TITLE: MAD FACE FOOD WEEK 2018
LOCATION: SERMSUK WAREHOUSE, PEPSI PIER (BTS SAPHAN TAKSIN)
DATE: 2-4 MARCH 2018, Fri-Sun (3PM – 11PM)
ENTRY FEE: 100 BAHT – GET ONE DRINK (Free For Under 18)
MAD FACE celebrates those uncontainable, extra-enthusiastic facial expressions we all make when savoring delicious food. Ecstatic eyes, nostrils flared, mouth open wide…followed by a combination of chomping, crunching, salivating, spilling, smearing, smacking, burping, breathing, heaving…It’s not pretty, it’s hungry—it’s never been so hungry.
MAD FACE is a community of food makers and food lovers united by a shared passion for cooking, drinking and of course, eating. Our MAD FACE members come from all walks of life and with diverse relationships to food: from professionals to pop-up peddlers to bloggers, geeks and gastronomes to domestic goddesses, home cooks and supper club hosts. Their cooking backgrounds range from culinary school to handed-down family recipes to grandma-taught to self-taught. Whatever their story, they enjoy telling it on a plate. In short, we meet to eat and friendships are fostered through the breaking of bread, the melting of cheese, the slurping of sauce…you get the picture.
MAD FACE FOOD WEEK is an annual event that brings together Bangkok’s most interesting, innovative and frankly, MAD chefs and familiar names in the local F&B industry alongside foodies, followers and fanatics. The 3-day gathering offers an alternative perspective on the local eating scene, one not driven by awards or even “the best” but rather by characters, community and a healthy dose of craziness. Chefs and vendors are encouraged to experiment, cook and create in a fun, freestyle manner, connecting with one another as well as their diners in a laid-back, open-air setting along the lazy Chao Praya River.
1. MAD FOOD STALLS
At the center of the festival is a lively marketplace of more than 30 stalls, hosted by chefs, home cooks, restaurants, families and foodies. Each vendor will put forth a laser-focus menu, serving 1 or 2 original creations that have never been featured on their regular menus or repertoire. Stalls are set up for socializing, with neighboring vendors coming together to create different ad-hoc “zones,” complete with their own music, look and vibe.
2. SCREENING ROOM & PRIVATE DINNER
Showing food-related documentaries, short films and video excerpts during the day (3 PM – 6 PM), the Screening Room is transformed by night into the venue for our private dinners. Taking place every evening at 7 PM, each of our three dinners will be hosted by a different chef or collective, offering a fresh and unique dining experience each time. Tickets available for purchase.
3. POP-UP RESTAURANTS
It’s a MAD FACE-OFF! In our friendly culinary competition, two collectives, comprised of chefs, mixologists and a whole host of colorful characters, will be curating and running their own “pop-up” restaurant experience throughout the 3-day event. Their approach may differ, but these two groups have bonded over a mutual respect for food as well as one another. Meet the teams below.
4. THE COOLEST MUSIC TUNES
MAD FACE’s musical line-up brings together local as well as international performers who have helped to shape, grow and diversify Bangkok’s music scene. Live bands and DJ sets offer the ultimate soundtracks for long, leisurely afternoons (and nights) of eating, drinking, dancing and more eating.
Great food meets great atmosphere at our two pop-up restaurants, where meals are served amidst live DJ sessions. The Downtown crew will be cooking and grooving to a mix of jazz, hp hop, funk, house and old-school rock tunes, while the Old Town kitchen will stream blues, reggae, dub sounds and world selections.