Months ago, heavyweight Chefs Will Meyrick from Sarong Group and Kevin Cherkas from Cuca restaurant landed in southern Kalimantan, Indonesia, to discover the stories behind all its delicious traditional dishes. They immersed themselves in the history, recipes, culture, and nature of the region and put together their lifetime knowledge and passion for food to proudly bring a few lucky guests their very own Kalimantan inspired creations at a dinner held in Som Chai, one of Will’s famed restaurants.
A true collaboration built on hours and hours of day long discoveries, late-night discussions and early morning trials, where guests experienced a jungle-inspired soiree full of sensorial surprises including, among many more, the premiere of a short documentary depicting the chefs’ exciting journey and their behind-the-scenes kitchen sessions to jointly create the dishes for the event. But the highlight of the evening, of course, was the food: a story-like menu divided into chapters that conveyed the soul, flavors, and identity of south Kalimantan through the trained taste buds and fearless creativity of the two chefs.
Follow their journey and the delicious story in this video series.