Phang Nga, Thailand, 20 January 2015
Aziamendi, placed in the stunning grounds of Iniala Beach House, on Natai Beach will begin its prestigious visiting guest chef program on the 18 and 19 February, with a special collaboration with celebrity Thai Chef Ian Kittichai.
Aziamendi's Chef de Cuisine, Alex Burger explains, "The concept of the 'Four Hands' degustation dinner will be a unified approach between Aziamendi and Chef Ian Kittichai to tell the story of our distinctive styles of gastronomy."
Ian Kittichai began his career with the Waldorf in London before working for Four Seasons and winning acclaim in multiple international culinary competitions. He is well known for hosting the weekly cooking show Chef Mue Tong (The Golden Hand Chef), which can be seen in over 70 countries and he is one of the permanent Iron Chefs on the Iron Chef Thailand television show. His restaurants include Namsaah Bottling Trust and Hyde & Seek Gastro Bar in Bangkok, Spot Dessert Bars in New York City, Mumbai's KOH by Ian Kittichai, Singapore's Tangerine at Resort World Sentosa and the acclaimed Issaya Siamese Club with its sisiter outlet, Issaya Cooking Studio and Issaya La Patisserie, in Bangkok.
Chef Ian Kittichai comments, " We (the chefs) will connect our philosophies that are strongly influenced by local culture and available produce. We then will present it to diners on this auspicious occasion in the Chinese lunar year in such a beautiful setting".
Dinner is priced at THB 5,000 ++ and with wine pairing starts from an additional THB 3, 500 ++ per guest. Bookings are strongly recommended for this special event. Please either call + 66 (0) 94 005 0654 or email [email protected].
Located by the shores of Natai Beach, just 20 minutes north of Phuket International Airport, Aziamendi Restaurant is headed up by three-star Michelin Chef Eneko Atxa from Spain and is part of Iniala Beach House. The dining experience at Aziamendi is interactive with signature dishes on two contemporary degustation menus. Dishes include items such as 'Bonsai Tree of Juicy Cherry Tomatoes', 'Truffled Egg', 'Foie Gras Ashes' and 'Petit Fours of White Chocolate with Mint and Cloud'. Chef de Cuisine Alex Burger of New York and Chef Eneko Atxa have worked together to create an extraordinary menu using Basque technique fused with Thai ingredients, presenting an entirely new roving dining concept.
Aziamendi's team also includes, Head Sommelier, Fabien Etienne, who's work at Aziamendi was recently received the following accolades; 'Best Wine List in Thailand', 'Best List of Wines by the Glass', 'Best List in a Restaurant or Bar' and 'Best List in Phuket'. In Aziamendi, you are surrounded by awe-inspiring art from some of Southeast Asia's most acclaimed artists.
Iniala Beach House has brought a new level of luxury hospitality to the Phuket region with three beautifully appointed villas (each with three suites) and one spectacular penthouse suite. The residence is a masterpiece of design fusing traditional Thai architecture with organic, contemporary forms featuring the work of world-renowned designers. Each villa comes with its own spa and personal therapist, while situated on Natai Beach, Iniala Beach House has unobstructed views of the beach and the Andaman Sea.
Iniala has a strong charitable philosophy with 10% of all room revenues, and 5% of other revenues, going to charity. The Inspirasia Foundation was set up by Iniala's Founder Mark Weingard 10 years ago and is committed to funding exceptional health, disability and education projects across Thailand, Indonesia and India.