An array of Michelin-star winners are coming to the Datai Langkawi for their 2023 Chef Series

Picture courtesy of the Datai Langkawi.
Picture courtesy of the Datai Langkawi.

The Datai Langkawi has revealed the lineup for its 2023 iteration of The Chef Series, the luxury resort’s premier dining event honouring the very best in culinary talent from the area and beyond.

Previous iterations invited notable chefs like the late Michel Roux Senior and Nils Henkel to the resort, nestled in the rainforests of Langkawi island, to display their skills.

Next year’s series will launch with Tom Aikens from one Michelin-starred Muse in Mayfair, London, and culminate with the return of Michel and Sébastien Bras – who between them hold five Michelin stars at Bras (two stars) and Le Suquet (three stars) in Laguiole, France – in December of next year, to cook for the resort’s 30th Anniversary Finale Event, five years after gracing the resort’s Grand Reopening in 2018.

The Gulai House. Picture courtesy of The Datai. 

The Chef Series’ 2023 installment will showcase a who’s who of exquisite eating, including haute cuisine from France, modern Indian food from Singapore, modern eclectic food from the UK, new wave cuisine from Malaysia, and traditional European food from the Netherlands.

Each chef will present specifically designed dishes using organic produce grown in resort’s zero-waste permaculture garden, and showcase their a passion for utilising premium locally sourced and seasonal products.

The six chefs who will take residence at The Datai Langkawi over the course of 2023 are confirmed as: 

  • December 2022, Tom Aikens from Muse, London, UK (one Michelin star)
  • February 2023, Arnaud Faye from La Chèvre d’Or, Èze, France (two Michelin stars)
  • April 2023, Darren Teoh from Dewakan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (one Michelin star)
  • June 2023, Mano Thevar from Thevar, Singapore (two Michelin stars)
  • August 2023, Lars van Galen, from ‘t Lansink, Hengelo, The Netherlands (one Michelin star)
  • December 2023, Michel and Sébastien Bras from Bras (two Michelin stars) and Le Suquet (three Michelin stars), Laguiole, France

The Dining Room, the resort’s fine dining space overlooking the main pool, will host each chef’s exclusive dining event for guests.

Selected chefs will also conduct cooking workshops and demonstrations, allowing attendees to learn about gastronomy firsthand and create their very own dishes.

“Exceptional dining in the splendour of the rainforest setting has always been a quintessential part of The Datai experience,” said Arnaud Girodon, General Manager of The Datai Langkawi.

“With The Chef Series we have been honoured by some of the very best gastronomic talent from around the world, cementing our commitment to providing exceptional dining to our guests.”
To know more, you may call +6049500500, email or visit the Datai Langkawi’s website here.

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