W Taipei is proud to announce that creative powerhouse Chef Jereme Leung has been named consulting chef to Yen, W Taipei’s signature on-site restaurant. Chef Leung will bring his innovative style of cooking and unique approach to contemporary Chinese cuisine to the W brand’s first Chinese restaurant in the world. Yen will feature Cantonese and Taiwanese cuisine reflective of Leung’s vision of introducing revolutionary ways to approach Chinese cooking while preserving its core traditions.
An expert in all four schools of Chinese cooking — dim sum, barbecue, wok cooking and knife work – Leung has honed his craft at some of Southeast Asia’s most renowned hotels. Leung also was the founding chef and creator of the Whampoa Club, a celebrated success of which spawned two stunning restaurants in Shanghai and Beijing. In January 2010, working with international fashion brand Shanghai Tang, he developed the world’s first Shanghai Tang Café concept. Leung is also the author of two internationally acclaimed cookbooks, (New Shanghai Cuisine: Bridging the Old and the New) and (New Beijing Cuisine: A New Look at Classic Dishes). A multi-faceted understanding of the different Chinese kitchens in the region has allowed Leung to create a contemporary, improvisatory culinary style that is nonetheless firmly rooted in traditional craftsmanship and that remains sensitive to culinary history.
Since the 1990s, Leung has exercised his passion for exploring the roots of Chinese cuisine, making annual pilgrimages to China’s different regions to study local recipes, ingredients, and culture. Leung was recently in Taiwan to explore Taiwanese cuisine in order to bring a unique Taiwanese feel to the experience in W Taipei’s Yen.Yen is located on W Taipei’s 31st floor, offering a stylish bar for sipping and flirting plus delicate dim sum, sensational seafood, signature soups, and tantalizing desserts. Five private dining rooms are available for more intimate affairs. Yen features six-meter, floor-to-ceiling windows providing dramatic views of the Taipei 101 building, one of W Taipei’s spectacular panoramic vistas of its new home, the buzzing, central business district of Xinyi.
Source = W Hotels Worldwide