Modern French at Jojo

The St. Regis Bangkok’s Jojo Italian restaurant will showcase modern French cuisine by Sylvestre Wahid, the chef-patron of the star-studded Sylvestre in Paris, from Tuesday till July 1.

Sylvestre, which is at the theatrically decked-out boutique Hôtel Thoumieux, serves up Wahid’s creative rendition of French haute cuisine. Drawing on high quality seasonal ingredients and utmost attention, each plate promises his signature style, which is a balance between artistry, nutrition and ​​lavishness.

The Pakistan-born Wahid was raised in France from the age of nine. His first working kitchen experience was during the school holidays at a military mess of the French Foreign Legion unit where his father served.

Sylvestre Wahid of Paris’ two Michelin-starred Sylvestre. photo: photographer

He soon enrolled in a cooking school in Nimes and scored a coveted apprenticeship under esteemed chef Thierry Marx at the Michelin-starred restaurant Cheval Blanc.

The young and passionate Wahid continued to pave a solid career path through a number of notable establishments. He spent a few years with Alain Ducasse at his three Michelin-starred restaurant, The Essex House, in New York.

His illustrious portfolio also includes two Michelin-starred Oustau de Baumanière in Baux-de-Provence, France, and the one Michelin-starred Le Strato in the ski resort town of Courchevel in the French Alps.

Wahid opened his Sylvestre in 2015, which earned two Michelin stars in 2017.

At the Jojo, Wahid will offer an awe-inspiring series of multi-course dishes with optional wine pairings.

His highlighted dishes include Brittany’s Roscoff crab with avocado, broccoli and Oscietra caviar, braised cauliflower with curry leaves, goji berries, fresh horseradish and milk glaze, langoustine royale with wild garlic, batak berry (wild lemon pepper), sea lettuce, marine plankton and caviar, steamed pollack fish, tamarind, black garlic and raw chopped razor clam, roasted pigeon with glazed turnip, beetroot and lavender jus and French Menton lemon with crunchy shell and sea lettuce.

A seven-course lunch is priced at 3,800 baht per person or 6,300 baht with wine pairing. An eight-course dinner costs 5,800 baht per person or 8,800 baht with wine pairing.

For reservations, email fb.bangkok@stregis.com, visit www.stregisbangkok.com or call 02-207-7777.