BK's weekly Bites & Blends Market rounds up of the best dining and drinking events, deals and more.

Thursday

Callan Green Guest Shift

Rabbit Hole welcomes guest bartender Callan Green from Jack Rose bar in Kuala Lumpur this Aug 24.

125 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 098-969-1335

Raw Food Dinner

Due to success of the previous event back in May, About Eatery organizes another six-course raw food dinner this Aug 24. B1,200 per person or add B1,000 for wine pairing. 

Ocean Tower II, Sukhumvit 21 Soi 3. 02-665-2772

Brasserie Cordonnier Grand Opening

Soho Hospitality (Above Eleven, Havana Social, Charcoal, Cantina) hosts the grand opening of its fifth restaurant, Brasserie Cordonnier, with an open bar and complimentary finger food by chef Clement Hernandez on Aug 24.

33/30 Sukhumvit Soi 11, 094-970-8599


Sunday

Boxing, Breakfast and Brews

Hair of the Dog Phrom Pong will be showing the Mayweather and McGregor boxing bout on the screen and serving up breakfast and beer specials. B400 for hangover-cure breakfast. Aug 27 10am-3pm.

593/27 Soi Villa, Sukhumvit Rd., 02-258-1431

Tea Brewing Workshop with MythTea

Learn to brew tea properly with a tea sommelier on Aug 27 at Blue Dye Cafe. B2,500 per person for 2.5-hour course. 

40/1 Sukhumvit Soi 36, 094-156-6166


Beyond

Insects in the Backyard Launch

Insects in the Backyard hosts its official launch event with a four-course tasting menu, a video screening and short discussion on the trends towards insects as food on Aug 31. Those who want to join the event can claim tickets by shooting an email to hello@insectsinthebackyard and explaining why you're interested in edible insects.

Chang Chui, 460/8 Sirindhorn Rd. 020-357-000

Bangkok Beer Fest

Stone Head Thai Craft Beer hosts the first episode of Bangkok Beer Festival during Sep 1-3. B200 tickets get you one drink.

Show DC Oasis Outdoor Arena, 99/6-9 Rim Klong Bangkapi Rd.

 

Freebird Garden Party V - One Year Anniversary

Sukhumvit's Australian restaurant Freebird hosts a garden barbecue party on Sep 3 in honor of its first birthday. Wear white to get a free complementarty welcome drink for your next visit. Free-flow food is B1,550 per person and it's B2,500 for free-flow booze. 

28 Sukhumvit Soi 47, 02-662-4936

 

September Special Kombucha Cocktails

Throughout Sep, I Hate Pigeons will be serving three special drinks (Gin Mule, New Moscow and Mojito mocktail) made using home-brewed kombucha. 

34/2 Soi Sribumphen, Rama 4 Rd., 097-234-8067
 

18th World Gourmet Festival

Anantara Siam’s World Gourmet Festival returns for the 18th time on Sep 4-10, with 20 dinners to choose from cooked by 10 top chefs from around the world. The honor roll includes Guillaume Galliot, whose Hong Kong restaurant Caprice (at the Four Seasons hotel) is an island byword for high-end French cuisine—and holds two Michelin stars. Other must-reserve dinners come from Cristina Bowerman from Glass Hostaria (Rome, Italy), where he serves high-flying modernist cooking techniques in the rustic Trastavere neighborhood, and Christian and Manue Costardi, aka the Costardi Brothers (Vercelli, Italy), who bring hipster charm to produce-driven tasting menus. Dinners start from B5,900 with B600 of that going to charity. For the schedule, see www.worldgourmetfestival.asia.
Anantara Siam Bangkok, 155 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-126-8866. www.worldgourmetfestival.asia

Michel Roux at Le Normandie

The man credited with revolutionizing Britain's eating habits, chef Michel Roux from The Waterside Inn, returns to Le Normandie during Sep 25-30. Five-course lunch is B4,900 and seven-course dinner is B8.900.

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, 48 Oriental Avenue, 02-659-9000


Ongoing

A Taste of Macao

Until the end of October, you can try Macao's unique blend of Portuguese and Chinese cuisines at Dean & DeLuca in dishes like bacalhau a braz (shredded salted cod with fried potatoes and black olive, B195), caldo verde (chicken broth with Portuguese chorizo, B120) and braised pork belly in soya sauce, balichao (shrimp paste) and tamarind juice.
 
Available at five branches (Mahanakorn Cube, Central Embassy, EmQuartier, The Crystal and Bluport Hua Hin)

Kampo Beef Menu

Sofitel Sukhumvit celebrates the sixth anniversary of its French restaurant L'appart with seasonal menu featuring premium Kampo beef from Miyagi, Japan. Executive chef Nicolas Basset rolls out the likes of tenderloin tartar, seared Kampo short loin carpaccio and smoked Kampo sirloin through the end of Aug.

32/F, Sofitel Sukhumvit, Sukhumvit Rd. 02-126-9999

Flavortale Dinner Show

Watch a live dance performance curated by Xuan Xu, who's also behind shows at Maggie Choo's and Sing Sing Theater, while having dinner at Medici through Sep 27.

55/555 Langsuan Rd., 02-630-4000

Seafood in the City 

Enjoy Maine lobster, Fines de Clare oysters, Bouchot mussels and many more imported seafood specials at Scalini through the end of Sep. The mixed seafood bucket starts at B2,000 for two.

Hilton Sukhumvit, Sukhumvit Soi 26, 02-620-6666

Dusit Thai Sunday Brunch

From now through Aug 27, the hotel celebrates its 48th anniversary with 48-percent discount on its Saturday and Sunday brunch, bringing its three-hour free-for-all of pasta, steaks, oysters and—the real reason it’s so packed—all-you-can-eat lobster, down to just B1,714.

946 Rama 4 Rd., 020-200-900. Open daily 6am-10pm. MRT Silom 

Treat of Truffle 

Throughout AugLa Tavola & Wine Bar serves special lunch and dinner menus featuring summer truffles by chef Matthias Mittnachtlike. Expect dishes like Wagyu beef carpaccio with black truffles, slow-cooked lamb shoulder and Hokkaido scallops with truffle sauce.

3/F, Renaissance Bangkok Hotel, 02-125-5010