Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo has announced the appointment of chef Nicolas Boujéma as Chef de Cuisine of Signature. The new chef boasts authentic French cuisine, served since 5 June.
Boujéma’s rise to the top of French cuisine began in Rue du Bac, Paris, just a few kilometers from where he was born and raised in Rueil Malmaison. He studied in some of world’s best restaurants, including the three-Michelin-star restaurants Le Balzac in Paris and L'Auberge de L'Ile in Alsace, as well as two-star restaurants La Tour d’Argent, La Reserve de Beaulieu and Hotel Restaurant La Villa. By 2011, at the age of 30, he was appointed executive chef of Pierre, Pierre Gagnaire’s two-star restaurant of
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.
Signature boasts a 10-course menu inspired by the market. From this menu, guests can choose between five, eight or 10 dishes. During weekdays, a three-course business lunch will be available. In addition, a course menu focusing exclusively on vegetarian dishes will be showcased. The chef also worked closely with Chef Sommelier Kamo to design wine pairings.
Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo is located in the financial district within the historical and cultural center of Tokyo. It is the first Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group property in Japan. The hotel features 178 guest rooms and suites, 10 restaurants and bars, and a spa situated within the soaring, Cesar Pelli-designed Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower. The site offers views of the city skyline while providing access to banquet and conference facilities within the adjacent Mitsui Main Building, a Japanese cultural-heritage property.