As some of you may know, I arrived in Seoul mid-February of this year, to pursue an amazing opportunity to work with Chef Edward Kwon as his Global Marketing Manager!
So who is this Edward Kwon? Just to give you a little background: he was the Head Chef of the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, also known as the world's only 'seven star' hotel. Previous to his experience in Dubai, he was at the Ritz Carlton Seoul, Ritz Carlton San Francisco, as well as the W Hotel-Seoul, Sheraton Grand Tianjin in China, Fairmont Hotel-Dubai. Upon his recent return to Seoul in 2009, he opened up 'Eddy's cafe' (in Gangnam)-a casual cafe offering European/western style entrees at mid-range prices. His first season of 'Yes Chef' was a success (similar to U.S.' Top Chef), and the second season will start filming in the next few months! His recent autobiography was a best seller 2009, and Eddy's Cafe-2 opened up in Jukjeon last weekend. I must say, he's quite a celebrity chef here!
Chef Kwon's passion to share his culinary passion is endless! There are a few more fine dining restaurants in the works, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, I will make you salivate with these photos...
apple beet soup, topped with milk foam and croutons
cressons, green vitamin, roasted forest mushrooms, poached egg with truffle dressing, served with a baguette crostini
crispy cordon bleu with parsley cream, warm pickled red delicious, mushrooms & a balsamic reduction
sugar crusted brioche with pistachio cream, apple marmalade, topped with belgium chocolate shavings
house roasted poussin, smoked bacon dressing with caramelized chipollini onions & apples, miniature greens
1st eddy's cafe-gangnam
interior of eddy's cafe-gangnam (1st location)
servers at eddy's cafe in jukjeon-jolie and chan being silly!
some of the chefs at eddy's cafe-jukjeon (chef gerrard 2nd to right)
pan roasted, slow cooked sage chicken with walnut pumpkin jam, cos lettuce, truffle honey cream-one of my favorites!!!
spicy seafood navarin with olive tapenade, sun dried tomato aioli, orzo, topped with garlic confit
having some fun after work...we all needed a glass!
having a deep discussion on wine with the jukjeon eddy's cafe staff
eddy's cafe-2 in jukjeon
jukjeon eddy's cafe staff members enjoying wine after work...