Asian Organic Gourmet Festival Promotes Thainess

tim-vongswang-riva-surya-silverneedleBangkok (Thailand) – October 2, 2015 ( – The annual Asian Organic Gourmet Festival 2015 is now underway at the Riva Surya Bangkok, on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. The three-day event will highlight healthy gourmet dishes especially prepared to mark the event by four famous Thai chefs – Chef Sompong Suksuwan, Chef Satawat Kunarasai, Chef Surasing Viratsakul and Chef Arnon Mssmnglsng. Many interesting activities include a live cooking demonstration, healthy bread baking demonstration, outdoor farmer’s market, nutritional talks, healthy dessert making demonstration, and much more.

Organised by Riva Surya Bangkok and SilverNeedle Collection, the event is designed to enhance the development of healthy living along with the art of Thai and Asian cooking within the food and beverage industry. lt is set to enable the building of healthy gourmet into the Thai community and to support the organic farming community, organic produce sales, and to encourage the Thai and expat community to healthy dining and living as well as promoting Thai and Asian organic cuisine and Thai organic produce.

Mr. Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, TAT’s Executive Director of Advertising and Public Relations Department said, “The Asian Organic Gourmet Festival 2015 indeed coincides with TAT’s Discover Thainess campaign in which the promotion of Thailand’s unique culinary heritage plays a large part alongside the kingdom’s cultural and artistic legacy. Healthy living also forms the core part of the Thai way of life; such as, the use of exotic herbs and spices to enrich the flavours and offer nutrition.”

As one of the key advocates of health and organic cuisine, Riva Surya will include the first six main menus concocted by the event’s guest chefs at its restaurant for the next three months. Following which, the hotel will create and promote a new organic menu on a monthly basis.

The cooking demonstration, including an organic lunch, coffee and tea, soft drinks, apron, and recipe book is priced at 1,950 Baht net per person. The four-course dinner, includes welcome drinks and soft drinks, free flowing wine, coffee and tea, and is priced at 2,500 Baht net per meal per person. Participation in the afternoon activities and farmer’s market at Riva Surya will be free of charge.

Riva Surya Bangkok’s Asian Organic Gourmet Festival Dinner’s revenue will be partly donated to the FOOD4GOOD programme involving solving the problem of malnutrition among under-privileged children in Thai society.

Contact information:
Riva Surya Bangkok
23 Phra Arthit Road
Bangkok 10200
Tel. +66 2 633 5000

SilverNeedle Hospitality
191/86 CTI Tower, Ratchadapisek Road
Bangkok 10110

International Public Relations Division
Tourism Authority of Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2250 5500 ext. 4545-48
Fax: +66 (0) 2253 7419