KU DÉ TA is proud to be one of five restaurants in Singapore selected to participate in Goût de France (Good France). From 18 to 22 March 2015, KU DÉ TA will assemble a special menu to celebrate the French roots of Executive Chef Frederic Faucheux, infusing French influences with KU DÉ TA’s signature Modern Asian cuisine.
Taking place worldwide on 19 March 2015, the Good France initiative is organised by 21-Michelin star chef Alain Ducasse and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development in celebration of the influence of French gastronomy around the world. 1,300 chefs around the world will create dinners served simultaneously in participating restaurants to honour French cuisine and its capacity for innovation. KU DÉ TA’s Executive Chef Frederic Faucheux was handpicked by an international selection committee of chefs chaired by Alain Ducasse, and joins the ranks of chefs participating globally in the initiative including Paul Bocuse, Raymond Blanc, Thomas Keller, Guy Savoy and Joel Robuchon.
Chef Frederic has created a Modern Asian tasting menu inspired by French ingredients and techniques from 18 to 22 March 2015. These unique creations include scallop carpaccio and lobster in rice wine jus, mushrooms and apple jelly, a succulent turbot fillet in two types of ginger sauce, served with Jerusalem artichoke and truffle sorbet, and grilled wagyu with langoustine in pastry, accompanied with liquorice jus, smoked aubergine and shiitake mushrooms.
Born in Loire Born in Loire Valley, Chef Frederic’s passion for the culinary world was first seeded when he joined his grandma in the kitchen during the school holidays. In the earlier chapters of his career, Frederic practised French cooking when he was at Langham Hilton in 1998 and London’s Savoy Hotel in 2004 to cook under the leadership of Chef Georg Fuchs. As time passed, Frederic found himself delving into Pan-Asian cuisine and developing a passion in it. After moving to South Africa with his wife, Frederic moved on to work with Michelin star Chef Conrad Gallagher to open Geisha Wok & Noodle Bar followed by helming the lauded opening of Nobu’s Cape Town outpost under the mentorship of world-class master chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa.