Fruitfull, Wonderfruit’s pioneering event bridging the gap between food, culture, and sustainability, is back at it this Nov 6-8 with a weekend-long foodie festival in the very center of Bangkok, and at a pretty unusual location: within the teakwood walls of the Jim Thompson House Museum.
Billed as the first pop-up event at the Jim Thompson House in more than 50 years, Fruitfull is bringing together local chefs, cooks, and consumers in one space for a weekend fill with organic markets, street food pop-ups, workshops, dinners, masterclasses, and more.
There are some big names on the line-up, and they’ll be collaborating across some cool events. For example, on Nov 6, Supaksorn “Ice” Jongsiri (Sorn), Thomas and Matthias Sühring (Sühring), Napol “Joe” Jantraget and Saki Hoshino (80/20, Krok), Garima Arora (Gaa), Jarrett Wrisley (Soul Food Mahanakorn, Appia), and Weerawat “Num” Triyasenawat (Samuay & Sons) will be joining forces to create a “retro-futuristic” Thai-Chinese feast (B30,000/table for 10; includes two bottles of wine from noteworthy local distributor Wine Garage).
On Nov 7 and 8, two crossover chef’s table experiences promise interesting twists on your usual fine dining fare. The Bo.lan team will be working with Prin Polsuk (Samrub for Thai), while Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn (Le Du, Mayrai, Baan) will be partnering with everyone’s favorite bespectacled chef, Jay Fai (B7,500 each; includes free-flow wine from Wine Garage).
On a more casual level, Samuay & Sons’ chef Num will debut his new Isaan concept, Mak-Khang, while Sorn’s chef Ice will set up a khanom jeen bar inside the museum.
Across the courtyard, there will be a pop-up outdoor street food market involving 100 Mahaseth’s Chalee Kader, Appia’s Paolo Vitaletti, Soul Food Mahanakorn’s Jarrett Wrisley, and Dylan Jones from Bo.lan. They will all pit their skills “against the local stars of the community food cart scene [showcasing] the subcultures of flavor in Bangkok,” according to a press release. You’ll also find sustainability-driven food stalls, as well as an organic farmers’ market and workshops by Patom, SOS food rescue, and Ceremony Chocolate. Meanwhile, Vitaletti and Wrisley will launch their new food and travel book, “Roads to Rome.”
Naturally, as this is a Wonderfruit event, you can expect some awesome live music from the likes of the Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band, Mike “The Butcher” Allin, and Yaan, among other DJs and artists.
There’s a lot going on here, including some Zoomed-in masterclasses featuring top international chefs we didn’t even mention, so visit the official event website and Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.
Tickets are B490 via Ticketmelon and at the gates. The masterclasses and special dining events must be purchased in advance and include entry to the festival.
11am-late each day, Jim Thompson House Museum, 6 Kasem San 2 Alley