(NATADOLA, FIJI) Monday 7 September 2015 – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has partnered with seven celebrity chefs, forming a panel of Culinary Ambassadors to roll out a series of specialised menus across its Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. InterContinental Fiji is one of the properties selected to pilot this culinary promotion at its signature fine dining restaurant, Navo.
The IHG Culinary Ambassadors include Chef Sam Leong (a specialist in Chinese | Singaporean cuisine), Chef Ian Kittichai (a Thai cuisine master), Chef Theo Randall (an Italian cuisine maestro), Chef Dean Brettschneider (a baking and pastry master), Chef Ross Lusted (specialising in contemporary Australian cuisine), Chef Takagi Kazuo (a master of Japanese cuisine), and Chef Vikas (a specialist in contemporary Indian cuisine).
As part of IHG’s commitment to constantly evolve and improve our dining offerings, the IHG Culinary Panel was created to provide guests with truly unforgettable and exceptional global dining experiences.
“Each promotion menu will run for two weeks from 17th August to 15th November, and feature a three course a la carte menu consisting of a choice between two starters, two mains and two desserts,” says Nicolas de Visch, Executive Chef at the InterContinental Fiji.
“We launched with Chef Vikas’ menu, featuring an array of tantalising modern Indian dishes, which was an instant hit – that instantaneous smile of delight on our guest’s faces as soon as they take their first bite is exhilarating for us chefs,” said Chef Nicolas. “With that in mind, we’re anticipating the launch of Chef Ian’s contemporary Thai specialties next Monday.”
Award-winning Navo Restaurant is consistently recognised for offering excellent guest experiences. With a service team dedicated to delivering seamless service, and an innovative kitchen team, a Navo dining experience is an intimate and memorable one. Recent accolades include the awarding of Trip Advisor’s 2015 Certificate of Excellence, and the recognition as one of the best national chef teams at the annual Moffat Salon Culinaire Competition.
“This is an exciting time for culinary connoisseurs who wish to experience a culinary journey around the world,” adds Akira Tanaka, InterContinental Fiji’s Director of Dining & Entertainment. “We personally invite you to join us on this journey to discover the best dishes IHG has to offer.”
Navo Restaurant, named after the sacred Navo Island across the channel, is well reputed for its flawless service and serene atmosphere. The picturesque setting of Natadola Bay, and a menu that celebrates international cuisines prepared meticulously with locally sourced ingredients; combine to create a truly authentic and memorable culinary journey.
Recipes include freshly caught seafood from Fiji’s oceans, vegetables, fruits and herbs grown by local farmers in Sigatoka; the “Salad Bowl of Fiji”, prawns from Navua, pork from Vuda, and chocolate from Savusavu. Accompanying wines will satisfy any discerning connoisseur and can be selected from Navo’s temperature controlled wine displays to complete the ultimate Fiji dining experience.
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