The Kempinski Dessert of the Year award represents the best of the best in pastry arts, which is why the competition is an eagerly awaited tradition among Kempinski chefs.
The competition 2014 started during the ITB with a total of 66 desserts competing. Over 100 journalists, general managers and
board members of Kempinski hotels judged the desserts in a blind tasting. As a result, five desserts were chosen for the blind tasting in Berlin. With over 50% of all votes, “Siam Passion” from Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok was the clear winner.
“Siam Passion” consists of passion fruit, coconut, mango and banana combined with European pastry craftsmanship and a lot of passion for Thai culture. “To me, ‘Siam Passion’ represents what Kempinski stands for: a collection of individual luxury hotels with European flair,” says Alfred Merkel, the German pastry chef at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. He and his team created the dessert, which guests can now order at every Kempinski hotel worldwide.