Can eating good chocolate be good for the environment?

At Seven Spoons we’re passionate about the role that the private sector and restaurants in particular, can play in supporting products that are good for the environment and good for local people. We have a special affinity for products that support forests and the sustainable management of landscapes. One example of a product that can be incorporated within a forest landscape, add value and provide income to local farmers is chocolate. Cacao is an under-storey dwelling tree crop that can grow under the canopy of existing forest cover. It offers potential to be incorporated into efforts at rehabilitating landscapes through an agroforestry (blending trees and agricultural production) approach. This is good news. There is currently strong momentum around expanding forest area as part of meeting climate change mitigation and broader sustainability goals (ie. Forests are a carbon sink and to…

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Christmas Menu 2016

  The holidays are upon us once more! Every year we look forward to celebrating Christmas and the holiday season with friends and customers old and new at Seven Spoons. This year we’re pleased to offer a set menu for the evenings of 24 and 25 December.  The 4 course menu for Christmas (at 1,200B per person) includes: Cocktail                                                                                                                      The Tiger’s Ear (Lamai rum, sugar syrup and northern Thai perilla or ‘Tiger’s Ear’), or Red Collar (single malt whisky, vermouth, fernet, bitters…

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An ode to a little known herb, Tree Basil or Bai Yira

One of the beautiful things about living in Southeast Asia is its treasure trove of ingredients. There are interlocking layers of ingredients based on whether one is urban or rural, which part of a given country, and then entirely unique palettes of flavors, combinations, histories and ingredients used from country to country. Being based in Thailand puts us in the center of a cross section of these cultures, tastes and ecosystems. Seven Spoons will be highlighting unique and lesser known ingredients from Southeast Asia – particularly ingredients in remote and often indigenous farming areas, buried in memories of older generations and with a special focus on food products from forests that have long sustained people in the region. There are several reasons why we’re doing this. First, in order to add value to supply chains supporting local producers and biodiversity.…

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Bangkok’s Best Restaurants 2015 and we are No 8!

“In a cosy double shophouse on a quiet road that visitors don’t really frequent you will find one of the best restaurants in Bangkok. Seven Spoons is so popular that it’s recently expanded, but still has the warm atmosphere and large portions of Mediterranean and vegetarian food regulars are familair with and first-timers will be excited by. It now opens for lunch and offers sandwiches alongside its hearty mains.” Bangkok Best Restaurants 2015 – Bangkok.com

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