Bangkok is a magnet for the world’s most prestigious superstar chefs, and this month two acclaimed talents from Michelin-starred establishments are going to be in town (three if you include Chef Alain Roux’s appearance at Le Normandie). Of course, our own resident chefs are also constantly enticing diners with new and exciting gastro events, and this month and next promises a couple of homegrown sumptuous surprises as well.
Andrea Cannalire at La Tavola
The Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong hotel welcomes Michelin-starred chef Andrea Cannalire, who will be presenting Territoriality and Creativity of The Apulian “Cielo” at La Tavola restaurant on January 23rd and 24th. Chef Andrea hails from from the acclaimed restaurant Cielo Relais La Sommità, in Ostuni (Southern Italy), a fine dining establishment that offers gourmet cuisine with the sublime flavors of Puglia. His menus include set menu for lunch and dinner with optional wine paring from the house of “Conti Zecca” in the heart of Salento, Region of Puglia in Italy, and à la carte offering some of his signature recipes, including antipasti of Mediterranean squid, Apulian focaccia, tomato sponge and ink or Angus beef tartare, tomato gazpacho with strawberry and red prawns, mashed salted cod fish on capsicum cream, and more. The set menus are priced at: THB 2,190++ for 3-courses and 1 glass of wine; THB 3,190++ for 4-courses and 2 glasses of wine; THB 3,490++ for 5-courses and 3 glasses of wine; and THB 3,790++ for 5-courses with wine pairing including welcome prosecco.
For reservations, call 0 2125 5000.
Slovenian chef Ana Roš at Gaa
Chef Garima Arora of Gaa restaurant will welcome guest chef Ana Ros, the creative force behind Slovenia’s lauded Hisa Franko restaurant – no. 38 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list – and a fellow recipient of the World’s Best Female Chef award (2017). Ana is a self-taught chef and starred in the first season of popular Netflix series Chef’s Table. She’s famous for bringing Slovenian cuisine to the forefront with her use of seasonal produce from the country’s mountains and Soca Valley. A frequent visitor to Bangkok, this time Ana joins chef Garima for an exclusive dinner that will bring Thai flavours to some of her signature dishes. Seating times are at 6pm, 6:30pm, 9pm and 9:30pm, and the dinner is priced at THB 5,500 per person.
For reservations call 09 1419 2424, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chef Deepankar “DK” Khosla at Taan
Thailand’s local-food pioneers, chef Deepankar “DK” Khosla and Monthep Kaomnslip (Taan and Haoma respectively), are coming together on January 31st to host a special ‘Chef’s Talk’ event that will combine the best in modern Thai and Indian cuisine. The 4-hand dinner will take place at Taan restaurant, located on the 25th floor of the Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bangkok. “Our philosophies on food are closely aligned,” explains chef Monthep, “with both of us championing locally produced ingredients. from sustainable sources. We also enjoy pushing the boundaries of what is considered part of our respective food cultures.” Taan’s ‘Chef’s Talk’ events are bi-monthly gatherings where leading chefs visit the restaurant to collaborate in the creation of special menus for guests. The visiting chefs share their philosophies and experiences with guests. This particular dinner starts at 6pm and the cost is THB 2,900++ per person.
For reservations call 06 5328 7374, or email: email@example.com
Chef David Yip at Karmakamet Conveyance
Chef Jutamas “Som” Theantae welcomes renowned Chinese cuisine expert chef David Yip, and together they will celebrate the season of love with a special menu entitled ‘For the Love of Asia’. Held on February 14th and 15th, at Karmakamet Conveyance restaurant, this special duo of dinners pairs two of Asia’s most reputable chefs – both lovers of old-fashioned cuisine – who will collaborate on traditional Asian recipes with eccentric twists. Chef David’s portion of the 10-course tasting menu includes: beef rendang with fried rice cracker dish; tempoyak prawn and chu chee curry (a Malaysian/Thai amalgamation); mee Siam, a Peranakan-rooted fried noodle dish; and kaya tart (a favourite Cantonese/Portuguese egg treat). Chef Som’s contributions include her inventive takes on hoi tort (oyster omelette) and pad Thai, as well as beef tongue and shrimp cake, and an Indian-inspired dessert of milk, cardamom, and edible silver leaf. In addition, there will be two completely new and original gastronomical dishes in which the chefs will collaborate – a surprise treat for lucky diners. The dinner is priced at THB 3,500++ (champagne pairing add THB 3,500++), with first sittings from 6pm to 8:30pm, and second sittings from 9pm to 11pm.
For reservations call 02 004 3997, or use the direct booking link: guestbooking.seatris.ai/karmakametconveyance
Rick Dingen’s ‘Secret Ingredient’ dinners at Madison
Until February 29
From now until the end of February the Anantara Siam Bangkok hotel proudly celebrates chef Rick Dingen’s recent win on the hit television show Iron Chef Thailand by presenting a five-course ‘Secret Ingredient’ dinner at Madison, the award-winning steakhouse where Rick is the chef de cuisine. In the episode, which aired on January 4th, the Dutch-born chef battled against chef Natawoot “Off” Thammaphan in the popular “secret ingredient” challenge – which that night consisted of chicken liver for the main course and wonton sheets for the dessert item. All this month, diners can indulge in a delectable set menu that features the show-stealing chicken liver panna cotta and glazed chicken liver in balsamic with black truffle chef Rick dreamt up, as well as his delightful crispy wonton with citrus, vanilla and tarragon dessert.
For reservations call 02 126 8866 (ext.1222) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org