3-Michelin-Starred Swiss Chef Andreas Caminada took over the kitchen at JoJo, located on the ground floor of The St. Regis Bangkok, and shared his unique, intriguing 1-Michelin-Starred IGNIV restaurant concept with diners in Bangkok. Together with his Head Chef Marcel Skibba of IGNIV in St. Moritz, Chef Andreas presents a sophisticated, an unconventional 3-course fine dining social experience. I was lucky enough to have experienced his cuisine on the very first day of the event.
As Switzerland’s most acclaimed chef, Chef Andreas presents clean flavours, vibrant colours and a reverence for ingredients, in an array of up to 16 stimulating sharing plates, over 3 courses, plus a small appetizer and post-dessert candy store.
Air Bread – Shellfish
Red Cabbage – Mustard
Artichoke – Tomato – Coriander
Egg Surprise – Chilli – Crab
The idea of sharing concept is really intriguing. It was a fun sharing among friends. Food, in this sense, started its wonderful role as a social glue, sticking people whom I just knew perfectly well. Conversation could be easily started. We were especially impressed by ‘Egg Surprise – Chilli – Crab’, which was rich in crab meat and juice. I was also amazed at the spheric ball which looked hard and solid on the outside but melted immediately the moment it touched my tongue. It’s a sphere full of pleasing citrus flavour.
Vegetable Salad IGNIV
Turbot – Sauerkraut – Alba Truffle
The starter came with six small bites, each of which had a contrasting flavour. The vegetables used in each dish was the best produces sourced. Each bite burst with a wonderful freshness and original flavour. Although there were two small bites of fish, they tasted so different. The little drop of avocado cream added a natural fatty texture to the Hamachi! Clean but rich in flavour – it’s my favourite bite of starter. Lettuce with egg yolk and truffle was another dish I like. It’s a very simple dish but taste-wise, it’s sophisticated.
Each main bite was awesome! From land to sea, Chef Andreas presented each of the main ingredients at its best flavour. Melt-in-the-mouth beef, mildly-sweet pork belly with aromatic truffle and the fish soup happily satisfied my appetite for food.
The dinner was perfectly ended with six bites of dessert. Each dessert had its own texture, flavour, aroma and aftertaste. I especially like “Egg Surprise with caramel” as well as “Yohurt with lychee”. The former bite was rich and the latter one was soothing and refreshing! It’s definitely a perfect ending!
Michelin-starred dinner events at JoJo, The St. Regis Bangkok
JoJo has been organized exciting dinner events with renowned guest chefs around the world. It is not the first time that a 3-Michelin-Starred Chef is invited to take over the kitchen at JoJo.
Who in Gourmet Bangkok team experienced the dinner by 3-Michelin-Starred Swiss Chef Andreas Caminada?
Chelsea Chan ~ A food lover, golfer, fun lover, and adventurer Chelsea was born in Hong Kong and is a genuine food lover. Her palate is especially sharp on Cantonese food, delicacies from Hong Kong and meat (especially beef, chicken and lamb). She is able to taste how the food is cooked and prepared. Besides, she is also a pro buffet gourmet because of her unlimited appetite. When she says ‘too sweet’, it may not be sweet for you as her preference for chocolate is 72++ dark chocolate.
Will Gourmet Bangkok recommend future dinner events by renowned Chefs?
Definitely! That’s how you can experience the best-renowned chefs’ cuisine without travelling.
Where is JoJo?
The St. Regis Bangkok
Address: 159 Rajadamri Road, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330
Phone: +662 207 7777