Gurugram is all set to get a taste of imaginative French cuisine at its best, at The Oberoi’s all-day dining restaurant threesixtyone°. Called 'The French Evolution', the spread is curated by chef Gerald Genson of the celebrated Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur. The pop-up started on January 18, 2023, but don’t worry if you missed the opening day—it will go on till January 21 for both lunch and dinner.
Dig into authentic French dishes with a twist
There will be an exclusive menu spotlighting authentic regional French dishes, all with chef Genson’s own twist on them. Expect classics like French onion soup, Beluga caviar and winter potatoes with a Champagne cream sauce for the starters. Move onto the mains that include duck leg confit with mesclun, potato salardaise and balsamic reduction, and crispy lamb loin with Provencal vegetables and thyme jus. The desserts are just as impressive, like the la tarte au chocolat, which is a decadent chocolate tart cooked a la minute with praline and Malaga ice cream.
Abhishek Panshikhar, general manager of The Oberoi, Gurgaon, said about the menu, “It weaves flavours from distinct regions of France into one culinary tale—it draws inspiration from tradition yet is driven by the evolution of new techniques and cultural influences.”
All about the man behind the spread—chef Gerald Genson
Born in France, Genson is the executive chef of Mandarin Oriental in Kuala Lumpur. Having started his career in the culinary industry in the late 1990s, he has worked with multiple Michelin-starred restaurants like Le Mas—Du Langoustier, Le Chabichou, and Le GrandHotel Du Cap—Ferrat, the influence of which is evident in his inventive preparations that don’t stray away from tradition.
The collaboration brings two hospitality heavyweights together
The pop-up is a result of an alliance between The Oberoi and Mandarin Oriental hotels. Good news: if you’re a member of both the hotel groups’ loyalty programmes, then you have exclusive access to over 50 destinations spread across the globe.
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