Pots ‘n Pans serves up a tasty treat

April 11, 2013 | 14:26
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Pots ‘n Pans Restaurant and Bar and KOTO are excited to announce their first International Guest Chef Programme for 2013.

Accordingly, from April 18-25 Spanish chef Gregorio Montalban Sanchez will inspire local chefs and diners with a fusion of modern Spanish and Vietnamese cuisine.

The International Guest Chef Programme is a combined initiative of Pots ‘n Pans and KOTO (which helps disadvantaged children). The programme will bring highly acclaimed international talents to Hanoi at regular intervals throughout the year, encouraging creative collaboration between local chefs and the world’s best through master-classes, cultural exchange and inspirational dining experiences.

Pots ‘n Pans Restaurant and Bar and KOTO are delighted to welcome Gregorio who will work closely with the teams during his week long journey to craft epicurean delights.

Highlights will include degustation menus for gourmet dinners at Pots ‘n Pans and a fundraising dinner to support KOTO’s training programmes.

A key part of this programme is the Master-Class sessions, where Gregorio will share his experience with local kitchen teams, focusing on modern Spanish cuisine and associated culinary techniques. The benefits of this collaboration will be on show at the dining events, where guests can share innovative food and find the balance between Vietnamese cuisine and Spanish gastronomy.

KOTO stands for Know One, Teach One and is a not-for-profit social enterprise that is changing the lives of street and disadvantaged youth. With restaurants and other hospitality businesses, such as catering, online bakery and cooking classes, in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and an internationally accredited vocational training programme, KOTO strives to empower the disadvantaged youth of Vietnam through providing life, English and vocational skills. KOTO graduates are highly regarded in the hospitality industry in Vietnam and internationally.

A multi-level restaurant and bar experience in the heart of Hanoi, Pots ‘n Pans is an innovative partnership between KOTO, Small Giants  and a dedicated group of KOTO alumni. Pots ‘n Pans was born from a desire to share delicious food, quality service with great company in a welcoming atmosphere. As a social enterprise, it is committed to supporting the community through KOTO.

For more information, please visit potsnpans.vn

Gregorio is currently Head Chef at restaurant Simply Spanish in Melbourne, Australia. At age 17, he started working at one of Granada’s most famous tapas bars, Bodegas Castañeda, where he later became Head Chef. Combined with his passion for Spanish food and wine, his travels and experience working in Scotland and Australia have opened doors to international cuisine.

Gregorio is currently undertaking a Masters in Modern Cuisine at the University of Barcelona, with a particular focus on Spanish molecular gastronomy.

By By Hung Nguyen


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