From Paris to Bangkok

01 Mar 2015
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Chef Bertrand Grébaut explores a trove of Thai curiosities. For the past five years curator Thomas Erber has traversed the globe with his month-long cultural residency series Cabinet of Curiosities, a philanthropic collision of fashion, art, photography and gastronomy.

Following Erber’s takeover of Barom Bhicharnchitr’s new Bangkok concept store SIWILAI in late 2014, filmmaker Jérôme de Gerlache traveled to the Thai capital to document invitee Bertrand Grébaut, the Michelin-starred chef behind Paris restaurants Septime and Clamato, and wine bar Septime La Cave.

One of the city’s most creative young chefs, Grébaut, who has a pre-cooking background in art and music, has been praised for overturning the capital’sold school, fine dining establishment. “Since the beginning of Cabinet of Curiosities it was essential for me that food was to be part of it,” says Erber. “It is an interesting cultural adventure working with local people and the local markets, and Bertrand generously accepted to come for 10 days, which is quite a while to leave his own restaurants at that time of the year.”

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