Seafood stars at Amazing Pattaya Beach festival

0
708
Seafood ‘Pad Thai’ is a favorite amongst Thais and foreigners.
Seafood ‘Pad Thai’ is a favorite amongst Thais and foreigners.

Whether they ate from food trucks on dined elegantly at a sit-down, beachside gala, tourists and locals alike sampled some of East’s best at the Amazing Seafood Festival.

Chonburi Gov. Pakarathorn Thienchai and area government and business leaders opened the May 4-8 festival on Pattaya Beach between Soi 2 and Central Road.

About 150 seafood restaurants and vendors participated in the food fair with professional chefs cooking up meals at an invite-only dining area that seated 2,000 people. The gala dinner was highlighted by appearances from leading food taster ML Pasan Sawadiwat and Thailand Top Chef May Pattanan Tongthong.

The festival was broken into five areas that also featured 10 popular food trucks and a stage where Mind, Lula, Atom, Stamp Apiwat, Modern Dog, and Jetsetter provided entertainment.

Apart from highlight seafood, the event also contained local foods, OTOP products, and Sriracha pineapple – a local pineapple which is provided for tourists with the purpose to broaden Thai fruits to become popular in the world. Furthermore, it was expected to attract tourists to boost up Pattaya City’s economy and to create a good image of Chonburi and Pattaya City

Itthipol Kunplome, Advisor to the Minister of Tourism and Sports and Wittaya Kunplome, Chairman of Chonburi Provincial Administration Organization pop open champagne bottles to open the seafood extravaganza.
Itthipol Kunplome, Advisor to the Minister of Tourism and Sports and Wittaya Kunplome, Chairman of Chonburi Provincial Administration Organization pop open champagne bottles to open the seafood extravaganza.
Guests occupied hundreds of low dining tables covering the beach as far as the eye could see.
Guests occupied hundreds of low dining tables covering the beach as far as the eye could see.