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Contemporary Thai: A Rare 2-Day Engagement in Dusit Thani Dubai’s Benjarong Restaurant

(Featuring Dusit International's Award-Winning Group Chef of Thai Cuisine – Chef Morten Boejstrup Nielsen)

Dubai, UAE – Founded on a vision to create things that never existed before, Dusit Thani Dubai’s Thai restaurant Benjarong takes on yet another exciting culinary offering as it presents a 4-course degustation menu by an award-winning guest chef Dusit International’s new Group Chef of Thai Cuisine – Chef Morten Boejstrup Nielsen.

On the 6th and 7th of February 2014, this unique 2-day gastronomic experience is the first of his two stops in the United Arab of Emirates, taking Benjarong’s prominence as the city’s premier Thai restaurant to new heights.

With his impressive pedigree, which includes Michelin-starred Nahm Restaurant in London and Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin in Bangkok, Chef Morten specialises in combining modern techniques with traditional flavour profiles to produce contemporary dishes that are distinctly Thai at heart.

“Dusit Thani Dubai believes in taking our guests on a sensory journey of thoughtfully-prepared dining concepts, the kind that not only caters to our every guest’s culinary desire but also enthuses their epicurean experience. As we introduce Chef Morten’s creations to our guests’ discerning palates matched with our renowned Thai hospitallity and high level of service excellence, we leave them with one sole commitment - it will be no less than delightful”, shares Prateek Kumar, General Manager of Dusit Thani Dubai.

From his home kitchen at the original Benjarong in Dusit Thani Bangkok and Dusit International Corporate headquarters, Chef Morten will be responsible for taking the entire Dusit International’s Thai cuisine concept to new heights, further building on the legacy of its signature restaurant brand. In his new role as Group Chef - Thai Cuisine, Chef Morten will focus heavily on developing and mentoring our Thai culinary talents bringing about a delectable dynamism across all Thai restaurant outlets.

Some menu highlights include Seared Foie Gras with Ginger, Tamarind and Five Spice, Monkfish with Zucchini Blossom and Green Curry, and Baby Langoustine with Satay Spice and Pickled Cauliflower. In addition, a selection of recommended wines by the glass has been carefully paired to enhance the flavor profiles of each dish.

Available for dinner, the Contemporary Thai Menu by Chef Morten Boejstrup Nielsen is priced at AED300 per person and will be available from 6-7 February 2014 in Benjarong Restaurant located on the 24th Floor of Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE.

For table reservations, call +971 4 317 4515 or e-mail dine.dtdu@dusit.com.

About Benjarong Restaurant

Enjoy the majestic setting of our award-winning signature restaurant, Benjarong, serving Thai cuisine straight from the palaces of Thailand.

At Benjarong you will experience the very best of Thai cuisine, with the utmost care taken to ensure that classic, centuries old recipes are prepared and presented to perfection.

The restaurant’s design, incorporating rich wooden furniture, regal pillars, carvings and the blue and gold printed walls and rugs, portend the south-eastern oriental style of the country, resembling the royal dining halls of King Rami IV. The additional three private dining areas offer diners convenience and flexibility when looking to host celebrations, business lunches or that special evening. Our authentic low seated dining room provides an idyllic location for a truly enhanced dining experience with spectacular views of Dubai.

Classically trained Thai entertainers will play soft melodies on traditional Thai instruments as guests dine, setting an authentic atmosphere for any dining occasion.

Opening times: Lunch: 12-noon – 3pm; Dinner: 7pm – 11:30pm