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Hilton Bandung Launches High Five Asian Culinary Summit To Celebrate Fifth Anniversary

March 18, 2014 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

Hilton Bandung is set to burnish the credentials of Bandung as an international culinary destination after unveiling the innovative High Five Asian Culinary Summit, a culinary event launched to mark the distinguished hotel’s fifth anniversary. 

Hilton Bandung, Indonesia.

Hilton Bandung, Indonesia.

Five celebrated chefs from Hilton properties in the region are being flown in specially for the nine-day event and will conduct invitation-only master classes on Korean, Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Indian cuisines from March 15 to 23. The milieu for this happening is a stunning volcanic mountain setting featuring crater lakes, tea plantations, hot springs, lush forests and a refreshingly cool climate.

“We are delighted to bring in such experienced and talented chefs from Hilton Worldwide properties in Asia to showcase the best cuisines of the region,” said Scott Wilson, general manager, Hilton Bandung. “Bandung is well known as a weekend hop for residents of Jakarta – however now with increasing numbers of direct flights it is fast growing as a regional getaway and this event builds on Hilton Bandung’s reputation as the leading international hotel in Bandung offering culinary excellence.”

The dinner program features live cooking shows by the five chefs with the food presented at Hilton Bandung’s dinner buffet, while a selection of wines and cocktails will be paired with each dish. The featured chefs are: Head Chef Xie Zheng Jie of Sichuan Court at Hilton Shanghai; Kyonghoon Daniel Chong, from Conrad Seoul; Jin Suzuki, from Hilton Nagoya’s Genji restaurant; Hilton Chennai Sous Chef Somnath Deb; and Chanaphat Sewikarn, Chef de Partie at Hilton Pattaya’s Thai Kitchen.

Chef Zheng will showcase his skills garnered from 35 years with sumptuous offerings to include Kung Pao traditional chicken and Sichuan hawkers-style noodles, while Chef Chong’s specialties will feature Korean porridge, dolsot bibimbap (white rice topped with vegetables and chili paste) and, soy-marinated lamb (bulgogi).

Chef Suzuki’s dishes will include Udon noodles with light soy sauce, sushi, sashimi, eel, and teriyaki with barbecue sauce while Chef Chanaphat’s delights will include authentic Tom Yum, Thai-style fish cakes and horseshoe pearl coconut syrup. Chef Somnath Deb will treat diners to Indian specialties using spices such as powdered chili pepper, black mustard seed and cardamom.

The price to enjoy the High Five Asian Culinary Summit for one evening is IDR250,000 per person and is subject to tax and service charge. HHonors members spending IDR600,000 or more will receive 1,000 bonus points. For booking details please visit: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/indonesia/hilton-bandung-hotel-BDOHIHI/index.html

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