A cutthroat competition between 15 renowned chefs will be held in Taiwan this month, and several of Bangkok’s best are in the showdown
Taipei will host one of the biggest culinary events in Asia this month, with a total of 15 renowned chefs from five major cities in Asia gathering for one mammoth festival of fine food. The four-day International Chefs Summit Asia 2017 (ICSA2017) will take place from September 19 to 22, co-hosted by Favorable Impression Media, with assistance from Sanpellegrino & Acqua Panna, The Landis Taipei Hotel, and the Mandarin Oriental, Taipei.
The ‘Bangkok Invaders’ contingent combines the star-power of twin chefs Thomas and Mathias Sühring from Sühring, Tim Butler from Eat Me, Fatih Tutak from the Dining Room at the House on Sathorn, and Thitid Tassanaka (Chef Ton) from Le Du. They’ll be matching wits, woks, and whisks with other top Asian kitchen masters, including: Zaiyu Hasegawa from Den (Japan); Hiroyasu Kawate from Florilége (Japan); Jason Tan from Corner House (Singapore); and Kirk Westaway from JAAN (Singapore).
Also on hand will be Taiwan’s own Richie Lin, Long Xiong and Kai Ward from Mume Restaurant, Ryohel Hieda from Nihonryori RyuGin, and Clement Pellerin from Paris 1930. And last but not least is Margarita Forés from Cibo (Philippines), who was selected as the best female chef in Asia in 2016. All the chefs participating in ICSA2017 are acclaimed talents, and many have had their dining venues appear in the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list and/or have been recognized by Michelin Guide’s star award.
Apart from eight “four hands” or “six hands” chef dinner banquets held over the course of the four-day summit—at both The Landis Taipei Hotel, and the Mandarin Oriental, Taipei—several of the invited chefs will showcase their culinary creativity in the form of lectures. It’s a not-to-be-missed event for fine dining lovers.