Ju-Ma-Na - the signature restaurant of Bali’s Banyan Tree Ungasan, will host Michelin Star Chef Christophe Schmitt from “Le Diane Restaurant” – Hotel Fouquet’s Barriere, Paris from August 16-24, 2013.
Chef Christophe is regarded as one of France’s most prominent rising culinary stars having won the “Le Taittinger prix Culinaire” in November 2012. Along the way, he has also built a strong reputation for pushing existing boundaries with his gastronomic creations.
Joining forces with Ju-MaNa’s highly acclaimed kitchen team, Chef Christophe will offer a special degustation menu and à-la-carte dishes featuring a contemporary interpretation of the great classics of French Gastronomy.
Commenting on what guests to Ju-Ma-Na can expect during his weeklong engagement, Christophe said: “Gastronomy is a timeless art by inventing cuisines that will bring pleasure. I am eager to share the art of culinary precision that highlights a modern and sophisticated edge. Expect the unexpected, including plenty of fresh flavors and unusual combinations. Cooking at Ju-Ma-Na is a great honor. I look forward to delivering my taste and vision of the French cuisine to magnify the local produce from Bali.”
Chef Christophe’s signature dishes include:
- Heirloom Tomato Tart - fresh mozzarella, tomato juices flavoured with lemon thyme.
- Scallops, truffled potato, crispy potimarron winter squash
- Wagyu Beef Sirloin, baby carrots, bonito scented braising jus
- Crispy Strawberry And Coconut Tube, vanilla mousse, strawberry sorbet
About Chef Christophe Schmitt
Chef Christophe Schmitt works as the sous chef of “Le Diane Restaurant” in Hôtel Fouquet's Barrière, Paris. He is the winner of “Le Taittinger Prix Culinaire”, 2012.
He graduated in France with a Hospitality Diploma in 2011. In pursuing his degree and in the period immediately thereafter, Christophe gathered a wealth of experience in gastronomic cuisine while working in numerous luxurious restaurants such as Abbaye De La Bussière, Les Terrasses de Lyon and Maison Lameloise in France. He is renowned for his ability to combine a profound knowledge of classic French gastronomy with modern interpretations to create contemporary fare that reveals a subtlety of flavors presented in the most elegant style.
A French national, Christophe is single and loves travelling.
About “Le Diane Restaurant," Paris
At the heart of the Fouquet’s hotel, overlooking a beautiful garden, “Le Diane Restaurant” is an oasis of serenity in busy downtown Paris. The restaurant’s warm, elegant and refined atmosphere lends itself to memorable dining. A stylish and intimate setting with a modern design of clean lines and neutral tones, it is accented with touches of gold, the world of Diane, both classic and contemporary.
About Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant
Translated as ‘Silver Pearl’ in Arabic, Ju-Ma-Na is sits majestically 70 meters above the Indian Ocean on Bali’s southernmost cliffs, and features panoramic views. The menu is primarily French in orientation with Japanese culinary accents. Guests may observe chefs at work in the open kitchen or opt for a table on the terrace offering dramatic cliff-edge scenery, finger food and shishas (water pipes).
Prices and Reservation
During Chef Christophe Schmitt’s Bali engagement at Ju-Ma-Na set course menus are available starting from Rp. 750,000 plus 21% tax and service (US$91).
For reservations and more information telephone ++62-(0)361-3007000 or [Email Ju-Ma-Na
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