Good things lie ahead for Bangkok’s gourmands. In the next three weeks, there are three big-time fine dining events to get excited about, including a fun-loving foodie affair that spans the globe – and brings three world-class chefs to Bangkok for mystery-shrouded pop-up dinners – and a stellar cast of Michelin-acclaimed chefs uniting for one special dinner.
6-Hand Michelin Star Dinner at Uno Mas
On November 25, Uno Mas brings out the (Michelin) stars with a collaborative dinner of world-class Spanish chefs.
Joining the restaurant’s own Joan Tanya Dot are two chefs visiting from Santander, Spain: Roberto Terradillos, from one-Michelin-starred El Serbal, and Toni Gonzalez, from one-starred El Nuevo Molino. The specially curated seven-course dinner includes top cuts from the chef’s tasting menus, as well as some unique dishes that reflect the culinary heritage and diversity of the Spanish fine dining scene.
Complementing the courses are selected Spanish wines, each carefully selected by Uno Mas’ sommeliers.
Expect tastes of the sea, aged hams and cheeses, suckling lamb and other unbeatable flavours of the Iberian peninsula.
Bonus: Chefs Terradillos and Gonzalez will each present their own seven-course dinners on November 23 and 24, respectively, and to cap an indulgent weekend of Spanish fare, the three chefs will also team up for Saturday brunch on November 26.
Grand Gelinaz Shuffle
One the most interesting fine dining events in Bangkok this year actually happens all over the world, at the same time, on November 10, as the Grand Gelinaz Shuffle returns.
For one night only, 40 chefs swap places, cooking eight-course dinners in another restaurant’s kitchen, no matter how far away from home those kitchens may be – last year, for instance, René Redzepi of Noma took over David Thompson’s Nahm.
The catch is that diners have no clue whom to expect when they purchase tickets. It could be Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana, Virgilio Martinez of Central or Yoshihiro Narisawa of the eponymous Narisawa. The only way to find out is to book a seat.
This year, Gaggan, Bo.lan and Nahm will all be participating.
So Amazing Chefs
SO Sofitel Bangkok is at it again, upping the ante for its annual SO Amazing Chefs series with 16 total chefs whose restaurants have collectively earned 11 Michelin stars.
The eight-day program, from November 11-18, includes eight themed degustation dinners, two weekend brunches, six special cooking classes and much more.
Among others on the docket are Bruno Dinel of Le Bistrot du Boulanger; Michael Dyllong of Palmgarden; Paul Liebrandt, formerly of two-Michelin-starred Corton in New York; Thierry Drapeau of two-starred Thierry Drapeau Logis de Chabotterie; Jean-Baptiste Natali of one-starred Restaurant Natali – Hostellerie La Montagne; and Oliver Genique, Chef de Cuisine of Le Beaulieu – Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi.