Dusit Thani Manila, Epicurean: A Thai Gastronomic Journey


Embark on an epicurean sojourn through Thailand with a rare wine pairing curated by the Thai gastronomic trio on May 3 and 4 at Benjarong, Dusit Thani Manila.

Teaming up to bring a one-of-a-kind culinary experience are Thanintorn Chantharawan “Chef Noom” of Michelin-starred Chim by Siam Wisdom, Visootha Lohitnavy “Nikki”, oenologist and winemaker of GranMonte and Watcharaphon Yongbanthom “Chef Ja”, Benjarong Manila’s Thai Chef de Cusine.

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From spice to decadence and everything in between, Chef Noom is at the helm of the One Michelin-starred Thai restaurant Chim By Siam Wisdom. Trained in European and modern molecular cuisines, he spent 14 years working in some of London’s hottest restaurants before returning to Thailand where he was recognized for his stint on Iron Chef Thailand. Chef Noom also became known for his discovery of the 200-year-old recipe for Tom Yum Plachon Bo-Larn.

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Meanwhile, Benjarong Manila’s Chef Ja, who also appeared on television as guest chef for Iron Chef Thailand in 2014, collaborates with Chef Noom for this once-in-a-lifetime culinary affair. These two kitchen geniuses showcase the rich Thai flavors by curating the menu of the six-course dinner for the two-day event. Among the dishes to look out for are Seared Scallop with Aubergine Chutney, Geang Phed Gam Moo, River Prawn with Kaffir Lime Spice Curry Sauce and more.

Completing the Thai gastronomic trio is Nikki, the first and only fully-qualified winemaker of Thailand. She is the in-house oenologist and winemaker of her family-owned property, GranMonte, Asoke Valley since 2008. GranMonte’s international award-winning wines are made from finesh and freshest estate-grown produce with the use of innovative winemaking techniques that capture all the important aromas and tastes.

The euphoria of the transcendent Thai cuisine uniquely paired with the refined taste of GranMonte wines is open to public for PHP 6,500 nett/ person. Limited slots available. Book your reservations by calling 238-8888.

Stay hungry,


Nathaniel C. Uy


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