Mia welcomes Davide Garavaglia, former Chef de Cuisine of Mirazur for one-night collaboration, 11 March 2020
The collaboration between Chef Davide and Mia Chefs Top Russell and Michelle Goh is the first in a series of collaborations under the name “Friends of Mia”.
Mia’s new collaboration series “Friends of Mia” will kick off on 11 March with the first guest chef being none other than Chef Davide Garavaglia, former Chef de Cuisine of Mirazur, a three Michelin-starred restaurant in southern France and number 1 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019. Davide recently moved to Bangkok for the opening of Côte by Mauro Colagreco located at Capella Bangkok, a new age urban resort that will open along the iconic Chao Phraya river this year.
The collaboration will see Davide work with Chefs Top and Michelle from Mia to serve a special tasting menu with dishes specially created for this event. Diners can expect modern European cuisine with Mediterranean influences by Davide, using mainly local ingredients.
A wine pairing curated for the event by Sommelier Guillaume Celante from wine supplier Vanichwathana will be offered on the night.
“We are extremely excited to kick off Friends of Mia and I couldn’t be more pleased to have Davide be our first guest chef. He is one of the most talented chefs I have ever had the pleasure to work with and his success at Mirazur and his role in the opening of Côte by Mauro Colagreco is testament to that,” commented Chef Top.
The collaboration dinner will take place on 11 March with staggered seating from 6 pm. The 8- course set menu is priced at 3650++ baht per person. A wine pairing will be offered at 1600++ baht per person. For reservations, please call 02 258 6745 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Set in a striking stand-alone house off Sukhumvit soi 26, Mia is the vibrant new restaurant and bar by Bangkok-based chef-duo Pongcharn ‘Top’ Russell and Michelle Goh, previously of Freebird and Sühring (currently number 45 in the world by World’s 50 Best Restaurants), in collaboration with Chef Julien Imbert who honed his craft in iconic London establishments, including Sketch, Jason Atherton’s City Social, and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. French-born Arthur Loustau is Mia’s General Manager.
Combining the best of London’s dynamic dining scene and Bangkok’s fun-loving nightlife, Mia presents a playful and informal dining experience, capturing modern European flavours with an Asian edge in a menu designed for sharing.
A joint effort between the three chefs, dishes are ingredient-driven with an emphasis on accessibility and bold flavours. The food is an eclectic mix of the refined and the satisfyingly casual, with dishes meant to be mixed and matched and shared between diners. The menu is divided into snacks, hot and cold appetisers, mains, larger plates, sides, and desserts.
Michelle was born and raised in the small town of Kuching on the Borneo Islands. Always passionate about cooking, she went to study at Le Cordon Bleu Sydney at the age of 18, where she did both her pâtisserie and cuisine training. While in Sydney, she was exposed to modern Australian cuisine at a time when it was up-and-coming.
Following her training, Michelle worked under Anna Polyviou, the pastry superstar at the Shangri-La Sydney before moving to work at the legendary 3-hatted Rockpool, now known as Eleven Bridge by Neil Perry, one of Australia’s leading and most influential chefs.
In 2015, she moved to Singapore and started working in Pollen under Jason Atherton. There she started off as a Demi but ended up running the pastry section and a team before finally moving to Bangkok.
Michelle worked at Sühring for two years and was put in charge of the pastry section at the age of 23. Sühring currently has two Michelin stars and is number 4 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and number 45 in World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Pongcharn ‘Top’ Russell
Pongcharn, also known as Top, spent his childhood living in Phuket before moving to the UK at the age of 15. Having been surrounded by different cultures he was exposed to multiple cuisines from an early age, and a two week kitchen internship at the age of 18 became the deciding factor for what he wanted to do in life.
He was invited to be a part of the opening team at Gauthier Soho in London, which received its first Michelin star just eight months after opening. He then went on to train under London-based chef Jun Tanaka at The Pearl before honing his skills with the legendary French chef Pierre Gagnaire at the two Michelin-starred Sketch.
In late 2014, Top moved to Singapore and started working as a Chef de Partie at Pollen under Jason Atherton, before being promoted four times in two years to Senior Sous Chef.
Top then moved to Bangkok to become Sous Chef at Freebird and was later promoted to Executive Chef. In 2018, he was named BK Magazine Top Tables Best Young Chef, as well as Thailand Tatler Generation T. Top appeared in Topchef Thailand Season 2, and he was included in Fine Dining Lovers’ 12 Chefs to Watch. He was also just named Forbes 30 under 30 Asia.
Arthur Loustau was born and grew up in the south of France. Following hospitality studies in Switzerland, Arthur moved to Barcelona, Spain in 2014 and started working in restaurant management before moving to Miami, Florida to work on the opening of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Market at EDITION Miami Beach. Following that, he started working with José Andrés at his outlet at SLS.
Being part Cambodian, Arthur decided to move to Asia in 2017 and became Operation Manager at Scarlett at Pullman G.
Julien Imbert was born and raised in France and moved to London to pursue a culinary career at the age of 24. After more than 15 years working in the kitchens of some of London’s top restaurants, including including Pierre Gagnaire’s hugely popular Sketch, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and as Head Chef at Jason Atherton’s City Social, Julien decided to change direction and become a restaurateur, opening Mia in July 2019.
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