THE ST. REGIS BANGKOK PRESENTS INAUGURAL “SPANISH EXTRAVAGANZA” FEATURING MICHELIN-STARRED CHEFS
Series of degustation dinners, tapas feasts and a themed Sunday brunch from 21 – 24 November 2019
The St. Regis Bangkok presents a gastronomic experience from Spain with the inaugural “Spanish Extravaganza”, a global celebration of Spanish culture making its only Thailand stop at Decanter and VIU from 21 – 24 November 2019.
Representative of the exuberant Spanish way of life are Spanish gastronomy and Spanish football, two pillars of culture which ignite passion across cultures around the world. At the exclusive event, guests are invited to experience culinary creations handcrafted by Spanish Michelin-starred chefs and exceptional wines selected and served by world-class sommeliers. Guest tapas masters give Spain’s traditional small plate culture a modern twist inspired by the home locations of the country’s LaLiga football clubs.
“Spain and Thailand are similar in their shared enjoyment of good food. Tapas are widely enjoyed in Spain, which is similar to the Thai way of enjoying street food with friends,” said Marta Martin, Hotel Manager of The St. Regis Bangkok.
The four-day fiesta includes a series of exquisite degustation dinners presented by two Michelin-starred Spanish chefs, Tapas feast celebrating LaLiga and regional Spanish flavors culminating in a Spanish Fiesta Brunch all with traditional Spanish music and folklore.
Curating the flavors of Spain for Bangkok gourmets at the event are three Michelin-starred chefs and two tapas masters from Spain: Chef Sergio Ortiz of Michelin-starred Zarate in Bilbao; Chef Alvaro Garrido of Michelin-starred Mina in Bilbao; Chef Rafael Centeno Moyer of Michelin-starred Maruja Limón in Vigo; Chef David Pérez Gutierrez of El Ronquillo in Cantabria; and Chef Ager Urigüen of Txokoa in Berlin.
From 21 – 23 November 2019, Chef Sergio Ortiz de Zarate and Chef Alvaro Garrido invite diners on a Michelin-starred journey through Spain every evening with a four-hand, 7-course set dinner showcasing the authentic flavors of their homeland against the backdrop of traditional music performances.
Also from 21 – 23 November 2019, Spanish tapas masters Chef David Pérez Gutierrez and Chef Ager Urigüen, supported by Michelin-starred Chef Rafael Centeno Moyer, serve a selection of classic Spanish dishes and tapas inspired by the homes of LaLiga teams. Live music performances, a selection of international options and local Thai dishes balance the full buffet offering.
On 24 November 2019, all five Spanish chefs come together for one gastronomic finale in a Sunday brunch experience featuring authentic cuisine complemented with fine Spanish wine. Adding Spanish flair to the boisterous brunch is live entertainment including flamenco dancers and live musicians, surprising lucky draws and celebrity appearances.
“In Spain, food is everything. It is our art, our family, our friends, our good times and bad… We live longer, happier, and better because of what and how we eat,” said Ferran Adrià, world-renowned head chef of the former El Bulli and collaborator of Spanish Extravaganza founded by his fellow Spanish chefs.
Spanish Extravaganza is supported by TourSpain and La Liga and hosted at The St. Regis Bangkok from 21 – 24 November 2019.
The 7-course set dinners at Decanter are priced at THB 3,200++ per person or THB 3,800++ per person inclusive of Spanish wine pairing. The tapas buffet dinners at VIU are priced at THB 2,300++ per person or THB 2,900++ per person inclusive of Spanish wine pairing. The Spanish Fiesta Brunch is priced at THB 2,850++ per person inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages or THB 3,650 ++ per person inclusive of free-flow Spanish wines, beer, Siam Mary and martinis.