Entertainment Wednesday March 19, 2014 10:28
Europe’s connoisseurs of Asian cuisine will be delighted to learn that Bangkok’s award-winning Breeze restaurant will be making its European debut at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof in 2015, marking the launch of a larger strategic partnership between Thailand-based lebua Hotels & Resorts and the Steigenberger Hotel Group of Germany.
Already a major culinary destination, the historic Frankfurt hotel houses the Michelin-starred restaurant Francais, and Deepak Ohri, CEO of Breeze’s parent company lebua Hotels & Resorts, is “delighted to be in such esteemed company.” Puneet Chhatwal, CEO of Steigenberger Hotel Group, commented on the natural fit of the strategic partnership, whereby lebua will deliver destination dining concepts to key Steigenberger hotels: “Dining is an essential component of our guest experience. We’re thrilled to draw on lebua’s internationally acclaimed food and beverage expertise to further elevate the experience of Steigenberger’s guests.”
The new restaurant, ‘Breeze’ by lebua, will introduce the same award-winning concept in Frankfurt that has made it a Bangkok icon. Breeze’s ‘authentic Asian cuisine, progressively presented’ is a distinctive dining experience that led USA Today to recently name it one of the of the world's 'Top 10 Most Cutting-Edge Restaurants' and Condé Nast Traveler to designate it one of the global “Hot Tables” upon opening.
Launched in Bangkok in 2006 at Tower Club at lebua, the restaurant quickly became known as the ‘new face of Asian dining’. With an exceptional menu that remains true to its authentic Asian roots while raising the bar for aesthetically pleasing presentation, Breeze is a testament to the chef’s passion for health, freshness and flavor – and the aesthetics of haute cuisine.
Aficionados of Asian cuisine will already be familiar with ‘Breeze’ by lebua’s chef: Culinary Creative Director Sam Leong is an award-winning author and television personality with over a quarter century of culinary expertise. Sam’s long list of accolades includes, most recently, the ‘Five Star Diamond Award’, recognition as one of the world’s finest chefs by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (2008), and the ‘Asian Cuisine Chef of the Year (Regional)’ by the World Gourmet Summit (2009). His culinary skills are deftly displayed in his cookbooks, A Wok Through Time, Sensations, and A Taste of Home.
Mr. Ohri says he is “thrilled to bring to Frankfurt residents and visitors this brand new dining experience with extraordinary presentations of authentic Asian cuisine prepared by the region’s legendary master chefs”, and adds, “I look forward to welcoming guests to this exciting new venue when we open the doors next year for an evening that we hope will be unlike any they have experienced before”.
About Breeze in Bangkok: Launched in 2006 on the 51st and 52nd floors of the hotel Tower Club at lebua, Breeze quickly became known as the ‘new face of Asian dining’, a stunning venue where design, cuisine and service come together for an evening unlike any other. Breeze’s focus on authentic, progressively presented Asian cuisine has earned it numerous laurels. In 2014, USA Today highlighted Breeze as one of the world’s “top 10 most cutting-edge restaurants”. The year prior, Breeze was named one of ‘Thailand’s Best Restaurants’ by Thailand Tatler, ‘Restaurant of the Year, HAPA Best 10 in Asia, Platinum Winner’ and ‘Most Authentic Asian Cuisine Restaurant, HAPA Best 10 in Asia Winner’ by the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards.
With ‘China 2020’ – the most recent landmark event in Breeze’s quest to present guests with an innovative new vision of authentic Asian cuisine – diners can experience an exclusive preview of the future of Chinese dining. Based on lebua chefs’ predictions of what Chinese cuisine will look like in six years, the new à la carte menu is a fully interactive dining experience. Guests, for example, can mix their own cocktails using unexpected ingredients before cracking open a salt rock served in an elegant wooden box to reveal the feast within, and roll the dice to let fate determine the lucky sauce that will accompany their Omi Beef.
Breeze is located at the Tower Club at lebua, 1055 Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand, and is open daily from 6pm to 1am. For reservations, please contact +66 (0) 2624 9555 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, please visit www.lebua.com/ breeze. Capacity of 130 seats plus private dining room with 14 seats.
About lebua Hotels & Resorts: lebua Hotels and Resorts is a growing international luxury brand that operates distinctive hotels, fine restaurants and bars. Led by visionary CEO Deepak Ohri, Bangkok-based lebua takes a unique approach to hospitality that aspires to tap into a deeper level of exchange with guests to create emotional connections. lebua's award-wining lodging collection includes Bangkok’s best-performing luxury hotels (Tower Club at lebua and lebua at State Tower), three magnificent properties in India (Devi Garh by lebua, Udaipur; lebua Resort, Jaipur; and lebua Lodge at Amer, Jaipur), and an exclusive property in New Zealand (Lake Okareka Lodge by lebua). The Dome at lebua, the group’s collection of restaurants and bars atop its Bangkok properties, offers breathtaking vistas and an unmatched caliber of mixology, food preparation and innovative cuisine that attracts epicures from around the world. These include Sirocco, the world's highest open air restaurant, designated ‘2011-2013: HAPA Restaurant of the Year’ by the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards; Sky Bar, named "the most stunning rooftop bar you’ll ever see" by The New York Times in 2013; Breeze, highlighted by USA Today as one of the world’s “10 most cutting-edge restaurants” in 2014; and Mezzaluna, honored as a ‘Foodie Top 100’ fine-dining mecca in 2013. lebua is considering hotel management contracts in city and resort destinations worldwide and plans to expand its destination dining concepts to major international locations. For more information, please visit www.lebua.com or www.facebook.com/lebua, or follow @lebuahotels on Twitter or @lebuaHotelsResorts on Instagram.
About Steigenberger Hotel Group: Steigenberger Hotels AG is based in Frankfurt am Main and is one of Europe's leading hotel groups. Its portfolio currently contains 98 hotels in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Egypt and China, including 12 establishments that are under construction or in the planning phase. The umbrella brand Steigenberger Hotel Group includes the two brands Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts (individual First Class and Deluxe Hotels) and InterCityHotel (hotels in the upper mid-range category located in the direct vicinity of transport hubs such as railway stations and airports). From more information, please visit www.steigenbergerhotelgroup.com.