Michelin star Guest chef

Unique culinary experience
at Kempinski Palace Portoroz
Michelin star Guest chef

Participate in the Guest Chef events, a series of culinary events organised by Kempinski Palace Portorož, where each summer, a number of internationally recognised chefs take over the kitchen of the Restaurant Sophia and blow everybody away with their specialities.

Savour the taste of the delicious dishes prepared by legendary chefs in the unique environment of our historic Restaurant Sophia. For the fourth year of the events, an additional four exceptional individuals with spectacular cooking skills and a unique cooking philosophy are coming to Kempinski Palace Portorož.

Each and every event will be unique and special in its own way and, most importantly, superb in culinary tastes. The hotel’s executive chef, German national Daniel Pause, will give control of the kitchen of restaurant Sophia to the Guest Chef for a night. The menu prepared will be unique and unforgettable. The cost of one culinary evening is EUR 69 (excluding beverages) for the five courses of mouth-watering gastronomic delights.

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Guest Chef Kempinski Palace Portoroz Emanuele Scarello

Emanuele Scarello, 30 May 2017

The season begins with a recipient of two Michelin stars, the sea lover from Udine, Chef Emanuele Scarello (Restaurant Agli Amici 1887), on 30 May 2017.

A lover of the countryside, and a sommelier and enthusiast of collecting wild herbs for his kitchen, Emanuele is a chef who pushes the boundaries of Italian cuisine. His combination of the ancient Friuli flavours and modern, avant-garde techniques of contemporary cuisine is truly a match made in heaven. If one was to describe his cooking in one sentence, it would be “The master of details and refined tastes”.

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The second magician to take over the kitchen of the Sophia restaurant is another Italian Michelin recipient, Chef Raffaele Ros (Restaurant San Martino), with one Michelin star, on 20 June 2017.

Raffaele always strives towards harmony and balance in his cuisine and likes to find specific features in the basic ingredients. His cooking is best described as a remarkable harmony and aesthetical composition. He is proud to be sharing his passion for cuisine with his wife, who is complementing his cooking delights with her knowledge of wine; she is a sommelier. Their passion and love for gastronomic experiences can be found in their restaurant in Scorze, near Venice.

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Raffaele Ros Guest Chef Kempinski Palace Portoroz Istria Slovenia

Raffaele Ros, 20 June 2017

Andreas Senn Guest Chef Kempinski Palace Portoroz Istria Slovenia

Andreas Senn, 17 September 2017

The third guest chef will be coming on 17 September 2017, when the Austrian MasterChef Andreas Senn will arrive.

The proud owner of two Michelin stars is known for his light and innovative cuisine; in his restaurant SENS in Salzburg he excites with the sophisticated and refined tastes and presents the guest with the whole experience - from the chic decor to the perfected tastes of his dishes. He is famous for his quest for new and innovative paths in the modern cuisine which thrills his guests; at his restaurant, the guest experiences “The combination of prestige and mundane cuisine”.

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The season will end on 2 October 2017 with a master from Austria. From Salzburg, the city of Mozart, comes Chef Andreas Kaiblinger (Restaurant Esszimmer) with one Michelin star and 17 Gault Millau points.

The name of his restaurant means “dining room” in German, and through the name, he wishes to convey joy, fun, wellbeing and enjoyment. The restaurant has the prestigious title of being the best gourmet restaurant in Austria. In his cooking style, he focuses on creating the perfect meal and always focuses on his guests and exciting food combinations. Put shortly, Chef Andreas is on an extraordinary quest for culinary perfection.

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Andreas Kaiblinger Guest Chef Kempinski Palace Portoroz Istria Slovenia

Andreas Kaiblinger, 2 October 2017

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