Former head chef of World’s 50 Best restaurant, Tim Raue, Chef Christian Herrgesell hosted two gastronomic events at The Pavilions Phuket in January 2022.
The Pavilions Phuket welcomed culinary director and former head chef from two Michelin-star restaurant Tim Raue, Chef Christian Herrgesell, over two days from 14-15 January 2022, Chef Christian Herrgesell took up residency at The Pavilions Phuket to present two specially crafted evenings of gastronomic delights, combining the diversity of Asian cuisine with the distinct culinary signature of one of Europe’s top chefs.
Christian Herrgesell brought over 20 years’ experience in gastronomy, including 10 years working with one of Germany’s most-decorated and flamboyant restauranteurs, Tim Raue, as head chef of his eminent Berlin restaurant Tim Raue. The two Michelin-starred restaurant has held a spot in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants since 2014, currently at #31, and has featured on Netflix’s Emmy-nominated series, Chef’s Table. During his time with Tim Raue, Christian not only served as head chef and culinary director in the flagship restaurant in Berlin, but also operated the opening of 13 restaurants around the world, including concepts in Dubai, St. Moritz and Sylt.
On 14 and 15 January 2022, Christian hosted two exclusive culinary evenings at The Pavilions Phuket where he showcased an Asian-inspired philosophy that fuses exceptional Japanese product quality, classical French cooking techniques and exotic Thai fragrances and flavours. The first night saw guests treated to a ‘Tipsy Tapas’ evening at the resort’s 360 Bar, where innovative dishes include pork belly Sichuan style and salmon, spicy tomato & som tam. The following evening, Christian presented a six-course degustation dinner at the resort’s award-winning The Plantation Club, where menu highlights included five spice short-rib beef with sweet potato; steamed cod with creamy wasabi and watercress salad; and a Thai mango-passionfruit soup and coconut rice milk foam.