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16 booze and food events to check out in Bangkok this week

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

By Kasidit Srivilai | Nov 15, 2017

  • 16 booze and food events to check out in Bangkok this week
    Drink Local at Tropic City

Thursday

Junmai Daiginjo Sake Dinner

Enjoy six types of Junmai Daiginjo "Born" sake paired with six premium Japanese dishes at Zuma this Nov 16. B3,500 per person. 

G/F, St. Regis Hotel, 159 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-252-4707

Sangria and Tapas

A night of free-flow sangria and tapas along with DJ live sets at Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit this Nov 16 from 6:30pm. B600 per person. 

30 Sukhumvit Soi 21. 02-204-4158

The Art of Whiskey Pairing 

Nami brings three famous Scotch whiskeys to the house to pair with a four-couse dinner by chef Takeda Yukio on Nov 16. B2,000 per person 

LL/F, JW Marriot Bangkok, Sukhumvit Rd. BTS Nana 


 

Friday

Thai Craft Takeover

Taste over 10 Thai craft beer brands, including Nectar Coffee Stout, Sandport Broken Sword, YodBeer Plearn IPA and Silom Beer IPA at I Hate Pigeons with free flights and special deals on Nov 17-18.
 
34/2 Sathorn Soi 1 (Sribumphen), 097-234-8067
 

Saturday

Latinoroma Festival

On Nov 18-19, Thonglor hang-out spot The Commons is hosting a huge event celebrating Mexican and Latin American food, drink and culture. Expect everything from pop-up taco stalls to pinata workshops and flamenco shows. And, of course, lots and lots of tequila. After you’ve hung up your salsa dancing shoes, head to the Barrio Cinema, an outdoor cinema and dinner experience put on by Mexican favorite Barrio Bonito (six courses, B1,750 or B2,050 with two glasses of wine/tequila). Or, simply relax with a margarita in hand and listen to the live band and DJs playing Latin beats. Festivities begin at 10am and continue late into the night on Saturday and Sunday.

The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17, www.fb.com/BarrioBonitoBKK

Cooking with Bugs

Learn three recipes involving edible insects with chef Mai at Chang Chui's Insects in the Backyard this Nov 19. B2,300 per person.

Chang Chui, 462 Sirindhorn Rd. www.fb.com/InsectsBkk


Sunday

Probiotics Brunch

Try a healthy probiotics bento brunch by Japanese guest chef Takashi at Beatroot Home this Nov 19. B380 for two courses or B420 for three. 10am-4pm.

1747/9 Chan Kao Rd. www.fb.com/beatroothome

Drink Local

During the week of Nov 19-24, many of Bangkok's top bars will join forces in a special-cocktail-menu celebration of local spirits. Drink Local wants to boost appreciation of Thailand's burgeoning array of craft spirits by serving them up in creative drinks. On the special menus at Bamboo Bar, The Locker Room, Rabbit Hole, Tropic City, Bunker and more, you’ll find new signature drinks highlighting Iron Balls Gin, Chalong Bay Rum, Grandma Jinn, Malai Thai Spirits, Issan Rum, Kristal and Three Monkeys Rum. There will also be opportunities to try your hand at bartending, with events like a Chalong Bay masterclass at Crying Thaiger on Nov 20 or a Three Monkeys showcase at Tep Bar on Nov 19. It all ends with a closing party at The Commons on Nov 25 where each bar will have a booth serving their signature local-spirit cocktail. All events are free of charge. For the full timetable, see Drinklocalth.com.
 

 

Monday

Eat Drink Pink

The Peninsula Bangkok hosts a charity dinner raising money for breast cancer foundation Pink Park Village featuring Eat Me, Nahm, Bo.lan, Le Du, Err, Lenzi, il Fumo, Bunker and The Never Ending Summer on Nov 20. B3,000 per person with all proceeds from ticket sales and raffles donated.

333 Charoennakorn Rd. 02-020-2888


Ongoing

The Chef Series at 80/20

From Nov 8-2080/20 welcomes eight chefs to collaborate on chef's tables, including the people behind Rarb, Blackitch, Samuay & Sons, 100 Mahaseth and more. See more info here

1052-1054 Charoenkrung Rd., 099-118-2200

 

Hipster Night

To celebrate the launch of Amara Hotel Surawong's new restaurant and bar, Elements, the hotel offers special promotions of buy-one-get-one on bottles of wine and a B399 beer buffet every Fri night.

Amara Hotel, Surawong Rd. 02-021-8888

 

The Fab Five and Grapes Five

Every Mon-Sat at BarSu, enjoy five vodka, rum, gin or whiskey drinks for B500 or five glasses of new-world wines for B1,000 7:30pm till midnight. Available until further notice. 

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Sukhumvit Rd., 02-649-8888. BTS Asoke


Beyond

One Chef, Two Stars, Four Days of Outstanding Dining

From Nov 22-25, chef Jean-Marc Banzo will take over the InterContinental Bangkok’s Fireplace Grill & Bar with four days of haute French cuisine. A four-course set lunch is B2,800, plus B1,500 for wine pairings and a six-course set dinner is B7,500 with wine pairings. Banzo was awarded his first Michelin star at 26 years old, and received a second at his restaurant Le Clos de la Violette. Lunch highlights include red mullet bouillabaisse with John Dory and monkfish stewed potatoes. Those who opt for the dinner can look forward to Mediterranean squid and lobster pie, and a sea urchin souffle with oyster butter. 
 
InterContinental Bangkok, G/F, 973 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-656-0444 ext. 5502. Open Mon-Fri noon-2:30pm; daily 6:30-10:30pm
 

Scarlett Bangkok x Top Chef Thailand

Hot off winning the first ever Top Chef Thailand, social media darling chef Chudaree “Tam” Debhakam will be showing off her culinary chops at Scarlett Wine Bar and Restaurant on Nov 23-27. Debhakam’s seven a la carte dishes are a coming- together of her French culinary training, locally inflected palate, and personal commitment to sustainable-eating. Look out for the lamb shank massaman curry pie (B890), whole stuffed quail (B1,380) and grilled tiger prawn with charred romesco (B850).
 
37/F, Pullman Hotel G, 188 Silom Rd., 096-860-7990. Open daily 6pm-1am. BTS Chong Nonsi

Thailand Brew Fest

Returning this Nov 24-25, the festival takes over Quaint restaurant and bar with over 80 labels of beer. Over 20 importers/distributors have joined forces this time. As well as the major beer guys like Boonrawd (Singha & Leo) and Thai Bev (Chang), there’ll be plenty of craft attractions. Highlights include BrewDog, Ballast Point, Little Creatures and Heretic from abroad, along with local beer rock stars like Devanom (our favorite!), Happy New Beer, Stonehead (try their butterfly pea beer!), Chiang Mai, Triple Pearl and Yaksa. One-day tickets are B699, which comes with two beer coupons and one beer glass that you’ll most likely lose or break before the end of the night. We know, we’ve done it. Tickets at www.ticketmelon.com/event/thailandbrewfest
 
Quaint, 23 Sukhumvit Soi 61, 02-714-1998
 

Great Wines of Italy

Prolific wine critic James Suckling (a former editor of Wine Spectator magazine) brings his event back to Bangkok this Dec 8 at the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Erawan hotel. For B1,000, you will be tasting over 80 Italian brands and premium boutique wineries, handpicked by Suckling himself. The selection includes Brunellos, Barolos, Tuscans, Barbarescos, Amarones, Chianti Classicos and many more. There will also be a screening of Suckling’s documentary, Great Wines of Italy: Alto Adige’s Vineyards in the Sky, which explores the wineries and vineyards of Northeast Italy. Early bird tickets can be purchased here with a special price for people aged under 28 at B649.
 
Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel, 494 Rachadamri Rd., 02-254-1234

 

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