03 | Exploring Taste
Miles Thompson
Chef
Los Angeles, USA

Watch “Exploring Taste” featuring Miles Thompson and the Lexus UX, made in partnership between Lexus and GQ.

The Lexus UX is a sophisticated urban vehicle that captivates drivers with its exceptional handling, superior comfort and distinctly Lexus design. Miles Thompson is a rising culinary star whose diverse career and exploratory approach updates traditional Jewish cooking with virtuosic flair. Both have taken contrasting elements and combined them in unexpected ways to create something transcendent.

The Lexus UX offers a distinctly modern take on the concept of a luxury vehicle, updating it to suit today’s urban motorists. At the age of 31, Miles Thompson is a fresh voice in the world of urban cuisine. His penchant for exploring the traditional and combining it with the contemporary has earned him an international reputation beyond his years. Like the Lexus UX, Miles approaches the familiar with fresh ideas for a brand new audience.

I love making and understanding things that are in their traditional form, but then I love turning them on their head.

MILES THOMPSON

Chef Thompson comes from a family of Jewish immigrants on his mother’s side. “Jewish food is by no means flashy,” he says. “It’s comforting and soulful and reminds you of the feeling of being at home.” His mission is to spotlight Jewish cuisine and give it a modern or even futuristic direction. His latest dish, fresh blue mackerel on a bed of toast with pickles swapped for kimchi, is a perfect example of his novel approach. The young chef is always on the hunt for fresh experiences. He artfully fuses the most essential elements to explore new ways to create dishes with vitality and soul.

The Lexus UX is a sophisticated urban vehicle that captivates drivers with its exceptional handling, superior comfort and distinctly Lexus design. Miles Thompson is a rising culinary star whose diverse career and exploratory approach updates traditional Jewish cooking with virtuosic flair. Both have taken contrasting elements and combined them in unexpected ways to create something transcendent.

The Lexus UX offers a distinctly modern take on the concept of a luxury vehicle, updating it to suit today’s urban motorists. At the age of 31, Miles Thompson is a fresh voice in the world of urban cuisine. His penchant for exploring the traditional and combining it with the contemporary has earned him an international reputation beyond his years. Like the Lexus UX, Miles approaches the familiar with fresh ideas for a brand new audience.

I love making and understanding things that are in their traditional form, but then I love turning them on their head.

MILES THOMPSON

Chef Thompson comes from a family of Jewish immigrants on his mother’s side. “Jewish food is by no means flashy,” he says. “It’s comforting and soulful and reminds you of the feeling of being at home.” His mission is to spotlight Jewish cuisine and give it a modern or even futuristic direction. His latest dish, fresh blue mackerel on a bed of toast with pickles swapped for kimchi, is a perfect example of his novel approach. The young chef is always on the hunt for fresh experiences. He artfully fuses the most essential elements to explore new ways to create dishes with vitality and soul.

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