Six of the most talented chefs in the country will be calling the luxury resort home at different points of the year. Diners can expect to be spoiled with the chefs’ personal takes on their specialty cuisines, the best local seasonal produce, elevated flavours and, of course, personalised experiences.
For the upcoming instalment, The Chef Series will welcome Chef Johnson Wong of Gēn, Chef Makoto Saito Sam of Hibiki Sushi, Chef Azli Ahmad of OpenHouse, Chef Raymond Tham of Skillet and Beta, and Chef Masashi Horiuchi of Entier. Previous years have seen the likes of Chef Darren Chin, Chef Nelly Robinson, and father-and-son duo Michel and Sébastien Bras graced The Datai’s kitchen with their skill and stature.
January 6 & 7: Chef Johnson Wong, Gēn Penang
The Chef Series will premiere with Wong, a graduate of Sydney’s Le Cordon Bleu who is currently flexing his culinary muscles at his own restaurant, Gēn in George Town, Penang. With years of Michelin-starred experience under his belt and passport stamps that some of us can only dream of, Wong has spent the last few years perfecting the use of local produce, his culture and childhood memories as his tools. His restaurant was named one of William Reed’s Asia’s Extended 51-100 Best Restaurants, Penang’s sole representative on the esteemed list.
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