Andreas Caminada conquers Thailand with new restaurant IGNIV Bangkok

The world-famous chef of the three Michelin star Schloss Schauenstein in Switzerland, Andreas Caminada, started to serve his guests with his first restaurant abroad, IGNIV Bangkok.

Igniv Bangkok, Caminada’s new restaurant located in the St. Regis Bangkok, will be the new favourite address for fine dining. Stating that he was very impressed by Thailand’s vibrant capital, successful chef Caminada said, “Bangkok is an amazing city. I love the deep connection it has with food, its rich culture and lively, bustling atmosphere – and Bangkok has become an internationally much-regarded culinary hotspot in recent years.” Located in Bangkok, the restaurant will be the third member of the IGNIV family, both of which have 2 Michelin stars and located in the Swiss Alps.

Arne Riehn (left) and David Hartwig (right)

Chef David Hartwig will lead the kitchen, and feature a light and seasonal menu using fresh ingredients from local and international distributors. The chef has long since worked alongside Caminada at his flagship restaurant in Switzerland and brings with him a wealth of experience on the international fine dining scene. “Guests can expect a thought through, but easy and not stuffy, full experience in terms of choice of dishes, cooking techniques, products, flavour profile and balance of seasoning,” he says.

Joining Hartwig will be the 30-year-old sous chef/pastry chef Arne Riehn, who will also be in charge of the signature IGNIV Candy Store, a sweet gastronomic journey that continues after dessert. He also arrives from Andreas Caminada’s team in Fürstenau, Switzerland, where he was responsible for the organic wood-fired stone oven bakery and its fine selection of handcrafted artisan breads.