World-renowned Michelin-star chef due to visit

MUSCAT: Famed Nordic chef Mads Refslund (pictured), co-founder of Noma Restaurant, which had two Michelin stars and was ranked best restaurant in the world four times, joins Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa, Muscat, exclusively from January 6 to 9.
The celebrity chef will delight guests with his culinary creations from a carefully curated degustation menu for only four days. Recognised as one of the most creative chefs in the world, Chef Mads will take guests on an innovative culinary journey during his four-night stint at Sultanate.
Chef Mads stands at the origins of a new Nordic cuisine, and was a co-founder and Chef of Noma restaurant together with René Redzepi. Noma has been nominated ‘The Best Restaurant in the World’ by San Pellegrino four times. Chef Mads’ other notable achievements include: 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2009, winning the ‘Critics Choice/Dish of the Year’ award in Denmark, which made him the most decorated chef in Denmark in 2010.
Now living in New York, where he previously helmed NYC’s ACME and launched the Nordic food craze in the city, Chef Mads is preparing to open a new restaurant in trendy Williamsburg, which will be guided by the principles of fire and ice. In his cuisine, Chef Mads tries to keep the taste and aroma of the raw products to emphasise what is inherent in the very nature of the dish.
Speaking ahead of the Michelin star chef’s visit, Resort Executive Chef Shane O’Neill said: We are honoured to welcome a world renowned chef of such calibre as Mads Refslund to Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa and look forward to thrilling our guests with his culinary sensations as we continue with our series of visiting international chefs.”