Michael Roux Heads to The Datai

Culinary legend Michel Roux O.B.E will host an exclusive haute cuisine showcase at Langkawi’s The Datai from February 18-20, 2016 during his first ever event in Malaysia. For three nights, The Dining Room will be under the expert and esteemed leadership of Chef Michel Roux and his team, offering an unparalleled fine-dining experience of Michelin star prestige.


“We are incredibly excited to invite Michel Roux to The Datai Langkawi for his first culinary event in Malaysia,” comments Arnaud Girodon, General Manager of The Datai Langkawi. “He is such an iconic chef and guests are in for a real sensory treat, combining his world-class cuisine with our award-winning service, style and setting. It’s going to be spectacular by all accounts.”  


The art of dining has always been central to The Datai Langkawi experience: forays into culinary traditions played out in extraordinary settings. This unprecedented offering, sets the benchmark for gourmet events in the region.  To whet the palate, guests will be served pre-dinner cocktails – Michel Roux Champagne and canapés – at the Main Pool, before enjoying this once-in-a-lifetime, five-course set menu in The Dining Room. To further elevate the experience, Pierre Bat, Sommelier of the House of VeyretLatour (Bordeaux), will be offering a wine flight: pairing the perfect bottle with each course, to complement the flavours and enhance the gastronomic experience.


For those eager to enjoy a more ‘hands on’ approach and expand their culinary repertoire, Michel Roux will also be hosting one masterclass. Guided by the Michelin chef, participants will prepare two courses for lunch to follow and receive a number of take-home mementos of the experience: the recipes, a cookbook and certificate signed by Michel Roux.


World-renowned, Michel Roux O.B.E is a French-born chef who has carved a hugely successful and influential Michelin star career – in effect, reinventing modern British restaurant cuisine.   In 1967 he opened Le Gavroche (London) with his brother, which later became the first three Michelin starred restaurant in Britain.  His restaurant The Waterside Inn in Bray (UK) has held three Michelin stars for 31 years, a record unsurpassed in the world outside of France.  His list of awards and accolades is truly impressive, including: Chevalier de la Légiond’Honneur, France 2004; MeilleurOuvrier de France, Paris, France 1976; Honorary Doctorate of Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales Providence, USA 2002; Honorary Professor, Thames Valley University, UK 2006; and Ambassador of the Culinary Institute of America, 2014.


The recipient of numerous lifetime achievement awards, including Tatler Restaurant Awards (2008) and Observer Food Monthly (2011), Michel is a regular television and radio personality, he hosts lectures and masterclasses, and is an acclaimed author.  His 12 books have been published in 33 countries and 20 languages, including his latest title, The Essence of French Cooking.  His next project is the December 2015 opening of his recently acquired new restaurant, Le Miedzor, in his hometown of Crans Montana, Switzerland.

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