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

Wednesday 

 

 

Homemade Umeshu Workshop

Sathorn's tiny PrumPlum bar hosts two evenings of umeshu workshops (Mar 7 and 8) to help you create your own Japanese plum wine. B2,000 per person, maximum of 10 participants per evening. 

PrumPlum Umeshu Bar & Bistro, 35/2 Sribumphen Rd., 02-249-3146.

 

 

An Open Forum about Women in F&B with Beckaly Franks

On Mar 7, Beckaly Franks, owner of The Pantiac in Hong Kong (Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2016 and 2017) leads an open forum about women in F&B from 3-4pm at The 88. Also catch her tending the bar from 8pm onwards.

The 88, 88 Surawong Rd., 087-663-1365
 

Quinary, HK live in Bangkok

On Mar 7, Vesper welcomes a guest shift from Antonio Lai, co-owner of Quinary in Hong Kong, and Samuel Kwok, the bar manager. Try the classically inspired cocktails with unusual ingredients and find out why the has been listed on World's 50 Best for the past three years. From 8:30pm.

10/15 Convent Rd., 02-235-2777 


Thursday 

 

 

Sanpellegrino Piazza Italia

As part of King's Cup Elephant Polo 2018 on Mar 8-11, you can shop for top quality products from Italy, including premium mineral waters, selected wines and beers, as well as food from the likes of Pizza Massilia and Pasta.Go.

Anantara Riverside, 257/1-3 Charoennakorn Rd., 02-476-0022 

 

Evil Man Blues X Soulbar

On Mar 8-9 laid-back jazz music meets the drinks by guest mixologist Kirataya “Kira” Potisarn, who is a Barcadi Legacy Semi-Finalist at Evil Man Blues. 

Evil Man Blues, 72 Courtyard, 72 Sukhumvit Soi 55

 

Thailand Coffee Festival

Considered the biggest coffee event in Southeast Asia, this fair on Mar 8-11 features booths from roasteries, distributors and equipment manufacturers, alongside coffee-related workshops and seminars, coffee brewing competitions and plenty of pop-up cafes.   
 
Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, 60 New Ratchadapisek Rd., 02-229-3000. Free.

 

To mark International Women's Day (May 8), this new global food forum at The Sukhothai aims to promote and empower women in food, beverage and hospitality. Guest speakers include Ana Ros from Hisa Franko, Slovenia (currently "World’s Best Female Chef"), Cristina Bowerman from the Michelin-starred Glass Hosteria in Rome, Italy, and Martina Caruso from the Michelin-starred Hotel Signum on Salina Island, Italy, as well as many local accomplished chefs. Tickets are B3,500 per person, which includes access to all sessions, networking breaks, a 12-course luncheon and post-event cocktail reception. See www.womeningastronomy.asia.
 
As part of the event, chef Cristina Bowerman will also serve a four-course lunch (Mar 10, from B3,300) and set dinner (Mar 9-11, from B4,500) at La Scala, while chefs Rossarin Sriprathum (Celadon) and Aylin Yazicioglu (Nicole Restaurant, Istanbul) will present a one-night-only, four-hands dinner at Celadon (Mar 10, from B3,500). 
 
The Sukhothai Bangkok, 13/3 Sathorn Rd., 02-344-8888
 

Saturday 

 

 

Soho District Party

On Mar 10 the five 5 venues under Soho Hospitality— Above Eleven, Havana Social, Cantina Wine Bar & Italian Kitchen, Charcoal Tandoor Grill & Mixology and Brasserie Cordonnier—team up for an event of cocktails and food (all B100-200) in the garden. Free-flow selected cocktails from 4-5pm.

Fraser Suites, 38/8 Sukhumvit Soi 11

 

Bangkok Farmer's Market

The family-friendly Farmer's Market at Gateway Ekamai offers organic produce, artisan breads, natural home and body care, natural clothing, handmade jewelry, arts and crafts, workshops, kids activities and live music on Mar 10-11, from 11am. 

Gateway Ekamai, Sukhumvit Rd. BTS Ekkamai 


Sunday

 

Viva Thonglor & Sloane's Sunday BBQ Bonanza

Sloane's butcher and Viva Thonglor join forces for a barbecue mashup on Mar 11, from 3pm. Offerings include beer can chicken, slow-smoked pork shoulder and sage and caramelized shallot sausages. Barbecue feast and soft drinks B800 or B1,800 with wine. 

Viva Thonglor, 387 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-000-9698. 

 

Sunset Society Sunday feat. Barefood Bangkok / Nowhere

The market on Mar 11 promises organic and vegan products and food along with live DJ sets from Alex Imix, NK Chan and Superstar Panda. From 1pm. 
 
Nowhere BKK, 6/F, Tha City Loft Hotel, Ekkamai Soi 6, 099-394-4417.
 
 

Broken Eggs presents 'El Vermouth'

On Mar 11, enjoy imported Spanish vermouth, sangría, wines, beers and Mediterranean gin and tonics alongside Broken Eggs' tapas dishes and the special of the day: seafood paella. From 1pm.

112/7 Ekkamai Soi 69-71, 02-047-7811 


Monday

Ichizu x Koji Kimura x Hidefuma Namba 

On Mar 12, Sushi Ichizu’s head chef Riku Toda welcomes Koji Kimura of Tokyo’s two-Michelin-starred Sushi Kimura (known as the "father of aged sushi”) and Hidefumi Namba of Tokyo’s Sushi Namba (Silver Medal ranking in TABELOG) for a one-night meet-and-greet dinner. Two rounds: 5.30pm and 8.30pm. B12,000 per person.

Sushi Ichizu, Sukhumvit Soi 39, New Petchaburi Rd., 065-738-9999

 


Upcoming 

 

 

{Re} Food Forum

Forty food industry leaders from around the world converge on Bangkok to give talks on food waste and sustainability. Forum tickets (Mar 19-20) have sold out, but they'll also be whipping up some amazing public dinners the whole week from Mar 16-21, in collaboration with some of the biggest local food names. See more details here
 
Venues around Bangkok. www.re-take.asia
 
 

Workshop Hopping

On Mar 17-18, The Commons hosts over 30 workshops dedicated to food and drink, as well as arts, crafts and personal development. Highlights include a guide to wine pairing with Naturalista (B1,500), tips for pickling with chef Phanuphon “Black” Bulsuwan of Chiang Mai's Blackitch (B1,200) and a tutorial on speed brewing with Roots (pay as you feel). For the full schedule and details on registration, see here

The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17 
 

Ongoing 

 

 

Champagne & Oyster

The House on Sathorn offers unlimited Champagne and fresh oyster buffet within 90 minutes starting from B1,450 only on Mon-Fri during 5:30pm-7:30pm. Until Mar 31.

106,108 North Sathorn Rd., 02-344-4000

 

The Great Brew x Lhong1919

A 3-month-long pop-up beer terrace on the riverside with food from Iberry's newest Rong Si restaurant and Thai live music at Lhong1919. Until Mar 15.

Riverside terrace at Lhong 1919, Chiang Mai Rd., 062-386-8677 www.facebook.com/The-Great-Brew-x-Lhong1919