Partner Content: Chef Rittiyos Hayatapan of Tong Thai will be joined by Alexander Stumpf of BB Social Dining at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai for one night only.
The Celebrity Chef Series hosts some of the biggest names in the restaurant industry, and the upcoming collaboration at Tong Thai is no exception.
The acclaimed Thai restaurant is set to host a special five-course dinner prepared and presented by two renowned chefs – Rittiyos Hayatapan of Tong Thai and Alexander Stumpf of BB Social Dining – on Friday, 13 October. Guests are invited to experience the vibrant flavours and exquisite settings of Tong Thai, where they can indulge in an array of Asian culinary delights with a twist, specially curated for this one-off event.
The progressive five-course menu will represent their combined innovative creations, each bringing their individual culinary styles to create a unique yet harmonious menu that blends tastes and textures. For the uninitiated, Hayatapan is the Thai Specialty Chef at Tong Thai, and has dominated Dubai’s Asian culinary scene for over two decades now. Stumpf, meanwhile, is the Executive Chef and Co-Founder of BB Social Dining in DIFC. And at BB Social Dining, he showcases his culinary passion by rebelling against expectations and creating a unique Southeast Asian menu that speaks to vegans, vegetarians and carnivores alike.
Collectively, they’ll kick off the upcoming dinner with Super Green Hummus & Chicken (chickpeas, tahini, edamame hummus, cooked chicken larb salad), followed by Massaman Gyoza (slow-cooked massaman brisket, sweet potato, spring onion) for the second course. Guests can then enjoy Softshell Crab Bao (crispy fried softshell crab, served in a pillow soft bao, green mango slaw, wasabi sauce), followed by Prawnstar (pad Thai noodles, prawn tempura, crispy chilli mayonnaise and shiso leaves) for the fourth course. To finish the dinner, guests will be presented with Baonut, a unique fusion of bao buns and doughnuts filled with pandan custard, coconut dulce de leche, and mango ice cream. The event is priced at AED 245 per person, including a five-course menu (food only)