Fruitfull, Wonderfruit’s event examining the gap between food, culture and sustainability, is back at it Nov. 6 through Nov. 8 with a weekend-long foodie festival in the very center of Bangkok at a pretty unusual location: within the teakwood walls of the Jim Thompson House Museum.
Billed as the first pop-up event there in over 50 years, Fruitfull will bring together local chefs, cooks and consumers in one space for a weekend filled with organic markets, street food pop-ups, workshops, dinners, masterclasses and more.
There are some big names lined up to collaborate across several cool events. On Nov. 6, Supaksorn “Ice” Jongsiri (Sorn), Thomas and Matthias Sühring (Sühring), Napol “Joe” Jantraget and Saki Hoshino (80/20, Krok), Garima Arora (Gaa), Jarrett Wrisley (Soul Food Mahanakorn, Appia), and Weerawat “Num” Triyasenawat (Samuay & Sons) will join forces to create a “retro-futuristic” Thai-Chinese feast (THB30,000 per table of 10; includes two bottles of wine from noteworthy local distributor Wine Garage).
On Nov. 7 and Nov. 8, two crossover chef’s table experiences promise interesting twists on the usual fine-dining fare. The Bo.lan team will work with Prin Polsuk (Samrub for Thai), while Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn (Le Du, Mayrai, Baan) will partner with everyone’s favorite bespectacled chef, Jay Fai (THB7,500 each, including free-flow wine from Wine Garage).
On a more casual level, Samuay & Sons’ chef Num will debut his new Isaan concept, Mak-Khang, while Sorn’s chef Ice will set up a khanom jeen bar inside the museum.
Across the courtyard, there will be a pop-up outdoor street food market involving 100 Mahaseth’s Chalee Kader, Appia’s Paolo Vitaletti, Soul Food Mahanakorn’s Jarrett Wrisley, and Dylan Jones from Bo.lan. They will all pit their skills “against the local stars of the community food cart scene [to showcase] the subcultures of flavor in Bangkok.”
Attendees will also find sustainability-driven food stalls, as well as an organic farmers’ market and workshops by Patom, Scholars of Sustenance food rescue and Ceremony Chocolate.
Naturally, as this is a Wonderfruit event, expect live music from the likes of the Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band, Mike “The Butcher” Allin and Yaan, among other DJs and artists.
Admission is THB490 and available online. The masterclasses and special dining events must be purchased in advance and include event entry.
Fruitfull runs 11am until late Nov. 6 until Nov. 8 at the Jim Thompson House Museum. More information is available online.
Nov. 6 – Nov. 8
Jim Thompson House Museum
BTS National Stadium / Ratchathewi
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