Thailand’s Hottest Chilli Fest

Thailand’s Hottest Chilli Fest

Thailand’s hottest Chilli Fest returns to Urban Oasis at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok in April, filled with even more fiery eats from Bangkok’s leading restaurants and Michelin-calibre chefs, smoking hot entertainment and a fire show, an eye-watering chilli-eating competition and much more.

 

As an added bonus for guests, this year’s event will host a round-the-world, five-course dinner showcase of the cuisine of the legendary Chef Ian Kittichai.

 

Thailand’s Hottest Chilli Fest
Chef Ian Kittichai will be cooking up a storm at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok.

 

Spice-loving guests can ignite their taste buds with a journey around the world of flaming menus from Myanmar, India, China, South Korea, Pakistan, Mexico, Malaysia, Spain and, of course, Thailand. Talented chefs from upscale Bangkok restaurants serve up tastes and plates in a roving marketplace setting with prices starting from Bt120 only. There are even plant-based options for vegetarian chilli-heads too.

 

Featured chefs and award-winning restaurants: Thep Nakorn’s Chef ‘Ton’ Thitid Tassanakajohn; Saneh Jaan’s Chef ‘Toi’ Pilaipon Kamnag; Chef Sachin Poojary from Inddee; Restaurant Avant’s Chef Haikal Johari; Chef ‘Tap’ Supasit Kokpol of Restaurant Coda Bangkok; Chef Álvaro Ramos of Vaso; Chef ‘Bank’ Vishnu Prempuk from Aromkwan; Chef ‘Son’ Siripong Kosol from CANES; GooGoo of Lady GooGoo; chefs Gaby Espinosa, Megan Leon and Diego Zarco; Chef Shui Wing Yau from Summer Palace; Executive Sous Chef Shim Young Dae from ANJU Korean Rooftop Bar; Executive Chef Lamberto Valdez Lara from Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok; and temperature-raising dishes from Urban Refugee Kitchen by Na Projects.

 

Thailand’s Hottest Chilli Fest
Let the epic eating experience begin.

 

For a more intimate Chilli Fest feast, Stock.Room presents an exclusive five-course tasting menu by Chef Ian Kittichai, from 6.30pm – 8.30pm on 27th April at its Cooking Studio. The degustation menu for the evening invites guests to explore Chef Ian’s culinary world and is priced at Bt2,999++ per person including an entry to Chilli Fest as well. A premium beverage pairing is also available at Bt1,199++ per person. Advance reservations are required.

 

Chilli-Eating Competition

 

The bravest hot heads are invited to join the chilli-eating competition to vie for the grand prize. Contestants need to show their mettle by munching on increasingly hot chilli peppers, up to a 2,200,000 Scoville heat units, with the last competitor standing the ultimate winner. There will be a prize for the second and third winners as well. The contest is free and open to the public for whoever dares. Stay tuned for more details on Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok Facebook.

 

Thailand’s Hottest Chilli Fest
Who will be this year’s chilli chomping champion?

 

Chilli Market

 

Chilli Fest guests get the chance to shop local chilli products from That Daeng Sauce and Firepower Hot Sauces and hip merchandise designed by Akkara Bangkok, including t-shirts, tote bags, bucket hats and caps, exclusively for Chilli Fest. California Ink Bangkok also makes a return, inking up festival patrons with chilli tattoos for free.

 

This year’s Chilli Fest takes place Saturday, 27th April at Urban Oasis from 2pm – 9pm. The entry fee is Bt250, which also gets you one complimentary drink. Early bird ticketing is now available online at only Bt200. To book your ticket, click here.

 

Thailand’s Hottest Chilli Fest
Chef Ian’s Coast Dish features a fresh oyster.

 

A portion of Chilli Fest proceeds will be donated to support Sati Foundation. Sati Foundation is a grass-roots non-profit founded in Thailand in 2013 that aims to improve healthcare and education for at-risk and under-served children and youth.

 

For more information and reservations, call +66 (0) 2056 – 9999 or click here.

 

 

Source: Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok.

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