Taj Mahal, New Delhiplayed host to an epicurean evening with The Culinary Chronicles as part of its exclusive Rendezvous series presented by The Chambers. The iconic Hotel welcomed Chef Thomas Bühner – the face of German gastronomy – from the former 3 Michelin starred restaurant La Vie to present his curation of ‘down to earth’ flavours.
Known for his mastery of flavours, Chef Thomas Bühner earned the first Michelin star for La Table Restaurant in Dortmund in 1991, followed by a second one 1998. Today, Osnabrück, in Germany’s North Western corner, houses one of Germany’s best restaurants – La Vie which is run by Chef Bühner and his wife Thayarni Kanagaratnam. In 2010 La Vie was granted the membership of ‘Les Grandes Tables du Monde’ and in 2011, Chef Bühner was awarded with a third Michelin star of his career.
The Chef’s curated menu at The Chambers presented a symphony of flavours in an array of delicacies, masterfully paired with a fine selection of beverages. The five-course dining experience included ‘down to earth’ flavours in Imperial Caviar, Waterkefir, Melon; Lobster, Parsley Root Muesli, Litschi; Smoked Tofu, Fermented Chive, Hamachi; Potato Foam, Curry Ice Cream; Juniper Smoked Lamb, Vegetable Jus, Kumquat, Butternut pumpkin; Tanariva Lactee Chocolate, Marinated Cherries and Mulled Wine Sorbet.
Commenting on his visit, Chef Thomas Bühner said, “I am honoured to be presenting the flavours of La Vie at the legendary Taj Mahal, New Delhi. The bespoke experiences being curated at The Chambers are truly commendable – bringing culinary artistry and cuisines of the world at one celebrated destination. I am eager to curate and experience the joy of these culinary chronicles.”
Commenting on the Rendezvous, Chef Arun Sundararaj, Director of Culinary Operations – Taj Mahal, New Delhi, said “We are inspired by the epicurean expertise of Chef Thomas Bühner. The nuances of his cooking and intensity of flavours are testament to his worldwide fame and recognition as the German face of gastronomy. We are privileged to host Chef Bühner and will continue to curate such unique dining experiences for our patrons.”