TASTEFUL
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On the Hunt for New Flavors

We’re dedicated to crafting unforgettable experiences that inspire the strong emotional connections at the heart of true luxury and hospitality.


Delight in the same reverence to artistry and attention to detail with us in a series of curated adventures that showcases the very best of gastronomy from around the world.

JOURNEYS IN TASTE

In partnership with Condé Nast International, Lexus proudly presents a brand-new documentary series that delves into the visionary journeys of culinary luminaries from across the globe.

Driven by a spirit of adventure and dedication to their craft, these talented minds explore the notion of taste, while giving audiences insight into the expertise and artistry that goes into creating one-of-a-kind culinary experiences.

  • Breaking Barriers:
    China’s First Winemaker
    • EPISODE 1

      Breaking Barriers:
      China’s First Winemaker


      In partnership with Vogue — Emma Gao with the Lexus LC

      China is making inroads into winemaking, and Emma Gao is leading the charge. With a bold attitude, and immense passion about her craft, she has an eye firmly fixed on transforming her hometown in northern China into a wine destination that can rival renowned wine regions such as Napa Valley and Bordeaux.

      Emma is traversing a path fraught with barriers to break away from tradition and challenge the status quo. Accompanied by the Lexus LC, she continues her journey to make wine that mirrors her car — unique and surpassing expectations.

  • Bold Reinvention:
    The Russian Explorer
    • EPISODE 2

      Bold Reinvention:
      The Russian Explorer


      In partnership with GQ — Vladimir Mukhin with the Lexus ES

      What is Russian cuisine? It was this question that sparked Vladimir Mukhin’s 10-year quest to discover the classic flavors of his culture. He blends fresh ingredients with his experiences and refined taste to revitalise family recipes passed down over the years, much to the chagrin of his grandmother, but to the delight of diners.

      Vladimir is seeking inspiration for a new dish in a journey across Moscow behind the wheel of the Lexus ES. The result of generations of high-end craftsmanship and refinement, the car is the perfect match for a chef with an edgy confidence and quiet sophistication about him.

  • New Adventures:
    The American Maverick
    • EPISODE 3

      New Adventures:
      The American Maverick


      Miles Thompson with the Lexus UX

      The urban food scene changes and shifts at a rapid pace, and diners constantly seek the fresh and the trendy. In the third episode, follow prolific young American chef Miles Thompson as he steps away from helming the kitchen of one of America’s most iconic restaurants.

      Miles is moving into a new chapter of his professional life with a dynamic new culinary project that is set to be the talk of the town. His chosen partner on this journey is the Lexus UX that, unsurprisingly, shares the same dynamism, youthful energy, and spirit of urban exploration Miles is known for.

  • Creative Combinations:
    The Spanish Innovator
    • EPISODE 4

      Creative Combinations:
      The Spanish Innovator


      Sergio Barroso with the Lexus LS and LX

      Doing something that has never been done before with new ingredients, methods, and perspectives is the philosophy that guides Sergio Barroso in his craft. He creates innovative dishes that surprise and delight all who have tasted his cooking.

      Sergio is passionate about finding balance in his creations, allowing every ingredient to shine and enhance others on the plate. His approach perfectly mirrors the Lexus LS, where single elements are skillfully blended to create unforgettable experiences. He is always searching for unique ingredients and the Lexus LX is the perfect companion as he ventures from the coast to the hills to discover distinctive local produce that pave the way for his unexpected flavor combinations.


The Secret Ingredients

Bold choices, extraordinary pairings, unexpected flavors, innovative techniques, and creative executions. Learn how these four chefs are committed to pushing boundaries to craft amazing dining experiences in this specially-commissioned series.

  • Paul Carmichael

    Executive chef of
    Momofuku Seiōbo

    • Paul Carmichael


    • Craftsmanship

      Hailing from the Carribean, chef Paul Carmichael is known for marrying unexpected flavors and cuisine together. “Cooking to me is not a job, it’s a craft,” he says. Taking inspiration from his roots, he has created an award-winning fine dining degustation menu infused with the flavors of Barbados that put Caribbean food on the map.

      Since taking the reins at Momofuku Seiōbo, Paul has elevated the restaurant to the top of Australia’s fine dining scene and established himself as one of the country’s best chefs. Paul and his team demonstrate omotenashi in every aspect, from interactive seating to thoughtfully curated drink pairings, to create an extraordinary, well-crafted experience.

      Learn more about Momofuku Seiōbo.

  • Victor Liong

    Owner and executive chef
    of Lee Ho Fook, executive
    chef of CHUUKA

    • Victor Liong


    • Design

      Chef Victor Liong’s Lee Ho Fook restaurant is not your typical Chinese restaurant. Situated in the heart of Melbourne’s fashion district, the restaurant is where Victor redesigns the tastes and perceptions of Chinese food. Using locally-sourced ingredients, he incorporates modern techniques and an innovative style while drawing from the rich history of Chinese food.

      Melbourne, the art and design capital of Australia, was a clear choice of location for Victor’s restaurant. Its atmosphere of bold design and experimentation are line with his approach to food. At Lee Ho Fook, Victor’s mission is to reassemble, reorder, and reinvent Chinese Australian cuisine by adding his own personal and creative direction.

      Learn more about Lee Ho Fook.

  • Shaun Quade

    Former executive chef
    of Lûmé and co-founder
    of Grounded Foods

    • Shaun Quade


    • Technology

      While some chefs draw on nostalgia to surprise and delight people, chef Shaun Quade uses innovation and cutting-edge technology to stimulate his guests’ imagination and appetites. “Hospitality is a very traditional industry but technology has changed the game completely,” he shares. His first restaurant, Lûmé, was one of the first to incorporate augmented and virtual reality into the fine dining experience when it opened in 2015.

      Though he is known for his interdisciplinary and open-minded approach to cooking, Shaun puts as much focus into refining details of the entire dining experience, thoughtfully selecting the setting, the music, and even the language used during the meal. To him, being a chef is a constant, relentless evolution.

      Learn more about Lûmé.

  • Paul Iskov

    Owner and executive chef
    of Fervor

    • Paul Iskov


    • Performance

      Celebrated chef Paul Iskov may have honed his skills at acclaimed kitchens around the world such as Vue De Monde, Amuse, D.O.M, COI, Pujol and Noma but he now works outside the traditional four walls of a restaurant establishment with his pop-up restaurant Fervor. He has created once-in-a-lifetime dining experiences in some of Western Australia’s most remote and beautiful locations – from salt lakes to beautiful bushlands and pristine beaches.

      Paul works together with the Aboriginal groups in the region to source seasonal local produce that inspire and shape his menus. His unique take on dining gives guests a refreshing taste of the locale in an exciting, immersive dining experience.

      Learn more about Fervor.

  • ESCAPE TO AMAZING AT MARGARET RIVER

    We invited guests to a unique gourmet food, wine, and travel experience in the Margaret River Region of Western Australia.

Guests were led on a series of epicurean adventures, thoughtfully selected to inspire excitement, passion, and the imagination. At the pinnacle were three dining experiences linking each chef’s artistry to the unique qualities of Lexus.

The journey started at Feast in the Forest, an evening celebrating craftsmanship in a masterful display by a world-renowned chef and local artisans.

In an extraordinary spread made with seasonal and sustainable produce, Bold Ingredients, Amazing Flavors reflected the Lexus commitment to always seeking out braver, more innovative experiences.

Reimagined Wine & Dine, set at the grounds of the Frasor Gallop Estate, presented a unique culinary reinterpretation of our imaginative approach to technology.

Craftsmanship

FEAST IN THE FOREST

Escape to Amazing opened with an intimate dinner at Leeuwin Estate winery’s rustic Safari Club. As guests huddled around a sizzling fire pit, a few Aboriginal Australian Elders invited the guests onto their land by performing the traditional “Welcome to Country” ritual.

Inside the contemporary log cabin nestled in the local jarrah and marri trees, guests were seated at long communal tables. The feast included locally sourced entrées, vegetable side dishes, and meats cooked over an open fire.

The chef’s creations were paired with internationally acclaimed wines from Leeuwin Estate that were specially selected for the occasion. Guests were also able to engage with local craftsmen throughout the night, each part of which was curated in celebration of craftsmanship.

Design

BOLD INGREDIENTS, AMAZING FLAVORS

In a truly extraordinary lunch experience, guests were presented with a uniquely designed and sustainably-sourced spread.

Crafted using wild game and foraged natural ingredients from the Margaret River Region and around Western Australia, every dish was exquisitely presented and provided delicious, unexpected flavors.

The culinary experience explored new and unexpected flavours through combinations that pushed the boundaries of culinary experimentation. The lunch was centered around the Lexus guiding pillar of design, and the recognition that brave ideas result in amazing experiences.

Technology

REIMAGINED WINE & DINE

The pristine lake at Fraser Gallop, one of Margaret River’s most prestigious and exclusive wine estates, provided a stunning backdrop for a sunset dinner.

The evening was created to take diners on a magical sensory journey featuring the use of culinary technology and innovative cooking techniques in celebration of Lexus’s commitment to always anticipating, exploring and pushing the boundaries with the use of technology.

Performance

EXHILARATING GOURMET VILLAGE

Lexus was the official automotive sponsor of Margaret River Gourmet Escape, where our guests were invited to a series of activities including a private art tour and spectacular cooking performances from world-renowned chefs.

Between wine tastings and conversations with culinary greats, guests also enjoyed the exclusive Lexus Lounge where they got to mingle with distinguished chefs and taste their creations.

A hive of activity, discovery and surprises at the heart of the Margaret River Region, the Exhilarating Gourmet Village was crafted to feature the exciting and energizing performance that Lexus seeks to deliver with every amazing experience.

Bringing customers to Margaret River for its Escape to Amazing event is Lexus’s way of showcasing its finesse at creating experiences that money cannot buy.

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