CELEBRITY CHEF KEN HOM TO FRONT NEW RESTAURANT AT COPACABANA PALACE
23 September 2013 – Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. has announced the opening of a new restaurant at Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, fronted by celebrity chef Ken Hom. Work on the 88-seat pan-Asian eatery, which has not yet been named, began last month as the world-famous hotel celebrated its 90th anniversary.
Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2014, the new restaurant will be located by the swimming pool and join Copacabana Palace’s other dining options, Italian restaurant Cipriani and international Based both in France and Thailand, celebrated BBC TV chef Ken Hom – who has starred in a number of prime-time series and written over 30 cookery books – has created an innovative concept for the restaurant, which will serve a range of pan-Asian cuisines including Thai, Vietnamese, Singaporean, Chinese and Japanese.
Highlights will include an exclusive Chilled-out ‘Shanghai Diva’ music will transport diners to modern Asia with a wink to the past, while at 11pm a DJ will ramp-up the trendy ambience even further.
Copacabana Palace General Director, Andrea Natal, says of the new restaurant: “Asian cuisine with its many flavours is popular in western cultures and matches perfectly with Brazilian habits and weather”.
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