Gold Coast locals and visitors will have the opportunity to experience the culinary skills of the world-famous Iron French Chef Hiroyuki Sakai at Ramada Hope Harbour during March.

Renowned for his six seasons on the popular Japanese television series Iron Chef, Chef Sakai will team up with high-profile Melbourne father and son duo Ikuei Arakane and Masahide Arakane and Ramada Hope Harbour Head Chef David Pommier to create a delicious six course degustation experience.

General Manager Rene Stern says the restaurant welcomes the culinary royalty to the Gold Coast. “Attracting a professional of Chef Sakai’s calibre and profile to the city speaks volumes about the excellence of our food scene,”said Rene. “Diners in our Harbour Cove ballroom will be treated to an incredible degustation menu featuring high-quality Australian and international ingredients. This event will be a night to remember.”

Each course will be perfectly paired with a series of French wines by leading French/Australian Executive Head Sommelier Stephane Pommier, and these wines are presented by leading French wine specialist Decante This. With the action from the kitchen live-streamed to the ballroom and expert commentary provided by chefs, guests will be captivated by the craft that goes into preparing fine food.

Chef Sakai is an expert in creating dishes that reflect the Japanese seasons and the mood of France, and is affectionately known by some as the “Delacroix of French Cuisine”, after the leading French Romantic artist from the 19th Century.

The culinary event will be held at Ramada Hope Harbour on the evenings of March 8 and 9 and will run from 6pm to 9:30pm.

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