Celebrate all things local at The Commons this Sep 28-29. All weekend, the Thonglor community mall is hosting Local Goodness, a series of sustainability-driven workshops, chef’s tables, tasting sessions, markets and music that all shine a light on local producers.
Food-focused experiential learning pop-up Edible Play kicks things off with khanom tako-making workshops for kids (B850) at 10am on Sep 28, while Roots is leading more adult-friendly coffee workshops (B900) at the same time.
Fellow Commons resident Sugarray Apartment is running cocktail workshops both days (B500), teaching you how to incorporate local ingredients into your drinks. Considering the skillset of the Sugar Ray team, we interpret this to mean you’ll learn more than just how to infuse your vodka with lemongrass.
The highlights of the weekend, however, are probably the tasting sessions and chef’s tables.
On Sep 28-29, chefs Chalee Kader of 100 Mahaseth and Prin Polsuk of Samrub for Thai want you to forget everything you know about Thai beef. The two are teaming up for educational tasting sessions (B3,000) showcasing largely undiscovered cuts of local beef from provinces like Surin, Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen and Nong Khai—all prepared with the precision the two are known for.
Prin—whom you may remember as the former head chef of Nahm—is also hosting two nine-course chef’s table dinners on Sep 28, featuring his spin on nearly forgotten Thai dishes he’s gleaned from old cookbooks. On Sep 29, chef Aisha Ibrahim (formerly of Phang Nga’s Aziamendi) is giving a sneak peek of the seasonally-driven Thai dishes you can expect from her upcoming project Axis.
All the while, a bunch of Thai brands will be popping up to sell their wares in the community space.
That’s a lot to take in, so visit here to take a look at the full line-up and reserve your spot at any of the workshops before they sell out, too.

See also: The people you meet at The Commons