Dutch cuisine is uniquely varied and original, and this month there’s no better opportunity to explore the pleasures of the Royal House of Orange than at the second annual Culinary Dutch Festival, taking place at the Seasonal Tastes restaurant at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok.
Highlighting this five-day celebration of food and drink will be Master Chef Albert Kooy, founding father of ‘The New Dutch Cuisine’. His five principles—namely culture, health, nature, quality, and profit—have put The Netherlands’ food and culinary culture on the map, both nationally and internationally. Among the culinary world’s greatest innovators, Chef Albert has devoted his life to perfecting his native cuisine while pushing it forward and exploring influences as diverse as French, Swiss, and Japanese.
From September 13th to 17th, ‘Culinary Dutch’ will be featured at Seasonal Tastes on its breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday lunch buffets. Signature menus include hearty stews, soups, and potato dishes, as well as breakfast treats like Dutch pancakes, French toast with peanut butter ice cream and chili marmalade, and rice pudding served with berry sauce. However, true gourmands will want to experience the chef’s special 6-course dinner with wine pairings on Saturday, 16th September, presented at the hotel’s dramatic roof top venue Altitude. Serving starts from 6:30 onwards, and the dinner—priced at B2,750 net per person—includes: Rollmops (pickled herring fillets) with Beetroot; schnitzel of eggplant; shrimp Bolognaise; Hachee Bapao (Dutch lasagna); Draadjes Vlees (slow-braised beef); Tosti; plus Dutch cheese and Dutch apple pie.
The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok
259 Sukhumvit Rd.
Tel: 02 207 8000