TAKE A CULINARY JOURNEY AT THE HOUSE ON SATHORN WITH THE NEWLY LAUNCHED TASTING MENU

General Press Releases Thursday June 23, 2016 10:33
Bangkok--23 Jun--
The Dining Room at The House on Sathorn Presents a New Tasting Menu Crafted By Chef Fatih Tutak.

May 06th, 2016 – Chef Fatih Tutak, Director of Culinary at The House on Sathorn, creates menus that is a gastronomic journey around the world. Indeed, his dishes tell a story inspired by his many travels. Based on the cooking traditions of Asia, Europe and beyond, the chef's dishes likewise come seasoned with a dash of good humor.

To those stories, Chef Fatih now adds another chapter. Presenting an inspiring new tasting menu at The Dining Room, The House on Sathorn.

As Chef Fatih relates for guests in a message on each tasting menu, he and his culinary team have striven to create dishes that reflect "the true flavors of nature", while at the same time always seeking new techniques and ingredients. He observes, "The most exciting part behind our cuisine is the intention, the process, and the story behind it. Experience the message of each dish with all your senses."

Chef Fatih's new tasting menu comprises three set menu choices:
Journey: 9-course set menu at THB 3,800++ per person; wine pairing option available at additional   THB 2,200++ per person.
Voyage: 6-course set menu at THB 2,600++ per person; wine pairing at additional 1,700++ per person.
Voyage (Vegetarian): 6-course set menu at THB 2,100++ per person; wine pairing at additional 1,700++ per person.

The Dining Room is The House on Sathorn's signature restaurant presenting dishes that are inspired by Chef Fatih's travels, experiences and unforgettable culinary highlights across Asia. He combines the finest ingredients from the region's most promising culinary trends to seduce guests on a gastronomic journey. His menu is craftily curated with a "fun dining" concept combining with a perfect balance of technique, culinary sensibility and a sense of humor. The Dining Room is open daily for dinner from 6 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.

For more information or reservations contact thehouseonsathorn@whotels.com or 02-344-4000. For up to date information on The House on Sathorn visit www.thehouseonsathorn.com or follow us at www.facebook.com/thehouseonsathorn

Reviving a Landmark in the Heart of Bangkok

Built in 1889 during the reign of King Rama V, The House's neo-classical structure originally housed wealthy businessman Luang Sathorn Rajayutka, who created Sathorn Canal. The home was later was passed down to his descendents. In the early 1920s, the site was converted into the majestic Hotel Royal. Later, from 1948 to 1999, the building served as the Russian Embassy.

Recognizing the immense historic value of the house, the development team worked closely with Thailand's Fine Arts Department to carefully restore the home to its former glory, as part of the conversion to The House on Sathorn. Major renovations were conducted on the four buildings and large courtyard, keeping the original main structure intact. Meanwhile, inside, the original color palette, intricate wooden staircases and even the Sathorn Rajayutka family's personalized fresco motifs have all been meticulously restored by the Fine Arts Department. The compelling juxtaposition of contemporary components and new elements reflect the boundless creativity of renowned design firm AvroKO of New York.

Chef Fatih Tutak

Originally hailing from Istanbul, Turkey, Director of Culinary Fatih Tutak oversees all food and drink operations at The House on Sathorn. The chef's distinctive menus are inspired by his extensive travels in Asia and beyond. Constantly seeking new recipes and preparation methods, Chef Fatih communicates with guests through the mediums of flavor, texture and color – and more than a dash of good humor.

"My culinary interest was inspired at a young age by my mother's home cooking, which developed into a passion and fuelled my dream of becoming a chef," explains Chef Fatih. "Combining the finest seasonal ingredients from Asia, each dish also reflect my love of travel and delight in the discovery of new things. This 'fun dining' concept perfectly balances technique, culinary sensibility and a sense of lightheartedness, which is well aligned with the house's narrative."

Chef Fatih comes to The House on Sathorn after creating a unique dining experience at The Bellbrook Hong Kong, recognized by the Hong Kong-Macau Michelin Guide 2015. Other stints include the world-renowned restaurant NOMA in Copenhagen and 3 Michelin-starred Nihonryori Ryugin in Tokyo. He also served as the Executive Sous Chef at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, among other celebrated establishments. Recently, one of Chef Fatih's greatest achievements is being listed as one of the 20 Best Chefs in Asia by Now Travel Asia Magazine.

Indulge and Imbibe

Given Chef Fatih's globetrotting background, guests are treated to a refreshing culinary journey at The Dining Room. The morning fish market in Tokyo, for example, forms the story behind a blue fin tuna dish called "Early Morning at Tsukiji Market", while Thai style grilled banana becomes a gastronomic treat with Okinawan sugar and liquid nitrogen. Such dishes comprise the New Asian Cuisine menu, which features a strong focus on creative and innovative Asian-inspired dishes.

Outside, The Courtyard offers a sanctuary from the bustling Bangkok streets with a relaxing outdoor dining space that presents rustic, simple yet hearty and fulfilling dishes. Guests can retreat with an afternoon tea session inspired by patisserie Chef Nicolas Descriaux.

The culinary vision of Chef Fatih also extends to mixology and craft cocktails. The Bar on the ground level concocts cocktails with an Asian twist, as well as serves champagne, sake, wines and tempting bites to start off the night.

For more information about The House on Sathorn, please visitwww.thehouseonsathorn.com

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