The Okura Prestige Bangkok was pleased to launch the first edition of its ‘Japanese Fair – The Passionate Curators’, a celebration of the Okura marque’s Japanese heritage and culture of ‘Omotenashi’ – the art of providing exquisite levels of hospitality.
The annual fair, which took place from 30 April to 4 May 2022, was created to showcase the hotel’s captivating gastronomic highlights, arts and contemporary creativity that centre on Japan’s historically fascinating culture, traditions and artisan. This year, the invited and joined curators are utmost passionate in their own crafting ways which offer guests a completely unique experience.
The opening scene of hotel’s magnificent annual fair was the extravagant, passionate yet inspiring performance of ‘The Overture by Dr. Paye and Thai Youth Band Orchestra’ at the grandeur of the hotel’s lavish Lobby.
Interactive and instructional gatherings during the fair included an authentic ‘Tea Workshop and High Tea Omakase’ demonstrating the correct way to make, present and enjoy Japan’s famous matcha tea. Yet more workshops and classes revealed the secrets of making of
‘Wagashi Master Class’, a traditional Japanese confection often served with green tea; the beautiful Japanese custom of ‘Origami and Furoshiki Workshop,’ origami is Japan’s famous art of paper folding and furoshiki or gift-wrapping using colourful silken cloths.
The annual ‘Japanese Fair – The Passionate Curators’ was given particular zest by the participation of passionate and renowned Michelin ranked chefs Wildfird Hocquet, Executive Chef of Blue by Alain Ducasse, and Masato Shimizu , Chef-Owner of Sushi Masato, who teamed up with the Okura’s own Master Chef Shigeru Hagiwara of Yamazato restaurant to create the exclusive ‘Shokunin Dinner Series.’
“We were thrilled to see such a fantastic turnout during our first Japan-themed fair, which is set to become an annual celebration of our hotel’s DNA. The teams planned and prepared for the event for quite some time and I am pleased to say their hard work made it a great success. You could see that in the enthusiasm of the many guests and visitors who attended,” said Niek Hammer, General Manager of The Okura Prestige Bangkok. He added, “Stay tuned for our next Shokunin Dinner Series, an exciting gastronomic initiative we plan to continue in partnership with special guest chefs. And rest assured, planning for the 2023 Japanese Fair is already underway.”
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