Masterchef Australia 2017 runner-up Ben Ungermann will be the guest chef at the Athenee Hotel Bangkok’s restaurant Reflexions tomorrow through December 9.
Having been mentored by such culinary luminaries as Yotam Ottolenghi, Clare Smyth and Heston Blumenthal, and being the co-founder of the ice-cream chain Ungermann Brothers, Ungermann is known as “the king of ice cream”.
Born to a Dutch mother and Dutch-Indonesian father, Ungermann transcends the borders between European and Asian cuisine. This makes his creations equally stunning on their own or juxtaposed with sophisticated modern French and perfectionist, traditional Thai cuisine.
He will share all his culinary concepts on his own and paired with two of the hotel’s top chefs in mouth-watering four-hand formats.
Moreover, he will present a cooking demonstration to which keen hobby-cooks are invited, followed by a “chef’s table” dining experience. Plus, his ice cream will crop up both on the menus and in his cooking demonstration.
On December 5, explore his special corner and live station at the Rain Tree Cafe’s Father’s Day brunch and dinner buffets (Bt2,400-plus).
On December 6 at Reflexions, Ungermann presents “All About Chef Ben” – a three-course set lunch (Bt1,800-plus) and seven-course degustation set dinner (Bt3,800-plus).
On December 7, “The Dutch Connection” prevails as he joins forces with fellow Netherlander Roxanne Lange, chef de duisine of the Reflexions, presenting together a four-hands, four-course set lunch – two courses each by Ungermann and Lange (Bt2,000-plus), and four-hands seven-course set dinner – four courses by Ungermann and three by Lange (Bt3,800-plus).
On December 8, explore “Thai, Dutch Indonesian Influence” with Ungermann this time in a cook-off with smooth curry Thai-food guru Montri.
Together they will present a four-hands, four-course set lunch – two courses each by Ungermann and Montri (Bt1,600-plus) and a four-hands, seven-course set dinner – four courses by Ungermann and three by Montri (Bt2,800-plus).
The season of Ungermann concludes on December 9 with “Chef’s Table with Ben”, beginning with a cooking demonstration before segueing into a six-course degustation dinner (Bt4,200-plus).
Reservations can be made at (02) 650 8800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.