Renowned French chefs visit Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, MAY 07: French renowned Chefs Sylvestre Wahid and Jonathan Wahid talking to media at French residence on Sunday.=DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD, MAY 07 (DNA) -Sylvestre and Jonathan Wahid, two famous names of French high gastronomy, visited Pakistan on the invitation of Serena Hotels, with the support of the Embassy of France in Pakistan. Addressing a press conference on Sunday at the French residence both the chefs termed their homecoming a unique experience. They praised French Ambassador Martine Dorance for inviting them to Pakistan and providing them with a chance to meet with Pakistani people.

Both brothers were born in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, in the 1970’s. This is the first time they return to Pakistan since their childhood. They arrived in southern France at the age of nine and seven, joining their father who had installed in Nîmes.

Sylvestre Wahid is one of the most brilliant chefs in France today, identified as one of the rising stars in French gastronomy.

He was just awarded the prestigious 2 stars by the Michelin Guide in his new Parisian restaurant, Sylvestre.

Previously he had already earned two stars at Oustau de la Baumanière and worked in prestigious restaurants such as Plaza Athénée in Paris, Le Strato in Courchevel or Cheval Blanc in Nîmes, as well as in New York.

His younger brother, Jonathan Wahid is Grand Pastry Chef. After working for six years in the most famous luxury hotel of Paris, hotel Ritz, Jonathan Wahid was awarded as Champion of France for Desserts in 2005.

Jonathan Wahid has since opened his own hotel restaurant in the south of France together with his wife, the French Chef Fanny Rey. Their “Auberge de la Reine Jeanne” is awarded with one star at the Michelin guide in 2017.=DNA