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December is a month rich in sensational culinary experiences, from festive countdown dinners to exclusive chef masterclasses.
Take your pick of locations, from Thailand to Turkey and decide whether you want to try tackling techno sensorial cooking with Andoni Aduriz from Mugaritz or posing your questions to culinary greats at Gastromasa in Turkey.
Take a look at more of December's Best Food Events.
Turkey's cutting edge gastronomy conference sponsored by S.Pellegrino, returns for a third year with yet another increedible chef line-up.
Mitsuharu Tsumura, Virgilio Martinez, Kamilla Seidler, Joan Roca, Mauro Colagreco are just a few of the international chefs joining the talks at at the Haliç Congress Center in Istanbul to debate this year's theme: "Product."
The even it open to a ticketed audience who will get a chance to put their questions to the speakers. (tickets available here)
Andoni Luis Aduriz Masterclass, WHotel, Bangkok
Looking for a unique Christmas gift? What about attending a master class with Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz from the famed Mugaritz restaurant in Spain?
The two Michelin starred chef will be cooking his signature dishes at Social Room of W Bangkok live in front of an audience giving up close and personal insight into his technques. Chef Andoni will join guests at cocktail reception at the Social Room afterwards to take any questions.
Registration starts at 2PM Social Room, 2nd floor, W Bangkok
For more information about the master class, contact:
Bangkok 101 T. 02 286 7821
Twelve Days of Christmas - Meadowood, Napa Valley, US
8 December Onwards
Thomas Keller, Eric Werner and Jock Zonfrillo are just a few of the chefs taking part in this star studded spread of chef dinners at three Micheln starred The Restaurant at Meadowood, beginning on 8 December. And, if that weren't enough, it's all for a charitable cause.
Ultimo, Le Grande Voyage, Vegas, US
9 to 11 December
Check out this year's opulent three day agenda at The Venetian in sin city, with extravagant dinners and a star-studded chef line-up from around the world including Thomas Keller (USA), Curtis Stone (USA) and Jérôme Bocuse (France).
Find out more on the website
6 Hands Dinner
13 to15 December, Bangkok, Thailand
Chefs Thomas and Mathias from restaurant Sühring in Bangkok will welcome Chef Gert de Mangeleer from restaurant "Hertog Jan" in Bruges to join them in an exclusive six-hands dinner. Be sure to book a table for an exciting first when the trio will cook together from the 13th December to the 15th December.
To make a reservation visit www.restaurantsuhring.com
4 Hands Lunch and Dinner, Jaan, Singapore
13 to 16 December
One Michelin star restaurant, JAAN in Singapore will host an exclusive Four Hands experience in collaboration with Chef Simon Rogan, chef-owner of two Michelin star restaurant L’Enclume and Rogan & Co.
Speaking of event Kirk Westaway said: “This Four Hands experience promises to delight diners with a focus on optimising the season’s best like no other.”
A decadent eight-course dinner features Chef Kirk’s signature Confit Hen’s Egg, a reconstructed interpretation of a traditional breakfast of eggs and toast as well as Winter Harvest Vegetable and Venison Juniper while Chef Simon brings a Dill Brined Cabbage with wasabi, mushroom and truffle, and an indulgent treat in the form of Turbot Braised in Ham Fat, complete with marinated prawns and lettuce.
The six-course lunch menu opens with Chef Kirk’s light but flavourfully nuanced Foie Gras Apple Chip and also includes Chef Simon’s Salted Gooseberry and Herb Tart with sea scallops and lovage broth.