3/31-4/1 | TTC x TRB Pop Up Restaurant 4-Hand Menu
2 cities | 2 chefs | 2 days | 5 courses = an infinite passion for all things tasty
The Temple Café of The Temple House & Temple Restaurant Beijing
are teaming up, to present you a culinary experience not to be missed!
(Chengdu, 25th March 2017) On 31st of March and 1st of April only, Chef Jerome Merlo of The Temple Café will be teaming up with Chef Sebastian Schäfer of TRB (visiting from Beijing,) to create a 5-course 4-hand menu in The Temple House. Both chefs share similar passion and dedication in gourmet food, and they look forward to whip up two magical nights in Chengdu. Later in May, Chef Jerome will also be visiting TRB in Beijing, as an extension of this beautiful collaboration.
3/31 Dinner (5-course, RMB 368)
4/01 Lunch ( 3-course, RMB 268) & Dinner (5-course, RMB 368)
Foie Gras Terrine, White Chocolate, Green Apple Scallop Escabeche, Brine, Black Garlic, Carro
Salmon, Horseradish,Beetroot, Lemon Broken Strawberry Pie, Lime, Granola, Vanilla
Braised Beef Cheek, Roots, Foie Gras, Mushroom The Temple Café
About The Temple Café and The Temple House
The Temple Café is an all-day restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner menus as well as light snacks in bright and vibrant surroundings. Inspired by the French bistro style, The Temple Café is aiming to provide the authentic French food in a relaxed atmosphere.
The Temple Café features a separate dining area and a grab-and-go retail counter. Guests have the option to either dine in or enjoy quality deli items, including sandwiches, pastries, desserts, coffee, fresh juices and soft drinks, in grab-and-go packages.
A distinctively different luxury hotel in Chengdu, The Temple House celebrates a city with a rich and fabled past and extremely exciting future with its beautiful blend of traditional and modern design.
About Chef Sebastian Schäfer of TRB
Chef Sebastian Schäfer had travelled and worked in 14 establishments in 7 countries to date, and his international journey reflects on his versatile cooking style. Originally from Germany where Sebastian completed his culinary education and apprenticeships, he would then go on to what seems like a worldwide cooking journey, practicing and perfecting his craft in the kitchens of the famed Michelin chefs such as Juan Amador ( in Restaurant Amador in Germany and Restaurant Heritage in Romania ), Gordon Ramsay (in at Claridges Hotel and Gordon Ramsay Boxwood Cafe in London), Heinz Beck (in Apsleys in London) and in other highly regarded establishments in Switzerland, Greece and Egypt, before moving to Asia and settling in Bangkok, Thailand to lead the kitchen of The Capital by Water Library in 2014.
Chef Sebastian’s cooking style is as dynamic and exhilarating as his experiences and the roads travelled, the international exposure he has absorbed himself in certainly makes him appreciative and quick-to-adapt to different cultures and cuisines. His signatures are precision to craft, dedication to bring delightful surprises onto each plate and determination to keep on pushing the boundaries of taste.
TRB serves contemporary European cuisine and is committed to providing the highest level of hospitality to guests. TRB’s dining space was created by the Australian architectural and design firm – Hassell – which emphasized the clean, light-filled and thoroughly modern lines of what was once a television factory producing the capital’s first black-and-white TVs.
TRB’s kitchen is staffed by team of dedicated and enthusiastic local chefs, who soak up knowledge from steady influx of international guest chefs from world-known restaurants. TRB’s wine list, “Temptations” by TRB, is also claimed to be one of the largest in the city and has been carefully selected by its three in-house sommeliers.
TRB is headed by Ignace Lecleir, a Belgian native who has worked as general manager at some of the world’s most well-regarded restaurants, being integral to them receiving awards for outstanding levels of both service and management. Ignace came to Beijing in 2008 to open Daniel Boulud’s Maison Boulud, where he stayed until 2010 before embarking on TRB, which he opened in 2011.
Since opening in 2011, TRB has been recognized for a number of awards from the media, industry and by the customers.
About The House Collective
The House Collective, including The Opposite House, The Upper House and The Temple House, is a group of small, individual hotels in Asia for seasoned travelers who seek a different, intimate and personalised experience in luxury travel. Each with its own distinctive character and sense of style, The House Collective is a group of refined, highly individual hotels that defy comparison.
About Swire Hotels and Swire Restaurants
Swire Hotels has been created to manage soulfully individual hotels in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the USA, providing a characterful experience for well-travelled individually minded travellers who seek originality, style and personalised service. We create distinctive hotels with a sense of place that break with convention.
The company’s first hotel, The Opposite House in Beijing, opened in 2008 and was followed by The Upper House, Hong Kong, and then by EAST, Hong Kong and EAST, Beijing. The Temple House in Chengdu is opened in July 2015 and EAST, Miami opened in 2016.
A restaurant division was set up in 2013 to manage the company’s stand-alone restaurant operations. Our first restaurant Plat du Jour opened in November 2013 followed by Public and Ground Public in Quarry Bay. The Continental in Pacific Place opened in October 2014 and Mr & Mrs Fox in Taikoo Place in 2015. Our latest addition, the second Plat du Jour opened in Pacific Place in January 2016.
About Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu
Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu is a 250,000 sqm (approx. 2,710,000 sq ft) mixed-use development located in the heart of Jinjiang District, south of Dacisi Road, east of Shamao Street and close to the popular Chunxi Road shopping area. The project comprises an over 100,000 sqm (over 1,140,000 sq ft) open-plan low-rise retail mall; a 100-room intriguing urban hotel, The Temple House, managed by Swire Hotels; 42 serviced apartments as well as a 47-storey Grade A office tower, Pinnacle One. The complex will be conveniently accessible from the interchange station of Metro Lines 2 and 3.
Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu embraces the historic Daci Temple and takes pride in the reinvigoration of surrounding heritage buildings. Welcoming lanes, courtyards, plazas with architecture inspired by traditional and modern streets in the east and west make it unique in Chengdu. Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu won the Silver Award for Best Urban Regeneration Project in MIPIM Asia Awards 2012.
Scheduled for a phased opening from 2014 onwards, Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu between Swire Properties Limited and Sino-Ocean Land Holdings Limited.
For more media queries, please contact:
Ms. Grace Chuang
Director of Communications, The Temple House
Tel: +86 28 6297 4048
Ms. Jenny Lo
CatchOn Marketing Communications
Tel: +86 21 6227 0575