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As summer fever takes hold there's no better time to check out the best food events around the world this August!
From city-wide festivals in NYC, Copenhagen and LA boasting world class chef line-ups and the chance to taste their food, to beachside dining with stunning sea views check out the exclusive dinners on the islands of Santorini in Greece or Koh Samui in Thailand, plus plenty more.
Here's our pick of food events around the globe this August!
August Food Events 2018
NYC Restaurant Week, Citywide, until 17 August 2018
NYC restaurant week continues apace, finishing mid-month, meaning you still have plenty of time to take advantage of this spectacular dining opportunity. Over 380 restaurants across the city are offering special price menus and opening up a world deliciousness!
Find out more here.
Chef Ton from Le Du Cooks at KOH Thai Kitchen & Bar, Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, Thailand, 3 and 4 August 2018
Sanpellegrino and Acqua Panna present talented young Thai chef, Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn, from Bangkok's Le Du at KOH Thai Kitchen & Bar, Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui for two exclusive evenings only.
Taking leave of his produce-driven restaurant at number 14 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 in the Thai capital, Ton is all set to dazzle on the island, with a menu that includes: local sea bass with his own chilli paste, oysters with Thai rice wine, grouper with a chu-chee sauce made from fish and spices, a Southern Thai curry with crab and ant larvae, local dry-aged beef with cassia leaves, and a duck-egg custard.
Chef Ton will also be leading a culinary masterclass on 4 August sharing his trade secrets, tips and techniques to keen foodies, so don't miss out on the chance to learn from one of the best.
To book a table or a place on the masterclass email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone +66 (0) 77 243 000.
Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, 22 to 26 August, 2018
The red carpet 5-day epicurean affair will this year include the likes of Thomas Keller, Grant Achatz, Guy Fieri, Giada De Laurentiis, Tyler Florence, Scott Conant, and local LA favourites like David Lefevre, Michael Voltaggio, Nobu Matsuhisa, Joachim Splichal, Ray Garcia, Ricardo Zarate, plus many more. So, go hungry and prepare to enjoy the eclectic selection of food that this city does best.
Find out more here.
US Seafood Festivals, Various Locations, Various Dates
Get your fill of seafood stateside this month as food festivals kick off all across the country, from the world famous Maine lobster festival to the Louisiana shrimp and petroleum festival. Find out more about the event line-up here.
Copenhagen Cooking Festival, Copenhagen, 24 August to 2 September 2018
The popular Nordic city comes alive with 200 events across the city for a whopping 10 days. Take your pick of exclusive chef dinners, and masterclasses to communal feasts. Find out more here.
Andronis Gastronomy Festival, Santorini, Greece, Various Dates
This month sees a spread of spectacular sea view dinners all taking place in restaurants on the mesmerising Greek island of Santorini. Three Michelin starred French chef, Frederic Anton, will be cooking at restaurant Lycabettus, as will Paolo Casagrande, from Lasarte in Barcelona and elBulli trained David Garcia, while Jacob Jan Boerma will cook at Lauda restaurant, as will three Michelin starred Emmanuel Renaut.
To see the full schedule of dinners and how to book, click here.
Four Hands Dinner with Ray Adriansyah and Jim Ophorst, Phuket, Thailand, 25 August, 2018
Take part in Trisara’s Culinary series and enjoy a special opportunity to experience a four-hands dinner created by Chef Ray Adriansyah from Locavore in Bali, Asia’s 21st best restaurant, and Chef Jim Ophorst from PRU, Trisara’s modern farm to table cuisine. They'll be cooking up an amazing 8-course menu using the ingredients found from local sustainable fishing and purveyors, enhanced with surprises foraged from the surrounding forests and coastline.
To reserve a table click here.
Mad Symposium, Copenhagen, 26 & 27 August 2018
As if you needed any more excuses to visit this Nordic city of cool, this two day symposium should be it. Two days of dynamic conversations, learning, and storytelling addressing the industry on the theme "can we create a world where opportunities are available to all people" will be addressed by a multidisciplinary audience and speakers with a shared enthusiasm.
Find out more here.