Top chef Angel Pascual serves his Michelin-starred peers
It's not every day one-Michelin star chef Angel Pascual gets nervous in the kitchen but he had a little butterfly in his stomach last week.
The Barcelona-based chef, who flew in for the Langham Food and Wine festival, catered for an after-rush-hour soiree last Tuesday for fellow star chefs including Claude Bosi of two-Michelin-starred Hibiscus, artisan baker Gontran Cherrier and Toronto's Susur Lee.
"A bit [nervous] as they are all great chefs - it's a real honour to cook for such fantastic chefs," said Pascual.
The chef made his signature seafood paella and bisque for the chefs in The Bostonian in The Langham in Tsim Sha Tsui. The chefs all ate the home-style food right from the pan. More than 60 chefs and kitchen staff wined and dined from 11pm and partied till the early hours.
In his own restaurant Lluçanès back in Spain, Pascual ate with his kitchen staff every day - obviously the staff meal made from super-fresh ingredients was one of the perks of running a restaurant.
Asked about Pascual's favourite dish when he's off duty, the chef said "everything his mum and mother-in-law cook".
"It's a great feeling to eat their food knowing that it's fresh and made with passion and love," he said.
Langham's 10-day food and wine event, which featured a string of celebrity chefs flown in from across the globe, wound up yesterday.
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