Oxygen Dining Room chef wins ‘Iron Chef Thailand’
Oxygen Dining Room, which is located in Thailand’s X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort, recently hosted a one-night special event to celebrate its executive chef Alexandre Demard’s recent victory as a challenger on the hit television show, Iron Chef Thailand.
Just this month, Chef Alex went head-to-head with reigning Iron Chef, Thanunya “Gai” Kaikaew, to prepare five inventive dishes using key ingredients from around the world, including fresh Alaskan crab, pigeon, Waygu beef and durian.
In a blind taste test of the finished dishes, Chef Alex was named the winner of the challenge.
In honour of his culinary achievement, Oxygen Dining Room hosted an exclusive 8-course dinner to showcase the winning menu and give discerning diners the opportunity to experience Chef Alex’s acclaimed creations for themselves.
The restaurant’s culinary consultant, Michelin-starred Chef Nicolas Isnard, was in attendance to chat to guests about the exquisite flavours on offer.
To begin the meal, diners enjoyed a delicate dish of Alaskan crab with apple, coriander, coconut jelly and Caviar de Neuvic.
Next, they savoured pigeon and beetroot with a gelatin spiral of mulberries and raspberries followed by a succulent main called Samurai Beef, a thin tart of Kobe beef adorned with mushrooms and cape gooseberries.
To round out the experience, diners indulged on two delectable desserts that exhibit a unique blend of unexpected flavours and textures: honey caramelised durian layered between dark and white chocolate mousse followed by dark chocolate chili ganache paired with raspberries and jalapeños.