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Press Club celebrates 40 years of culinary innovation by Chef Alain Dutournier

Released at: 15:02, 16/03/2019

Press Club celebrates 40 years of culinary innovation by Chef Alain Dutournier

Photo: Cascarino

Michelin-starred chef at Press Club in Hanoi from March 16 to 20 to present his Festival of Flavors.

by Jessica Nguyen

Michelin-starred chef Alain Dutournier will be at the Press Club in Hanoi from March 16 to 20 to present his Festival of Flavors in celebration of his 40-year cooking career and to take part in Gout de France 2019 - the world’s greatest French dinner and to be held at the French Embassy in the capital.

The special menu at the Festival of Flavors will be “unveiled” at the last minute to bring a pleasant surprise to diners, who can also discover the mysteries of French haute cuisine on their plates, in praise of the freshness and sweetness of the season. Spring is time for renewal and Chef Alain will present diners with an explosion of tastes, colors and emotions. Diners also have the chance to experience not only interesting breakthroughs in the use of new ingredients and the perfect pairing of food and wine but also stories about people, life, and the sweet childhood memories of the talented chef.

One of Chef Alain Dutournier's creations. Photo: Cascarino   

Chef Alain is one of Paris’s most famous Michelin-starred chefs, with two prestigious restaurants in prime locations in the French capital. He is known for making special dishes from ordinary ingredients. With a rich understanding of garden produce, beef and poultry, seafood, and game, he conveys the flavor of his homeland - southwestern France - to Hanoi diners. He always seeks local ingredients and spices to create new dishes with a touch of Vietnamese flavor. During his last visit to Hanoi, he discovered that the cabbage grown in Vietnam has a better taste than in France and his culinary creation - cabbage mille-feuilles with prawn and pork - won the hearts of both domestic and foreign diners.

This time, the arrival of Chef Alain in Hanoi is also accompanied by another famous Vietnamese-origin French chef, Robert Vifian. As owner of a prestigious Vietnamese restaurant called Tan Dinh in Paris, Chef Robert is known for his endless creativity in making new dishes, combining Vietnamese ingredients and a French cooking style. Chef Robert will perform his culinary art with Chef Alain at a special dinner party celebrating the latter’s 40-year career at the Press Club and both will be “conductors” at Gout de France.

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