Chiva-Som International Health Resort in Hua Hin, Thailand, is hosting its first ‘Wellness Journey Fundraising Gala Dinner’ to raise funds for Krailart Niwate, a mangrove preservation and environmental wellness project to protect Hua Hin’s last remaining mangrove forest. The event will be held on 1st December 2019 at Chiva-Som, with tickets priced at THB 10,000 per person – the price includes an 8-course wellness-inspired cuisine dinner with a selection of four wine pairings or wellness drinks.
Chiva-Som’s Executive Chef Sinchai Srivipa will collaborate with Michelin Star Chef Dan Bark from Upstairs Mikkeller Restaurant in Bangkok to present an exclusive culinary display for this Gala Dinner. The gastronomic journey will feature premium and nutritious locally sourced ingredients that the chefs will transform with their distinctive taste and signature cooking techniques.
All proceeds from the tickets of this dinner will be donated to Krailart Niwate. Guests who are unable to attend the dinner are also welcome to make donations from now till 1st December 2019. Donors of THB 3,000 and above will receive a limited edition Krailart Niwate scarf.
In addition to the Gala Dinner, Chef Dan will also create a complimentary bespoke Wellness Menu for the guests of Chiva-Som on 2nd December 2019.
In expressing his excitement for the upcoming collaboration, Chef Dan spoke of the intriguing concept of Wellness Cuisine, “There may be some ambiguity about the favorability of wellness cuisine, but Chef Sinchai and the Chiva-Som culinary team have shown the world that wellness cuisine is one of the most pleasant dining experiences. They always surprise their guests with their innovative menus and delectable tastes. My cooking utilises fresh, nutritious ingredients and presents them in a modern fusion manner – that’s what Chef Sinchai and I have in common. Moreover, I am a strong proponent of sustainability and I am thrilled that the Chiva-Som team has taken such great efforts in preserving it.”
Chef Sinchai reiterated the synergy of the partnership, “Chef Dan represents a new generation of talented chefs, and his Michelin Stars are a testament of that. He brings new techniques to his cooking and to his cuisine. It will be a great experience to work with him to present our wellness-inspired cuisine and elevate that with his signature techniques. As sustainability is such an important factor in Chiva-Som, we will use locally-sourced fresh ingredients when preparing dishes for this dinner.”
“This Charity Gala Dinner also celebrates the final phase of Chiva-Som’s two-year refurbishment. Guests of our resort will not only experience the innovative wellness cuisine of Chef Sinchai and Chef Dan but will also witness the new look of the refreshed Taste of Siam restaurant which will be completed in October 2019. This will mark the final piece of our entire resort renovation,” concludes Vaipanya Kongkwanyuen, General Manager of Chiva-Som.
Krailart Niwate mangrove preservation project, which has started since 2013, is one of the environmental wellness project under Preserve Hua Hin Foundation spearheaded by Mr. Krip Rojanastien, CEO and Chairman of Chiva-Som and the Preserve Hua Hin Group under the Royal patronage of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Located in the area of Khao Krailart temple, the Krailart Niwate mangrove is the last remaining mangrove in Hua Hin.