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|European-inspired cuisine to The Reverie Saigon from July 4 to 7, 2018|
The two present a five-course set dinner and a special 45-minute three-course business lunch exclusively at Café Cardinal that is sure to be the culinary event of the year. Signature dishes include delights such as “confit” salmon with alliums, dill and “beurre blanc”, Hen “consommé” with summer beans and Iberico ham, Steamed sea bass over kombu, charred lettuces with coriander, curried braissage with lime leaf oil, and Wagyu beef top sirloin with red wine jus, pickled turnips and pistachio.
In New York, Rupert Blease worked at three-starred Thomas Keller’s ‘Per Se’ which is frequently acknowledged as the best restaurant in the US and amongst the best in the world.
Carrie progressed her culinary experience in New York at ‘Blue Hill’, also a Michelin-starred restaurant of note. In 2011, they moved to San Francisco, where both were cooking in different restaurants - she cooked at ‘Commonwealth’ and he at ‘Central Kitchen’. They opened ‘Lord Stanley’ in 2015 and received a Michelin star the following year.
“We are very excited to be stopping in Ho Chi Minh City during our Asian tour,” Rupert said. “It is a wonderful opportunity to have a whole new audience experience the style of cooking we have developed during our careers.”
|The Michelin-starred husband and wife duo Rupert and Carrie Blease|
Carrie added that she was eager to also delve into the local cuisine. “Vietnamese food is rightly revered around the world, so I really can’t wait to try it first hand and see what elements I can adapt and use at our restaurant,” she said.
Kai Speth, WMC Group vice president Operations and Business Performance said the appearance of Rupert and Carrie Blease at The Reverie Saigon cemented the hotel’s reputation as a leader in the culinary arts not only in Vietnam, but in Southeast Asia.
“We are very fortunate to have two of the very best chefs in the world displaying their skills at The Reverie Saigon, and I’m very sure it will be an occasion that is long remembered by anyone with an interest in how truly great food is conceived and prepared,” he said.
One of Southeast Asia’s most distinctive, all-day dining venues, Café Cardinal delivers stunning views of Saigon from level 6 of The Reverie Saigon and features decidedly French cuisine with deliberate detours into complementary Western and Asian cuisines.