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Do yourself a favour: Take time out to enjoy in the currently ongoing Scandinavian Food Festival at Westin Grande Sukhumvit! ScandAsia was privileged to be invited for a pre-opening on Thursday 5 June 2014 and can highly recommend the food – it simply doesn’t get more authentic.
The VIP guests of the pre–opening evening were the Norwegian Ambassador H.E. Ms. Katja Christina Nordgaard and the Danish Ambassador couple Mrs Ratanawadee and H.E. Mr. Mikael Hemniti Winther.
Celebrity Chef Mathias Olsson from Sweden was introduced by Charles Jack, General Manager of Westin Grande Sukhumvit. Together with Peter Zimmermann, the Executive Chef at Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Chef Mathias Olsson will be in charge of the Scandinavian Food Festival until it ends on 15 June 2014.
Talking to ScandAsia, Chef Mathias Olsson confided that things had been a bit hectic the last few hours in the kitchen. A major part of the imported food had been delayed on the last leg from Hong Kong to0 Bangkok and the boxes only arrived one and a half hour before the pre-opening, causing some understandable panic in the kitchen.
However, when the guests started trickling in around six o’clock everything was under control. The meatballs with lingonsylt were there, Janssons temptations, four kinds of special cheese, indigenous knackbrod, lots of salmon, and a mean looking grilled gädda – pike in English – to mention just a few of the many genuine Scandinavian dishes. On the desert table there were cream filled semlor and even Bulow Lakrids to the great delight of the chosen few who know how to appreciate that delicacy.
And it was all gone in no time, Chef Mathias Olsson noticed with delight. The many Thai guests at the reception were all highly experimental and had bravely ventured into even the more exotic dishes like the grilled pike. But don’t worry, there will be new and fresh delicacies waiting for you when you get there.
The Westin Grande Sukhumvit is the big hotel on the corner of Sukhumvit soi 19 just off the Asoke BTS station. The Scandinavian Food Festival takes place in the Taste Signature Restaurant on 7th floor – the same floor as the main lobby of the hotel because all the lower floors are occupied by Robinson departmentstore.
During the two weekends of the promotion, which ends on 15 June, there are special lunch buffets on the 7th and the 14th of june and if you can hold your breath, there is a special Sunday lunch offer on Sunday 8 and 15 where you can come 2 and pay for 1 for the buffet.
And if you want to learn how to cook some of the delicacies yourself, you may join a Scandinavian Cooking Class on Saturday 14 June 2014.
You can make your reservation by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to 02 207 8000.