Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (3 October 2019) – Leveraging on last year’s success, Park Hyatt Saigon is proud to bring back the long-anticipated Passion Week event for the second time in Ho Chi Minh City.

This year, Passion Week at Park Hyatt Saigon continues to gather renowned artists from varied fields to come and share their passion for contemporary art and cuisine. The event is part of Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine, which is a series of sophisticated culinary and beverage experiences hosted at Park Hyatt locations around the world.

For four days from 23 to 26 October 2019, Passion Week 2nd Edition will host a series of exciting master classes conducted by internationally acclaimed artists, as well as exclusive dining experiences by current Michelin Star Chefs. This unique event features a whole week full of art, beauty, inspiration and gastronomy.

World-class Master Classes


The event will host exclusive workshops in which participants gain insights into the remarkable skills and knowledge of internationally prominent masters in art, food and wine. The master classes include:

  • Floral Design: Alfie Lin, Floral Design Director of CN Flower from Taipei
  • Photography: Réhahn, Photographer from Hoi An
  • Chocolate: James Le Compte and Carl Schweizer from To’ak Chocolate in Ecuador
  • Wine: Aurore Devillard, Owner of Domaines Devillard in Burgundy
  • Mixology: Shingo Gokan, Celebrity Mixologist from Tokyo
  • How to Build Your Art Collection: Francis Belin, Christie’s President Asia Pacific
  • Vintage Watches: Alexandre Bigler, Christie’s Vice President and Head of Watches Asia Pacific


Culinary Experiences with Michelin Star Chefs

From 23 to 26 October 2019, Passion Week introduces four lunches and four gala wine dinners, all created and catered by current Michelin Star Chefs. Every night, guests are invited to a cocktail reception where they will get to know the distinguished chefs, watch them create exquisite dishes through an open kitchen and share memorable stories with them during the dinner.

  • Chef Jun Lee * – One Michelin Star Chef

Lunch and dinner on 23 October 2019 limited to 70 guests

After working in the United States at different Michelin star restaurants, Chef Jun Lee returned to Seoul and opened his own restaurant SOIGNÉ in 2015, which has held one Michelin star since 2016. Chef Jun Lee’s cooking style also reflects his vast international experiences by infusing French, Italian and American techniques and flavours into the structure of Korean cuisine.

  • Chef Ryohei Kawasaki* – One Michelin Star Chef

Lunch and dinner on 24 October 2019 limited to 70 guests

Michelin-starred Ryohei Kawasaki is a Japanese chef based in Paris whose cuisine is interpreted as Japanese-French fusion. He opened his first restaurant, Noborimachi Saryo, in Hiroshima, introducing locals to the secrets of French food. A few years later, he decided to test himself with a restaurant in Montmartre, ready to face the demanding diners of Paris. His dishes are highly minimal but don’t compromise on flavour.

  • Chef Gaetano Trovato** – Two Michelin Star Chef

Lunch and dinner on 25 October 2019 limited to 70 guests

Chef Gaetano Trovato is the chef and owner of Arnolfo Restaurant in Tuscany. At age 26, he was awarded the first of two Michelin stars. During his tenure, both Gaetano and Arnolfo Restaurant have received numerous awards, including three Luigi Veronelli stars, Gambero Rosso Emerging chef, Outstanding Chef from the L’Espresso Guide, two Michelin stars and three forks in the Gambero Rosso guide.

  • Chef Jacob Jan*** – Three Michelin Star Chef

Lunch and dinner on 26 October 2019 limited to 70 guests

Born in Austria, Chef Jacob Jan held positions at exclusive restaurants in Germany, England and Belgium before opening his own restaurant De Leest in Vaassen in 2002. The restaurant received its first Michelin star in 2003, its second in 2007 and its third Michelin star in 2014. From his extensive international experiences, Chef Jacob Jan has acquired knowledge of the best cooking techniques and exotic flavours all over the world to create cosmopolitan and creative dishes.

For the full event calendar, please scan the QR code.

For further information and ticket sales, please call +84 28 3520 2342 or email passionweek.saiph@hyatt.com