To celebrate Anantara Siam’s 19th World Gourmet Festival, international chefs, journalists, and local Bangkokians, gathered last month to drink, nibble and raise a glass to the great success of Bangkok’s premier annual dining event.
Visiting international chefs from twelve Michelin-starred restaurants took a well-deserved break from the kitchen during Anantara Siam’s 19th World Gourmet Festival, and mingle with press and diners at the official WGF After-Party, hosted by Rohit Sachdev at Bangkok’s iconic Charcoal Tandoor Grill & Mixology.
Trays of delectable Indian canapés came fresh from the kitchen—Tandoori Raan, Murgh Angar, Dum Ke Bhooley, Galauti Kebab, Tandoori Lobster and Mango Parfait—as guests let their hair down for an evening of live jazz and saxophone alongside expertly-crafted cocktails. Know for producing some of the city’s most adventurous libations, the bar staff kept the booze flowing, serving up Black Money, Muffety Mai and Bollywood Passionfruit cocktails throughout the night.
At one point during the evening, Bobby Chinn—accompanied by a brigade of international chefs: Bernard Bach, Martin Dalsass, Ryohei Hieda, Jeong Ho Kim, Han Li Guang, Alessandra del Favero, Oliver Piras, sake master Seju Yang and chocolatiers Paul A Young and Hayley Parker—entered the kitchen to try their hand at cooking naan bread in the tandoor ovens, alongside Charcoal head chef, Hasan Rizvi. Music played, people danced, cocktails were consumed at pace.
Soho Hospitality was delighted to host the event at Charcoal Tandoor Grill & Mixology in collaboration with Gastronauts Asia and San Pellegrino. The event gave us an opportunity to showcase one of our flagship restaurants along with an opportunity to enjoy an evening with all the World Gourmet Festival chefs and participants. It was a real highlight watching Bobby Chinn attempting to make a naan bread in the kitchen with our chefs. Special thanks to Filippo Cassagbi and Mason Florence for their support.”
– Rohit Sachdev