Mandarin Oriental, Manila takes guests on a gastronomic journey to the Land of Smiles on March 12 to 21 via the cuisine of a renowned Thai master chef from the world-acclaimed Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok — and offers diners a chance to win a holiday trip for two to Bangkok inclusive of accommodations at the legendary hotel.
Held in partnership with Thai International Airways, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, this fourth annual food festival at Paseo Uno focuses on “Tastes of Thailand: A Renowned Chef from a Legendary Hotel Comes to Town”, with Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok ‘s Thai Executive Sous Chef and Consultant Sumet Sumpachanyanont taking centre stage. The celebrity chef and TV culinary show host leads three other Thai chefs flown in by Thai Airways, in creating traditional and contemporary Thai dishes that will be incorporated into Paseo Uno’s lunch and dinner buffets. The buffet is priced at PHP 1880+ while the Luxury buffet, available for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays and lunch on Sundays, is priced at PHP 2380+.
Aside from sampling Thailand’s gustatory delights, diners availing of the Thai buffet have a chance to immerse themselves in traditional Thai culture as a three-day, two-night stay at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, along with roundtrip tickets for two from the Tourism Authority of Thailand is up for grabs in a raffle draw at the end of the festival.
The 41-year old Executive Sous Chef and culinary ambassador of Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’s famed Thai restaurant Sala Rim Naam has travelled to Australia, Hawaii, England, Japan, Macau, France, Malaysia and Hong Kong to lord over various Thai food promotions and trainings. He now teaches at Mandarin Oriental’s Professional Thai Chef Programme and is the host of a popular TV cooking show in Bangkok. He also presided over the first successful Thai festival in Paseo Uno in 2008.
Guests will be captivated by Thailand’s exotic flavors which have made Thai food one of the world’s most-loved Asian cuisines. Using the freshest seafood, tempting spices, tropical fruits and rice as main ingredients, Chef Sumet will showcase delicious
Thai favourites such as Tom Yaam Goong (Spicy Prawn Soup with Lemongrass and Straw Mushroom), Ped Yaang Naam Makhan (Roasted Duck with Tamarind Sauce), Panaeng Nuea (Thick and Creamy Red Beef Curry), Goong Phad Pong Gari (Stir-fried prawn with curry powder and celery), and Gai Phad Med Mamuang (Stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts).
For those who wish to bring the tastes of Thailand home with them, Chef Sumet will hold a cooking class on March 17 at 9 a.m, and teach attendees how to prepare authentic Yaam Mamuan Poo Nim (Spicy Mango Salad with Soft Shell Crab), Phad Thai Goong (Stir-fried Thai style Noodles with Prawns, Bean sprouts and Chives), and, Gluay Chueam (Caramelized Banana with Coconut Cream). The class fee is PHP 3500nett inclusive of a three-course lunch and a light breakfast preceding the class.
For reservations and more information on “Tastes of Thailand”, call Paseo Uno on 750 8888 ext 2411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information contact:
Charisse G Chuidian
Director of Communications
Tel: 819 9667 (direct line), 750 8888 ext 2220
Fax: 819 9625 (direct)