Michelin Awards 2021 Thailand: Kingsmen Highlights
by Jeffrey Parry – Business Development Manager, Kingsmen Hospitality
Yesterday, Michelin announced the winners of MICHELIN star Thailand 2021 at the beautiful Four Seasons hotel in Bangkok by the Chao Phraya river. With a total of 6 Two stars, 22 One Stars, 106 Bib Gourmand’s, and 165 MICHELIN Plate eateries. Additionally, the 2021 awards saw the exciting new addition of the Michelin Service Award, and the Young Chef Award, and the MICHELIN Green Star Award. Kingsmen were in attendance, with Claus Enghave, Chief Communications Officer & Roman Fix, Chief Learning & Development Officer. While Kingsmen Hospitality congratulates all establishments on their well-deserved accolades, there were a few that caught our attention while attending, and believe deserve a special mention.
Sorn was able to attain their two Michelin stars which they had been awarded last year. Headed by Chef Yod and Khun Ice, Sorn focuses on traditional southern Thai cuisine and dishes with an emphasis on quality and sustainably sourced ingredients from fishermen and farmers. Situated in the heart of Sukhumvit, Sorn Restaurant boasts a rustic yet refined atmosphere, bringing up connotations of the tropical rainforests in the south of Thailand that the cuisine hails from. Even though the recipes are sometimes ancient, Sorn has fused traditional cuisine and modern fine-dining to an almost seamless level. If you want to experience traditional southern Thai cuisine, fine-dining, and impeccable service, then Sorn is an absolute must try for any lover of authentic Thai cuisine.
Address: 56, Sukhumvit 26 Soi Ari, Klongton Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110
The Chefs Table
The Chefs Table restaurant was one of the new restaurants to gain another Michelin star, thus totaling two Michelin stars. Furthermore, Chef’s Table also took home the new ‘Michelin Service Award’ for their unique and personal touch on service. Headed by Chef Vincent Thierry, Chef’s Table serves classic French cuisine with a unique service twist, in that the kitchen is open, and customers can look at spectate upon every aspect in regards to the cooking process. As stated on their website, ‘Chef’s Table brings new meaning to the term ‘dinner theater.’’ Chef’s Table is situated in Lebua Hotel on Silom Road and is a must try for anyone looking for a unique yet exquisite dining experience.
Address: State Tower, Chef’s Table Bangkok, 61st Floor, 1055 Si Lom, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Canvas was able to retain their one Michelin star this year. Headed by Chef Reilly Sanders, Canvas serves an extensive tasting menu. Canvas differentiates itself by only sourcing the finest local Thai ingredients available, and to do so in a relaxed, open, and welcoming space. Not liking to be defined by regional cuisines, Canvas is influenced by many different cuisines both Western and Asian alike. For a totally unique and exceptional dining experience be sure to check out Canvas in Soi Thonglor.
Address: 113, 9-10 Thonglor Rd, Klongton Nua, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Sühring was another one of the 6 restaurants to either gain or retain their second Michelin star. Headed by the Sühring twins, Sühring restaurant offers a unique and modern take on German gastronomy. Situated in a stunning 1970’s villa in the heart of Bangkok, the Sühring twins offer exceptional German cuisine in the form of their ‘Sühring Erlebnis’ menu. Sühring restaurant is a must-try for those looking for something new, exciting, exceptional, and truly exquisite.
Address: 10 Soi Yen Akat 3, Chong Nonsi, Yan Nawa, Bangkok 10120
Le Du was another restaurant that was able to retain their One Michelin Star. Le Du in Thai translates to ‘season’, and it certainly reflects the ethos and style of Le Du restaurant. Headed up by Chef ‘Ton’ Thitid, Le Du serves up seasonal Thai food with a modern take. With four courses and tasting menus, there is always something interesting and exquisite to try no matter the season. For those looking for modern take on Thai cuisine and dining, head over to Silom Soi Seven to check it out.
Address: 399/3 Silom 7 Alley, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Pru Restaurant, Chef Jimmy Ophorst, was able to maintain their One Michelin Star and also take home the new Michelin Green Star Award. Situated in Phuket a stone’s throw away from the sea, Pru focuses on seasonal and sustainably sourced ingredients and cuisine. Pru takes farm-to-table to a whole new level and actually sources many of their staple ingredients from their own farm. Focusing on western cuisine as a foundation for their dishes, Pru elevates this by exploring and researching innovative new ingredients found within the region. For those outside of Bangkok enjoying the beach, Pru restaurant is a must try if you are in the area!
Address: 60, Srisoonthorn Rd, Tambon Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110
The Michelin Awards 2021 was yet again an exciting and prestigious event in which we truly got to see exceptional talent be awarded their dues. With a few new exciting additions to one and two Michelin stars, and the introduction of three unique and distinct awards. The Michelin Awards 2021 was an event and awards ceremony that will not be easily forgotten, and will set the future precedent for years to come. One can only guess as to what will happen at the Michelin Awards 2022, but if this year’s awards were anything to go by, then the level of quality, food, service, and dining experience is only set to increase in Thailand.