True Group, represented by True Visions Group Company Limited, today announced its readiness to stage “Bangkok Gourmet Festival 2016”, the international food festival of the year and the first of its kind in Thailand.The festival will provide a unique opportunity to find a gathering of Thai master chefs and international celebrity chefs with world-class experience and expertise from Asia, Europe and North America, guaranteed by a total of 10 stars from Michelin. For three days from 4 to 6 November 2016, the spacious Royal Paragon Hall on the 5th floor of Siam Paragon shopping center will turn into a paradise of fine food where visitors can enjoy tasting numerous food items and witness culinary innovations in food culture.
Mr. Ongard Prapakamol, Director of the Board, True Visions Group Company Limited, said people, both in Thailand and overseas, nowadays are paying greater attentions to a variety of cuisines with great taste and look forward to fine dining experience with world-class restaurants and Michelin-starred chefs. “Bangkok Gourmet Festival 2016 is expected to make Bangkok the center of fine dining scene with Michelin star inspired restaurants and leading Thai restaurants, in order to grow into one of the best food festivals in Southeast Asia. The festival is also aimed to promote Thai food, which is already known around the world for its delicious flavors, unique style and quality ingredients. TrueVisions, as the leading trendy lifestyle content provider will also exhibit various educational and entertaining activities, while True Group’s customers, through its privilege program TrueYou, will also be offered exclusive promotions at the spectacular event.”
At Bangkok Gourmet Festival 2016, foodlovers will be treated to a creative “bite-size” culinary tasting experience from more than 40 fine dining restaurants, which are both international haute cuisine and authentic Thai cuisine from the kingdom’s four regions. All participating restaurants are recognized for their great taste and unique approach. Among them are the famous Iron Chef Table, Savelberg, OSHA, Ginza Sushi-ichi, Rossini’s, J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain, Lenzi, Crostini, Honmono Sushi, Benjarong and many more of Thailand’s leading restaurants
The highlights of Bangkok Gourmet Festival 2016 include tasting the masterpieces of world-famous Michelin-starred chef from Hong Kong, Alvin Leung, nicknamed The Demon Chef of his own restaurant, Bo Innovation; and Curtis Duffy who will deliver menu from his three Michelin-starred restaurant, Grace, in Chicago. Together with numerous renowned chefs like
Guillaume Galliot from The Tasting Room in Macau; Timothy Newton from Bagatelle Dubai; and master chefs in Thailand like Henk Savelberg from Savelberg; Amerigo Sesti from J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain; Boontham Pakpo from Honmono Sushi; Luca Cesarini from Rossini’s; Purida Theeraphong and Assistant Professor Kobkaew Najpinij from OSHA, will also indulge every gourmet with their exceptional cooking techniques.
Bangkok Gourmet Festival 2016 combines fun, savors, knowledge and culinary art together. Activities on stage are both educating and entertaining such as cooking demonstrations from Michelin-starred chefs, talk sessions on food trends from experts, wine tasting and pairing, and showcase of local and international beers. For those who love cooking, drop by at the Gourmet Market Zone where premium and quality products from around the globe are available at special price. Visitors can experience and enjoy special privileges from Citibank, CP and others. Food prepared by all fine dining restaurants for this event is cooked with electrical appliances from Electrolux and “Küche”, a luxury built-in kitchen from SB Design Square, which have also sponsored many activities on stage. Also, quench your thirst with your favorite premium drink from Acqua Panna & S.Pellegrino. Visitors can also shop for quality kitchenware products and accessories from True Select and imported produce from Siam food, Jagota and many more. The festival will end with an exclusive gala dinner, with the gourmet dinner menu designed by Michelin-starred chefs, on the night of 7 November.
Bangkok Gourmet Festival is True’s first activity to promote local and international food culture as an occasion for both Thai and foreign festival-goers to experience excellent food, which True has carefully selected for everyone at special price during the three-day festival. Bangkok Gourmet Festival 2016 will take place at Royal Paragon Hall, 5th floor of Siam Paragon, on 4-6 November 2016 from 10am to 9pm. The entrance fee is 200 baht (excluding food and beverages). For more information about participating restaurants and other activities, please visit www.bangkokgourmetfestival.com; Facebook: Bangkok Gourmet Festival; hashtag #bangkokgourmetfestival #bgf