News flash: Thailand’s restaurant scene is way bigger than Bangkok.

News flash: Thailand’s restaurant scene is way bigger than Bangkok.

Udon Thani’s Samuay & Son's Weerawat Triyasenawat shows nerd-like devotion to regional ingredients, while Jimmy Ophorst of Phuket’s Pru has twice got to the semi-finals of Sanpellegrino’s Southeast Asia Young Chef competition.

The Canvas Local Tour 2018 brings them both to Bangkok on Apr 7 (Pru, B2,900) and Jun 15 (Samuay, B2,900) to cook at Canvas alongside Riley Sanders (pictured above). Each evening will feature a different tasting menu.

And if you’re in Hua Hin on May 18 (B2,900), Sanders will be at Marriott resort’s Big Fish restaurant, where head chef Xavier Charest-Rehel runs the best charcoal grill in town.

Canvas, 113/9-10 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 099-614-1158. Open daily 6pm-10:30pm