Two Nordic Chefs Unite For a Midsommar Feast in Bangkok

Two Nordic Chefs Unite For a Midsommar Feast in Bangkok

30 May 2024

Two Nordic Chefs Unite For a Midsommar Feast in Bangkok

Bangkok, 30 May 2024 – For the first time in Bangkok, a unique culinary collaboration brings together the finest Scandinavian and Danish-Thai traditions. Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin and Villa Frantzén join forces for a remarkable dining experience themed "Midsommar."

Midsommar is a beloved Nordic celebration that marks the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. Celebrated with joy and festivity, Midsommar traditions vary across the Nordic countries. This year, Midsummer's Eve falls on Friday, June 21, and Midsummer's Day on Saturday, June 22.

Danish Midsommar features family gatherings, traditional songs, bonfires, and classic dishes like ærtesuppe (pea soup) and rødgrød med fløde (red berry pudding with cream). Conversely, Swedish Midsommar is often celebrated in the countryside with picnics, maypole dances, and traditional delicacies such as pickled herring, new potatoes, and Prinsesstårta (Princess Cake).

This collaboration will merge these distinct traditions, showcasing the talents of two exceptional chefs: Nilas Corneliussen from Villa Frantzén and Henrik Yde-Andersen from Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin. Nilas, Danish-born chef, Swedish at heart, and Henrik, the Danish-born chef inspired by Thailand, will present their different interpretations of Midsommar over two exclusive dinners, each one blending in their respective restaurant’s DNA.

The first dinner will be on June 25 at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin in the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, followed by a second dinner on June 27 at Villa Frantzén. Guests can expect unique dishes such as Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin's White Asparagus with Tom Ka Slush, Dill Marinated Crayfish with Red Curry, and National Danish rødgrød, alongside Villa Frantzén's New Potatoes with Crème Fraîche, Brown Butter and Anchovies Sauce, Grilled Lamb with Pomme Anna, and Villa’s take on the iconic Swedish Prinsesstårta.

Both dinners will feature identical menus, including six exclusive bites and a six-course tasting menu with petit fours. Each chef will prepare three unique bites, three main dishes, and two petit fours. The menu is priced at 4,900 THB++ per person. A wine pairing option will also be available at 3,500 THB++.

*All dining prices exclude the 10% service charge and 7% government tax.

Reservations are now open, with seating available from 17:30 on both nights. For bookings at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, please call +66 (0) 2 162 9000 or email [email protected]

For bookings at Villa Frantzén, reach out to [email protected] or call +66 (0) 87 344 8222 for more information.

Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience the fusion of Swedish, Danish and Thai flavors while celebrating the unique Nordic traditions at this one-of-a-kind culinary Midsommar collaboration in Bangkok.

For more information and updates, visit the event page or contact the respective restaurants.

About Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin: Voted as one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2014 and 2015; awarded one Michelin star by the ‘MICHELIN Guide Thailand’ for the sixth consecutive year since 2018, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin offers a culinary adventure like no other. With modern Thai-inspired cuisine complemented by contemporary twists, the restaurant aims to surprise and delight diners with every dish. Chef Chayawee invites guests to indulge in an extraordinary culinary performance, where basic Thai ingredients are transformed into daring combinations, maintaining the essence of traditional Thai flavours. The cuisine, widely acclaimed as ‘modern gastronomy at its best’, offers a unique departure from traditional home-style cooking. Diners can expect innovative presentations, such as curry served with the texture and temperature of ice cream, or bites of lobster encased in gelatinous pearls that melt in the mouth with a sip of tom yum broth. Everything, from fish sauce to prawn crackers, is crafted in-house in the Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin kitchen.

About Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok: On 27 September 2010, Kempinski Hotels, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, opened its first Thailand property in the capital city of Bangkok, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, the city-resort adjacent to Sra Pathum Palace and located in the heart of Bangkok’s premier shopping and entertainment district. The luxury five-star hotel combines Kempinski’s trademark European flair with traditional Thai hospitality. Each of the hotel’s 397 guestrooms and suites offers views of the surrounding gardens and pools, with 22 rooms providing direct access to the pool. Thailand’s rich artistic heritage is showcased throughout  Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, with over 2,000 pieces of art on display, including over 200 original paintings and sculptures commissioned from Thai artists.

Media contacts:

Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin
Kullakitti Charoenmuang · Assistant Public Relations Manager
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
991/9 Rama I Road · Pathumwan · Bangkok 10330 · Thailand
T: +66 2 162 9000 · [email protected]

Lalida Hirunteerapol · Director of Marketing and Communications
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
991/9 Rama I Road · Pathumwan · Bangkok 10330 · Thailand
T: +66 2 162 9000 · [email protected]

Villa Frantzén
Matylda Grzelak · PR & Communications Manager 
Villa Frantzén Bangkok
7 Soi Yen Akat 3, Chong Nonsi, Yannawa, Bangkok 10120 
T: +66 (0) 65 613 3660 · [email protected]