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Gourmands Geared Up for World Gourmet Festival at Four Seasons Bangkok




Eight of the top chefs in the world are on their way to Thailand to participate in the World Gourmet Festival at the Four Seasons Bangkok.

The event is billed as “Eight Chefs, Seven Days, Six Countries, One Hotel”, will take place between September 3rd and 9th, and will also feature Master of Wine Jeannie Cho Lee, Eleveur de Fromage Jean-François Antony, and mixologist and ambassador for Dilmah Tea, Robert Schinkel.

This year’s line-up sees chefs from different corners of the globe showcasing their signature styles of cuisine for two nights each at the Hotel.  Taking part in the festival this year are:
•    Shiqin Chen, La Rei, Il Boscareto, Piedmont, Italy
•    Diego Irrera, 1884 Restaurante, Mendoza, Argentina
•    Galvin Lim, Les Amis, Singapore
•    Igor Macchia, La Credenza, Piedmont, Italy
•    Michael Mina, MICHAEL MINA, San Francisco, USA
•    Víctor Quintillà Imbernón, Lluerna, Barcelona, Spain
•    Masa Shimakawa, ONYX, Los Angeles, USA
•    Frédéric Vardon, LE 39V, Paris, France


                    Frederic Vardon (left) and Igor Macchia


In addition to the World Gourmet Festival dinners, guests this year will have the opportunity to enjoy the World Gourmet Festival lunches, a Wine Master Class with Jeannie Cho Lee, a Cérémonie des Fromages with Jean-François Antony, and a tea mixology event and Afternoon Tea with Robert Schinkel and Dilmah Tea.

Guests can also extend the World Gourmet Festival experience with a stay at Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok? The World Gourmet Package is available throughout the Festival, including luxurious accommodations, a World Gourmet Festival dinner for two per night, and much more.


                    Shiqin Chen (left) and Michael Mina


                    Masa Shimakawa (left) and Jeannie Cho Lee


This year, both Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai and Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui will also be getting in on the World Gourmet action, each hosting a one-night-only dinner with one of the participating chefs. In Chiang Mai, Chef Masa Shimakawa will be cooking up a storm on Thursday, September 6, while Michael Mina will be bringing his signature modern American cuisine to the island of Koh Samui on Monday, September 10.  World Gourmet Stay Packages will also be available at both properties.


                    Jean-Francois Anthony