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Well-known chefs come to Hà Nội for celebration

Scintillating snacks: A creation by French chef Thierry Drapeau, owner of two Michelin stars. — Photo courtesy of Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Viet Nam News

HA NOI — A group of internationally renowned chefs will converge in Ha Noi during the first week of October for a culinary extravaganza.

The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi will host Culinary Stars 2018 from October 1 to 7, bringing together nine international chefs with a combined eight Michelin stars. Four AccorHotels chefs will also join in to take diners on a gastronomic journey rarely experienced in Viet Nam.

This is the first Culinary Stars. It will feature five dinners and five other events including a cooking class, a product launch, a chocolate buffet accompanied by a fashion show, a wine and cheese showcase and a special Sunday brunch.

“The gathering of 13 of the finest chefs from three continents in one of the most historical venues in Ha Noi, a city with one of the great culinary traditions, should be something akin to the perfect storm,” said Metropole general manager William Haandrikman.

Each of the chefs highlighted in this year’s culinary spectacle brings his or her unique flair and cultural influence.

The chefs include three Michelin starred chef Jacques Pourcel of Le Jardin des Sense, two star Thierry Drapeau of Restaurant Thierry Drapeau, two star Patrick Jeffroy of Restaurant Patrick Jeffroy and one star Jean Baptise Natali of La Montagne. All hail from France.

The celebration will also feature Alain Caron, MasterChef Holland judge and owner of Café Caron in Amsterdam. Stéphane Bonnat of Bonnat Chocolatier, one of the world’s top chocolate makers, will participate along with Patrice Marchand, co-owner of one of France’s top cheese producers. Craig Wilson, a member of MasterChef Great Britain and owner of the AA Rosette restaurant Eat on the Green, will also feature.

The four AccorHotels chef include two-time winner of Iron Chef Thailand and Executive Chef of the Ha Noi Metropole Paul Smart and Chef de Cuisine of Angela restaurant at the Metropole Aurelien Houguet. Also present will be Aurelien Houguet, Executive Sous Chef at the Metropole and the first Vietnamese woman to become a member of l’Academie Culinaire de France and Angela Brown, Executive Chef of Raffles Siem Reap.

Didier Corlou – French Master Chef and owner of La Verticale and Madame Hien – will round out the cohort. VNS

Choice of chow: The celebration will feature five dinners and five special events. — Photo courtesy of Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Good job: One Michelin-starred Jean Baptise Natali. — Photo courtesy of Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Nice: Three Michelin-starred chef Jacques Pourcel. — Photo courtesy of Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Two is better than one: Two Michelin-starred chef Thierry Drapeau. — Photo courtesy of Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Pretty good: Two Michelin-starred chef Patrick Jeffroy. — Photo courtesy of Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

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