The Reverie Saigon’s R&J Lounge & Restaurant, the city’s premier Italian fine dining venue, will host a very special culinary event on 13 and 14 June as part of the ‘Fine Dining Lovers by S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna’ series.
The series brings renowned chefs from the best dining destinations around Asia to provide top-notch epicurean experiences to diners. Appearing at R&J on this occasion will be Chef Taku Tabuchi from the restaurant S’accapau in Tokyo who will present his creative Japanese take on modern Italian flavours.
Chef Taku studied Italian cuisine for five years in Osaka, and at the age of 23 went to Italy to train in restaurants around the country for six years. He then opened the Italian restaurant, I Vigneri, in the German city of Hamburg. Finally, after 15 years abroad, he returned to his homeland for the launch of S’accapau.
By treasuring culture, Chef Taku believes he can present creative dishes based on Italian cuisine with the theme “Food to experience in the here and now, regardless of preconceived ideas.”
Chef Taku’s creative dishes include slow cooked Scottish salmon with fennel and orange granite, crispy capers; Alaskan king crab with Japanese crisp wafers and caviar; USDA beef tenderloin with Carnaroli rice, 50-month Rarmigiano Reggiano and black truffle; roast New Zealand lamb with cream of porcini mushroom and summer truffle sauce; Pistachio di Bronte gelatowith cream of ricotta cheese, sabayon and Vietnamese cocoa. The five-course set menu is priced at 1,588,000++ or 2,788,000++ with paired wines.
Mr. Kai Speth, Vice President Operations and Business Performance of WMC Group, which operates The Reverie Saigon, said the hotel and R&J Lounge & Restaurant were delighted to partner with S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna to host what promises to be one of the culinary events of the year.
“I believe this event further cements our hotel’s position in the vanguard of providing new and unique dining experiences for the city’s food lovers,” he said.
About R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant
Taking its name from Shakespeare’s epic romance, Romeo and Juliet, R&J at The Reverie Saigon stokes a similar passion in lovers of traditional Italian cuisine. Prepared under the watchful eye of a renowned Italian chef, the menu at R&J features exquisite Italian cuisine, prepared with the finest seasonal produce and presented with flair right in the heart of Saigon.
About S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna
S. Pellegrino, Acqua Panna and Sanpellegrino Sparkling Fruit Beverages are international trademarks of Sanpellegrino S.p.A., which is based in Milan, Italy. Distributed in over 130 countries through branches and distributors on all five continents, these products represent quality excellence by virtue of their origins and perfectly interpret Italian style worldwide as a synthesis of pleasure, health and well-being. Founded in 1899, Sanpellegrino S.p.A. is the leading company in the beverage sector in Italy with its range of mineral waters, non-alcoholic aperitifs, drinks and iced teas. As a major Italian producer of mineral water, it has always been committed to enhancing this primary good for the planet and works responsibly and passionately to ensure that this resource has a secure future.
About Fine Dining Lovers by S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna
The Fine Dining Lovers Guest Chef Series is an original initiative by fine dining waters S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna that began in 2011, as part of their ongoing effort to bridge the best of the best in the culinary world. Aligned with their goal of encouraging culinary exchanges and the fine enjoyment of water, wine another gastronomy, the series combines renowned chefs from top dining destinations around Asia to bring top-notched epicurean experiences to diners. It is promoted through finedininglovers.com, the eponymous global platform dedicated to exploring the finest taste and culinary culture from around the world by S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna.
R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant
B1, Ground & Mezzanine Level – Times Square Building
22-36 Nguyen Hue Blvd. & 57-69F Dong Khoi St.
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (028) 3823 6688
Lounge: 5:00pm – midnight
Restaurant: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
(Applicable for WMC Prestige membership)