The week-long World Gourmet Festival will see nine chefs heralding from eight countries transforming the capital of Thailand into a gastronomic destination like no other, packed with extravagant events and lavish installations, including a champagne lobby concept featuring six prestigious houses, sake and cocktail master classes, a perfume pairing event, and a spectacular Sunday Brunch to blow all other Sunday brunches out of the water. Each chef has been specially selected from this year’s list of San Pellegrino’s 50 Best Restaurants in the world. One such headliner is Chef Mauro Colagreco, founder and chef at two Michelin-starred restaurant Mirazur in Menton, France.
Awarded “Chef of the Year” by the prestigious Gault & Millau restaurant guide in 2009, Colagreco has found the perfect balance between his Italian-Argentinian heritage and his world class training to create inspired dishes that reflect the beauty of sea, garden, and mountain. Another name to look out for is Ana Ros, co-owner and chef at Hisa Franko in Kobarid, Slovenia. A true one-of-a-kind chef, Ros has developed her own unique cuisine that takes inspiration from the beautiful and remote hills of the Slovenian countryside. The flowery, herbal, yet delicate and precise nature of RoS’s cooking has made her the only woman thus far to have joined the Cook it Raw environmental and cooking initiative. She was also one of the personalities profiled in American television series Chef’s Table, currently nominated for four Emmy Awards in 2016.