Voyage of flavour with signature dishes from celebrated chefs
IHG Culinary Journey Programme
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has launched its Culinary Journey promotion. The new initiative features signature dishes from its panel of IHG Culinary Ambassadors offering diners the chance to sample exciting cuisines from renowned and celebrated chefs - including home-grown talent Chef Vikas Khanna representing Indian cuisine - at restaurants across InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels in Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA).
From 17 August to 15 November 2015, a series of seven bespoke three-course menus crafted to feature the creations of each IHG Culinary Ambassador will be available at InterContinental and Crowne Plaza hotels and resorts. Within each of the seven set menus, diners will have a choice of one each of two appetisers, two main courses and two desserts:
- 17 - 30 Aug: Michelin star Indian cuisine by Chef Vikas Khanna
- 31 Aug - 13 Sept: Modern Australian by acclaimed Chef Ross Lusted
- 14 - 27 Sept: Thai Cuisine from award winning Chef Ian Kittichai
- 28 Sept - 11 Oct: Chinese cuisine from Chef Sam Leong
- 12 - 25 Oct: Two Michelin star Japanese by Chef Takagi Kazuo
- 26 Oct - 1 Nov: Modern Bakery from Chef Dean Brettschneider
- 2 - 15 Nov: Italian cuisine from top Chef Theo Randall
Throughout the 13-week programme, restaurants at Holiday Inn hotels and resorts will offer a set menu featuring an exciting combination of dishes by Chef Theo Randall, Chef Sam Leong and Chef Vikas Khanna. Diners will be able to choose from a selection of three appetisers, three main courses and three desserts, with options such as Chef Sam Leong's signature Wasabi Prawns, Chef Vikas Khanna's Masala Chai Brulee and Chef Theo Randall's Fish Stew.
Representing Indian cuisine, Chef Vikas Khanna was recently added to the IHG Culinary Panel. Chef Vikas made culinary waves the world over for his award winning cuisine and critically acclaimed and widely awarded cook books on Indian cuisine. Moreover, his restaurant, Junoon in New York City, has been awarded with a coveted Michelin star for four years in a row and serves a range of authentic and inventive fine dining Indian recipes.
The IHG Culinary Journey menus have also been perfectly paired with wine from Penfolds and Wolf Blass, and cocktails which feature in the company’s BAR150 programme with Pernod Ricard. Diners who choose all three-courses on the set menus will also enjoy a second complimentary glass of wine with the first glass ordered.
Shantha de Silva, Head of South West Asia, IHG said: "We are constantly looking to offer new experiences to diners. With our recent partnerships with award winning brands and top chefs, we saw a unique opportunity to pair top dishes and popular cuisines with top wines to bring our Culinary Journey menus to life and create a dynamic promotion for those seeking new gastronomic experiences.
"The programme will offer guests a unique way to experience the different cuisines and signature dishes from these renowned chefs at IHG restaurants across the region."
Launched in September 2014, the IHG Culinary Panel has grown to a total of seven IHG Culinary Ambassadors. The Culinary Ambassadors are award-winning chefs and represent a diverse range of cuisines to provide guests with truly international dining experiences:
- Indian by Vikas Khanna
- Japanese by Takagi Kazuo
- Italian by Theo Randall
- Thai by Ian Kittichai
- Chinese by Sam Leong
- Modern Australian by Ross Lusted
- Bakery and Pastry by Dean Brettschneider