Meet the Chefs appearing at the 2017 World Gourmet Festival
Each year the arrival of the World Gourmet Festival has Bangkok’s legions of foodies salivating in anticipation. This year marks the 18th edition of this popular event, which runs from September 4th to the 10th at the Anantara Siam Bangkok hotel (presented in collaboration with S.Pellegrino). This year the chef line-up includes chefs from all over the world, with many new faces among the returning regulars.
Today’s Featured Chef:
HIROAKI ISHIZUKA (One Michelin Star)
Born in 1973, in Japan’s Niigata prefecture—on the northwest coast of Japan’s Honshu Island—Hiroaki Ishizuka left his hometown and travelled south to Tokyo at the tender age of 18, finding work initially at Zakuro restaurant. After a 10-year stint there, building up his considerable culinary skills, he went on to work at the one Michelin-starred Sakuragawa restaurant, and later the two-Michelin-starred Waketokuyama restaurant. In 2008 he became an executive chef at Kien, in the Akasaka district, which received one Michelin star in 2010. Since then this restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star an incredible seven times. The term kien translates roughly as “returning swallow”, reflecting the owner-chef’s wish that customers will make return visits to his acclaimed eatery.
When: 6 – 7 September 2017
Where: Shintaro restaurant
Time: 7:30pm (pre-drink dinner at 7pm)
How To Reserve Your Seats
All World Gourmet Festival 2017 events will be held at the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel (155 Ratchadamri Rd). To find out more, or to make your reservations, call 02 126 8866 (ext. 1517-1519), or email: [email protected]
Visit the website at: www.worldgourmetfestival.asia