Angsana Velavaru proudly welcomes European culinary star Chef Rolf Fliegauf to AZZURO in ocean restaurant. The twice 2-Michelin starred German-born brings his unmatched cooking finesse to Velavaru during a course of three gala dinners and two cooking classes from 20th to 25th November, 2018.
Switzerland’s most decorated chef and Europe’s youngest Michelin star recipient, he is best known as the founder of the prestigious Ecco Ascona and St. Moritz restaurants in Switzerland, where his work twice earned him a 2-star rating. His impact on the world of fine cooking has not gone unnoticed, with a critic from German national weekly Welt am Sonntag calling him “one of the greatest chefs of his generation”.
Herr Fliegauf’s first inkling that he was destined for the culinary arts came at an early age, having spent much of his childhood peering into pots and absorbing the craft in the kitchen of his parents’ restaurant. With a penchant for experimentation with texture and temperature, Chef Rolf embraces the fundamentals of haute cuisine while remaining close to the principles of popular cuisine – an approach he calls “purist aroma cuisine”. “Aroma cuisine means that every ingredient retains its original flavour,” he explains. “By combining the different components, I am able to optimally accentuate all of the flavours.”
Despite having come of age and flourished on Euro-centric cooking, the German-born chef has expanded his culinary horizons to include an appreciation for regional fare: “Not so much the ingredients, but it’s the techniques… the tradition of serving a progression of smaller dishes. I love the Asian way of eating”
Because seating for this rare and exclusive dining event is unsurprisingly limited, kindly note that reservations are strictly required. Please call +960 6760028 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.