Sponsored: The winner of Iron Chef Thailand, Chef Sin Keun Choi, takes over the kitchen at Armani/Hashi on 12 October with limited seats available.
Upmarket Japanese restaurant Armani/Hashi has reopened at the only hotel inside the Burj Khalifa, Armani Hotel Dubai. In celebration of the momentous occasion, the luxurious restaurant will host an exclusive evening of food and entertainment on Tuesday12 October 2021, welcoming new head chef and Iron Chef Thailand alumnus, Sin Keun Choi.
Known as ‘SK’, the South Korean-born chef is a first-timer on the Middle East food scene but brings with him an impressive culinary track record spanning two years of formal training in Japan, experience working under renowned chef Akira Back in Las Vegas, and high-profile roles across Asia from China and Korea to Malaysia, Japan and Thailand.
To celebrate his culinary debut at Armani Hotel Dubai, the 12 October event will pair a special tasting of the chef’s seasonal ‘A Taste of Autumn’ menu with an evening of live entertainment, including a traditional taiko drum performance on Armani/Hashi’s outdoor terrace, a one-of-a-kind venue overlooking The Dubai Fountains.
The evening will begin with a selection of signature canapés and welcome beverages followed by a sharing menu featuring mango skin foie gras gyoza, tuna and beluga caviar tartare with sushi crackers, a pickled tomato and seared salmon salad with aji amalio, and a delectable pairing of Hokkaido scallops, black tiger prawn tempura, beef short ribs and foie gras served with vegetables There will also be a green tea sugar sphere dessert to end the meal in true Armani style.
“This will be a very special evening, both for Armani Hotel Dubai and Armani/Hashi, as we mark the start of a new and exciting season of memory-making experiences and events. It’s also a time of change for the restaurant as we welcome one of the most exciting proponents of modern Japanese cuisine to lead the kitchen. Not only that, but as an international Iron Chef competition winner, Chef SK brings his own distinctive style to Dubai,” said Thomas Peruzzo, General Manager, Armani Hotel Dubai.
Chef SK added: “I’ve been passionate about Japanese food since I was very young and am looking forward to sharing that passion with a new audience here in Dubai. My culinary philosophy focuses on the use of quality ingredients, delicate seasoning and authentic cooking methods to create unique and seasonal dishes.”
Guests will also have the opportunity to win dinner for two with a lucky draw, and the popular Armani/Hashi lounge will be open after dinner.
With limited seats available, tickets for the VIP event on Tuesday 12 October are priced at AED 749 per person (including house beverages). The seasonal ‘A Taste of Autumn’ menu will then be available daily until Sunday 31 October.