Press Club celebrates 40 years of culinary innovation of Michelin starred chef Alain Dutournier
March 20, 2019
Hanoi, 8th March 2018 – From 16th to 20th March 2018, Michelin-starred chef Alain Dutournier will be at Press Club to present his Festival of Flavors celebrating his 40 years of cooking career, and to take part in Gout de France 2018 – the world’s greatest French dinner which will be held in the French embassy in Hanoi.
The Festival of Flavors at Press Club marks the 40-year career of chef Alain Dutournier. As usual, this special menu will be “unveiled” at the last minute to bring a pleasant surprise to diners, but you will definitely discover the mysteries of French haute cuisine on your plate, which praises the freshness and sweetness of the season. Spring is time for renewal and chef Alain will bring you an explosion of tastes, colors and emotions in cuisine. You will have the chance to experience not only the interesting breakthroughs in the use of new ingredients and the perfect pair of food and wine, but also stories about people, about life, about sweet childhood memories of this talented chef.
Alain Dutournier is one of Paris’ most famous Michelin-starred chefs, with two prestigious restaurants located in prime locations of France’s capital. With a passion for Hanoi and Vietnamese cuisine which he knew through the dishes cooked by a Vietnamese friend’s mother, in 2015, he came to Press Club and wished to transform this place into a French fine dining in the heart of Hanoi. Alain Dutournier is known for making extremely special dishes from ordinary ingredients available in nature. With a rich understanding of the garden’s produces, farm’s cattle and poultry, seafood and wild animals, he has conveyed the flavor his home land – Southwestern France to Hanoi’s diners. Furthermore, he’s always seeking for local ingredients and spices to create new dishes with a touch of Vietnamese cuisine. During his last visit in Hanoi, he discovered that the cabbage grown in Vietnam has a better taste than it is in France and his culinary creation – cabbage mille-feuilles with prawn and pork meat won the heart of both domestic and foreign diners.
This time, the arrival of chef Alain Dutournier to Hanoi is also accompanied by another famous Vietnamese-origin French chef, Mr. Robert Vifian. As owner of a prestigious Vietnamese restaurant named Tan Dinh in Paris, Robert Vifian is known for his endless creativity in making new dishes, combining Vietnamese ingredients and French cooking style. Chef Robert Vifian will perform culinary arts with chef Alain Dutournier in the special dinner party celebrating Alain’s 40-year career at Press Club and both of them will be the “conductors” of Gout de France event which will take place in the French embassy in Hanoi.
Press Club is known as a reliable French dining address in Hanoi throughout two decades. Located in the heart of the French quarter, Press Club offers a peaceful oasis in the heart of the bustling city of Hanoi, where guests will enjoy exquisite food carefully paired with the most refined selection of wine. With a capacity of 70 seats that can be arranged in 5 dining sections, the French restaurant La Table du Chef opens for lunch and dinner daily.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Diane Cascarino
Press Club Hanoi
12 Ly Dao Thanh, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Hotline: (+84) 904067686
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