Drinking and dining taken to new heights in Phnom Penh

Drinking and dining taken to new heights in Phnom Penh

A thriving culinary scene is delighting passionate ‘foodies’ in the Kingdom’s Capital, perhaps signaling in a new chapter for Cambodia as a dining destination in Southeast Asia. With new talents descending on Phnom Penh and continued tourism growth, it seems like the perfect recipe for success.

Cooking with success requires experience and passion however; two ingredients that Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra has in healthy quantities. Hidden away in a secret kitchen beneath the luxury hotel, a team of culinary enthusiasts are crafting masterful dishes under the watchful eye of Executive Chef Benoit Leloup. Above ground, Food & Beverage Director Louis Cancel’s team of 70+ Service Ambassadors are coming up with new concepts and service ideas; from new cocktail menus to themed menus.


The hotel is preparing to welcome a new age of culinary offerings, generating much excitement from passionate gourmets throughout the city who have heard whispers of the changes that lie ahead. With six restaurants and bars offering everything from Chinese to Japanese, French and

Italian and of course, Khmer, there is much to be said about the opportunities open to the hotel that is renowned for hosting the country’s most lavish Sunday Brunch.


One of the first projects to launch is a new Bistronomy menu served in the Parisian inspired La Coupole, with French classics including Escargot, sautéed Frog Legs, and Salmon and White Wine Soufflé. The addition of Wednesday Cheese & Wine Decadence evening has also delighted cheese lovers seeking a more specialized offering including raclette, tartiflette and pastas cooked in parmesan.


General Manager Charles-Henri Chevet described the changes ahead as “an absolutely superb opportunity to take gastronomy in the capital to a whole new level”. The property was recently ranked 6 th Best Hotel in Asia in the 2017 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award – evidence of his team’s continued passion.


In a highly competitive market, the hotel’s restaurants seeking to deliver luxury in an affordable manner, with offers such as Fu Lu Zu’s Business Dim Sum Lunch at just $15 which includes 20 kinds of dim sum and Yang Zhou fried rice. Meanwhile the popular Japanese restaurant Hachi is serving up dishes from $9 on their a la carte lunch menu.


This month the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra will host an incredible 12 Festive Events, from Gala Dinners to intimate six-course dinners and an incredible count-down party to signal in the New Year with style. Champagne will be flowing, music will fill the halls and the talented culinary brigade will be sure to delight guests, course after course.

Whilst the secret recipes will remain hidden beneath the luxury hotel, the doors are wide-open for the people of Phnom Penh to come and experience a truly memorable dining affair.

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