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For passionate fine diners, Bangkok is the place to be in September to witness culinary creativity at its best. The Thai capital is ranked as the best street food city in the world, but the culinary delights are not limited to the buzzing streets; the city hosts nine of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list, including the top spot, outshining all other glittery cities of Asia, and the prestigious Michelin Guide will launch its first Bangkok edition by the end of 2017. Bangkok is now taking its place in the international culinary stage attracting top world chefs to meet at the 18th World Gourmet Festival to be held at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, from Sep. 4-10, 2017.

During the week-long event, eleven chefs representing eight countries will be presenting a culinary journey across the globe. This year, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel partnered with San Pellegrino to invite Michelin-starred chefs and chefs who are included in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Australia’s Top Restaurant lists.  The chefs confirmed to participate in the 18th annual World Gourmet Festival are:

Guillaume Galliot: Caprice at Four Seasons, Hong Kong (2 Michelin stars)
Shinichiro Takagi: Restaurant Zeniya in Kanazawa, Japan (2 Michelin stars)
Cristina Bowerman: Glass Hostaria in Rome, Italy (1 Michelin star)
Miguel Laffan: L’AND Vineyards in Alentejo, Portugal (1 Michelin star)
Costardi Brothers Christian and Manuel: Ristorante Christian e Manuel in Vercelli, Italy (1 Michelin star)
Jason Tan: Corner House Singapore (1 Michelin star)
Hiroaki Ishizuka: Kien in Tokyo, Japan (1 Michelin star)
Anatoly Kazakov: Selfie Restaurant & Bar in Moscow, Russia (The World’s 50 Best Restaurants)
Jock Zonfrillo: Restaurant Orana in Adelaide, Australia (Australia’s Top Restaurants)
Bobby Chinn: Restaurant Bobby Chinn in Hanoi, Vietnam

Each guest chef will host two dinners in one of the hotel’s award-winning Madison, Spice Market, Shintaro, and Biscotti restaurants. Fringe events will include Taittinger Champagne Journey, and the Fragnance Dinner, where classic fragnances are paired with fine wines and unique dishes. The venue will be closed by the now traditional World Gourmet Brunch by Chef Bobby Chinn and his band. 

Turkish Airlines is one of the sponsors of the event and has direct flights daily between Istanbul and Bangkok. 

For further information visit http://www.worldgourmetfestival.asia/

August/21/2017

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