Michelin stars sparkle at Sofitel Phnom Penh

Michelin stars sparkle at Sofitel Phnom Penh

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra welcomes star Chef Jérôme Brochot from Monday to Saturday this week to share and promote a bite of Burgundy. Michelin stars are no secret to Chef Brochot. Following his training he entered Michelin-starred restaurant Chez Camille continued in famous restaurants like the Relais Bernard Loiseau, the Hotel-Restaurant Georges Blanc and the Restaurant Lameloise, which all hold three Michelin Stars.

In addition to his ambition and rapid success, Chef Jérôme Brochot, a son of farmers, has remained true to his love for “terroir” produce and carefully selects fresh and first-class supplies to create his cuisine.

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra’s Italian Restaurant Do Forni will be redesigned for the occasion to savour Burgundy throughout the dinner.

Dishes will include Risotto with crunchy green asparagus, frothy cream of Crémant de Bourgogne, Morvan Ham and Charolais Goat cheese and Snails and Mushroom rissoles in a parsley butter emulsion.

Brochet told 7Days that while in Phnom Penh he “will choose between the local products [and] entrust my creativity to nature”. He will also “present [his] signature dishes such as confit of beef with aromatic herbs and thin slice of comte cheese, but also pigeon stuffed with Foie Gras, hay sorbet”, and says he “would be delighted one day to do consulting for a restaurant in Cambodia in order to suggest my specialties from Burgundy in addition to the ones of the country.”

A self-described “merchant of happiness”, Brochet says “there is no better way to blend into a city, in a culture, in habits [than working with local chefs].”

“When I cook in another country, I often call on my spontaneity. The unknown is a source for creations. But I am also someone that is always attentive to gastronomes. Thus, I believe it will be a mix between the two, spontaneity paired with listening,” he explained.

A wine dinner will highlight the week on Wednesday, with a five-course dinner paired with French wines for US$70 per person. An “À la Carte” menu will be proposed for the other days of the week.

On Saturday, the chef will host a cooking class, for $30 per person, including lunch and a glass of wine.

For more information contact Sofitel Do Forni restaurant manager Thomas Bianco at: [email protected] or 023 999 200


  • US think tank warns of China's 'ulterior motives'

    A US think tank on Tuesday warned that spreading Chinese investment in the Indo-Pacific follows a pattern of leveraging geopolitical influence at the expense of the nations receiving investment, including Cambodia. The report looks at a sample of 15 Chinese port development projects, noting that the

  • More than three tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia seized in Mozambique

    A total of 3.5 tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia was seized by authorities in Mozambique late last week, according to the NGO Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). CITES' information was based on a report from the

  • Defence Ministry denies weapons in smuggling case came from Cambodia

    After a Thai national was arrested last week for allegedly smuggling guns from Cambodia to Thailand, Cambodia's Defence Ministry has claimed the weapons seized during the arrest are not used in Cambodia, despite the fact that both types of rifle seized are commonly found in

  • Shipwreck found off coast of Koh Kong

    Royal Cambodian Navy researchers are working to identify a decades-old shipwreck found earlier this month off the coast of Koh Kong province. Divers found the 70-metre-long wreck on April 4 about a mile from Koh Chhlam island, according to Navy officials. Deputy Navy Commander Tea Sokha,