Published on : Friday, May 27, 2016
Bringing Thailand to the heart of Mumbai, Sofitel Mumbai BKC in association with the Tourism Authority of Thailand – Mumbai Office and SO Sofitel Bangkok, is hosting ‘Tastes of Thailand’, from 27th May to 5th June, 2016. Inaugurated by Mr. Biswajit Chakraborty – General Manager, Sofitel Mumbai BKC and Ms. Sirin Surathin, Deputy Consul General, Royal Thai Consulate-General of Mumbai the festival will be launched in grandeur with traditional Thai dance performances in the lobby.
The festival will not only showcase an array of authentic and sumptuous Thai cuisine, but will also recreate the cultural experience of the diverse nation. Chefs Chitsanuphat Dungjampa and Chalermchai Tavornaroonrathave been specially flown in from SO Sofitel Bangkok to offer patrons an authentic taste of their homeland.
The talented Thai chefs have curated an innovative menu with an eclectic mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes from across the country. Complemented by a range of exotic spices and fresh herbs, the buffet and live counters will feature dishes like Yum Woon Sen (Glass Noodle Salad), Gai Phad Kra Prao(Basil Chicken), Pla Nueng Manao (Steamed fish with a raw garlic, lime and chili sauce), Phad Thai Goong (Shrimp Phad Thai Noodles),Gang PhedPed Yang (Roasted Duck Curry)to name a few. Additionally, the menu comprises of refreshing coconut based desserts such as Woon Ma PraoOrn (Young coconut jelly), Sticky Rice with Black Bean in Coconut Milk, Banana in Coconut Milk and many more.
Ms. Soraya Homchuen, Director at Tourism Authority of Thailand – Mumbai Office, said, “The Tourism Authority of Thailand in Mumbai is pleased to be associated with Sofitel Mumbai BKC’s Thai Food Festival at their all-day dining – Pondichéry Café. Cuisine is one of the key draws for tourists to return to Thailand. I feel like the Thai environment and Thai cuisine at the food festival will tap into wonderful memories that Sofitel’s patrons have of the destination and will cause them to return. Indian travellers are now keen to explore the nuances of Thai cuisine and food festivals only whet their appetite for coming to Thailand to explore more and more of Thai cuisine and culture.”
Biswajit Chakraborty, General Manager, Sofitel Mumbai BKC, said, “The hotel has always been at the forefront in amalgamating different cultures and cuisines of the world. Through this association between Sofitel Mumbai BKC and our sister property SO Sofitel Bangkok, we proudly take our guests through the ‘Tastes of Thailand’ food festival to discover the culture and gastronomy of this glorious country!”
During this ten-day festival, guests can also stand chance to win a two-night stay at the luxurious SO Sofitel Bangkok through a social media photo contest.