Signature sandwiches

Gourmet goodness at The Mandarin Oriental Shops

(Photos: The Mandarin Oriental Shops)

Chefs from three Mandarin Oriental restaurants have created a new gourmet experience -- signature sandwiches.

Chef Arnaud Dunand Sauthier, from the two Michelin-starred Le Normandie, has developed his first signature sandwich, the Panini Lukulus (B540). The sandwich, which features slow-cooked beef tongue with salt-baked beetroot and pesto sauce, is inspired by the French dish "Terrine de Lucullus", which was created by Auguste Escoffier. The original dish is a mille-feuille of beef tongue, beetroot and foie gras.

"I have done the same recipe but instead of foie gras I used capers and tomme de Savoie, which is a cheese from Savoy in the French Alps, where I am from," says chef Sauthier.

The Panini Lukulus is available until Oct 31 at The Mandarin Oriental Shops at Siam Paragon, Central Chidlom, The Emporium and Gaysorn Village.

In November, Ciao Terrazza, the hotel's riverside Italian restaurant, will reopen in time to enjoy the nice and cool breeze and to celebrate the re-opening, chef de cuisine Dario Busnelli will showcase his Volare sandwich. The Volare features poached lobster and seafood in thyme oil sandwiched in focaccia. The recipe is derived from the half Thai-half Italian chef's grandmother.

The 'Not So' Reuben by chef Nick Gannaway. (Photo by Nianne-Lynn Hendricks)

Chef Arnaud Dunand Sauthier and his Panini Lukulus. (Photo by Nianne-Lynn Hendricks)

Last but not least, is the "Not So" Reuben by chef Nick Gannaway of Lord Jim's, which debuts in January 2021. Begin a new year with something "out of the norm", yet inspired by the classic Reuben, which is an American-grilled sandwich of corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing. The half Singaporean-half Australian chef has created his version of the Reuben by replacing beef with wood-smoked pork, sourced from a sustainable farm in Chiang Mai. The Not So Reuben is sandwiched between sourdough rye bread using a 10-year-old sourdough culture

The signature sandwiches of each chef will be offered each month at The Mandarin Oriental Shops at Siam Paragon, Central Chidlom, The Emporium and Gaysorn Village. Since there are a limited amount of sandwiches made fresh daily, pre-orders are recommended.

Call The Mandarin Oriental on 02-659-9000, or shops at Siam Paragon on 02-610-9845, Central Chidlom on 02-252-6863, The Emporium on 02-259-8573 and Gaysorn Village on 02-656-2118.

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