Topaz had the honour of announcing that chef Guy Lassausaie of Lyon led its most recent Etoilés Michelin du Topaz on October 12, with an incredible seven-course dinner that he put together specifically for the event. In a first for Topaz, chef Lassausaie is the holder of not one, but two Michelin stars, a recognition of the warmth, generosity and attention to detail in his service, and, of course, his food. Selected as Meilleur Ouvrier de France in 1993, chef Lassausaie earned his first Michelin star nearly 25 years ago, and picked up his second in 2009. On October 12, the sparkling evening featured artichoke, lobster and mushroom salad in a Calamansi vinaigrette, brown butter scallops, steamed brill on salsify, French venison seasoned with the earthy flavours of the Caribbean, and so much more. Photos by Hong Menea
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