Following the success of previous Off Menu Food Festival events held in Hong Kong and Taiwan, this month The Peninsula Bangkok plays host to a celebration of the city’s dining scene and those who are actively shaping it. From March 26 to 28, prepare to sample the best from a line-up of F&B heavyweights that includes culinary superstars and award-winning mixologists.
Scheduled to take place from Friday, March 26, to Sunday, March 28, the city’s first-ever Off Menu Food Festival promises local gourmands an unforgettable three-day gastronomic experience. The event will feature 11 renowned chefs, as well as a handful of trailblazing mixologists, who are combining forces to create a truly unique food and drink extravaganza. If you crave the unexpected, then look no further.
The premise, to put it simply, sees two chefs with distinct culinary styles (each duo made up of one Thai chef and one non-Thai chef) collaborating for the first time to spotlight Thai ingredients and showcase their individual skills. Eventgoers, meanwhile, will be able to experience the unique, innovative dishes that result.
The stellar chef lineup includes trailblazers such as: Chudaree “Tam” Debhakam (Baan Tepa), Wilfrid Hocquet (Blue by Alain Ducasse), Pichaya “Pam” Utharntharm (By Chef Pam), Amerigo Sesti (J’aime by Jean-Michel Lorain), Napol “Joe” Jantraget (formerley of 80/20), Christian Martena (Clara), Phanuphon “Black” Bulsuwan (Blackitch Artisan Kitchen), Sylvain Royer (Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant), Sujira “Aom” Pongmorn (Saawaan), Olivier Limousin (L’Executif Chef), and Executive Chef Stefan Leitner of The Peninsula Bangkok.
To add to the experience there’s the iconic location, directly beside the Chao Phraya river, as well as a variety of bespoke cocktails from Bangkok’s most acclaimed bartenders. The line-up of award-winning mixologists includes: Francesco Moretti (Sinnerman), Shavinraj Gopinath (Philtration), Alexis Vassal and Dodoh Pattawee (Revolucion Cocktail), and Pinsuda “Ann” Pongprom (Bamboo Bar).
Off Menu is also about giving back to the local community, so auctions will be held throughout the festival in collaboration with social enterprise Happivore by Evelyn Yap, a platform that raises food awareness and empowers the farmer and artisan community. Proceeds from the auctions will go to the Duang Prateep Foundation.
Early bird tickets are available for purchase at THB 2,480 per person until March 12, while pre-sale tickets are available for THB 2,680. Tickets at the door will be priced at THB 2,880. Diners can choose their preferred attendance date from 3 sessions: Friday 26th & Saturday 27th March: 6-10pm, or Sunday 28th March: 12-4pm. Single-day tickets allow diners to taste 11 distinct dishes and enjoy three bespoke alcoholic beverages.
Buy Tickets: offmenufestival.com/thailand