Chef Richard Blais in Bangkok

U.S. Embassy Bangkok welcomed our latest culinary envoy Richard Blais to Thailand. Chef Blais is known worldwide as the winner of Top Chef All Stars and a celebrity judge on many cooking reality shows. He kicked off his trip to Bangkok with a special luncheon service for Her Royal Highness Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn during her visit to the Embassy July 26. On Wednesday, he visited Aor Tor Kor market to shop for local ingredients such as Sai Ua northern sausage to be used in an educational cooking demo with Bangkok University students. He concluded his trip with a special one-night-only dinner service with Chef Ton Tassanakajohn of Baagadin Restaurant on July 28. The menus for the sold-out culinary event used USDA prime beef, oysters and scallops, and were created with his signature molecular gastronomic techniques. The special menus will be available at Baagadin restaurants again on August 5-12, 2016.

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