You have to look long and hard to find Easter in Bangkok,
so imagine my delight when I came across this at a hotel cafe.
This is how the conversation went at our place:
Me: 'So, Easter must be coming up soon?'
Mr Wren 'I guess so.' ... more chitchat
Me: 'What you don't get any holiday?!'
Mr Wren 'Nope.'
Silly me, of course, we don't get any holiday we are in a Buddhist country, but I'm a tad surprised with the low-key Easter approach, seeing how enthusiastically Christmas and Valentine's Day were celebrated this year.
Especially given the Thai's love of anything sweet. I mean what is your excuse to munch on the most delicious chocolates if you can't pull the Easter card?
The whole country can't all be on a sugar detox!
|Happy Easter treats Thai style.|
So here's a huge round of bunny ears applause to Chef Simon, the new Executive Pastry Chef at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok who has enthusiastically brought Easter to Bangkok. Well, let's face it if there ever was a way to make an impact on this crazy city chocolate will do it!
Sadly, I didn't get to meet Chef Simon. Bless, he was too busy making his chocolate eggs, but I was able to pass on my appreciation to Khun Phitchaya, the Assistant Director of F & B who tells me Chef Simon made this entire display.
Hmmm, I was thinking of offering myself up next year as assistant Easter egg display maker...
I was there to buy an Easter Egg for Mr Wren to take into the office tomorrow, if you have to work you might as well eat chocolate right? It was quite a decision, all the eggs looked so good.
Full disclosure: No, of course, I didn't receive anything from Grand Hyatt, Erawan Bangkok for writing this blog. But if Mr Wren would like to bring me home some crumbs from his work easter egg, that would be awesome!!
Happy Easter everyone from Bangkok!