Immersive art deco dining experience Pink Pearl, the theatrical beachfront restaurant at Vietnam’s fantastical JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay, is set to become the stage for a mouthwatering culinary collaboration this month.
Gourmands are invited to join Chef de Cuisine Amine Ouameur Lakhdari as he teams up with award-winning French pâtissiere extraordinaire Ophélie Bares to create a unique ‘Two Chefs, Four Hands’ fine dining menu.
Conceived by the resort’s Master of Ceremonies, designer Bill Bensley, Pink Pearl is inspired by the tale of Madame Pearl Collins, whose extravagant gastronomic soirees at this beachfront art deco mansion became the stuff of Phu Quoc legend.
Chefs Lakhdari and Bares will combine their unique culinary talents to write a new chapter to Pink Pearl’s decadent history, tantalising guests with an innovative one-off tasting menu.
Celebrating the shared culinary heritage of Vietnam and France, specially created dishes will fuse the finest local and seasonal ingredients with unexpected applications of pastry techniques, and a delicate balancing of sweet, savoury and spice.
Chef Bares formerly trained at the Chateau de Chantilly (two Michelin stars) and Hotel Plaza Athénée (three Michelin stars), and was also awarded Best Pastry Chef by Le Chef Magazine.
Chef Lakhdari, Chef de Cuisine of the resort’s French fine-dining concept Pink Pearl, refreshes his menus every few months to showcase the finest seasonal ingredients using classic French methods.
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When: 27 April – 1 May
Wallet: Starting from GBP1,884++ per room per night, based on two sharing, the Celebrity Chef Week Experience Package includes the ‘Two Chefs, Four Hands’ five-course fine-dining experience at Pink Pearl (food only); a five night stay in a Deluxe Emerald Bay View Room overlooking the stunning ‘ice cream’ beach; daily breakfast at Tempus Fugit; complimentary room upgrades (subject to availability); and roundtrip airport transfers.
How: Please visit www.jwmarriottphuquocresort.com to make a booking.