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News has just been released that Aussie chef David Thompson will be parting ways with Nahm after nearly two decades.
The multi award winning chef, who originally created Nahm in London 18 years ago, has revealed that he will take his leave of the highly successful Thai restaurant in Bankok in order "to continue his work exploring and protecting the history and legacy of Thai food and flavours and to pursue new opportunities through Aylmer Aaharn, the Thai food group he co-founded in 2014."
It will mark the end of an era for the succesful chef that put Nahm's royal Thai cuisine firmly on the fine dining circuit in Asia - Nahm in Bangkok has been a fixture of the World's 50 Best Restaurants for seven consecutive years and was also awarded a star in Michelin's inaugural Bangkok. Thompson's services to Thai cuisine were also recognised in 2016 when he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award for his tireless passion and dedication to the culture and heritage of thai cuisine and recipes.
Thompson leaves the restaurant in great shape, at no.4 on Asia's 50 Best Restaurant list and with a Michelin star, and nothing but admiration for his team: “Nahm grew into an extraordinary restaurant with its success acknowledged in so many ways. I believe that this has been due to the hard work and talent of all those involved, but most particularly the staff ... The application of culinary integrity in the kitchen was never to the cost of the joy in doing what we all loved. This is what I will always remember. It is a rare restaurant that can achieve all of this”.
Those wishing to have a final supper will have to be quick as Chef David Thompson will hang up his chef whites after service on Monday 30 April 2018.