Tastefully Thai Celebrated In Chicago
Authentic cuisine was an integral part of bringing a piece of Bangkok to Chicago. Chef Anuwat “Nu” Morakotjantachote, Executive Sous Chef at The Peninsula Chicago, helmed the kitchen at The Lobby to prepare exotic Thai dishes with a contemporary twist. Some of the home-style dishes are based on recipes passed down across the centuries by royal palace cooks, including, Phad Prig-Gaean Pa Nau (stir-fried beef, curry, and green peppercorn), Khoa-Hom (steamed jasmine rice) and Pla Sam Rod (deep-fried sea bass with sweet, spicy and sour sauce).
In addition to authentic Thai cuisine, The Peninsula Chicago incorporated flares of Thailand in the hotel décor with beautiful florals and a display of The Elephant Parade. Created by artists from around the world, The Elephant Parade is a collection of elephant statues exhibited at the hotel which were part of a silent auction. Proceeds from the auction benefitted elephant conservation projects in Thailand. Additionally, The Peninsula Hotels are proud to partner with the charity for the upcoming Elephant Parade in Bangkok in December 2015.