Caravelle Saigon

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Diners in Ho Chi Minh City can look forward to experiencing the famously exquisite and inventive cuisine of two-star Michelin Chef Thierry Drapeau, who brings a taste of his artistry to Caravelle Saigon this May.


Foodies and guests are invited to witness one of France’s most exciting chefs at the summit of his creativity, as Reflections hosts Thierry Drapeau for five nights, from May 30 to June 3. Known for cooking what he calls, the ‘cuisine of the soil’, Drapeau’s dishes are inspired by the seasonal produce of The Vendée, where he grew up.
As a child, Drapeau recalls preparing meals alongside his father in the family kitchen. The talented young cook pursued a career in the culinary arts, and widened his expertise at leading restaurants in the four corners of France. At 21 he was appointed chef de partie at La Bateau Ivre, a restaurant with two Michelin stars. He went on to work at other Michelin-awarded venues such as Courchevel and L’Escale before returning to Vendée in 1996.
Ten years after opening his current restaurant in the countryside of St. Sulpice le Verdon, the venue received two stars in the Michelin guide. Restaurant Thierry Drapeau remains an essential stop for culinary enthusiasts passing through Vendee; however for a few nights, diners can enjoy Chef Drapeau’s fine French fare right in the heart of Saigon, thanks to Caravelle Saigon and its partners, The Warehouse and Annam Professional.



At Reflections, Chef Drapeau will present one three-course menu and one four-course menu of his own creation. Diners can also choose their preferences from the chef’s a la carte menu, which also features vegetarian selections. Among the dishes Chef Drapeau is offering at Reflections, are his Tartar of beef and oysters with avocado mousse, his Oven-baked hake with bay leaf and saffron, and his Smoked lamb rack with lamb shoulder croquettes and mild spices.

“All of us at Reflections are looking forward to welcoming Chef Drapeau again,” said Darren Watson, Executive Chef at Caravelle Saigon. “And we’re excited to introduce to his creativity and wonderful, tasty dishes to our guests.”

Chef Drapeau’s three-course set menu at Reflections is priced at VND 1,500,000++; and his four-course set menu at VND 2,000,000++, both including a choice of coffee or tea.