Award winning chef takes helm at David Thompson’s restaurant in Hong Kong
Sparking Off Thai Delicacies with Exotic Seasonal Summer Menu
Aaharn is delighted to announce the appointment of award-winning Boonyapat ‘Dtoy’ Pariyasakul as head chef. The world-class Thai restaurant is located above the Armoury Bar at the head of the parade ground within the historic Tai Kwun site.
Thirty-two year old Dtoy has been immersed in Thai food his entire life. He grew up in Pathum Thani province within his family’s restaurant business before taking up an opportunity to train with royal Thai cuisine expert, Master Assistant ProfessorUpload Files Kobkaew Najpinjj. Dtoy joined the kitchen brigade at World’s 50 Best restaurant Nahm in Bangkok more than five years ago where he first worked with David Thompson, a recognized world authority on Thai food and recipient of many awards including Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Lifetime Achievement Award and White Guide’s Global Gastronomy Award.
“The first time I saw him cook I knew he was a chef of rare distinction.” says David Thompson. “His skill and elegance was immediately apparent. I have worked with many Thai cooks – few are as outstanding as Dtoy”.
From his hardworking attitude in the kitchen to his deep understanding of the balance of flavours inherent to Thai cooking, chef Dtoy’s passion and knowledge has been impressing diners at top restaurants in Thailand and Australia, and at consulate and United Nations events for more than ten years. Aaharn is delighted to welcome Dtoy to Hong Kong.
New Summer Favourites
To welcome the warmer weather, Aaharn will be launching a number of new dishes using seasonal ingredients and new flavours inspired by regional cultures to introduce the diversity and intricacies of Thai cuisine, usually less seen around Hong Kong.
Guests can look forward to refreshing and light dishes like Lemongrass Salad with Prawns, Pork and Cashew Nuts (HK$228), or the Southern Style Grilled Mussels (HK$218), perfect for the summer heat. The lemongrass salad combines over 20 ingredients and showcases the fresh aroma of lemongrass, while the mussels encompasses the perfect balance between sweet and spicy to showcase the beauty of Southern cooking style.
For visitors and diners new to Aaharn, the dinner tasting menu (HK$788 pp + 10% service charge) offers a fantastic option to experience the best dishes in one sitting. Aaharn’s lunch set menu is served from Tuesday to Saturday and is priced at HK$198 pp + 10% service charge. Available to be enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the parade ground at Tai Kwun, lunch time at Aaharn offers a delicious escape from the renowned hustle of Central Hong Kong.