This month Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok plays host to a unique and unforgettable guest chef series
Make your reservations now, because on February 18th and 19th—and then again on February 22nd and 23rd—the prestigious Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok hotel will be presenting Culinary Greats, an incredible and dynamic guest chef series that will bring to Bangkok a star-studded line-up of leading international gastronomic talents from across Asia.
The grand finale of this special culinary master series will be a 6-course dinner (priced at B3,500++), prepared by Chef Dharshan Munidasa from Ministry of Crab in Colombo (Sri Lanka) at Lord Jim’s restaurant on Thursday, February 23rd.
Sri Lanka’s mighty lagoon crabs are the stars of the show at this fun and laid-back restaurant housed in a 400-year-old former Dutch hospital. Set up by one of Sri Lanka’s most respected chefs, Dharshan Munidasa, in collaboration with cricketing legends Mahela Jayawardane and Kumar Sangakkara, the restaurant only serves ‘export-quality’ crab in its dishes, with sizes ranging from 500g up to ‘crabzilla’ specimens weighing over 2kg. Prized by seafood lovers the world over, Sri Lanka’s best crustaceans have traditionally been in short supply at home with most exported to Singapore, which perhaps explains why the restaurant has been hugely popular with locals and foreign visitors since it opened in 2011.
The seafood is treated with great respect in traditional Sri Lankan recipes including garlic chilli crab and crab curry with special implements to help diners pry the succulent meat from its shell, although they are more than welcome to use their fingers. The menu also celebrates other delights from the deep in clay-pot prawn curry and steamed ginger grouper, while Munidasa’s Japanese roots (his critically acclaimed Japanese restaurant Nihonbashi has been going for more than 20 years) are also in evident in dishes including chicken teriyaki and ebi shioyaki (prawns). The signature small island iced tea, made with arrack, is the most popular means of accompanying the seafood, although there is also a concise range of beers and wines.
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
48, Charoenkrung Soi 40
All prices are food only.
For ticket information please call: 02 659 9000 ext. 7390,
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