World-Renowned Chef Thierry Marx in Residence at The Mandarin Oriental, Geneva

The MANDARIN ORIENTAL, GENEVA is delighted to host an exclusive ‘THIERRY MARX’ CULINARY WEEK, featuring the guest Chef himself, at the hotel’s Le Sud restaurant from 28 October to 3 November 2013. One of France’s most distinguished chefs, Thierry Marx is the Executive Chef at Mandarin Oriental, Paris where he established and now supervises both the brasserie-style Camélia, and Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx, the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant which was awarded two Michelin stars in 2012.

 Chef Thierry Marx

Chef Thierry Marx

Executive Chef and F&B Director for Mandarin Oriental, Paris, Thierry Marx supervises the hotel’s two restaurants, Bar 8, the Room Service, the Cake Shop and catering for events. One of France’s most distinguished chefs, Thierry Marx trained in some of the country’s best restaurants including Ledoyen, Taillevent and Robuchon. He was awarded his first Michelin star in 1988 at Roc en Val in Tours, and another at Cheval Blanc in Nîmes in 1991. He spent ten years at Château Cordeillan-Bages, a Relais & Châteaux in Gironde, where he held two Michelin stars since 1999. In 2006, Thierry Marx was elected Chef of the Year by Le Chef Magazine as well as by the GaultMillau guide.

In his role as Executive Chef at Mandarin Oriental, Paris, he is responsible for creating unforgettable and very different experiences for each of the restaurants, with menus which have been crafted over for months in his Paris Food Lab. An aesthete with an eye for detail, Thierry Marx also worked closely with Agence Jouin-Manku to create an exclusive dinner service for Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx, the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant.

A strong believer that a meal should be about pleasure and sharing, he aims to reach the heart with food that is not only beautiful to taste but also to look at. Thierry Marx draws his inspiration from his extensive travels and a career which has taken him to Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand and Japan. He is renowned for his creative and innovative cooking style which combines French traditional cuisine with Asian influences, avant-garde textures, astounding flavours, forms and colour.

For one week only, different lunch and dinner menus at Le Sud will showcase a selection of Thierry Marx’s signature dishes, including the Soy Risotto with Truffle Oil, Japanese-style Sea Bream, and Apple Mascarpone Gingerbread Pressé.

A living example of Swiss hotel tradition at its very best, Mandarin Oriental, Geneva has a superb location on the River Rhône, located within the heart of the city’s shopping, historic and business districts. Following an extensive refurbishment, the hotel features 197 elegant and spacious rooms and suites, with many suites enjoying private terraces with supreme views of the river, Old Town and snow-capped mountains. Michelin starred dining; unparalleled service and luxury make it the ideal choice for discerning travelers.

The A La Carte selection featuring some of the guest Chef’s most famous dishes will be priced from CHF 22 to 36 for starters and from CHF 44 to 56 for main courses. The five-course tasting menu available with or without wine pairing will be offered at CHF 175 and CHF 220 per person respectively. The three-course Business Lunch Menu will be CHF 80 per person. In order to make the most of this occasion, guestrooms can be booked at preferential rates from CHF 579 including breakfast.

For rooms reservations, please contact the hotel’s reservations team at +41 22 909 00 01/mogva-reservations@mohg.com. For Le Sud reservations, please contact the restaurant team of at +41 22 909 00 00/mogva-restaurant@mohg.com. More information may also be found on the hotel’s website at www.mandarinoriental.com/geneva/fine-dining/le-sud.

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is an international hotel investment and management group with deluxe and first class hotels, resorts and residences in sought-after destinations around the world. The Group now operates, or has under development, 45 hotels representing over 11,000 rooms in 26 countries, with 20 hotels in Asia, 11 in The Americas and 14 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 13 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties. The Group has equity interests in a number of its properties and net assets of approximately USD 2.9 billion as at 30th June 2013.

Mandarin Oriental’s aim is to be recognized widely as the best global luxury hotel group, providing 21st century luxury with oriental charm in each of its hotels. This will be achieved by investing in the Group’s exceptional facilities and its people, while maximizing profitability and long-term shareholder value. The Group regularly receives recognition and awards for outstanding service and quality management. The strategy of the Group is to open the hotels currently under development, while continuing to seek further selective opportunities for expansion around the world.

The Group began with the opening of its flagship property, The Mandarin, in Hong Kong in 1963, which soon built up an enviable reputation for luxurious service. In 1974, Mandarin International Hotels Limited was formed as a hotel management company. The Group’s intention was to expand into Asia and operate hotels that would reflect the standard of service synonymous with their property in Hong Kong.

In 1974 the company’s hotel interests expanded further through the acquisition of a 49 percent interest in The Oriental, Bangkok. The Oriental was already a legendary property and acknowledged as one of the world’s great hotels. Through the management of both The Mandarin in Hong Kong and The Oriental, Bangkok, the Group was in an unusual position of having two “flagship” hotels whose names represented the best in hospitality.

In 1985, the Company restructured its corporate structure by combining these two prestigious properties under a common name, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. In 1987, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group was floated on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong under the name of Mandarin Oriental International Limited with a net asset value of USD 277 million.

The parent company, Mandarin Oriental International Limited, is incorporated in Bermuda and has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange, with secondary listings in Bermuda and Singapore. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group International Limited, which operates from Hong Kong, manages the activities of the Group’s hotels. Mandarin Oriental is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group. The Group’s express aim was, and still is, to concentrate on the development and operation of deluxe and first class hotels worldwide.