Lanshu Chen

Le Moût (until the end of 2018)
Taichung (TW)

31th January – 4th February 2020

Guest of local chef Fabrizio Zanetti, Suvretta House*****-W-

Lanshu Chen

Nr. 43 – Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018

Nr. 158 – The Best Chef Awards 2018

Nr. 28 – Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017

Best Restaurant in Taiwan 2016

Woman of the Year (Relais & Châteaux, 2016)

Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux

Asia’s Best Female Chef 2014

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In 2014, Lanshu Chen won the award “Asia’s Best Female Chef”. To this very day, her restaurant Le Moût, which she opened in Taichung in 2008, has enjoyed the reputation of being a legendary sanctuary of haute cuisine in Taiwan. At the end of 2018, at the very height of its fame, she closed this flagship eatery, only to open another culinary project shortly afterwards in the same location. Her “haute cuisine du terroir” - finest local cuisine - is characterised by personal poetic creations, where she achieves the ultimate flavourful balance between her Taiwanese culinary roots and classical French cuisine. Already in 2011, she was Asia’s first top female chef to be accepted in the renowned association Les Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux. 

Lanshu Chen learned cooking skills in Taiwan from her grandmother and mother from early childhood on. After studying literature, she decided to make a career of her passion for cooking. Then followed classical training in Paris and professional stations under famous master chefs such as Jean-François Piège and Jérôme Chaucesse (Les Ambassadeurs), Patrick Pignol (Relais d'Auteuil) and pâtissier Pierre Hermé, and ultimately at the gourmet temple The French Laundry in California.