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COVID-19 inspires chefs to create virtual dinners and remote cocktails

From tasting menus in Bangkok to wine pairing in Tokyo, coronavirus spurs innovation

One of Fruitfull's virtual dining events in full swing. The dishes were developed by Michelin-starred chefs, including Garima Arora of Bangkok's Gaa. (Courtesy of Fruitfull) 

TOKYO -- In mid-June, on a Saturday evening in Bangkok, 40 guests of the Fruitfull Lockdown virtual dinner series sat in their homes, remotely clinking glasses and flashing peace signs at their "tablemates" across the city over Zoom, as live DJ music reverberated through their speakers.

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