Twenty-one guest chefs, 14 Michelin stars.
So Amazing Chefs, So Sofitel's celebration of high-wire gastronomy, returns for the seventh year in Bangkok this Sep 14-23 with dinners and masterclasses from some of the world's finest.
This year's event will span seven dinners and seven further culinary activities, including cooking classes, a Sunday brunch and a Diageo-helmed mixologist night.
Between them, the 21 guest chefs and culinary whizzes count 14 Michelin stars, among them Guy Lassausaie, chef-owner of the century-old, two-starred Restaurant Guy Lassausaie in Lyon, France, and Paul Liebrandt, chef-owner of the two-starred Corton in New York.
The event will also debut its first mother-daughter duo of María Jose San Roman, chef-owner of one-star Monastrell in Alicante, Spain, and María Eugenia Perramon San Roman, director at her family tapas bar La Taberna del Gourmet in Alicante, Spain.
The international guests will join forces with nine AccorHotels Thailand chefs for nightly So Amazing Chefs dinners (from B3,000/person for four courses on Sep 14, up to B13,000 for 14 courses on Sep 23).
Other highlights include a pair of pastry masterclasses (Sep 17 and 19, B2,400) with Mario Barrios, former patissier of the two-Michelin-star Librije's Zusje Amsterdam in the Netherlands, the Mixologist Night (Sep 15, B1,900) offering free-flow cocktails from Diageo World Class bartenders, and the “Sunday Drunch” (Sep 16, from B1,950).
Another intriguing must-book is Sep 20's Asian Pop-Up (from B3,500/person), which will see Nicolas Elalouf of Hong Kong's fusion dim-sum restaurant Man Mo team up with AccorHotels' Piti Saengmanee and Chettha Intarawong for four courses incorporating European ingredients into Cantonese cuisine.
See the website for the full lineup.
So Sofitel, 2 Sathorn Rd., 02-624-0000. MRT Lumpini