The Athenee Hotel Vegetarian Festival

What to eat at The Athenee Hotel
this Jay Festival

Written by Gastronomer Lifestyle

October 11, 2023

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Starting on Saturday, October 14, the eve of this year’s Jay Festival, The Athenee Hotel’s Rain Tree Café dining outlet will be offering a special plant-based lunch and dinner buffet to celebrate this period of spiritual healing. The international buffet will highlight vegan dishes from all over the world, taking diners on a gastronomic tour as they also partake in the Chinese Taoism-rooted festivities that happen once a year in Thailand. 

Wok-fried Hokkien noodles
Wok-fried Hokkien noodles

Start in Asia with veggie tempuras and sushi, Hokkien wok-fried noodles, and Vietnamese-style fresh vegetable spring rolls. You also simply can’t have an international Jay buffet without a few Thai and Chinese favourites, including yum hed ruam (Thai spicy mushroom salad), tom kha hed (mushroom tom kha soup), pad krapao made with Omnimeat, tao hoo song krueng (deep-fried tofu with gravy), and bamboo pith with black mushroom soup. In addition, vegan satay and various types of fritters are available to grab from the live cooking station. 

Pad Krapao Omni
Pad Krapao Omni

The Middle East awaits with vegan-friendly couscous tabbouleh with fresh mint salad and pita bread. Then travel further west with dishes like vegetable lasagna, eggplant al forno, baby spinach with citrus quinoa, and cauliflower steak with parmesan and truffle.

Finally, at the end of your journey, enjoy some delightful vegan desserts, including avocado cacao mousse, pecan pie, and banoffee pudding.

Vegan desserts

The buffet is priced 1,800++ baht for weekdays and 2,100++ baht for weekends (dinner only). Athenee Club members will be able to enjoy a 35 per cent discount, while a 30 per cent discount is offered to Club Marriott members. Marriott Bonvoy benefits are applied. 

For reservations, contact +662-650-8800 or

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