Michelin-Starred Chef John Burton-Race Takes Culinary Reigns Around Vietnam
British Michelin-starred chef John Burton-Race is joining forces with Paradise Vietnam to host eight-course feasts in Vietnam’s two biggest cities and at its most famed natural attraction.
Acclaimed for his modern take on British cuisine, Burton-Race has starred in an array of popular television shows including French Leave, Return of the Chef, I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here and the BBC’s Great British Menu and Kitchen Criminals.
Burton-Race and Home Restaurants’ executive chef Nguyen Gia Thien will each heat up a frying pan at Home Moc to prepare four dishes, paired with wines from French winery E.Guigal selected by Celliers. In an East meets West culinary experience, Burton Race’s European concoctions will include rock lobster tail with cauliflower panna cotta, brown butter, rum and raisin, and smoked “H’Mong” chicken with green tea leaf, crispy green sticky rice and black mushroom jus will be among Thien’s Vietnamese creations.
The dinners will be served at Hanoi’s Home Moc Restaurant, on Paradise Elegance in UNESCO World Heritage site Halong Bay, and at Home Finest Saigon on April 26, May 3 and May 10, 2019 respectively.
As part of a special two-day, one-night cruise on Paradise Elegance from May 3-4, Burton-Race will craft the entire eight-course menu complemented by wines from Chilean winery Concha Y Toro and followed by live music cognac, wine and whisky at the vessel’s piano lounge. Highlights of the dinner range from gnocchi with creamy herb sauce, shavings of parmesan and truffle to rack of lamb with lamb shank tortellini, lettuce, morels and mustard seeds. A seafood lunch buffet and pre-dinner cocktails at Cua Van floating village will also be served as part of the cruise dubbed “Haute Cuisine on the High Sea – Chapter 2.”
Burton-Race will team up with Vietnamese celebrity Iron Chef Nguyen Thanh Tung at Home Finest Saigon, where each will prepare four European and Vietnamese dishes, including duck breast honey, citrus, fennel puree and lychee, and braised crab claw and Mekong delta rice noodle soup in coconut, paired with wines from Italy’s Banfi winery.
The dinners at Home Moc Restaurant and Home Finest Saigon are each priced at 2,800,000 VND per person and the special cruise is 7,300,000 VND per person inclusive of all meals and attractions.
For more information about the dinners or to RSVP, visit Home Moc’s website hanoimoc.homevietnameserestaurant.com, Paradise Cruises at www.paradisecruise.com and Home Finest Saigon at saigonfinest.homevietnameserestaurant.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (+84) 243 5666 655.