By THE NATION
Since its inception 18 years ago, the World Gourmet Festival has grown in prominence to feature an extraordinary line up of some of the best chefs, wine-makers and food experts from across the globe, all gathered together under one roof for a week-long celebration of outstanding cuisine and superb wines.
This year, Anantara has joined hands with Sanpellegrino and Gastronauts Asia to create two dinners in its award winning Biscotti, Madison, Spice Market and Shintaro restaurants.
The international chefs include Jose Avillez from Belcanto in Lisbon, Portugal; Bernard Bach from Le Puits Saint-Jacques in Toulouse, France’ Ryohei Hieda from Shoun Ryu-Gin in Taipei, Taiwan; Jeong Ho Kim from Jungsik in Seoul, South Korea; and Martin Dalsass from Talvo by Dalsass in St Moritz, Switzerland.
The festival will also joined by Alessandra del Favero and Oliver Piras from AGA Ristorante in San Vito di Cadore, Italy; Srijith Gopinathan of Taj Campton Place in San Francisco, USA; Han Li Guang from Labyrinth in Singapore; Giuseppe Iannotti from Kresios in Naples, Italy; Shinji Ishida from Nogizaka with Shin Shinya Otsuchihashi from Craftale in Tokyo, Japan; and Luigi Taglienti from Lume in Milan, Italy.
On September 6, the two visiting Japanese chefs and Japanese born chef Ryohei Hieda will team up to present a master class of six dishes, each paired with sake by chef and sommelier Seju Yang from S’accapau, Tokyo.
On September 8, celebrity chef Paul A Young will present two chocolate master classes followed by a chocolate-inspired afternoon tea, while the inimitable Bobby Chinn will host the Diageo Night at Aqua Bar.
The festival will donate Bt600 per dinner ticket and proceeds from the auctions to HRH Princess Soamsawali’s AZT Fund for Pregnant Women under the Thai Red Cross Society.
Check out the programme and ticket prices by calling (02) 126 8866 extension 1707 or visit www.WorldGourmetFestival.asia.