Chef Angus An Brings Modern Thai Cooking Skills To The Big Apple
Maenam, Kitsilano’s modern Thai hotspot, continues to make waves in the culinary world as Executive Chef Angus An brings his Thai expertise to SoHo’s Kittichai restaurant. Recruited as a chef consultant by Kittichai, New York’s answer to world-class Thai cuisine, Chef An is set to enhance their menu with a balance of flavours from Maenam, and his previous restaurant, Gastropod. While Chef An will remain hands on at Maenam as Executive Chef, he has promoted Mike Tuangkitkun to Chef du Cuisine, and Sean Mcguire to Sous Chef to allow for his New York excursions. Sommelier Kurtis Kolt also joins the team as a wine consultant.
“I’m very honoured to share dishes inspired by Maenam and Gastropod with New York’s Kittichai,” explains Chef An. “With the help of my great team at Maenam, I’ll be heading to New York about eight times a year to showcase the diversity of modern Thai cuisine, and a taste of what Vancouver’s culinary scene has to offer the world.”
Located in the heart of New York’s SoHo neighbourhood, Kittichai was opened in 2004 by Robin Leigh, Michael Callahan, Jean-Marc Houmard and Huy Chi Le – each known for creating landmark establishments that include Indochrine, BondSt, Republic and Town. Designed to serve downtown diners, Kittichai embodies Thai culture through its cuisine, design, and dress. A graduate of New York’s prestigious French Culinary Institute, and trained under some of the world’s culinary greats, such as Jacques Pépin, Alain Sailhac, André Soltner and Normand Laprise, Chef An brings a wealth of culinary expertise to Kittichai.
For more information about Kittichai, please visit www.kittichairestaurant.com. Taste the incredible flavours New York is after at Maenam seven days a week. For more information or to make a reservation please visit www.maenam.ca.
The cuisine at Maenam is rooted in balancing intense fresh flavours with seasonal ingredients and locally sourced products, while always considering the context within which these dishes would traditionally be enjoyed. Maenam, located at 1938 West 4th Avenue, is open seven days a week, from Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00PM to 2:30PM, Monday to Sunday from 5:00PM to 10:45PM, and late night on Friday and Saturday from 10:45PM to 1:00AM. For more information or to make a reservation please visit www.maenam.ca.