New Asian dining concept launched
Dubai, August 15, 2013
Chef Benjamin Whatt, chef de cuisine at Quest restaurant, has launched a new culinary menu and concept under the title of “Inspirational Asian Fine Dining”.
Chef Whatt developed the cuisine concept to both engage and excite cuisine connoisseurs and food lovers alike with modern interpretations of Asian classics that gastronomically play with both one’s taste buds and minds through culinary illusions and new epicurean experiences, said a statement
The launch of the new cuisine genre, at the restaurant in Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, is part of asserting himself as a culinary visionary within the UAE, Middle East and beyond, as a new breed of chef whose cuisine is self-assured, at times comical, thoughtful and above all, passionate, generous and sensory, it said.
Chef Whatt said: “My passion and goal is to provide true dining experiences where people feel just as they might at the end of a great play or film, concert or exhibition. My dishes are a composition of drama, intrigue, comedy and fantasy on each plate, with plot and sub-plot.
“I want guests through my cuisine to remember what it was like to see things again through the eyes of a child, where imagination and interpretation sparkle and shine, innocence is rekindled and frolics in their minds and on their taste buds. Through my cuisine I want people to reminisce, regain a youthful outlook and feel alive.”
Dishes on the menu include ‘California Maki’, based on the Japanese international favourite, ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’, a dessert inspired by the movie of the same name, and ‘Aubergine’, which provides the illusion of being served charcoal over a bed of hot ash, complete with its own heat flavours, said the statement. - TradeArabia News Service