It was wholesome weekend vibe here: good food, vibrant culture, and sustainability at its best. 

If you’ve been to Wonderfruit, you know the vibe already, but Fruitfull is a more bite-sized version of this festival.

Taking place this past 7-8 November 2020 at the Jim Thompson House, the two-day event saw a dose of local creative gastronomy at its best. Think, hands-on masterclasses, Michelin star chef’s tables, street food, creative cocktails, pop-up restaurants, live music, and more. Here’s what you may have missed. 

[All image courtesy of Fruitfull via Facebook]

What went down?

We indulged in a 7-10-course tasting menu in a traditional Thai teak house, surrounded by artefacts and antiquities. On Saturday, we saw a live cooking demo by Jay Fai and Chef Ton of Le Du. On Sunday we witnessed Chef Prin (Samrub for Thai) and Dylan (Bo.lan) spruce up the evening. 

We never thought we’d get to write a paragraph like that. But such was the magic of Fruitfull.

Food

It was a great place to be if you’re a foodie. Besides the above, we saw a new Isaan concept from Chef Num (Samuay & Sons), and admired the khanom jeen crab curry bar by two Michelin-starred Sorn. We also saw Paolo Vitaletti, Chalee Kader, Jarrett Wrisley and Dylan Jones leaving their uptown dining rooms to join the heroes of the street for special collaborations and menus. Private tables (you had to book in advance) provided once-in-a-lifetime dining experiences, with plenty of street food and cocktails to walk along and enjoy too.

Workshops

From savouring natural wine to learning how to fillet fish, at Fruitfull, curious foodies got the opportunity to swap aprons with famous local chefs to jazz things. Workshops included everything from chocolate tasting to zero-waste cooking, to being a foodie’s shopping paradise. For the duration of a weekend, it felt like the Jim Thompson House Museum was transformed into an open-air talad where you could pick healthy, farm-fresh dishes to take home. 

Music

DJs Maft Sai (ZudRangMa) and Supersonic (Offline Disco Club) took over the house to pump up the mood for the weekend on Saturday night for the After Dark after party, transforming the space into a very cool, beautifully-lit party. During the day, there was live music, too, complete with decor familiar from Wonderfruit. Curious? Check out the gallery below. 

Alisha Pawa
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Alisha is a passionate dancer and is always creating her own choreographies. She is a fan of rom-com novels, a coffee-drinker who loves tea, and is always on-the-go for her midnight chocolate cravings. She hopes to tick-off her never-ending bucket list one day by hosting her own travel show.