Food Review

Escoffier Dîner at VIVIN Grocery – Bistro Ekamai – Gourmet Bangkok


Chef Frédéric Hamann, Head Chef at VIVIN Grocery (disciples d’Escoffier), Chef Hervé Frerard, Culinary Director at Montien Hotel Surawong (disciples d’Escoffier) and Chef “Som” Jutamas Theantae (friend of disciples d’Escoffier) at SOM’S TABLE will be coming together for a very special and unique event “Where French Escoffier Meets Thai Ingredients”. 

This coming 10th November 2022 from 6.00 pm, the 3 Chefs Challenge would be to create dishes inspired by authentic Escoffier recipes and techniques but using almost exclusively the ingredients available at the VIVIN Grocery Bistro downstairs. 

Escoffier Dîner at VIVIN Grocery - Bistro Ekamai

Diners will enjoy a hearty and beautifully constructed 4 Course Escoffier dinner with dishes based on Thai, organic/natural and artisanal ingredients. 

Chef Frederic, Head Chef of VIVIN Grocery, Canard à l’orange will feature Thai-grown Duck Breast, Duck Fat, Organic White Radish, Wildflower Honey, Organic Mango Vinegar and Macadamia nuts. Chef Som’s Melba Toast Trio dish will incorporate VIVIN Grocery’s: Chorizo sarta, Huay Bong Durif Thai Cheese, Organic Lemon, Isaan Rum, Organic Eggplant, Dry duck breast, Baguette Parisienne and Free range eggs. The dinner will end with Dessert from Chef Herve ‘Baba au Rhum Des iles, Chutney of Pineapple Pulay and Vanilla Cream’ with Dried Baby Pineapple and Rhum arrangé.

Special Guest, Cheesemaker and founder of Jartisann Cheese will curate the ‘Say Cheese’ Cheese Board for the evening, presenting his best cheese products to match with the Escoffier dinner course.  

10th November 2022 at 6.00 pm | 3,200 THB net | 4 courses with wine pairing (4 Glasses)

About GranMonte Vineyard and Winery:

GranMonte Vineyard and Winery in Khao Yai (“Big Mountain”) is Thailand’s International award-winning vineyard and winery located in Khao Yai, Asoke Valley which is located approximately 120 KM (2.5 hours drive) North of Bangkok city and is renowned for its UNESCO World Heritage Site National Park, Khao Yai National Park. Among the exotic wildlife and mountainous terrain, natural water springs and flora fields there is another National pride which nestles among the mountain regions of Khao Yai and that is GranMonte Vineyard and Winery. 

Since 1999 GranMonte, a family-founded and run business, has pioneered the wine movement in Thailand and was also instrumental to Vitis vinifera development in the country. Each GranMonte wine from each vintage is a unique experience, and all of them are bound together by Nikki Lohitnavy, Thailand’s first oenologist and the daughter of the GranMonte estate owner. 

Nikki Lohitnavy is now a leading expert on tropical viticulture and winemaking Internationally. The GranMonte brand is fast becoming renowned in Asia, with fine restaurants in Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong supplying their labels and even in France, you can find GranMonte on a wine list. 

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