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Spanish cuisine to take a bow

Jan 10. 2019
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Spanish chef Pere Planaguma of the two-Michelin-starred Rom restaurant in Roses, jets into town this month to present a series of exclusive dining experiences over a six-day period at Jojo restaurant, St Regis Bangkok from January 22 to 27.

Planaguma, who previously worked at El Bulli, and Les Cols, will shares his creative, sustainable and seasonal Spanish gastronomy in a three-course lunch and eight-course dinner at Jojo from January 22 to 26, and a Sunday brunch at Viu on January27.

A master at stripping back the complexities to amplify the essentials, his lunch at Jojo will feature the chef’s signature Spanish omelette, shellfish fideua with saffron, basil, flowers and other fresh herbs, and a crispy lamb leg with black truffle. Dinner at Jojo sees an indulgent eight-course menu, with highlights such as fish soup with allioli noodles, coconut mozzarella salad, tuna tartar with sea urchin and caviar, and a lobster suquet with soft potatoes and eucalyptus oil. The Sunday brunch will also include such gourmet treats as chef Planaguma’s bacalao ceviche, fish brandade and Catalan creme brulee, among other selections. 

The simplicity, generosity and elegance of Planaguma’s craft showcase his creative vision, to emphasise even the most modest of ingredients. Few elements convey authenticity and emotion in his cuisine, which reflect his way of being in life. Chef’s culinary traditions are deeply rooted in his homeland and the landscape surrounding him. He takes familiar products and interprets them into a modern language and presentation, where tradition meets and contrasts with the avant-garde.

The three-course lunch costs Bt2,500-plus (with additional Bt1,800 for wine pairing) and the eight-course dinner goes for Bt4,900-plus (Bt2,800-plus for optional wine pairing). The Sunday brunch is Bt2,850-plus including non-alcoholic beverage and additional Bt990-plus for free-flow wines.

For reservations, call (02) 207 7777 or visit 


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