With a wide experience stretching from French Cuisine to Asian Cuisine, chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will bring his culinary expertise to Palácio Tangará, Brazil. Vongerichten is famed as one of the best chefs out there and he’s already set up quite a number of establishments around the world. Now he’s set out to conquer South America as well, by taking over the cuisine at the Palácio Tangará, due to open in Brazil early next year.

The Palácio Tangará is a luxurious hotel located in the city of São Paulo, boasting of just 141 spacious guestrooms (with 59 suites) and a great view overlooking the Burle Marx Park. Such a space requires a chef with the chops to fit the occasion. Well, thankfully the group behind the hotel, the Oetker Collection, has been able to tap on Vongerichten. This isn’t the first time he’s worked at a place owned by them though – he was previously a chef at their Eden Rock hotel in St. Barths.

Vongerichten’s reputation comes from his astute sensibility towards the food. His restaurants have wowed countless reviewers out there for cuisine done superbly without any flourish or grand style. He has also been praised for creating new tastes with his combination of simple ingredients, and his openness to new ideas from other cuisines other than French. He’s also published five cookbooks already, letting chefs and ambitious amateurs from all around the world in on his technique.

It is quite exciting to wonder what the new chef will add to his repertoire this time. After all, South America boasts an incredible depth of culinary diversity and skill for Vongerichten to tap. Whatever he comes up with though, we know that it’s most likely going to be spectacular.

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