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Portorož - Slovenia - 4 May 2017
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Guest Chef Events 2017

Guest Chef Events 2017

Portorož, Slovenia – May 2017 – Kempinski Palace Portorož and its Executive Chef Daniel Pause will once more host the Guest Chef Events! Guest Chef Events are an annual series of culinary events, where famous chefs visit the Restaurant Sophia and prepare their culinary delights for the guests. Following Ana Roš (Hiša Franko), Janez Bratovž (JB), Tomaž Kavčič (Zemono), Andrej Kuhar (restaurant Vila Herberstein), Jure Tomič (Restaurant Debeluh) and many others, the new Guest Chef season is taking the event to a higher level, to a Michelin star recipient level.

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 never repeated, as it is prepared specifically for the purpose of the event. The cost of one culinary evening is EUR 69 (excluding beverages) for the five courses of mouth-watering gastronomic delights.

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”.

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.

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 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”.

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.

About Kempinski Palace Portorož: The luxury hotel Kempinski Palace Portorož, opened in 2008, is situated directly on the Adriatic coast of Slovenia, not far from the Medieval Pearl, the town of Piran, and less than two hours from Venice. The five-star superior hotel embodies a unique combination of traditional and contemporary design, offers 181 superb rooms and suites, a 1,500 sq m (16,145.9 sq ft) spa, an innovative food and beverage concept in all its restaurants and bars, six conference facilities with daylight, a unique historic ballroom and a private park.

About Kempinski: Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 75 five-star hotels and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.

Contact for Public Relations
Petra Zierer
Marketing & eCommerce Manager
Obala 45, 6320 Portorož, Slovenia
T: +386 5 692 7666 - M +386 40 457 171

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