed this up in 1995 with Sailors’ Thai. Next came Nahm London, where he secured the first-ever Michelin star for Thai cuisine in 2002. Two years ago, he moved back to Bangkok and opened Nahm. Nahm isthe first Thai Restaurant to gain a Michelin star in Europe and most recently claimed third place in the San Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant and one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Two-starred Michelin Chef Richard Ekkebus of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental said, “I am delighted to welcome David into the kitchens of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental for our first pop-up restaurant in 2013. Besides the fact that I am a great lover of Thai food I have to say that I have been following David over the years with great interest and his cookery book is a master piece. I am excited for my kitchen team to be exposed to Thai cooking at its very best and to rub shoulders with David and his expert team!”

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental