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The 30-suite 137 Pillars House in Chiang Mai will host an Organic
Gourmet Festival extravaganza from 9-12 October 2014.
will feature guest chefs, organic cuisine and wines, local market
and hotel herb garden tours with the chefs, and daily cooking
Sumptuous four-course dinners on the first two
evenings and an exquisite Sunday brunch will showcase a different
chef’s cuisine, while the six-course Gala Dinner on 11 October
will be a joint collaborative masterpiece by the three chefs who
will each prepare two courses.
The Gala Dinner will include an
auction to raise funds for Chiang Mai’s School of Life which is
supported by the hotel.
Organic produce will be used from various
suppliers throughout Thailand and specifically from Chiang Mai,
including the renowned Royal Projects and a local hill tribe that
produces organic eggs.
The chefs participating in the Organic
Global Celebrity Chef Wan, the Food Ambassador of
Malaysia. Chef Wan is a colourful character with a huge
personality. He is the first Asian chef signed up by Fox TV to
host a culinary TV Show, called “East Bites West”, and even filmed one
of his segments for the programme at 137 Pillars House last year. Chef Wan will be serving culinary
masterpieces from the royal palaces of the various Malay states
which incorporate Arabic, Turkish, Thai and Indian influences.
Chef Tammasak Chootong is the charismatic owner of the famous
Suay Restaurant in Phuket. He created the concept for the hotel’s
popular Palette restaurant in 2012. Chef Tammasak has worked in a
number of world class restaurants and hotels in Germany and
Thailand as well as on the prestigious QE II Cruise Liner. His
cooking style focuses on light and healthy dishes and his cuisine
during the festival will showcase modern Thai and pan-Asian
influences with a western cooking technique.
House Executive Chef Amporn Choeng-Ngam. In addition to working at
several of Thailand’s top properties, Chef Amporn has worked in
Ukraine, Bali and as the private chef to Princess Hassah bint
Abdulaziz Al Saud in Saudi Arabia. He has won Gold and Silver
medals in cooking competitions in Thailand and Bali. Chef Amporn
will prepare nutritious cuisine with a focus on seafood dishes
incorporating traditional French and Middle Eastern influences, as
well as contemporary Thai food.
“We have created this
annual event to highlight the healthy options to our guests and to
promote the wide range of organic cuisine that is readily
available in Chiang Mai as there’s growing awareness of organic
cuisine and its health benefits. At the same time, we’ll support
local producers through this effort,” said
Manfred Ilg, General
Manager, 137 Pillars House. “Apart from enjoying the chefs’
cooking during the festival, guests can learn how to create their
own menus through the cooking demonstrations, and take the
knowledge home with them to incorporate into their daily lives.”
In celebration of the event, the hotel has
created an Organic Gourmet Festival Package for two persons
from 9-12 October (Thursday-Sunday) 2014, which includes:
nights’ accommodation in a luxurious
Rajah Brooke Suite •
Daily breakfast with organic menu items • Return
limousine transfers from Chiang Mai International Airport •
Complimentary welcome drink and fruit basket in the room on
arrival • Two four-course dinners featuring organic cuisine
prepared by each chef, plus the six-course Gala Dinner (all
inclusive of welcome pre-dinner drinks) • One organic Sunday
brunch inclusive of welcome pre-brunch drinks • 10% discount on
spa treatments • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access throughout
The package is priced at THB 47,100 (US$1,470) and is
subject to applicable service charge and government taxes. Pre and
post extensions are available at best available rate and include
suite accommodation, daily breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Terms and conditions apply.
Chef Wan, Chef Amporn and Chef Tammasak to
Perform at Organic Gourmet Festival in Chiang Mai
Rajah Brooke Suite at 137 Pillars House in
Chiang Mai, Thailand