A direct spin-off from the daytime television show Iron Chef Thailand, Iron Chef Table is an all-star collaboration of celebrity chefs who have graced and defended their championship at the fuel-filled Kitchen Stadium. Fans of the TV show will be amazed by how the open kitchen replicates a studio kitchen where all the actions (flambé, sauté, brûlée, and what-nots) can be spectated right in front of your eyes. The menu is a mix and match of Iron Chefs’ contributions and past dishes made in the actual show (including those of Chef Hiroyuki Sakai of the original Iron Chef). The beauty of dining at Iron Chef Table is transporting you to one of the most coveted spots at the judges’ table — the television version of which are only occupied by food critics, socialites, and movie stars.
The menu is heavily themed, structured almost like the television show itself, where certain ingredients are highlighted. Each dish has their own story and tweaks from the original dish, which would be told to diners by one of their well trained staff. There is a huge fine-dining vibes from its menu, which relies heavily on molecular techniques—as usually seen on the show.
Apart from cocktail choices, their wine list contains several varietals from all across the world. Dining at Iron Chef Table is an entertaining experience where you are taken to a high-octane kitchen filled with inspirations and impressive culinary techniques.
Address: 231 Sukhumvit Soi 55, Klongton Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110
Opening hours: Lunch: 11am-2pm., dinner: 5pm-midnight
Sushi lovers from Japan would be able to tell that Ginza Sushi-ichi, a petite sushi boite at the heart of Ratchaprasong, is somehow connected with the Michelin-starred namesake restaurant in Tokyo. Its hinoki wood décor in the twin 12-seat dining rooms is unmistakably soothing, inviting, and intensely personal, a signature style you can find at the likes of such high-quality sushi-ya. Much like its Japanese mother and sisters in Singapore and Shanghai, Ginza Sushi-ichi offers its guests an ultimate omakase service—or “up to the chef”—a long tradition of sushi-ya in Japan popularized by the likes of Jiro Ono of Sukiyabashi Jiro. The devoid of freedom to choose—leaving it all up to the sushi masters to decide what you eat at the meal—can be rather risky, but Ginza Sushi-ichi manages to walk a fine line with such devout precision and pizzazz. The sushi chefs here are trained under sushi master Masakazu Ishibashi, a renowned head chef from the Japan branch. Pieces after pieces of luscious raw fish, ornately served degustation-style, are boasted to have come straight from Tsukiji Market in Tokyo. While such claim is not a novelty—most Japanese restaurants in Bangkok get their daily catch from there—Ginza Sushi-ichi boasts that their fish is delivered within 24 hours after it is put on the display at Tsukiji, a great brag that has been unchallenged by none. In fact, it is closed on Mondays and a day after Japanese public holiday since they wouldn’t be able to source their fish otherwise. Its world-class fresh ingredients are also met with meticulous service with knowledgeable waitstaff who leave no water glass unfilled and are ever-so-mindful of another round of your Asahi, gorgeous sakes, or wine.
Address: 494 Erawan Bangkok Building, LG Floor, Ploenchit, Lumpini, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday lunch: noon-2:30pm, dinner: 6pm-11pm; Sunday lunch: noon-14:30pm., dinner: 6pm-10pm
Renowned Dutch Chef Henk Savelberg has the distinction of being awarded a Michelin star in four different restaurants across the Netherlands. Having delighted VIPs and celebrities with his exquisite culinary creations as a visiting chef to the Kingdom, he then decided to open shop in Bangkok, his first restaurant outside his home country.
Restaurant Savelberg Thailand is a gourmet, modern French restaurant, with a Dutch touch, striving to serve up absolute quality in dining with focus on luxury in details. Chef Henk and his team are committed to using only the highest quality produce, ensuring that the main ingredients are only obtained from the best sources of its kind. It is guaranteed to be the chosen destination for those longing for well-crafted dining experience.
Address: 110 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday lunch: noon-2:30pm, dinner: 6pm-10pm; Sunday (for special events only)
J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain
Conceived and created by Michelin star recipient Jean-Michel Lorain with the kitchen being run under the watchful and exacting eye of Amerigo Sesti, who has trained with Jean-Michel and some of the most renowned chefs in the world, J’AIME brings a new element to meals by combining the very best in both innovative and classic French cuisine with the comfortable and cosseting service of the shared Asian table, giving families and friends the chance to sample a number of the delightful dishes on offer.
The J’AIME experience is not simply limited to the wide range of enticing fare available. The moment you walk in the door to be warmly greeted by Maître d’ and Jean-Michel’s daughter Marine Lorain the ambiance and exclusivity of J’AIME’s unique “upside down” interior design concept and intimate feel of the restaurant guarantees a dining experience like no other.
Address: U Sathorn Bangkok, 105, 105/1 Soi Ngam Duphli, Thung Maha Mek, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120
Opening hours: Lunch: noon-2:30pm, dinner:6pm-10:30pm; Sunday brunch (available last Sunday of each month): noon-3pm
OSHA, celebrated luxurious Thai restaurant from San Francisco, serves the best authentic Thai food with modern twist in molecular gastronomy, a sub-discipline of food science that seeks to investigate the physical and chemical transformations of ingredients that occur in cooking to create interesting dishes that are fun to eat. The restaurant delivers unique and attractive look of each dish, which still maintain bold taste, strong character of Thai food. OSHA has made a name for itself in the US for over 17 years. The restaurant was opened based on passion for cooking and the will to promote authentic Thai taste and excellent services for the San Franciscans.
OSHA adopts temperature control technique to make sure each ingredient taste at its best. The ingredients are also locally sourced from all over the country. The restaurant is listed as one of Bangkok’s Best New Restaurant 2014 by BK Magazine, and was at number 16 in Bangkok’s Top 20 Best Restaurant 2014 in CHIM Bangkok Charity Week 2014.
Address: 99 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330
Website: www.oshabangkok.com, www.facebook.com/oshabangkok
Opening hours: Lunch: 11am-2:30pm, dinner: 6pm-midnight
Operating in 29 countries and more than 400 branches around the world, Paul Bakery finally makes its first foray in Thailand and offers the city its delicious French pastries, breads, and many more. Paul’s history dated back to 1889, during which the first Paul café was established in the city of Croix in Northern France. The owner, Charlemagne Mayot, had a granddaughter named Suzanne who later took over the bakery and expanded their business to Paris. Up until now, old recipes have been passed down for five generations and along with new recipes that are developed to cater to all palates. Paul’s array of baked goods ranges from buttery, flaky croissants and fluffy pain de mie to custardy canelés and sweet macarons. Not only does Paul Bakery make delicious breads and viennoiseries, but they also specialize in café menu which includes sandwiches, soups, salads, cakes, as well as coffee, wine, and beer.
The signature black-dominant minimalistic style of the bakery is eminent throughout the café, and is consistent in all locations in Bangkok. With new spots in Bangkok, Paul hopes to uphold their high standard using the best sourced ingredients not unlike what they use in France, but they also manage to alter the baking temperature and techniques to adapt to Thailand’s challenging tropical climate. This pure dedication to details pushes Paul toward one of the best bakeries you can possibly find in Bangkok.
Address: Central Embassy, The Emporium, Central World, Empire Tower
Lenzi Tuscan Kitchen
Chef Francesco Lenzi opened Lenzi Tuscan Kitchen in September 2014 with the will to bring original taste and flavor of a real Tuscan style to Italian food-lovers. He found Soi Ruamruedee 2 a perfect spot in the heart of Bangkok, and the restaurant has become a new gathering spot for food and wine connoisseurs since then.
Today, Lenzi Tuscan Kitchen is one of the best Italian restaurants in Bangkok where quality of food is unrivaled. The restaurant presents specific regional Tuscan cuisine by focusing on sources of ingredients and use of traditional techniques, in an elegant and private environment with impeccable service. The restaurant also has a walking wine cellar where the best of Italian wines can be found.
At Lenzi Tuscan Kitchen, Chef Francesco Lenzi proudly presents products from “Antica Norcineria”, also known as “Lenzi’s Farm”. The farm originated in Ghivizzano near Lucca in Tuscany since 1945. Chef Francesco has imported a variety of high-quality food products directly from the farm to use in his kitchen. Bazzone, fresh pork leg from Valle Del Serchio that is cured for 3 to 4 years with Tuscan sea salt and pepper is a must order dish. Mortadella Col Tartufo, heat-cured pork sausage with cubes of pork fat and truffle is also another suggestion. The melt-in-your-mouth effect of the ham after first bite is impressive.
Address: 69/1-2 Soi Ruamruedee 2, Wireless Road, Lumpini, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330
Opening hours: Lunch: 11:45am-2pm, dinner: 6pm-10:45pm
Alvin King Kong Leung, British born Canadian raised self-taught chef, whom Michelin awarded three stars for his restaurant in Hong Kong, Bo Innovation. Leung gained nickname, “The Demon Chef”, from adventurous invention of his own style, which he labeled “X-Treme Chinese”. It is a molecular gastronomy fused with Chinese cuisine. His talk-of-the-town menu is in a form of edible condom on sandy beach. What looks like the edible condom is actually made of pink liquid of tapioca and yam while the sand is made of shitake mushroom. It is a dish full of creativity for the good cause. The money earned from this menu is also donated to foundations working on AIDS awareness. His culinary creativity can also be experienced at Bo London, his second restaurant in Mayfair, which received one Michelin star.
Experience Leung’s innovation at Bangkok Gourmet Festival on 3-5 March at Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon.
Chef and owner of Grace Restaurant in Chicago, Curtis Duffy was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. Since his young age he discovered his passion for cooking. Duffy spent three years at Charlie Trotter’s before leaving to work at Trio, where he met Chef Grant Achatz. A few years later the two chefs left to open their own restaurant, Alinea. He later took his skill set to Avenues, where he garnered many accolades including two Michelin stars. He decided to leave Avenues and began working on his own restaurant, Grace, which opened in late 2012. At Grace, Duffy’s culinary style of elegant and graceful cuisine is showcased. He puts ingredients at the forefront and draws on his wealth of experience in a way that employs technique to enhance flavor. Duffy and the restaurant have been awarded many recognitions, including three Michelin stars in the Chicago 2015 Guide; AAA’s Five Diamond Rating; Forbes Travel Guide’s 5 Star Rating; Robb Report’s Best Restaurant in the World 2013; Chicago Magazine’s Best New Restaurant; Eater National’s Chef of the Year and The James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef Great Lakes 2016. With these recognitions, Duffy will surely deliver interesting culinary techniques to Bangkok Gourmet Festival on 3-5 March at Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon.
French Chef de Cuisine, Guillaume Galliot is the perfect chef for The Tasting Room in Macau. The restaurant is inside the Crown Towers, one of three hotels in the City of Dreams entertainment complex. Galliot and his team have created a truly European experience where the ingredients and their flavors are showcased in a cleverly designed and lavish environment. He has firm foundation in French cuisine with many unique cooking techniques but his cooking also is inspired by other European food culture. He delivers great combination of traditional flavors and contemporary tastes. His true signature dish is his own interpretation of classic French onion soup with the traditional onion confit based on beef stock with an intense sweet onion ice cream.
Galliot will bring his flavorful cooking of simple yet brilliant European cuisine to Bangkok Gourmet Festival on 3-5 March at Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon.
With 15 years of experience in some of the world’s best restaurants, Group Head Chef for Global Hospitality Asset Management (GHAM), and Head Chef for Bagatelle Dubai, Timothy Newton, began his career in 1998 at Stacy’s Restaurant, Oakland, California. A year later, he moved to Paris
and completed first in class from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School. He then obtained a two-year contract on the Radisson Seven Seas Cruise Ship.
In 2002, Newton moved to Northern England to take up a position as chef at Wentworth Hotel, before moving onto London’s Wolseley Restaurant, one of the top 30 best restaurants of the world by San Pellegrino. Following two years of invaluable experience, Newton moved to St Alban to work under Francesco Mazzei, considered the best Italian chef in England, before moving to Sydney’s Aria Restaurant. In 2009, he moved back to London to partake in the opening of Lutyens, and undertake a position as chef under Ed Wilson at Terrior. The year 2010 brought him to Dubai as executive sous chef of Le Petite Maison. Three years later, he joined the GHAM team and became a head chef for Bagatelle Dubai. Witness his culinary style from global influence at Bangkok Gourmet Festival on 3-5 March at Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon.
Henk Savelberg, prominent Dutch chef with more than 25 years of experience, whose culinary mastery earned a Michelin star in his four restaurants across the Netherlands for seven consecutive years. He is the only Dutch chef who has ever been awarded with Michelin star. As visiting chef here, Savelberg’s delightfully served scrumptious dishes to VIPs and celebrities who luxuriate in his exquisite gastronome. Restaurant Savelberg Thailand in Bangkok is his first restaurant outside of his home country. The restaurant offers gourmet modern French cuisine, with Dutch touch and strives to perfect premium quality, with opulent details. Savelberg selects ingredients from excellent import and local suppliers. The Royal Project is among many of Savelberg’s sources. Restaurant Savelberg Thailand is guaranteed to be the chosen destination for those longing for well-crafted dining experience. Savelberg will demonstrate the excellence of his consistent skills that have made him acknowledged by Michelin for almost a decade at Bangkok Gourmet Festival on 3-5 March at Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon.
Amerigo Sesti is Head Chef at J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain at U Sathorn who received intense training from Jean-Michel Lorain in order to prepare him for this role. He grew up in Bergamo, Italy, and determined to work in culinary business since his young age. He completed education in Tourism and Culinary Art from Lycée d’Hotellerie de Gascogne, acclaimed institute in France. He also was trained to be pastry chef and chocolate master from Frederique Bourse. He began his career at world-renowned restaurants and 5-star hotels such as La Brughiera in Italy and Bocconi at Hotel Amigo in Brussels, Belgium. After working with world class chefs in London, he received a great opportunity to be in the team with Michel Roux, famous French Michelin-starred chef who was invited to cook at Le Normandie at The Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. It was considered the first time Sesti worked in Asia. Later, he worked with Patrick O’Connell at Michelin-starred restaurant, The Inn at Little Washington, in Verginia, U.S.A. Sesti will create favorite dishes from J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain at Bangkok Gourmet Festival on 3-5 March at Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon.
Purida “Chef Pu” Theeraphong
“The First Female Chef Winner as an Iron Chef Challenger 2012”
Purida “Chef Pu” Theeraphong has been instrumental to the success for many restaurants in Australia and Thailand before joining OSHA as the executive chef. Over almost 18 years of experience as a chef, Purida thoroughly understands what it takes to make a restaurant a success from paying attention to every minute detail, maintaining the standard and quality, conceptualizing and creating new menu, to maintaining good relationship with customers. Moreover, she has mastered various cuisines throughout her career but her forte remains Thai cuisine. With diverse and vast expertise, Purida is ready to helm the innovative and creative kitchen of OSHA and truly realizes its one-of-a-kind concept, flavor and extravaganza.
Purida will deliver fascinating culinary techniques to Bangkok Gourmet Festival on 3-5 March at Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon.
Countdown to the international cuisine festival of the year “Bangkok Gourmet Festival 2017”
• Experience world-class culinary from Michelin-starred chefs and famous fine-dining restaurants
• Enjoy delicious foods and learn the arts & science of cooking on 3-5 March 2017 at the Royal Paragon Hall
True Group, represented by TrueVisions Group Company Limited, announced its readiness to stage “Bangkok Gourmet Festival 2017”, the international food festival of the year and thefirst 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 3 days from 3-5 March 2017, the spacious Royal Paragon Hall on the 5th floor of Siam Paragon shopping center will turn into a paradise of fine food where isitors 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-stared chefs. Bangkok Gourmet Festival 2017 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 providerwill 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 2017, food lovers will be treated to a creative “bite-size” culinary tasting experience from more than 60 fine dining restaurants, which are both international haute cuisine and authentic Thai cuisine from the kingdom’s four regions. All participated restaurants are recognized for their great taste and unique approach. Among them are the famous Iron Chef Table, Savelberg, Osha, Ginza Sushi Ichi, J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain, Lenzi Tuscan Kitchen, Crostini Italian Restaurant, Honmono Sushi, Benjarong Thai Cuisine, The Reflexions, Lobster & Oyster, Cuisine de Garden, Upstairs Mikkeller, Saffron, Indus, fine dining restaurants from The Sukhothai Bangkok and many more of Thailand’s leading restaurants.
The highlights of Bangkok Gourmet Festival 2017 include tasting the masterpieces of world-famous Michelin-stared chef from Hong Kong, Alvin Leung, nicknamed Demon Chef of his own restaurant, Bo Innovation; and Curtis Duffy who will deliver menu from his three Michelin stars restaurant, Grace, in Chicago. Together with numerous renowned chefs like Guillaume Galliot from The Tasting Room in Macau; and master chefs in Thailand like Henk Savelberg from Savelberg; Amerigo Sesti from J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain; Boontham Parkpo from Honmono Sushi; Thananya Wilkinson & Prasopchoke Trakulpat from Iron Chef Table; Masakazu Ishibashi from Ginza Sushi Ichi; Francesco Lenzi from Lenzi, Roxanne Lange from The Reflexions and Purisa Theeraphong from Osha, will also indulge every gourmet with their exceptional cooking techniques.
The festival will start with an exclusive gala dinner, with the gourmet dinner menu designed by Michelin-star chefs, on the night of March 1 at Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel.
Bangkok Gourmet Festival 2017 combines fun, savors, knowledge and culinary art together. Activities on stage are both educating and entertaining such as cooking demonstrations from Michelin-star 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 cooking demonstration on Electrolux cookingware also see the function of “Kuche” a luxury built in kitchen from SB design square. Fill up your refreshment fine dinning water form Acqua Panna & S.Pellegrino. Visitors can also shop kitchenware from True Select and imported produce from Siam food, Jagota and much more.
Thanks to our main sponsors CP Foods, Citi Credit Card, 7-Eleven, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thai Airways.
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 3-day festival. Bangkok Gourmet Festival 2017 will take place at Royal Paragon Hall, 5th floor of Siam Paragon on 3-5 March 2017 from 10am to 10pm. The entrance fee is 200 baht (Tickets 200 THB per day can be able to purchase in the event 200 baht). For more information of participated restaurants and other activities, please visit www.bangkokgourmetfestival.com, www.bangkokgourmetfestival.com, www.facebook.com/bangkokgourmetfestival, www.instagram.com/bkkgourmetfestival, www.youtube.com/channel/UCARxYR8BhlWolcYAOrbMtAQ