Who says Christmas has to be all about roast turkey? Go for an ultimate Symphony of Seafood at The Dock. Things start off with seafood overture (fresh sea urchin and its butter) with a glass of French sparkling Chamdeville, Blanc de Blancs wine and go on to the fresh scallop carpaccio and fresh Beluga caviar. Lobster stars in the form of ravioli with spiced bisque emulsion, while the restaurant captures the family vibe with coulibiac, a type of Russian pie with a monkfish filling and Madagascan vanilla sauce. Cleanse your palate with the ultimate Christmas toffee pudding and a glass of Chandon Brut sparkling wine. Dinner costs B2,890 net/person, inclusive of two glasses of sparkling wine. Available from Dec 20-Jan5, all day.
1/F, Maze Thonglor, 148 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-381-5373/4
On top of some special dishes running on the a la carte menu for Christmas and New Year, chef Somkiat Pairojmahakij also rolls out a set menu for Christmas. At B1,200 per person, you’ll enjoy a four-course meal with a cocktail. The menu also has vegetarian-friendly options, with two choices for each course. Expect the likes of razor clams with chorizo, capers and white wine butter sauce and black mountain chicken with Udomsuk stout gravy. Or opt for broccoli quinoa salad, brown butter sweet potato gnocchi and grilled tofu with chimichurri sauce if you’re a vegetarian.
22-24 Chakkaphatdi Phong Rd., 02-629-9214
Chef Dallas Cuddy presents a set lunch menu over the Christmas weekend (Dec 24-25). For B1,500 per person, you’ll get small plates of starters follwed by mains, side dishes and desserts to share. Promised items include beer and miso-grilled lamb ribs with radish salad, baked ham with pineapple, palm sugar and star anise, roast black Angus beef with garlic pepper crust, roasted and whipped potato with coffee and bacon salt and chocolate rum and raisin pudding with custard. The bar will also create special cocktails derived from festive drinks like mulled wine and eggnog.
28 Sukhumvit Soi 47, 02-662-4936
Sathorn’s new-American restaurant presents a four-course menu for Christmas at B2,700. Chef Arnie Marcella lets you pick between a couple of dishes for each course. Either go for madai (red sea bream) crudo with mangosteen and red chili or wagyu carpaccio with truffle dashi and smoked dashi to start. Mains feature options of Japanese black cod with celeriac, black truffle and maitake mushroom, and Australian lamb with redcurrant and Swiss Chard. You can also opt for wine pairing at B1,300.
118/2 Sathorn Soi 12, 092-563-9991
The bar-restaurant lets you go easy with a two-course set menu at only B999. The main attraction is lamb shank served with sauteed vegetables, lamb jus and spaetzle dumpling pasta, while dessert sees caramelized spiced apple with vanilla ice cream. The price includes one Christmas cocktail of your choice. Pick from the following: Continental Sour (bourbon, lemon juice, syrup and port wine, B320), 1881 Rum Pot (rum blend, cherry liqueur, spices and fruits, B350) and Pumpkin Xmas Spritz (pumpkin shrub, vanilla, cinnamon and prosecco, B275).
Groove@CentralWorld, Rama 1 Rd., 061-825-7348, 095-072-7777
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