The InterContinental Hua Hin Resort is known for many things. Among Gastronomes in Hua Hin and Bangkok it is known for flying in top Michelin Starred Chef’s from around the world to create dining masterpieces.
At the end of last year the InterContinental Hua Hin brought in Two Star Michelin Chef Takagi Kazuo from Japan. Kazuo is the owner-chef of ‘Kyoto cuisine TAKAGI’ in Ashiya, a city between Osaka and Kobe. Takagi is a recognized master of the super refined Kyoto style of Japanese cuisine known as ‘Kyo-ryori.’
Over the weekend of May 11 to 13 the InterContinental once again was home to outstanding cuisine when they brought in Thomas Bühner, a 3 star Michelin chef from Germany. Bühner has been one of Germany’s and indeed one of Europe’s top chefs for more than two decades. He was awarded his first Michelin star in 1996 while at famed La Table restaurant in Dortmund, with another star following in 1998. In 2006, he was voted Gault Millau’s Chef of the Year. That same year he established what has since become a preeminent venue in Germany, Osnabrück’s La Vie restaurant, which in 2010 was recognised as a Les Grandes Tables du Monde. More accolades came to Chef Thomas in 2009 via Relais & Chateaux, which designated him a Grand Chef. By 2011, he had been honoured with his third Michelin star.
Chef Thomas’s approach to cuisine emphasises a skilful teasing out of each ingredient’s natural flavours, allowing food characteristics, whether subtle or intense, to emerge to delightful effect. That approach was certainly seen in the menu he had prepared for his Hua Hin guests and in the French wines that were paired with each course.
The many courses included “Marinated cod covered with sliced Australian wagyu beef, Octopus cooked with kimchi and wild boar emulsion, breast of pigeon served with smoked juniper and caramelized sweet potato and Roebuck venison served with red cabbage gel. For desert guests were treated to Smoked banana, pecan nut and tamarind.
According to Michael Janssen, General Manager InterContinental Hua Hin Resort, “It’s a great pleasure to welcome Thomas Bühner for our first Michelin-starred chef event of the year. Thomas is well known for creating unforgettable dining experiences, and dining guests can be certain they’ll enjoy an evening of outstanding cuisine and genuine conviviality.”
Although the meals price was not for those “light in the pocket” it was an outstanding foray into world class cuisine.
The InterContinental Hua Hin Resort will continue to fly in Michelin Starred Chef’s for future special lunches, brunches and dinners. Give them a call to be put on their mailing list, +66 (0) 32 616 999.