Seafood fans, mark your calendar for this upcoming pop-up. Taking place from August 31 to September 1, 2018, the famed Ministry of Crab will be coming to Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake in China for a summery seafood extravaganza.
Dharshan Munidasa is Sri Lanka’s most renowned chef and restaurateur, best known for having founded Ministry of Crab and some of Sri Lanka’s most successful restaurants. The award-winning restaurant Ministry of Crab ranks at #25 on the 2018 edition of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List – and for a limited time only, guests at the luxurious Four Seasons property will have the chance to try it.
“I feel lucky to have multi-cultural background,” says Dharshan. “Being a half Japanese makes me like to talk to the fishmongers, which helped me get a better understanding of my ingredients; while being a half Sri Lankan, I can come up with some decorating ideas by using bamboos and stones.”
Dharshan is known for his focus on high quality, fresh ingredients that he often pairs with Japanese cooking philosophies. His hands-on involvement and his meticulous attention to detail have ensured the consistently high standards of his restaurants.
The unparalleled ingredients and the commitment The ingredients used at the Ministry of Crab aren’t just the best, but also the freshest. Sourced and served in Sri Lanka, there’s no chance that these succulent crabs could be served as fresh anywhere else in the world. In fact, Ministry of Crab employs a daring no freezers policy, claiming, “the only use we’ve found for freezers is to store our food refuse prior to disposal,” as the co-owners believe that freezing both detracts from the taste and renders redundant the use of fresh produce.
The restaurant’s commitment to showcasing the best of Sri Lanka extends beyond its use of local produce. It is one of few fine dining restaurants in Colombo to serve local dishes. While its curry dishes (crab curry, clay pot prawn curry, and chicken curry rice) are all excellent, it is the pol sambol, which is made on order, and the kade bread, the perfect accompaniment for any of the crab dishes, which have proved the unexpected successes of this past year.
Those staying at Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake will have the chance to try these signature dishes for themselves – all within the surroundings of an exceptional and lavish property.
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When: August 31 to September 1, 2018
How: Click here to book and find out more.