*** AusCham members will receive 10% discount on total bill for this special event.


Ho Chi Minh City, 2 Nov2016 – In celebration of the excellence and creativity of French gastronomy, five (5) Michelin-star Chefs from Francegatherfor the 2ndSaigon Gourmet Week taking place at L’Olivier – our authentic Mediterraneanrestaurantfrom Sunday 20 to Saturday26November 2016.

Familiar faces from our quarterly Michelin Chef events include two-Michelin-star Chef Thierry Drapeau(Saint-Sulpice-le-Verdon,France), one-Michelin-star Chef Marc de Passorio (Aix-en-Provence, France), and one-Michelin-star ChefGeoffrey Poësson(Saint-Maxime, France).Exciting new additions to the 2ndSaigon Gourmet Week includeone-Michelin-star ChefLaurent Azoulay(Méribel, France),and one-Michelin-star Chef Jean-Francois Bérard(La Cadiére d’Azur, France).

The 2ndSaigon Gourmet Weekprogram from 20 – 26 November 2016will be packed with a series of lunches, dinners, cooking classes, and the event highlight – Gala Dinner. The first time ever introduction ofStar Chef Brunch on Sunday, 20 November 2016 with the cooking demonstrations of 5 Michelin-star Chefspromisesto exceed your expectations by bringing the best food, wine and service together in one unique location.

Michelin-star Chefs, along with Sofitel Saigon Plaza Executive Chef Marko Rankel, will host the grand Gala Dinner with Chef Battle competitionin Diamond Hall on 26 November 2016. The Chef Battle competition will bejudged by Mr. Jack Lee–Judge of Junior MasterChef Vietnam , Chef SakalPhoeung – President ofDisciplesof Escoffier Vietnam,Mr. Paul Le – Food Expert, VP Operations Central Group Vietnam, and a famousVietnamese celebrity. This prestigious Gala Dinner will be one of Saigon’s most star-studded dining events featuring an extravagant gastronomical treat, prepared byExecutive Chef Marko Rankel together with allMichelin-star Chefs including Thierry Drapeau,Laurent Azoulay, Jean-Francois Bérard, Marc de Passorio, and Geoffrey Poësson, team up with famous Vietnamese Iron Chefs for the cooking battle.

The 2nd Saigon Gourmet Week is set to strengthen the commitment of Sofitel Saigon Plaza as an Ambassador of French art-de-vivre where guests are offered the best French values of cuisine and culture in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.”Sofitel Saigon Plaza prides itself in providing unique culinary experiences to the gastronomers. The gathering of Michelin-Star Chefs highlights Sofitel Saigon Plaza as a landmark of gastronomy in Ho Chi Minh City”, said Mr. Bertrand Courtois, General Manager of Sofitel Saigon Plaza.

The 2nd Saigon Gourmet Week is co-hosted by Disciplesof Escoffier Vietnam, a French association of more than 25,000 chefs from over 26 countries.Transfer of knowledge and passion is one of the core values of the Disciples Escoffier worldwide.

The 2nd Saigon Gourmet Week is in partnership with Annam Professional, Evian, Badoit, Masse, Classic Fine Foods, Celliersd’Asie, Red Apron Fine Wines & Spirits, President, Lactalis,  The Warehouse and Caviar de Duc


20 November 2016

VND 1,138,888++ for food only

VND 1,438,888++ including champagne,wine, beer and soft drinks


21-25 November 2016, 10:00AM

VND1,090,000++ including 3-course setlunch

Mezz Restaurant, Level 2



21-25 November 2016

VND 550,000++ for 2-course set lunch

VND 680,000++ for 3-course set lunch


21-25 November 2016

VND 1,650,000++ for food only

VND 2,600,000++ including wine pairing

L’Olivier Restaurant, Level 2



26 November 2016, 6:30PM – 10:00PM

VND 2,500,000++ including wine pairing

Diamond Hall, Lobby Level


Prices are subject to 5% service charge and 10% VAT.

For more information or advance reservation, please call +84 (0) 8 3824 1555 or email