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Secret Garden dinner in Historic Mansion

Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, ThailandPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Susannah & Co.

2.5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Thai cuisine
Up to 8 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

You will enter Bangkok 1899, the former home of Chao Phraya Thammasakmontri, known as Thailand’s Father of Modern Education. This experience pays homage to this progressive Renaissance man from a century ago where guests are invited to enjoy good food, works of art and the comforts of a historically significant home.

Please note that our Chef & Artist change periodically, so the cuisine and art can be different with every visit.

1. Your evening will start with some welcome drinks and a tour of the historical landmark along with an introduction to Bangkok 1899 and our latest programming.

2. Next we will have an innovative, sustainable cooking Experience! Our chef will share with you how to prepare a dish or two with tips on making it perfect:

Our current resident Chef is Santiago Fernandez from Lima, Peru who will prepare homestyle dishes using local ingredients, many vegetables and herbs from our very own organic garden!

3. After dinner, guests can hang out in our backyard and terrace, learning more about Na Cafe, our social impact and creative space.

This is a Zero Waste experience. All leftovers are composted and sugars get fermented to be used by our indigo dyeing workshop.
Other things to note
Dress comfortably, this spot is great for pictures too!
You will enter Bangkok 1899, the former home of Chao Phraya Thammasakmontri, known as Thailand’s Father of Modern Education. This experience pays homage to this progressive Renaissance man from a century ago where guests are invited to enjoy good food, works of art and the comforts of a historically significant home.

Please note that our Chef & Artist change periodically, so the cuisine and art can be different with every visit…

What's included

  • Food
    We will cook a full course meal.
  • Drinks
    Welcome drink, non-alcoholic options available.

Meet your host, Susannah & Co.

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 16 Reviews
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Hello! I founded the nonprofit Creative Migration in 2005 to advance cultural diplomacy through three pillars: art, public engagement and sustainability. I'm also a Global Ambassador and Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts.

My local co-hosts are Saks and Him, who use food and creativity to bridge cultures and to showcase Thailand through Na Cafe, their social impact endeavor. Saks left his job as a medical doctor to work with at-risk youth, founding the nonprofit SATI. Him actively volunteers in his spare time, likes to garden, up-cycle clothes through indigo dye and makes artisan granola.

We can't wait to share with you the historical home that we restored, which is now a cultural and civic hub called Bangkok 1899! See you soon!!!
Hello! I founded the nonprofit Creative Migration in 2005 to advance cultural diplomacy through three pillars: art, public engagement and sustainability. I'm also a Global Ambassador and Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts.

My local co-hosts are Saks and Him, who use food and creativity to bridge cultures and to showcase Thailand through Na Cafe, their social impact endeavor. Saks left his job as a medical doctor to work with at-risk youth, founding the nonprofit SATI. Him actively vo…
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About the organization: Creative Migration



Creative Migration is an international arts organization based in Los Angeles and Bangkok. Our mission is to advance cultural diplomacy through the three pillars of art, public engagement and sustainability. Our focus is on art and social practice, having continuously supported projects to build relationships and develop collaborations. This year, we established Bangkok 1899!

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Creative Migration.
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Where you'll be

We will be in Bangkok's Old Town in a recently restored 19th century mansion called Bangkok 1899. We will cook, dine and enjoy art in a very relaxed and beautiful setting.

Ban Chao Phraya Thammasakmontri, originally built in 1899, was designed by Italian architect Mario Tamagno. His most famous work includes Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, Neilson Hays Library and Hua Lamphong station. For the very first time, this landmark is open to the public!

Rated 4.81 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Anna
January 2020
Chef Santiago Fernandez, from Lima Peru, prepared a memorable dinner for us. I believe this is a wonderful way to exchange and enjoy cultures for better understanding.
Maia
January 2020
If you’re looking for a unique food experience this is it. We went in thinking we had booked a cooking class based on how AirBnB has categorized this experience however were happily surprised with what we this experience actually was and how local and unique it felt compared to the standard “touristy Thai cooking class”. We watched Chef Santiago share how he makes ceviche with a Thai twist. He offered to let us participate but we were so enthralled with his professional chopping technique and opted to watch. We only wish we could watch him prepare ALL the dishes- as it was like watching art. Bomb explained the mission of Bangkok 1899 and social impact while giving us a short tour of the mansion. They also usually have an artist in residence, but we came in between artists. Bomb was happy to share previous artist’s works with us via his phone so we could see in full what the organization does. I only wish the tour was a little earlier so we could see the mansion and gorgeous grounds in the light before the sun set. The food was amazing (although their chefs change) and unlike anything I had ever had. We nearly licked all four plates clean while sipping Thai wine. Was a very relaxed experience.
If you’re looking for a unique food experience this is it. We went in thinking we had booked a cooking class based on how AirBnB has categorized this experience however were happi…
Alison
December 2019
It was a unique foodie experience. Santiago made a next level delicious cold raw fish dish with flavors that were perfection. He made it look so easy! It was just the "cooking" experience I was looking for: I watch, you show me how, I indulge. The hosts were also quite lovely - they offered great conversation about the house and themselves and helped me get transportation home that was hassle and haggle free.
It was a unique foodie experience. Santiago made a next level delicious cold raw fish dish with flavors that were perfection. He made it look so easy! It was just the "cooking" exp…
Jing
December 2019
We enjoyed our time at the social enterprise, and learned a lot of interesting facts about the art, culture and social causes the foundation supported. The food by Chef Santiago was wonderful, but not a cooking experience where you get to participate.
We enjoyed our time at the social enterprise, and learned a lot of interesting facts about the art, culture and social causes the foundation supported. The food by Chef Santiago wa…
Kum Hong
November 2019
I enjoyed this experience. Susannah & Co were gracious enough to accept our large group which did this as a team-building exercise so other folks may have a slightly different experience, but I loved the space and enjoyed the food. I also thought the group was doing something pretty interesting.
I enjoyed this experience. Susannah & Co were gracious enough to accept our large group which did this as a team-building exercise so other folks may have a slightly different expe…
Marata
November 2019
I found the experience when looking for a Thai cooking class... but this was so much better! After researching Susannah’s other projects (in bio under the experience description) I was certain that this is the way I want to spend my only evening in Bangkok. I actually wrote to Susannah as the date we were supposed to be in BKK wasn’t available. She was supper responsive and actually organised the evening for us outside the normal schedule. Bangkok 1899 is a truly magical place - an old mansion recently renovated and run by Susannah and the team. After arriving, we were first shown around and invited to the gallery space to see the current exhibition, which was again opened only for us that evening. We have then moved to the dining space and had a conversation about the house’s history, the future plans and the philosophy behind the artist and chef residency programme. We met the chef- Santiago from Peru and were invited to help a bit in food prep. (Santiago thanks for the tips on how to best cure ceviche! ) After visiting South America last year it was such an extraordinary experience to eat the food so strongly associated with the other side of the World - now prepared with Thai ingredients and set in the local context! We have really enjoyed it. The food was great and aplenty. The team has joined us and we shared our travel stories, anecdotes and recommendations. Towards the end it really felt like we had just finished a dinner with our Friends. If you have a chance- go and do the food experience! If the time doesn’t allow- be sure to at least visit and check what this creative bunch is up to during the day . In short- It wasn’t just a nice culinary experience but great intro to what’s new on the Thai and international art scene.
I found the experience when looking for a Thai cooking class... but this was so much better! After researching Susannah’s other projects (in bio under the experience description) I…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

What to bring

Extra baht: Beer, wine and cocktails are available outside of the set menu. All drinks are local and support independent businesses!