Three-Michelin Star Chef Eneko Atxa in Residence at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpar

Three-Michelin Star Chef Eneko Atxa in Residence at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpar

Phang Nga, Thailand, 9 February 2015

The stars of Thailand's finest gastronomic restaurant, Aziamendi, and its Executive Chef, acclaimed Eneko Atxa will be in residency at the Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur from July 24 to October 3 2015 for a pop-up event 'Aziamendi 88'. Guests to the Malaysian capital and residents alike will be treated to a specially designed gastronomic journey offered at lunch and dinnertime from Mondays to Saturdays at the Mandarin Grill and a lighter menu will be created for the MO Bar.

Chef Eneko is Spain's youngest chef to obtain the celebrated three Michelin Stars and presides over Azurmendi Restaurant in Bilbao, Spain and Aziamendi in Phang Nga, Thailand. Azurmendi has been honoured as the World's 26th Chef by San Pellegrino and his Bilbao restaurant has received the 'Sustainable Restaurant Award' on the esteemed 'World's 50 Best Restaurant 2014 Guide' list and seventh position in Elite's Traveller's 2014 '100 Best Restaurants in the World.'

The innovative Aziamendi team that is normally based in the grounds of Iniala Beach House on the shores of Natai Beach, just north of Phuket Island, regularly participate in 'pop up' dining concepts around the globe.

Behzad Davarkia the General Manager of Aziamendi comments, "We are excited to bring our creative concepts and Eneko's culinary vision to the city. Usually we present the dishes in surroundings including the garden and beach at Iniala so presenting in the hustle and bustle of the city offers us a different aspect, working environment and inspiration."

Signature degustation dinners will be created from five to 12 courses. Diners will have an option to enjoy their meals complemented by a wine-pairing menu designed from Iniala's Sommelier Fabien Etienne, who recently won 'Thailand's Wine List of The Year 2014'.

Michael Groll the Director of Food & Beverage of Mandarin Oriental says, "We're delighted that for 88 days only the inventive team from Aziamendi restaurant, led by Chef Eneko will bring their vivid cuisine, exquisite art works and wine philosophy to our hotel and work together with our team."

Bookings are strongly recommended. Please either call Mandarin Grill at +60(3) 2179 8960 or email [email protected]

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About Aziamendi

Located by the shores of Natai Beach, just 20 minutes north of Phuket International Airport, Aziamendi Restaurant is headed up by three-star Michelin Chef Eneko Atxa from Spain and is part of Iniala Beach House. The dining experience at Aziamendi is interactive with signature dishes on two contemporary degustation menus. Dishes include items such as 'Bonsai Tree of Juicy Cherry Tomatoes', 'Truffled Egg', 'Foie Gras Ashes' and 'Petit Fours of White Chocolate with Mint and Cloud'. Chef de Cuisine Alex Burger of New York and Chef Eneko Atxa have worked together to create an extraordinary menu using Basque technique fused with Thai ingredients, presenting an entirely new roving dining concept.
Aziamendi's team also includes, Head Sommelier, Fabien Etienne, who's work at Aziamendi was recently received the following accolades; 'Best Wine List in Thailand', 'Best List of Wines by the Glass', 'Best List in a Restaurant or Bar' and 'Best List in Phuket'. In Aziamendi, you are surrounded by awe-inspiring art from some of Southeast Asia's most acclaimed artists.

About Iniala

Iniala Beach House has brought a new level of luxury hospitality to the Phuket region with three beautifully appointed villas (each with three suites) and one spectacular penthouse suite. The residence is a masterpiece of design fusing traditional Thai architecture with organic, contemporary forms featuring the work of world-renowned designers. Each villa comes with its own spa and personal therapist, while situated on Natai Beach, Iniala Beach House has unobstructed views of the beach and the Andaman Sea.

About Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Situated adjacent to the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur is the city's leading luxury hotel with 643 well appointed rooms, suites and serviced apartments. Delight your senses with an array of cuisines showcased in ten innovative outlets. Escape Kuala Lumpur's urban bustle at The Spa with rejuvenating facials, body treatments and award winning Signature Therapies for a holistic wellbeing. Take a dip at the infinity edge pool overlooking the spectacular city skyline or be mesmerized by the magnificent display of KLCC Lake Symphony Fountain at the Esplanade KLCC. For more information and reservations, visit www.mandarinoriental.com/kualalumpur.