Chef David Thompson is best known for elevating Thai cuisine while retaining the sincerity of its roots at Nahm, his flagship restaurant in Bangkok. The Australian’s hotel restaurant has been a fixture on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List – holding a respectable #22 last year (but down from its peak at 2014’s #14).
Keen to see him in action? Thompson will be hosting a gourmet river cruise on the Aqua Mekong later this year, where guests not only get to see Thompson in action, but also get him as a guide through the local markets to taste and smell produce of the region. Regulars of Long Chim in Marina Bay Sands – here is your chance to witness just how many chillies Thompson throws into his dishes to produce that tongue-numbing heat he himself seems oblivious to. More information at www.aquaexpeditions.com.