Bangkok, 27 June, 2018 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has scheduled a special ‘Thai-Eat-Art-Gastronomy’ festival to be held in Chon Buri province from 29 June to 1 July, to highlight the distinctive local cuisines of regional Thailand.
The festival will take place at Laem Thaen, a cape just north of Bang Saen Beach, or about a 90-minute drive from Bangkok and one hour from Pattaya.
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said “The festival will offer the chance for visitors to take a culinary trip of discovery around the regions of Thailand all in one location.
“The ‘Thai-Eat-Art-Gastronomy’ festival has been created both as a food-themed event in itself that further showcases the local tastes in Chon Buri and diversity of Thailand’s regional cuisines, and as a platform to promote gastronomy tourism as a delightful way to explore the kingdom.”
Discovering the fascinating destination that is Thailand through its many different local foods and regional cuisines promises plenty of unique Thai local experiences along the way. As such, it forms part of the overall Amazing Thailand ‘Open to the New Shades’ communication concept of TAT that invites tourists to see the kingdom from both new and existing perspectives.
The ‘Thai-Eat-Art-Gastronomy’ festival features five zones:
Zone One will feature local dishes from all five regions of Thailand, bringing together a total of 50 famous restaurants – 10 from each region – to serve their delicious local dishes that normally can only be savoured when travelling to that particular region.
Zone Two will present distinctive local cuisines of Chon Buri, focussing on unique local dishes, snacks and desserts as well as processed foods from the host province’s 60 well-known restaurants and food producers.
Zone Three is dedicated for the ‘Thai-Eat-Art-Gastronomy’ exhibition where festival-goers can learn about regional dishes of Thailand through an informative and engaging presentations of food sources, culinary tour routes featuring herbal and vegetable gardens, as well as innovative gastronomy ideas.
Zone Four offers the chance for festival-goers to ‘easy taste local dishes (do it yourself)’ and learn about the kingdom’s culinary delights in the form of cooking experiences.
Zone Five highlights the wonderful chance to watch top celebrated Chef Natty Napawadee Payakso in action and learn from her, as she demonstrates her culinary skills and perhaps even shares some cooking secrets. There are also live concerts and performances by renowned Thai pop stars and bands including Ice Saranyu, Wan Thanakrit, Hand Made, The Mouses, KLEAR, Season Five, and Boy Peacemaker.