CHEF DANI Garc?a BRINGS ANDALUSIAN CUISINE TO THE HOUSE ON SATHORN

General Press Releases Monday September 24, 2018 14:43
Bangkok--24 Sep--W Bangkok

The House on Sathorn at W Bangkok hotel already has a reputation as one of the city's most eclectic and adventurous dining locations. Indeed, Chef Fatih Tutak has guided The House's main venue, The Dining Room, to the top of Bangkok's restaurant scene, including of late a spot on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2018.

In November, diners will have a chance to enjoy just what makes The House so special when guest Chef Dani García presents an extraordinary 12-course degustation menu.

Dani García earned his first Michelin star in 2000 when he was only 25 years old, adding another star in 2007 at his Calima restaurant in Marbella. In recent years, his restaurants at Màlaga's Hotel Puente Romano likewise have received numerous awards and lengthened the chef's long list of accomplishments. Chef Dani García describes his cooking as "cosmopolitan" and the product of many influences, as well as based on multiple concepts. One aspect inspiring all his cuisine, however, is the chef's Andalusian heritage.

For his two evenings at The Dining Room in Bangkok, Chef Dani García will collaborate with Chef Fatih Tutak on a 12-course degustation menu. Comprising nine courses by Chef Dani and three by Chef Fatih, the menu includes dishes such as Sea Urchin Tart with Black Beans, "Detox" Gazpacho and Scallops, Wagyu Tartar with Beef Consomme, and other outstanding creations.

Served Friday the 2nd and Saturday the 3rd of November 2018 only.
THB 9,900++ per person. Wine pairing package available at additional THB 2,600++ per person. Limited seats available and full pre-payment is required. Reserve now at http://bit.ly/online-danigarcia.

For more information or reservations contact thehouseonsathorn@whotels.com or 02-344-4025. 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, his greatest accomplishment is having his signature restaurant, The Dining Room being listed as one of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2017 and 2018, sponsored by S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.

The House on Sathorn

Since opening in 2015, The House on Sathorn has taken place among the city's most distinctive food and drink venues. And as to the building itself, what a place it is. The neo-classical structure dating from 1889 functioned first as private residence, by the 1920s had become a hotel, then later from mid-century to 1999 served as site of the Russian embassy.

Today, The House on Sathorn further stands out as a tremendously eclectic location. The building and grounds – directly adjacent W Bangkok – comprise four separate venues: signature restaurant The Dining Room (Asia's 50 Best Restaurant 2017 & 2018), outdoor bistro The Courtyard, and a timeless destination bar The Bar in addition to Upstairs and The Conservatory for meeting and social gatherings.


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