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137 Pillars House holds inaugural Asian Organic Gourmet Festival extravaganza

The festival will feature guest chefs, organic cuisine and wines, local market and hotel herb garden tours with the Chefs and daily cooking demonstrations.

137 Pillars House will hold its inaugural Asian Organic Gourmet Festival extravaganza from 9-12 October 2014.
The festival will feature guest chefs, organic cuisine and wines, local market and hotel herb garden tours with the Chefs and daily cooking demonstrations. Sumptuous four-course dinners on the first two evenings and an exquisite Sunday brunch will showcase a different Chef’s cuisine, while the six-course Gala Dinner on 11 October will be a joint collaborative masterpiece by the three Chefs who will each prepare two courses. The Gala Dinner will include an auction to raise funds for Chiang Mai’s School of Life which is supported by the Hotel.  
Organic produce will be used from various suppliers throughout Thailand and specifically from Chiang Mai, including the renowned Royal Projects and a local hill tribe that produces organic eggs.

The Chefs participating in the Festival include:

Global Celebrity Chef Wan, the Food Ambassador of Malaysia. Chef Wan is a colourful character with a huge personality. He is the first Asian chef signed up by Fox TV to host a culinary TV Show, called “East Bites West”. He filmed one of his segments for the programme at 137 Pillars House last year and is excited to return. Chef Wan will be serving culinary masterpieces from the royal palaces of the various Malay states which incorporate Arabic, Turkish, Thai and Indian influences.
Chef Tammasak Chootong is the charismatic owner of the famous Suay Restaurant in Phuket. He created the concept for the hotel’s popular Palette restaurant in 2012. Chef Tammasak has worked in a number of world class restaurants and hotels in Germany and Thailand as well as on the prestigious QE II Cruise Liner. His cooking style focuses on light and healthy dishes and his cuisine during the festival will showcase modern Thai and pan-Asian influences with a western cooking technique.  
137 Pillars House Executive Chef Amporn Choeng-Ngam. In addition to working at several of Thailand’s top properties, Chef Amporn has worked in Ukraine, Bali and as the private chef to Princess Hassah bint Abdulaziz Al Saud in Saudi Arabia. He has won Gold and Silver medals in cooking competitions in Thailand and Bali. Chef Amporn will prepare nutritious cuisine with a focus on seafood dishes incorporating traditional French and Middle Eastern influences, as well as contemporary Thai food.  
We have created this annual event to highlight the healthy options to our guests and to promote the wide range of organic cuisine that is readily available in Chiang Mai as there’s growing awareness of organic cuisine and its health benefits. At the same time, we’ll support local producers through this effort,” said Manfred Ilg, General Manager, 137 Pillars House. “Apart from enjoying the Chefs’ cooking during the festival, guests can learn how to create their own menus through the cooking demonstrations, and take the knowledge home with them to incorporate into their daily lives,” he added.  
In celebration of the event the hotel has created the Asian Organic Gourmet Festival Package for two persons from 9-12 October (Thurs-Sun) 2014, which includes: 
• Three nights’ accommodation in a luxurious Rajah Brooke Suite
• Sumptuous daily breakfast with organic menu items
• Return limousine transfers from Chiang Mai International Airport 
• Complimentary welcome drink and fruit basket in the room on arrival
• Two four-course dinners featuring organic cuisine prepared by each Chef, plus the six-course Gala Dinner (all inclusive of welcome pre-dinner drinks)
• One organic Sunday brunch inclusive of welcome pre-brunch drinks
• 10% discount on spa treatments
• Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access throughout the stay
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