Thomas Bühner, owner and head chef of La Vie Restaurant in Osnabrück, Germany, which boasts three Michelin stars and 19 Gault Millau points, will be heading up the kitchen at the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok from 11 to 16 May 2015. Bühner, who in 1989, became Harald Wohlfahrt’s Chef de Partie at the Schwarzwaldstube in Baiersbronn – a turning point in his culinary career and the ideal prerequisite for taking on the position of Head Chef at La Table in Dortmund in 1991. Five years later, he was awarded his first Michelin star, followed by a second in 1998. Gault Millau voted Bühner “Rising Star of the Year” in 2001 and “Chef of the Year” just five years later. In 2009, Bühner became a Relais & Chateaux “Grand Chef”, while La Vie was granted membership of “Les Grandes Tables du Monde” in 2010.

During his residency at the legendary, 139-year-old Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’s Lord Jim’srestaurant, Bühner will orchestrate a symphony of innovative and avant-garde five- and seven-course dinner menus that include highlights such as slow cooked salmon served with caviar, fennel, croutons and olive oil; and blue lobster with beetroot, caviar and hazelnut foam. Both menus offer a choice of Australian wagyu with tamarind, banana and pimento; and turbot, broccoli and chickpeas with Joselito ham for the main course. There will also be an exclusive six-course dinner menu, paired with Dreissigacker Riesling and Pinot Noir wines from Germany’s Rheinhessen region, include marinated mackerel teriyaki with passion fruit and black sesame ice cream; and sour braised beef and pigeon served with red cabbage and celery puree.

Mandarin Oriental

48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500,

Thailand

+66 (2) 659 9000

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