THE Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa is hosting the Thai Festival for the second consecutive year.
Held in collaboration with the Thai Embassy and Amazing Thailand, the four-day festival began yesterday at the Royal Thai Restaurant.
Thai celebrity Chef Pam is cooking up her award-winning cuisine for guests.
Cultural Thai performances will also be held in the evenings.
On Saturday, Chef Pam will host a masterclass beginning at 10.30am until noon.
She will showcase two recipes and interact with participants as she demonstrates the cooking techniques.
“Following the success of last year’s festival, we have raised the bar this year by bringing in for the first time to Bahrain Thailand’s celebrity Chef Pam,” said food and beverage manager Sunuj Deen.
“The host and judge of the TV show, Top Chef Masters, will be serving her award-winning menu during her visit, and we are fortunate to have the opportunity to taste her cuisine, since guests face a long wait in Thailand to be able to do so.”
Chef Pam is Thailand’s most recognised culinary personality and has been the recipient of multiple culinary awards.
At age 21, she became the youngest chef to win Asia Youth Hope cooking contest in 2011.
In 2012, she was named among ‘The Young Women of the Year 2012’ in Her World magazine.
The same year she was also the first runner-up for globally-known ‘Young Talent 2012’ contest held by Les Disciples d’Escoffier.
Royal Thai opened in 2002 and has since won numerous awards from publications such as Food and Travel, Time Out, Fact and the Thai Select Awards.
The restaurant is officially listed on the website of the Thai Trade Ministry as one of the best places to dine in Bahrain.
The Thai Festival ends on Saturday. Limited spaces are available for the master class.
Call 17713000 for reservations.