InterContinental Bangkok in Thailand is set to become home to celebrity Chef Theo Randall and his first restaurant outside the UK. The new Italian concept, Theo Mio, will open in the second half of the year and will focus on exciting seasonal menus created from top quality local ingredients as well as hand-picked Italian produce.
Chef Randall’s relationship with IHG began in 2006 when he opened Theo Randall at the InterContinental at InterContinental London Park Lane. Since 2006, discerning London diners have enjoyed Randall’s delicious creations, and the restaurant is recognised as the best Italian restaurant in London. With over 25 years’ experience in some of the world’s best kitchens, including Chez Panisse in the US and River Café in London – where he was Head Chef – Randall now brings his love of fine Italian food to Asia.
Randall said; “Italian food is all about celebrating the ingredients and preparing dishes that allow diners to explore and enjoy a culinary journey in an environment that is fun and relaxed. At Theo Mio, I want to give guests the opportunity to sample some truly exciting dishes.”
With its open-kitchen concept, diners can view all the culinary action. The menu is designed so that diners can share all dishes and will feature a section of small bites and antipasta that can be eaten at the lounge bar, which serves the best selection of Aperitivi drinks, Proseccos and an extensive list of signature cocktails and Italian wine.
Phil Broad, Vice President of Food and Beverage, Asia, Middle East and Africa, IHG commented; “The last twelve months have been incredibly exciting as we’ve introduced a host of new food and beverage initiatives. Partnering with top chefs allows us to explore and integrate new culinary approaches to our restaurants and menus with the people who are at the forefront of the industry.
“Theo’s new restaurant at InterContinental Bangkok is set to be a highlight of the booming Bangkok restaurant scene and his quality and style of cooking is perfectly aligned with our commitment to providing guests with exceptional dining experiences.