SO/ Bangkok


SO AMAZING CHEFS 2023

9 DAYS ONLY FROM 3RD – 11TH NOVEMBER 2023

AT SO/ BANGKOK

 

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The 11 Edition l 11 Chefs around the World l 12 Michelin Stars l 12 Culinary Activities

 

 

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.

 

Discover more, please visit https://bit.ly/3YL7PfT

To book, please call 02-624-0000 or email h6835-fb3@so-hotels.com

 

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