After months of anticipation, the winners of Thailand’s first-ever Michelin stars have been announced
The rumours have been bubbling under for months, with the question of which restaurants would be awarded Thailand’s first-ever Michelin stars. Today, two back-to-back events in Bangkok mark the highly anticipated milestone in Thailand’s gastronomic history when the country’s first-ever Michelin stars are announced and awarded to selected restaurants and chefs in the Thai capital. And the results are in!
Gaggan, Le Normandie, and Mezzaluna have each been awarded a coveted two Michelin stars, while Jay Fai (street food restaurant), Bo.lan, Nahm by David Thompson, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Ginza Sushi Ichi, Paste, J’aime by Jean Michel Lorain, Saneh Jaan, Elements, Chim by Siam Wisdom, Savelberg, Sra Bua by Kiin Kinn, Sühring, and Upstairs at Mikkeller were awarded one Michelin star.
A press conference was held this afternoon at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok to mark the debut of Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018, during which the announcement of the restaurants set to receive Michelin stars was made by Mr. Michael Ellis, International Director, Michelin Guides, in the presence of the winning chefs.
Later tonight, a gala dinner will take place at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok to celebrate the Michelin-starred restaurants and present the chefs with their prestigious Michelin star jackets. This will be broadcasted live from 7:30 pm on Michelin Guide Thailand’s official Facebook page.
After months, if not years, of speculation and anticipation, the confirmation of Bangkok’s first “little red book” finally came in April of this year. Thailand is now the sixth country in Asia-Pacific to have its own Michelin Guide following China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea.