Three-Michelin star chef opens La Vie restaurant in Taipei

▲The La Vie restaurant opened by Thomas Bühner, a three-Michelin star chef in Germany, has won three Michelin stars for seven consecutive years since 2011, and is recognized as a legend on the Michelin list. Today (24th) Thomas Bühner personally announced that “La Vie by thomas bühner Ruili Restaurant” will be opened in Dazhi, Taipei, and it is expected to officially open in 2023 at the earliest. (Photo/Photo by reporter Xiao Hanyun)

La Vie restaurant, opened by the three-Michelin-starred chef Thomas Bühner in Germany, has won three Michelin stars for seven consecutive years since 2012, and is recognized as a legend on the Michelin list. After the business closed in 2018, he traveled all over the world to perform guest performances in top restaurants, or served as a culinary consultant for high-end restaurants and restaurants, and hosted lectures to teach culinary skills. Thomas Bühner personally announced today (24) that he will open “La Vie by thomas bühner Ruili Restaurant” in Dazhi, Taipei, and is expected to officially open in 2023 at the earliest.

Thomas Bühner, who used to visit Taiwan in the past to launch a star-lit feast, has frequently visited Taiwan as a brand ambassador for the Majesty restaurant at the Kaohsiung Marriott Hotel in the past two years, and has a deep understanding of this land and an opportunity for cooperation. Ray Wu, the general manager of Shangteng Automobile Group, who has been in the car industry for 20 years, served as the CEO of Wei Ruili, and launched the “La Vie by thomas bühner Ruili Restaurant” project in cooperation with Thomas Bühner.

“La Vie by thomas bühner Ruili Restaurant”, co-operated by Thomas Bühner and personally involved in the operation, is determined to be located at No. 200, Lequn 3rd Road, Dazhi, Taipei. It will create a space of 70 ping and provide 28 seats (including 2 boxes). It is expected to officially open at the end of March 2023 at the earliest.

Wu Ruihong revealed that with regard to the location of the restaurant, they once discussed placing it in the prosperous Xinyi District, and even thought about finding an old house in Ximending to create a sense of conflict in decoration, but then considering the traffic problem, they decided to open a good one. Restaurants must think about both parking and ease of access. Finally, “La Vie by thomas bühner Ruili Restaurant” selected Dazhi with a “vacation feeling”, and was awarded Zhongtai Construction, which focuses on conveying the concept of lifestyle life, and eagerly provided the first floor of the new shopping mall. The architect of this building, like Thomas Bühner, came from Germany, including the interior designers of the restaurant, is the result of various coincidences.

Thomas Bühner is confident that his team has won Chef Awards, Restaurant Awards, and even Pastry Chef and Sommelier Awards in the past, and he is very much looking forward to bringing his Michelin knowledge, taste and experience to Taiwan, as well as his appreciation for Michelin. The idea of ​​a Michelin restaurant, Thomas Bühner, who has come to Taiwan many times, really likes Taiwan’s multiculturalism, especially the richness of cuisines from various countries. He emphasized that “La Vie by thomas bühner Ruili Restaurant” will “integrate” with Taiwan. Taipei, with its mountains, sea and green trees, will inspire Thomas’ creativity, and everything from good agricultural products to culture will be in harmony with each other, ” Not set in stone, not all the same, but will be the best”, creating a modern gastronomic experience.

Wu Ruihong revealed that Thomas was originally worried that if the restaurant did not use Taiwanese ingredients, would it disappoint consumers? The two of them insisted, “We will not give priority to using Taiwanese ingredients, but to use good ingredients.” Thomas added that “La Vie by thomas bühner Restaurant” will be a fusion restaurant, which means that from the ingredients and even the porcelain, not only the best works from Europe, but also expected to be used in the restaurant. Since Taiwan, from design to manufacture, native works are born. Wu Ruihong couldn’t help but say that Thomas Bühner, as a partner, “he cares very much about a light bulb.”

Thomas also mentioned that he is very happy to have the opportunity to meet Ray. From their common interests to systematic plans, they are very happy to personally introduce “La Vie by thomas bühner Ruili Restaurant”. Thomas Bühner also pointed out that he personally To name the restaurant represents his commitment to devote 100% to the restaurant operation. Wu Ruihong admitted that he did not want to hold the press conference and announce the news so early, but Thomas, who will leave Taiwan tomorrow, will hold a press conference in Berlin, Germany at the end of the month to announce the news. He hopes that La Vie restaurant will be opened in Taipei. Good news , we did not learn from international foreign power.

Thomas Bühner, who suspended the operation of La Vie restaurant at the peak moment, has always been concerned about “Where will your restaurant choose to open?” Thomas Bühner personally confirmed that he will personally participate in the operation of “La Vie Restaurant” in Dazhi, Taipei. by thomas bühner Ruili Restaurant”, “not a consultant, not just a short-term contract”, looking forward to making Taiwan more visible to the world. Although “because Germany has a family”, he decisively rejected the possibility of living in Taiwan for a long time, but Thomas promised that “it may be 200 days a year in Taiwan”, hoping to use his time in Taiwan to cultivate a complete team. Because he lost his flavor when he was not on the scene, he revealed that he would “hope to face the international market, not just the Taiwan market”, and even brought Thomas’ fans in Tokyo, Shanghai, and Singapore to Taiwan.

Thomas Bühner became the head chef of La Table restaurant in 1991. Five years later, he won his first “Michelin Guide” star; in 1998, he won the second “Michelin Guide” star. In 2001, he was recognized by Gault & Millau as the “Best Young Chef of the Year”, and in 2006, he was directly selected as the “Best Chef of the Year” by Gault & Millau; in 2009, he was awarded the “Best Chef of the Year” by Relais & Chateaux World’s Best Table “Best Chef of the Year”; in 2011, he won a high score of 19 points (out of 20 points) in the chef’s hat of Gautmiru.

In 2006, Thomas Bühner and his partner Thayarni Kanagaratnam jointly opened “La Vie Restaurant”. Since 2012, it has won three Michelin stars for seven consecutive years, and is recognized as a legend on the Michelin list. In 2017, he won the championship of the European Taittinger Chefs Trophy Taittinger International Cooking Competition; in 2018, he won the The Best Chefs Award as one of the top 100 best chefs in the world (ranked 69th among the 300 chefs in the world); in the same year, he won the OAD (Opinionated About Dining) No. 24 in Europe’s 100 Best Restaurants.

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▲ Michelin-starred chef Thomas Bühner (left in the photo), and Wu Ruihong, CEO of Flavour Ruili, announced that

▲ Michelin-starred chef Thomas Bühner (left in the photo), and Wu Ruihong, CEO of Flavour Ruili, announced that “La Vie by thomas bühner Ruili Restaurant” will be located in Dazhi, Taipei. (Photo/Photo by reporter Xiao Hanyun)
▲The schematic diagram of

▲The schematic diagram of

▲The schematic diagram of “La Vie by thomas bühner Ruili Restaurant” was revealed at the press conference. (Photo/Photo by reporter Xiao Hanyun)
▲The store decoration of

▲The store decoration of

▲The store decoration of “La Vie by thomas bühner Ruili Restaurant” is not a European palace style, and Thomas Bühner personally checked and accepted the design and materials. (Photo/Photo by reporter Xiao Hanyun)

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