Monday, March 30, 2015

Prestigious recognition bestowed upon Resorts World Manila Executive Chef Cyrille Soenen

Congratulations to Executive chef Cyrille Soenen of Resorts World Manila’s (RWM) Impressions fine dining French restaurant, recognized and honored by the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France—the most envied and exclusive title that chefs around the world aspire for. Soenen is the first and only chef in the Philippines to be accorded with this honor.

Master Chef of France

Maîtres Cuisiniers de France, or Master Chefs of France, are often given the highest classification in restaurant guides, and are regularly mentioned in the world’s leading food and travel magazines. Many leading chefs, the “Meilleurs Ouvriers de France” and the winners of culinary competitions belong to the Association.

“On behalf of Resorts World Manila, I would like to congratulate chef Cyrille on this outstanding award,” said RWM Chief Hotel Operations Officer Scott Sibley. “This is a big deal and the real deal. Chef Cyrille is now classified as a Master Chef of France and we are all truly proud to have him in the RWM team.”

The organization’s motto is “to preserve and spread the French culinary arts, encourage training in cuisine, and assist professional development.”  The public authorities recognize the important work carried out by Maîtres Cuisiniers de France “to preserve, advance and perpetuate the tradition of great French cuisine”. This is why they have no hesitation in granting them honorary awards, especially those of the “Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur”, the “Ordre National du Mérite Agricole” and the “Ordre National du Mérite”.

“All French chefs know about the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France. It’s a well-recognized group in France,” said Soenen. “I also feel happy because the Philippines will now be included in the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France. It’s not just about me, it’s for everyone. It’s good for the staff, it’s good for Resorts World, and good for the diners because with this title I cannot settle for mediocrity.”

Culinary Works by the Master at Impressions

Offering a sampling of his world-class culinary skills, Chef Cyrille prepares a special menu that showcases his avant-garde approach at his French fine dining restaurant Impressions . For the entire month of April, the kind chef serves his very own recommendation of a four-course, seafood degustation set menu that fits in perfectly this season of lent.

The spread starts with an appetizer of Herbed Crusted Scallops with Duo of Squash and Cauliflower Puree, Sauteed Mushroom and Pickled Radishes followed by a hearty Cream of Mussels, Herbed Parmesan Tuille, Boudin of Prawns and Butter Glazed Peas Soup. The entrée offers a choice between a plate of Roasted Codfish with Farce, Mussel Broth Ravioli, Saffron Beurre Blanc or a serving of Soy-Butter Glazed Salmon with Seaweed Risotto, Sauteed Edamame, Peas, Miso Cream Froth. The exquisite meal is topped off with a dessert of Mascarpone Vanilla Bavarois, Pistachio Micro-sponge, Chocolate Soil, with a Duo of 70% Dark and White Chocolate Gelato.

For a full breadth of Chef Cyrille’s culinary creations, Impressions serves Brunch Buffets every Sundays from 11AM to 3PM. Catch a special set this coming April 5, 2015 as the chef celebrates his MCF plum with a gourmet Easter Brunch Buffet experience.

Impressions is located on the 3/F of Maxims Hotel, Resorts World Manila. For reservations, call (02) 908 8883 Monday to Saturday 6 PM to 12 MN, Sunday Brunch 11 AM to 3 PM, and Sunday Dinner 6 PM to 10 PM.

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