CRAVING for authentic Thai food? You’ve still got three days to catch the Tastefully Thai food promotion that’s ongoing at The Peninsula Manila’s Spices restaurant featuring guest Thai chef Chamnan Thepchana, Thai Chef de Cuisine of The Peninsula Bangkok.
With Chef Chamnan at the helm of the kitchen from May 20 to 26, 2015, the Thai dishes that emerge from the kitchen of Spices restaurant are as authentic as it can be. Chef Chamnan gives diners who come to catch the ‘Tastefully Thai’ promotion an authentic taste of Thailand’s distinctive flavors and exquisite signature dishes, including Phad Thai (a stir-fried noodle dish with shrimps, beansprouts and peanuts), Som Tam (raw papaya salad with tomatoes and cashew nuts), Thab Thim Krup (ruby water chestnuts with coconut milk and crushed ice), Khao Niew Ma Muang (mango with sticky rice), and Sang Kha Ya Fak Thong (steamed custard in pumpkin). These are iconic Thai dishes, so Chef Chamnan presents them just as they should be—prepared the authentic way and presented in all their simple but appetizing glory.
Known for crafting classic Thai cuisine with a contemporary twist, however, Chef Chamnan also serves up a variety of exciting homestyle dishes, including a number of dishes prepared based on recipes passed down over the centuries by cooks at the Thai Royal Palace. So, dining on these dishes at Spices during the ‘Tastefully Thai’ promotion gives diners the unique experience of eating what the Thai royalty enjoys and in a stylish setting and regal ambiance, too.
During the formal opening of Tastefully Thai at Spices, intimate buffet stations were put up to give guests a taste of Chef Chamnan’s Thai dishes, such as Som Tam (papaya salad), Gai Yang (grilled marinated chicken), Kor Moo Yang (grilled marinated pork with chili sauce), Satay Pork, Chicken and Squid with Peanut Sauce and Ajad Sauce (skewered meats), Phad Thai (stir-fried flat noodles featured in an interactive station with a wide choice of condiments and toppings on the side), and Thab Thim Krup (water chestnuts with coconut milk, jackfruit, coconut shreds and crushed ice).
Other dishes were served by the waiters as pass-arounds, including Pomelo and Sesame Cone, Spring Rolls, Rice Paper with Shrimps and Chicken Salad on mini tart shells.
Chef Chamnan was presented by The Peninsula Manila general manager Sonia Vodusek-Vecchio and was accompanied by the hotel’s executive chef Mike Wehrle and Thai chef de cuisine A. Phaithoon. There were also Thai dance performances to keep the guests entertained, while fruit and vegetable carving, Thai style, gave the Thai food promotion a culture factor, giving guests a glimpse of traditional Thai culture and arts.
Tastefully Thai is ongoing until May 26, 2015, and diners who make a table reservation at Spices during the promotion get the chance to win round-trip Business Class tickets for two to Bangkok, courtesy of Thai Airways International, as well as a three-night stay for two in a Grand Deluxe Room with breakfast at The Peninsula Bangkok.
For inquiries or reservations, call 887-2888 extension 2168 and 2956 (Spices) and 2205 (restaurant reservations). The Peninsula Manila is located at the corner of Ayala Ave. and Makati Ave., Makati City.