Welcome to the 11th edition of SO Amazing Chefs.
We are thrilled to bring together a remarkable lineup of 11 internationally acclaimed chefs of 12 Micheline Stars, alongside our 3 brilliant in-house culinary artists, for 9 days of gastronomic celebration from 3rd – 11th November 2023 with 12 amazing programs.
Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey that will elevate your senses and showcase the vibrant tapestry of Bangkok’s culinary scene in all its glory, including a vineyard experience, Masterclasses, Cheese at SO/,
SO Amazing Sunday Brunch, and exclusive Chef’s Table collaboration events. Highlights not to be missed include the Culinary Showdown – always a crowd favourite – and a Dinner Cruise for the best of culinary scene along the Chaopraya River.
Special Early Bird Offer only from 31st August – 3rd October 2023!
Book early and receive 15% disc on all SO Amazing Chefs 2023 programs.*
Exclusive only for Accor Plus members, receive additional 5% disc on top.*
*Not applicable for SO Amazing Chefs Dinner Cruise and add on beverage packages.
SO AMAZING CHEFS PROFILES
|Paul Liebrandt USA||Chef & Owner of Corton (**), New York Youngest Three Star Chef recipient awarded by New York Times, 2000 Recipient of other prestigious accolades including Best and the Brightest by Esquire, 2002, and Best New Chefs in the U.S by Food & Wine Magazine, 2009|
|Darren Chin Malaysia||Chef & Owner of DC (*), Kuala Lumpur Classically trained in French kitchens, including 2 years in France Strong proponent of “La Jeune Cuisine” (young cuisine) to present nature’s bounty in its purest, most unpretentious form|
|Erik Anderson USA||Executive Chef of Barndiva (*), California Former Executive Chef of Coi (**) San Francisco, opening chef of Truss at The Four Seasons Napa Valley, and has worked at top rated restaurants, including The French Laundry (***) and Noma (***) Featured in The New York Times and mentions in Time Magazine, and appeared on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, PBS series The Mind of a Chef, and Vice’s Munchies|
|Ari Weiswasser USA||Chef-Proprietor of Glen Ellen Star (**), California Previously worked in fine dining establishments, including Restaurant Daniel (**) in New York City, Le Bec-Fin in Philadelphia, The French Laundry (***) Along with his wife, whose family owns the Benziger Family Winery, owns a controlling interest in Park Avenue Catering in California|
|Simon Scott France||Chef-Proprietor of Bistrot Saveurs (*), France Former chef-proprietor of Saveurs de St Avit (*), and previously worked in major London establishments including Ritz Hotel, Savoy Hotel Spent 2 years in Provence working with Jean-Claude, who introduced him to regional products in local markets|
|Rob Van Der Veeken Netherlands||Chef and Co-owner of De Luytervelde, Netherlands Former Executive Chef at De Karpendonkse Hoeve (*) in Eindhoven, Netherlands, a restaurant that has retained its 1 Michelin star every year since 1979 Previously worked in Brasserie Bloom, De Karpendonkse Hoeve, De Hofstee, and Da Vinci (*) in the Netherlands|
|Yoshiro Kiyama Japan||Chef-Owner of Kiyama (*), Kyoto Formerly spent 15 years at Kyoto Wakuden, a high profile restaurant in the old capital Previously worked on the launch of Hashitate in Kyoto, as well as soba restaurant Itsutsu|
|Kamol (Gigg) Chobdee-ngam Thailand Celebrity Chef||Chef-Owner of Lerdtip, a celebrated restaurant in Bangkok Multi-award-winning chef specialising in Chinese cuisine Past winner of culinary contests including Iron Chef Thailand and The Dish, Thailand|
|Clément Bonano France||Chef and one-half of the brother duo owner of Granit – La Mécanique des Frères Bonano (*), France Previously worked with the Pourcel brothers (***) Graduated from hospitality school in Béziers|
|Benjamin Bonano France||Sommelier and one-half of the brother duo owner of Granit – La Mécanique des Frères Bonano (*), France Previously worked the Ritz Paris, La Cabro d’Or at Les Baux-de-Provence, and the Four Seasons in Hong Kong Previously worked with the Pourcel brothers (***)|
|Patrice & Philippe Marchand France||Co-owners (along with a third brother) of one of the oldest family companies in France, now in its 6th generation, specialised in matured cheeses (since 1880) Members of the International Cheese Guild Owners of Les Frères Marchand restaurant in Nancy, France|
|Tirapat Rerngjai Thailand||Executive Sous Chef at SO/ Bangkok|
|Piti Saengmanee Thailand||Executive Sweet & Savory Chef at SO/ Bangkok|
|Surasak Songsuk Thailand||Chef de Cuisine – Red Oven at SO/ Bangkok|
SO AMAZING CHEFS 2023 PROGRAMS
|Friday 3rd November 2023||The Signature Cheese at SO (SO Amazing Chefs Edition) from 19:00 – 21:00 at MIXO, 9th floor Our Signature Cheese at SO monthly event just got bigger and better. Indulge your senses at the ultimate cheese extravaganza, where you can meet the Marchand cheesemaking brothers and discover masterfully crafted Les Frères Marchand cheeses with optional free-flow wine to elevate the experience. THB 1,200++ THB 1,600++ with free-flow wine|
|Saturday 4th November 2023||The Line Up from 19:00 – 22:00 (Welcome Reception from 18:00) at MIXO, 9th floor Embark on a gastronomic adventure as 4 renowned chefs converge for a culinary extravaganza, delivering eight delectable courses that redefine the art of fine dining. Darren Chin Erik Anderson Ari Weiswasser Kamol (Gigg) Chobdee-ngam 8-course Dinner THB 6,000++ THB 8,000++ with wine pairing|
|Sunday 5th November 2023||SO Amazing Chefs Brunch from 12:00 – 15:00 at Red Oven, 7th floor Elevate your Sunday brunch experience to new heights with live chef stations from amazing chefs, each creating their mouthwatering signature dish right before your eyes in a feast for the senses. Darren Chin Ari Weiswasser Simon Scott Rob Van Der Veeken Kamol (Gigg) Chobdee-ngam Les Frères Marchand THB 2,500++, including soft beverages Add THB 1,500++ for free-flow sparkling, white, red, and rosé wines and local beer Add THB 2,900++ for free-flow Champagne, sparkling, white, red, and rosé wines and local beer|
|Monday 6th November 2023||The Vineyard from 07:00 – 20:00 at Monsoon Valley Vineyard, Hua Hin Discover the growing Thai wine culture with a sparkling wine breakfast at SO/ Bangkok, followed by a trip to Monsoon Valley Vineyard in Hua Hin, where you can tour the vineyard and meet with the vineyard’s resident elephants, and learn how wine is made, including the traditional method of crushing grapes by foot. Enjoy a laissez-faire-style BBQ picnic lunch, prepared by amazing chefs, in partnership with Monsoon Valley chefs paired with on-site wines, and complete your experience with a delightful cheese and wine afternoon tea. Simon Scott Rob Van Der Veeken Clément Bonano Ari Weiswasser THB 2,999++, including roundtrip transfer in a shared bus between SO/ Bangkok and Monsoon Valley Vineyard, Hua Hin THB 4,999++ with wine|
|Tuesday 7th November 2023||Dessert Cooking Class from 10:30 – 12:00 at MIXO, 9th floor Unleash your inner baker and join our exclusive baking class led by SO/ Bangkok’s very own Executive Sweet & Savory Chef Piti Saengmanee, where you can discover the secrets behind 2 delectable recipes – the surprise awaits. THB 900++|
|Supper Club from 19:00 – 22:00 (Welcome Reception from 18:00) at MIXO, 9th floor Indulge in a culinary extravaganza as four renowned chefs come together to present a tantalising 8 courses menu that redefines the art of fine dining. Paul Librandt Darren Chin Erik Anderson Yoshiro Kiyama 8-course Dinner THB 6,000++ THB 8,000++ with wine pairing|
|Wednesday 8th November 2023||SO Amazing Chefs Culinary Showdown from 18:00 – 22:00 at Ballroom, 8th floor Immerse yourself in an evening of culinary excitement at the SO/ Amazing Chefs highlight event. Kick off this special evening with Welcome Reception and followed by experience the thrill of live cooking unveil their culinary prowess, incorporating a secret ingredient that adds a touch of intrigue to the 4 courses dinner. Paul Librandt Darren Chin Erik Anderson Ari Weiswasser Simon Scott Rob Van Der Veeken Yoshiro Kiyama Clément Bonano 4-course Dinner THB 4,500++ with wine pairing|
|Thursday 9th November 2023||Chefs on the Loose from 17:00 – late Bangkok Embark on an alternative evening tour of Bangkok, visiting a few hidden cocktail bars and enjoying a Thai-style dinner and street food snacks, before returning to HI-SO to party the rest of the night away, overlooking the city. THB 3,800++, including nibbles, four drinks and an amenity pack|
|Bar Takeover from 17:00 – 24:00 at HI-SO, 29th floor Raise your spirits at an exclusive mixology event on our stunning rooftop bar, featuring Diageo guest mixologists who will craft extraordinary cocktails that redefine the art of libation. A la carte prices from THB 300++|
|Friday 10th November 2023||SO Amazing Chefs Dinner Cruise from 18:00 – 22:00 River City Pier Indulge in a culinary journey on the Chaopraya River with a dinner cruise comprising 8 courses, created by 4 chefs, followed by an electrifying after-party under the Rama 8 Bridge featuring a guest DJ. Paul Librandt Simon Scott Yoshiro Kiyama Clément Bonano 8-course Dinner Cruise THB 8,000++ THB 10,000++ with wine pairing|
|Saturday 11th November 2023||Sake SOSHI Night (SO Amazing Chefs Edition) from 18:00 – 22:00 at MIXO, 9th floor Experience our next level Sake SOSHI Night, where a free-flow Japanese omakase feast showcases whole tuna, unagi, and uni, while the artistry of 5 guest chefs are on full display at their Japanese themed live stations. Paul Librandt Erik Anderson Rob Van Der Veeken Yoshiro Kiyama Clément Bonano THB 6,500++ THB 8,500++ with free-flow sake, sake cocktails, wines, and sparkling sake|
|Party Finale from 13:00 – 21:00 at The Water Club, 10th floor Join us for a sensational pool party as we celebrate the culmination of a weeklong culinary extravaganza. Dance the night away under the stars, savoring delectable bites and refreshing cocktails, and bid farewell to an unforgettable week of gastronomic delights. THB 700 net, including one drink|
Remarks: All prices are per person.
Join us as we celebrate the universal language of food as told through tradition, innovation, and the passion of our amazing chefs.
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