A brand new dining concept has made its way onto the streets of Bangkok. It’s been brought to you by Wonderfruit, which is one of the few music festivals out there which manages to do well on sustainability.
Titled Fruitfull, this never before seen concept by Wonderfruit is essentially an interactive dining concept. It pairs in person meals with live-streamed programmers curated just for you, all of which is aimed at enhancing your spiritual connection with food.
What is Fruitfull?
According to Wondefruit, Fruitfull is a storytelling platform that brings together food and our planet. It aims to build a deeper connection with the origins of our favourite dishes and the people that are responsible for delivering that to us.
Unlike Wonderfruit’s other ventures, this one is solely about food. For this, they have collaborated with some of Asia’s top chefs, food critics and Michelin- starred kitchens.
Fruitfull aims to use live streams and in-person meals, creating a never before seen dining experience for its guests.
While it was originally conceived to be a standalone food festival, the current pandemic has made Wonderfruit come up with an innovative alternative. This has led to the launch of their first series ‘Lockdown’. Just like Wonderfruit, it revolves around the impact food has on our culture, society and environment.
Here’s What Lockdown Is All About
Lockdown is essentially a unique experience that combines food delivery with a live-streamed interactive show. The concept began last week, and in simple terms is a connected dinner party for you to enjoy in isolation.
Guests have to make a reservation online following which on the day of the event they will be delivered meals right to their doorsteps. Keeping in line with Wonderfruit’s sustainability agenda, all packaging will be zero-waste and reusable
You can dress up and join the private live stream where a variety of activities have been planned that will enhance your connection with food. Diners will be encouraged to reflect on the origins of their food through interviews, live cooking demonstrations and conversations with the chefs and farmers, accompanied by music.
As expected, the food on offer is a treat. Diners have the option to choose from 4 experiences each changing weekly. Fruitfull launched last week with a 7 course Thai menu by Duangporn ‘Bo’ Songvisava and Dylan Jones of the infamous Bo.lan. The next week will see Garima Arora of Michelin-starred Gaa play host. She will be accompanied by DJ Nick Luscombe, with the theme revolving around a sustainable couch party. For those of you who love Japanese, week 3 brings you just that with an innovative bento box experience curated by Yusuke Takada of 2-Michelin-starred La Cime in Osaka. This will also feature a live cook along with the session. The final act of the Lockdown series ends with a Korean- Thai feast by Chef Cho Hee-sook, Asia’s Best Female Chef in 2020.
It’s All For A Good Cause
Just like all things Wonderfruit, you can be rest assured that whatever they have planned is keeping in mind our beloved planet. All earnings from the Lockdown series will go to COVID Relief Bangkok, which is a collective of charitable organizations focusing on making available food, masks and sanitary solutions to those who need it the most.