Don’t party too hard at this year’s Wonderfruit. You’ll need your appetite for the awesome lineup of feasts they’ve got prepared this year.
The headline act comes from Gaggan Anand (Sat Dec 16, 7:30pm), who's partnering with Belgian chef Gert de Mangeleer of the three-Michelin-starred critics’ favorite, Hertog Jan. They’ll be joined by Takeshi “Goh” Fukuyama of Japan’s La Maison de la Nature Goh (no. 31, Asia’s 50 Best)—otherwise known as “he of insanely good beef fame”—as well as the guys from Suhring (no. 13, Asia’s 50 Best) for what pretty much sounds like the best feast ever created.
Wonderfruit’s calling it the first time that chefs on this level of Michelin and World’s 50 Best cred have collaborated on such a scale. And best of all, the B4,200 ticket price even includes free-flow wine.
On Friday night (Dec 15, 7:30pm), it’s the turn of Bangkok’s Supanniga Eating Room, whose menu of local specialties includes trademark hits like their moo cha muang curry and spicy, seawater crab nam prik. This one’s B3,000 including free-flow wine.
Saturday daytime also promises to be pretty special, with Prin Polsuk of Nahm cooking up his entire feast of ancient Thai dishes on a traditional, open fire pit. Southern-style curries and crispy pork belly promise new depths of smoky flavor. At B1,500, it’s also a bargain.
If you’ve been to past Wonderfruit feasts, you’ll know that all this happens under the communal, sun-dappled shade of vast bamboo awnings at the top of a hill overlooking the festival.
Back for its fourth edition, Wonderfruit is set to take place on Dec 14-17
at The Fields at Siam Country Club
, Pattaya. Tickets to the festival and these feasts are on sale at wonderfruitfestival.com