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Celebrations for HM the King across the city

Chefs raise half a million baht for cancer research

 

Celebrations for HM the King across the city

Photos of HM the King adorned the city for his 83rd birthday, this one is located at Chiang Mai University Convention Center. (Photo by Shana Kongmun)

Chiang Mai Governor M.L. Panadda Diskul honors HM the King on the anniversary of his birth by making merit, feeding the monks early morning on December 5. (Photo courtesy of Mai Provincial Authority Office).

Buddhist faithful thronged the streets to make merit by feeding the monks in the early morning hours of HM the King’s birthday on December 5
 (Photo courtesy of Mai Provincial Authority Office).

City Administrator Dr. Ken Santhitham (left) is joined by a colleague in signing birthday wishes for HM the King on his birthday at the opening of the celebrations. (Photo by Shana Kongmun)

Chiang Mai Governor M.L. Panadda Diskul is joined by Army officers in the candle lighting ceremony that took place at dusk at the Municipal Building. .
(Photo courtesy of Mai Provincial Authority Office).

(Photo Right) President of the Provincial Administration Organization Boonlert Buranupakorn and Mayor Tassanai Buranapakorn join in the morning ceremonies to celebrate the occasion of HM the King’s birthday at CMU Convention Center. (Photo by Shana Kongmun)

Disabled citizens join in the morning ceremony at CMU Convention Center, honoring HM the King on his birthday. (Photo by Shana Kongmun)

A celebratory party was held at the Empress Hotel on Monday December 6 for government and military officials, foreign Consuls and Honorary Consuls and honored guests.

 

Chefs raise half a million baht for cancer research

Dinner is prepared behind a large window so that everyone can see the stars
at work. Here are Chefs Dominic Bugnand and Peter Zimmerman hard at work. (Photo courtesy of the Four Seasons Resort)

By Shana Kongmun

In a spectacular extravaganza of gourmet food, prepared by Chefs from five leading 5 star hotels, Chiang Mai residents raised half a million baht to go to the Genetic Cancer Research Centre at Chulalongkorn Hospital which is working to improve diagnosis with molecular genetic techniques and improved testing methods and treatment.

Chef Chalong Sakkapalangkul of the dusit D2 started the evening off with a presentation of fabulous goose liver appetizers, followed by Chef Dominque Bugnand of the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi offering up delicious Canadian lobster and chanterelle mushrooms. Chef Peter Zimmerman of the Le Meridien Chiang Mai followed with two creamy soups with duck and red capsicum and lobster and peas. Chef Christopher Patzold of the Chedi Chiang Mai offered up the main course of roast lamb and the Four Season’s own Chef Rewat Srilachai topped it off with an amazing selection of desserts that could not but tempt even the most diet conscious diner.

(from left) Asst. Prof. Dr. Virote Sriuranpong, MD, Titiya Chooto,
General Manager of Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, Prof. Dr. Apiwat Mutirangura, MD, Prof. Dr. Shanop Shuangshoti, MD from the Genetic Cancer Research Centre at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital of the Thai Red Cross Society at the charity fund raiser (Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Resort)

The evening rounded off with an auction of Four Seasons stays, from the Maldives to a stay in the beautiful Tented Camp Golden Triangle in Chiang Rai. And at the suggestion of Mary, the individual services of the chefs were then auctioned off with Piergorgio of Italasia producing the winning bid on a dinner produced by the entire group.

The dinner and auction at the always beautiful Four Seasons Chiang Mai raised a half a million baht for cancer research.

Four Seasons General Manager Titiya Chooto (front row, 3rd left) is joined here by the Chefs, the bidders, Resort Manager Barta Lubosh and others who worked tirelessly to make the evening a success. (Photo by Phitsanu Thepthong)

Guests at the Four Seasons enjoyed the spectacular dinner and scenery
at the resort. (Photos by Phitsanu Thepthong and Shana Kongmun)