Enjoy a fantastic culinary experience that encompasses the whole process, from farm to table, expertly guided by the host chef.
Join her in her haven of tranquillity in the countryside of Chiang Mai. The restaurant and adjacent farm are situated in a quiet, forested area in the lush northern Thai countryside – a spectacular location to cook and celebrate Thai food.
The day starts with a consultation session as the chef asks travellers about their preferences, questioning their tastes and collaborating to work out the menu for the day. Whether you like intriguing, coconut-based curries, spicy papaya salads, or know your way around a Thai laab dish, this culinary master has the skills to make these dishes come alive.
Once this has been decided, head out into the garden to pick ingredients, from spices and herbs to fresh vegetables and fruits. All produce is organically grown, and anything on the menu that is not grown on-site is locally sourced from other nearby farmers. While selecting the fresh ingredients, there’ll be the opportunity to learn a little about the chef’s farming process, how she maintains the garden, and of the vital part that these fresh ingredients play in Thai cuisine.
Next, it’s on into the kitchen to set about preparing and cooking the tasty, wholesome meals. As a natural and patient teacher, guests are guided every step of the way. She is undoubtedly handy with some helpful hints, leaning on years of experience mastering her way around a wide range of Thai dishes.
There is even an arts and crafts area for kids to play in, where they can lollop and exert their energy, so they will be entertained while guests master their dishes.
Of course, the highlight of any cooking class is finally getting to sit down and enjoy a feast. With the locally-sourced, fresh organic ingredients contributing to Thai dishes famously packed with flavour and spice, guests are in for a real treat.