Dining out with Tam

tasty November 10, 2017 14:20


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Chudaree “chef Tam” Debhakam, the winner of Top Chef Thailand, is hosting special dinners at Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant from November 23 to 27.

She will collaborate with Scarlett’s talented team in the creation of seven irresistible a la carte menu items. Combining the culinary DNA of chef Tam and Scarlett, each outstanding dish will be a blend of Thai touch and French cooking techniques.

At just 24 years of age, chef Tam was the very first winner of the reality TV show, “Top Chef Thailand” which premiered in March on ONE HD. She beat 14 other top experienced executive chefs from renowned restaurants in Thailand and impressed judges with her creative cuisine and calmness under pressure.

A graduate in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Nottingham in England, she returned to Thailand to work in a Bangkok restaurant. She then followed her passion for the farm-to-table philosophy with further studies in the USA before working as a sous chef alongside award-winning chef, Dan Barber at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York. The restaurant, which is an advocate for locally sourced seasonal ingredients, is considered one of the best dining experiences in North America and is number 11 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, 2017.

Chef Tam’s inspired menus will include highlights such as chicken liver mousse with spiced tamarind and grilled sourdough and enticing cured seabream with local citrus and lemongrass oil. The creative and distinctly contemporary menu will also include lamb shank massaman curry pie with creamy mash and baby vegetables, whole quail with a pork and chicken stuffing, butternut squash ginger puree and sweet peas, succulent spice rubbed beef ribeye with smoked peanuts and fennel puree and grilled tiger prawns with charred Romesco, grilled greens and a prawn reduction. There’s also a divine dessert of sticky banana brioche with toasted rice icecream.

Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant is on the 37th floor of Pullman Bangkok Hotel G on Silom Road. For reservations, call (02) 352 4000, (096) 860 7990 or email scarlettbkk@randblab.com.