Sustainable, interactive dining series to pair live-stream content with offline dishes
The lockdown has been doing wonders for the environment and to take it a step further, Scratch First, the Thai organisation behind the arts and lifestyle festival Wonderfruit, has conceived a new platform for creative sustainable and social interaction. And this time, it's all about food.
Fruitfull brings a conscientious, sustainable approach to dining and considers the impact food has on culture, society and the environment. A chance to think, feel and engage beyond the plate -- a mindful connection to meals. A world-class culinary concept streamed into your dining room, Fruitfull has partnered with Asia's leading chefs, Michelin-starred kitchens and others. The interactive dining experiences, pairing in-person meals with private live-streamed programmes, are curated by food writer Perm Paitayawat aka @theskinnybib.
The first series is called "Lockdown" and aims at creating a more mindful connection to food. From planet to plate, it offers experimental opportunities to dig deeper into food, the people who make it and how it is created. Lockdown will pair live-streaming content with offline dishes.
Once you reserve a spot at Lockdown's dinner table, you will join a private, live-streaming programme matched with your home-delivered feast. From kitchen confessions and cooking demos, to fresh explorations of community-supported agriculture and live music, the online experience is designed to flow as any dinner should -- with conversation, stories and connections.
This is dinner and a show reimagined with concrete ideas, sustainable ecology and social connection for the uncertain times we are living in. Diners can reserve up to four experiences, which fill a calendar of Fridays.
The first experience will kick off today with a seven-course progressive Thai menu by Duangporn "Bo" Songvisava and Dylan Jones of the Michelin-starred Bo.lan and No.39 on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2020. May 8 features Garima Arora of Michelin-starred Gaa, also No.15 on the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2020.
Arora will host dinner together with DJ and broadcaster Nick Luscombe. Luscombe will also throw a socially responsible lockdown couch party, with creative Neo-African Eurasian hampers and jam sessions with Michelin-starred Ikoyi's Jeremy Chan (London, UK) and Michelin-starred 108's Kristian Baumann (Copenhagen, Denmark).
On May 15, a historically-minded Korean-Thai feast inspired by ancient Korean cookbooks, overseen by 2020 Asia's Best Female Chef Cho Hee-sook of Hansikgonggan (Seoul, South Korea), which is No.34 on the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list 2020, will be served. The meal is reinterpreted by David Thompson's protégé Prin Polsuk of Samrub For Thai.
Lockdown will conclude on May 22, diners can opt for an innovative Japanese bento box experience curated by Yusuke Takada of two Michelin-starred and No.10 on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2020 La Cime (Osaka, Japan), featuring a live cook-along session.
With your dinner arriving in sustainable packaging to the in-dept assessment of the environmental impact of each dish's components and zero-waste delivery service, Fruitfull aims to reduce the negative effects of dining to a positive eating revolution.
Tickets are available on Ticketmelon and all proceeds from Lockdown will be directed to Covid Relief, a Bangkok-based charity bringing food, masks and sanitary solutions to some of the city's most vulnerable.
Visit fruitfull.co for reservations and updates.
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Gaa restaurant Published caption : Chef Garima Arora of Bangkok's Michelin-starred Restaurant Gaa. Jarek Pajewski