Holy moly, more than guacamole!
Avocado, a superfood full of nutrients, will take centre stage at the Avocado Festival by The Royal Project, held at the Event Hall, 3rd floor of Central Chidlom, Phloenchit Road, from Thursday to Sunday.
This is a chance for avocado lovers to enjoy this tropical and Mediterranean fruit in special menus prepared by Mario Som Tam Kai Yang, Ton Kla Fa Sai, Lilou Cafe and Is Baking.
Highlights will include avocado ice cream, avocado and sweetcorn salad with shrimp, avocado spicy salad with salmon, avocado spring rolls and grilled chicken, and avocado with Gruyere cheese on crispy toast.
Fresh and processed avocado will be available alongside produce, flowers, macadamia nuts, coffee and processed foods from the Royal Project, as well as handicrafts from Doi Tung, throughout the four days. Thursday will feature many activities, including an avocado-based cooking demonstration by Ton Kla Fa Sai restaurant from 10am-5pm, a “Sufficient Living” talk delivered by farmer Jon Jandai, who leads a sustainable life based on the Sufficient Economy Philosophy, at 2pm and a live acoustic music performance by Tee The Voice, who will be singing King Rama IX’s royal compositions at 1 and 6pm.
There will also be watercolour workshops on chrysanthemums daily from 11am-8pm. There is no admission fee.
Avocado ice cream.
ABOVE: Avocado spring rolls and grilled chicken.
RIGHT: Avocado with Gruyere cheese on crispy toast.