Napasai Samui to host charity gourmet event
South-East Asian gastronomy interpreted by six of the region’s most acclaimed international chefs is on the menu for charity at Orient-Express beachside hideaway Napasai in Koh Samui from February 23-25, 2011.
The intensive three-day gourmet extravaganza is showcasing the gastronomy of five countries: Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Burma and Indonesia.
It is a unique collaboration by top chefs from six elite Orient-Express hotels and resorts from each destination, coordinated by Napasai’s internationally-renowned French Executive Chef Gilles Galli.
Also participating are Alexis Voisin of La Residence d’Angkor, Cambodia; Nicolas Reynard of La Residence Phou Vao, Luang Prabang, Laos; Iain Murray of The Governor’s Residence, Yangon, Myanmar; Bansani Nawisamphan of Ubud Hanging Gardens, Ubud, Bali; and Michele Greggio of Jimbaran Puri Bali, Bali.
The trio of events opens on February 23 with a signature dinner menu highlighting Asian specialties by each of the six chefs. The price of this 5 courses menu started from US$37. A presentation of the chefs will be shown.
On February 24 they team-up to create one of the most diverse South-East Asian gastronomic buffets ever served in Koh Samui, priced started from US$46.
The one-off showcase of regional cuisine is completed with a Gala Dinner priced from US$56 on February 25.
Profits are supporting Thailand’s Foundation for Slum Child Care, under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Galyani.
Event organiser Chef Gilles Galli is renowned for his extraordinary blend of haute European and Thai cuisine at Napasai’s widely-acclaimed beach grill restaurant. A member of the Disciples d