FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Chef Bruno Oger Takes his Culinary Talent to Tahiti

by Kimberly Krol Inlander

Dec 17, 2020

PHOTO: © INTERCONTINENTAL TAHITI RESORT & SPA

December 2020

PHOTO: © INTERCONTINENTAL TAHITI RESORT & SPA

Earlier this year, InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa announced a partnership with renowned Chef Bruno Oger, now in charge of the direction at Le Lotus, the resort’s overwater gourmet restaurant. Oger worked on the development of new menus along with Chef Jacques di Guisto and will supervise the execution of new dishes and training of culinary staff.

Oger, recognized as an expert in French haute cuisine, ranks among the most talented cooks in contemporary French cuisine. He has been passionate about cooking since age 12, and that lifelong passion led him to pick up his first Michelin star in 1997 at La Villa des Lys at Le Majestic in Cannes; a second came in 2005. He opened his own restaurant, La Villa Archange, and was awarded two Michelin stars 10 months after its opening.

Hoping to elevate the perception of cuisine in the South Pacific under this new partnership, Le Lotus provides a stunning setting for diners, overlooking neighboring Moorea. A selection of fine French wines complements the menu.

WHICH FOOD IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE? AND ON THE OPPOSITE END OF THE SPECTRUM, WHAT IS ONE INGREDIENT OR FOOD YOU HATE TO USE?
I would say my guilty pleasure is pot-au-feu, a traditional and familial French dish. On the opposite end of the spectrum, I am not a fan of kiwi, so I don’t use it often in my kitchen. Though “hate” is a strong word, especially when talking about products!

WHAT DISHES WOULD YOU SERVE AT A PRIVATE DINNER PARTY?
I would serve seafood, for sure! Turbot, lobster, abalones, langoustines … .

WHAT WAS THE FIRST MEAL YOU EVER PRE- PARED ON YOUR OWN?
It was probably some crêpes.

IF YOU COULD DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE IN ONE DISH, WHICH DISH WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
I think it would be Breton lobster, Guéméné andouille and Armorican buckwheat because of the texture, the cooking, the taste. It’s the essence of Brittany, which is a big part of my cuisine.

WHICH CULINARY TREND WOULD YOU LIKE TO DISAPPEAR?
I don’t have any strong feeling about any particular trend. I think every chef has the right to be inspired by some trends and to see its cuisine evolve during all his or her career, and we have to respect this creative process.

LE LOTUS InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa
BP 6014, Fa’a’ā 98702
Tahiti, French Polynesia
tel 689 40 86 5110
tahiti.intercontinental.com

Introducing

FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

#globility

Insta Feed
Daily
Nov 25, 2022

Bottega il Buco and Max Rivera Papic Make Waves in Ibiza

One of Ibiza’s hottest restaurant destinations since its opening five years ago, Bottega il Buco, draws legions of fans with the addition of new head chef Max Rivera Papic, whose kitchen credits include skills honed under the tutelage of Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London.

6,000 Reasons and More to Celebrate!

IHG® Hotels & Resorts certainly has a lot to celebrate, starting with an incredible growth story. Over the past five years, IHG has acquired or launched six new brands: Six Senses® Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent® Hotels & Resorts, Vignette™ Collection, voco™ hotels, avid® hotels and Atwell Suites™. Most recently, IHG reached an important milestone with its 6,000th open hotel. The company looks to further expand its portfolio by 30 percent with 1,800 hotels in the development pipeline, with significant focus on growth in the luxury segment where IHG is positioned as one of the top two hotel chains.

Daily
Nov 25, 2022

Ski Season and Winter Getaways at Colorado Resorts

Ski season is around the corner. Now is the perfect time to plan your winter ski getaway. These Colorado resorts offer deals designed for skiers.

Daily
Nov 25, 2022

Give a Gift from Around the World this Holiday Season

This holiday season, give your loved ones a gift from around the world to create memories that last a lifetime.

United Debuts New United Club, Its Largest in the Country, at EWR

At nearly 30,000 square feet, United Airlines’ newest United ClubSM now welcomes Newark Liberty International Airport travelers with its modern design, enhanced amenities, culinary offerings, locally sourced art and furniture and Manhattan skyline views. Seek airport solace at the new location in Terminal C3, near Gate C123.

Daily
Nov 24, 2022

Angama To Open Deluxe Lodge Near Kilimanjaro

Lodging and hospitality company Angama announced the November 2023 opening of Angama Amboseli, an intimate, 10-suite lodge set in Kenya’s private, 5,700-acre Kimana Sanctuary, against the iconic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, located just across the border in Tanzania.

eFlyer News
Nov 23, 2022

Hilton to Bring First Waldorf Astoria Property to Costa Rica

Costa Rica prepares to welcome its first Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property, slated to open in 2025. Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste will boast 190 guestrooms, as well as 25 Waldorf Astoria-branded residences, all offering sweeping views overlooking the ocean. A presidential suite will also grace the property.

The State of Sustainability in Global Business Travel

Much of the global business travel industry has already made sustainable business travel a priority with a focus on reducing emissions and their environmental footprint. But the industry, as well as external stakeholders, such as policymakers, recognize more needs to be done.

eFlyer News
Nov 23, 2022

Cayman Airways Connects West Coast Travelers with Grand Cayman

West Coast travelers can now enjoy easier, more efficient access to the Cayman Islands thanks to a new airlift option via Cayman Airways Ltd. As of Nov. 6, Cayman Airways operates nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport to Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman at an introductory fare of $399.