More fabulous foodie fests and other upcoming gourmet events
This month the Hotel Muse Bangkok is celebrating its 5th anniversary with a gourmet dinner at the Medici Kitchen & Bar, highlighted by a spectacular performance from the multi-talented performers of Cirque d’Hiver. On three consecutive nights, diners can experience this extraordinary spectacle while enjoying a sumptuous four-course menu with free flow wine for just B2,900++ per person (limited to 60 seats only). This unique event brings together some of Thailand’s most amazing acrobats for a show that features a Broadway dance routine, an aerial chandelier act, and a Lido Paris finale. Doors open at 6:30pm. To reserve your table, call 02 630 4000.
February 18-19 & 22-23
As part of an amazing food month in Bangkok, the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok will play host to a dynamic array of world-renowned chefs when their Culinary Greats series gets underway. Top-ranked names from the culinary world—including Umberto Bombana, Julian Royer, Richard Ekkabus, Ryan Clift, Mingoo Kang, Luca Fantin, and Dharshan Munidasa—will be taking over the kitchens and whipping up some mind-blowing edible works of art. The first half of the event runs from February 18th to 19th, and the second half runs from February 22nd to the 23rd. www.mandarinoriental.com/bangkok
Bangkok continues to shine on the gourmet front this year, starting with the arrival of Chef Valentino Marcattilii at the Pullman Bangkok King Power. This Italian chef, famous for his interpretation of traditional cuisine and local ingredients, is the owner of the 2-Michelin-starred Ristorante San Domenico in Imola, Italy. He will be at the hotel’s Wine Pub restaurant for four consecutive nights, and diners can enjoy his four-course set menu priced at B3,999++ per person, or the five-course set menu priced at B5,199++ per person.
For some unforgettable star-studded dining in February Vertigo Too (60F, Banyan Tree Bangkok) will host celebrated restaurateur Chef Diego Campos (left) and his son Ruben Campos. For three consecutive nights Bangkok diners can savour the intriguing and satisfying flavours of the father-and-son chef team’s Spanish and Catalan inspired cuisine. This 4-course set menu will also be available with paired wines. For more information and reservations, call 02 679 1200.
Eat your way around the world at the Bangkok Gourmet Festival, which will take over the Royal Paragon Hall (5F, Siam Paragon) at the beginning of March. Gathering top international and local chefs, the fair will feature live cooking demonstrations and workshops, showcasing various gastronomic cuisines—from fine dining to authentic Thai fare. Admission is B200 per day.
For two days the Gourmet Foodie Fest 2017 will gather the talent from some of Bangkok’s best restaurants at EmQuartier. Foodies can look forward to an array of delicious food stalls, tasting menus, and recipe demonstrations by chefs, as well as informative workshops.
For more fine dining later this year, head south to the island of Phuket and visit the inaugural Phuket Food & Wine event. Set to take place at the Royal Phuket Marina’s international exhibition centre (RPMIEC). In addition to the exhibition, customers can also look forward to an engaging programme of food and lifestyle activities throughout the three days, including a gourmet farmers’ market, charity dinner, and live cooking demonstrations.