Simply Sunday, and gal is about to rant against celebrity chefs. She hates them. They do nothing to enhance consumers’ eating experiences as their presence wafts an aura around them, not the food, not the consumer. And of course their ‘presence’ might be as imagined as a deity (perhaps that is what they think they are).
REAL chefs are always worth getting to know. The lovely Laurent at Grand Millennium Hotel in Kuala Lumpur fully understands that though he can rustle up a risotto and please try his avocado oil from Austria (interesting, do they grow avocados in Austria?), he quite understands if you simply want a salad. The same can be said of the Sühring twins, who have been jointly manning the stoves at Mezzaluna, on the 65th floor of Lebua at State Tower, Bangkok, for over five years. In the photo, one is one and one is the other, do not ask me which. Every night their menu is different, depending on what they found at market, but they talk you through it and adapt accordingly. YOU, the consumer, are their deity, not vice versa. Well done Mathias, well done Thomas.