The 21st World Gourmet Festival wrapped up another unmissable year in which proceeds from the glittering weekend of fine dining and foodie-centric events will be donated to HRH Princess Soamsawali Krom Muen Suddhanarinatha HIV Prevention Fund of The Thai Red Cross Society.
Charitable highlights include the contribution of a one of a kind signed jacket by the eminent Chef Gaggan Anand, purchased at a lively auction during his exclusive French menu soirée for 40,000THB.
The sold out opening event hosted by the Urban Refugee Dinner by Na Projects Group invited seven families from six countries: Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Palestine, Sri Lanka and Vietnam to present an extraordinary culinary and cultural journey around the world. The families united to prepare a feast of traditional dishes from their home countries and proceeds will be split evenly to combat issues faced by this underprivileged community.
This year’s event would not have been possible without the participation of Thailand’s favourite chefs – some of whom count among the world’s leading chefs and represent the Kingdom’s food and wine experts. Highlights include:
- Gaggan Anand: Gaggan Anand Restaurant, Bangkok (formerly 2 Michelin stars)
- Amerigo Sesti: J’aime by Jean-Michel Lorain, Bangkok (1 Michelin star)
- Garima Arora: Gaa, Bangkok (1 Michelin star)
- Inoue Manabu: Ginza Sushi Ichi, Bangkok (1 Michelin star)
- Andy Ricker: Pok Pok, Portland, USA (formerly 1 Michelin star)
- Vichit Mukura and Kewalin Pitthayanukul: Royal Osha, Bangkok (Michelin Plate)
- Alessio Banchero: Biscotti, Bangkok (Michelin Plate)
- Kawaguchi Daiki: Ginza Tenharu, Bangkok
- Pisit ‘Jino’ Jinopong and Rick Dingen: Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, Thailand
Bangkok’s favourite Sunday Brunch welcomed some of the city’s most celebrated street food chefs, delighting fans with authentic Thai tastes:
- Choy Ped Yang: Street vendor, Bangkok (Michelin Bib Gourmand)
- Yaowarat Toasted Bread: Street vendor, Bangkok
- Ni-Ang Nam Kaeng Sai: Street vendor, Bangkok
- Sarinthip Thai Crispy Crepe: Street vendor, Bangkok