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Fairmont Beijing: Travel By Palate To Indonesia at Lunar 8

Publish Date: 12-Apr-2010

Beijing Monday, April 12, 2010

(BEIJING) April 12, 2010 – In celebration of Indonesia China 60 year relationship, with the support of Indonesia’s community in Beijing - Fairmont Beijing’s Lunar 8 Asian restaurant is cooking up a series of contemporary Indonesian cuisine from 14th May to 14th June 2010 with the creative direction of celebrity Chef William Wongso, renowned restaurateur, food critic, food consultant to Garuda Indonesia and host of the renowned Indonesian television cooking adventure series "Cerita Rasa William Wongso".

Experience an Asian culinary journey at Lunar 8, from the chef’s delicate touch on roasting the signature Peking duck to crisp, to our Indian chef preparing tandoori chicken and fresh sushi rolls out of the Sushi Bar amongst other delicacies available in the restaurants. This May, Lunar 8 introduces you to a flavor from the equator of South East Asia, known for the variety of spices and fresh ingredients.

Indonesian cuisine with its many ethnic & regional variations is often mistaken for having only having “Nasi Goreng” (Fried Rice), Satay and “Rendang” (Slow-cooked Beef Curry). With 17,000 islands and 600 dialects, there's so much more. Some of the featured Indonesian gastronomy includes “Balado” style Fried Fish, Roasted Chicken a la “Kalio” and Veal Cheek Satay from Padang. From the island of Java, “Liwet” Rice, Java Noodle and “Soto Ayam” Chicken Soup would be featured in the Live Cooking. From Bali, the Island of Gods, Chef William showcases Balinese style Barbequed Chicken and Ribs and “Jukut Bejek” (long beans with coconut milk).

About Chef William Wongso
Chef William, whose passion for gastronomy permeates everything he touches and to bring out the best flavor out of Indonesia, being synonymous with a stronghold of culinary excellence. Awarded by Indonesian Professional Certification Authority for his dedication in culinary educational vocation, one of his missions is to assist sustaining the cultural diversity and distinctions of Indonesian cuisine and to upgrade the quality by adding new dimensions while maintaining the essence of its tantalizing flavors. His passion has brought him to successful culinary events internationally, such as Australia, London, Dubai, Switzerland, to name but a few. He has also catered to government and diplomat dignitaries such as Hilary Clinton, Head of United Nations at the Asian African Summit and so on.

About Lunar 8
Lunar 8, the casual yet sophisticated, Asian-fusion dining venue with a total of 150 seats that immediately entrances visitors with decadent aromas and moon-lit allure. Finely concocted pan-Asian creations are featured in the open kitchen’s wok, dim sum, Tandoor and noodle stations with a sushi and cocktail bar, alongside a luscious array of desserts and an expertly chosen international wine selection; all attentively presented by Fairmont’s talented service professionals. Lunar 8 also features a quiet garden accessible from Lunar 8 with water wall, bamboo and rockwork, offer a quiet escape in this natural Zen-like oasis from the hustle and bustle of city life.


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