City restaurants serve world’s largest Thai meal
Seventy countries involved in Guiness Book of World Records attempt. The event aims to put the sparkle back into the former tourism hotspot of Thailand.india Updated: Oct 20, 2010 16:12 IST
It’s not an all-you-can-eat buffet, but this definitely counts as one mammoth sized meal. Attempting to snag the Guiness Book of World Records for the biggest Thai meal in the world, three city restaurants — Red Zen at Courtyard by Marriott, Spices at JW Marriott and Emperor’s Court at Renaissance — will participate in the global dinner that takes place tonight.Dreamt up in Thailand by a Marriott hotel chef, the event aims to put the sparkle back into the former tourism hotspot, which has recently faced a dip in footfalls owing to its political troubles.
"This week (October 18 to 24) is celebrated by all Marriott properties as customer appreciation week, where we come up with different activities to thank our customers for their patronage. We decided to piggy-back this event and extend a helping hand to the Thai community, while treating our customers too," explains Babita Kanwar, market director sales and marketing, Mumbai.
“We have a ready-made menu that was sent to us from Thailand, and our best customers will be invited to join us for a meal while we play a video on Thailand in the background.” Unfortunately, the dinner is not open to the public, and is on invitation-only.
Around 70 countries have signed on for the cause. “Having the same menu everywhere is critical to achieving the record. This will be the one day where restaurants across the world will serve the same food,” says Kanwar.