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



May Day Special @ Sensi Restaurant


New head chef Stefano Merlo (formerly of Enoteca and Jojo's at the St. Regis) announces his arrival at Sensi on May 2 with a May Day special: the 5 Sensi menu. The five-course dinner is priced at B1,980.

Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Soi 17 Yaek 5, 02-117-1618, 02-676-4466



Ladies Night

Free-flow gin for ladies from 7pm-1am at Rewind Bar Thonglor this May 2.

160/14 Thonglor Soi 6, 094-949-1619




Witch Craft beer bar

Meet the newbie bar from Bad Burger Bangkok, WitchCraft, on May 4 when it celebrates its opening with games and a special promotion: buy-one-get-one-free on beer from 6-10pm.

392/9 Sukhumvit Rd., 095-249-8386


Alesmith - Tap Takeover

Head to either branch of Hair of The Dog this May 4 and get sloshed on drinks exclusively from the San Francisco-based Alesmith brewing company.

Mahatun Plaza Building, 2/F, 888/26 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-650-7589



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Quintessentially Thai - Saturday Brunch

Experience Thai cuisines alongsaide jazz music, fashion and wine from 1-4pm at Madame Shawn. There's a complimentary glass of wine for early birds from 1-2pm.

127 Sukhumvit Soi 49/3, 090-965-9085‬


Bangkok Farmers' Market 

Shop organic natural food and goods from local producers. May 5-6, 11am.

Habito Mall, Onnut 1/1, Sukhumvit Soi 77, 02-136-5932. Free


Probiotic Chef’s Table

Takashi Hirasawa, founder of Bangkok health-food supplier Lacto-Life, teams up with chef Bunn “Ik” Borriboon, of Iron Chef fame, to offer five courses rich with the kind of good bacteria and yeasts (think yogurt, cheese and kombucha) that strengthen your immune system. The next gathering takes place on May 5, limited to only 10 diners at lunch (B1,900) or dinner (B3,000). Following a fresh and fermented theme, your meal’s kept a bit of a secret but you can expect cured salmon and silky tofu panna cotta. The next round is on Jun 2. www.fb.com/probioticcheftable

Probiotic Home Lab, 53 Watthana Tham Rd., next to Isuzu Showroom, 081-833-4554, 063-954-9942

Cinco de Mayo 2018

Celebrate the Mexican fiesta this May 5 at any of the best Mexican restaurants in town. Check out our full roundup here.



Sunset Society Sunday feat. Vegan Market / Nowhere

On May 6, this market at Nowhere promises organic food along with live balearic beats from Djs NK Chan, Alex Imix and Superstar Panda. From 1pm.

Nowhere BKK, 6/F, Tha City Loft Hotel, Ekkamai Soi 6, 099-394-4417. Free




Couscous x Natural Wines 

Every Wednesday in May (May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30), explore flavors of the Mediterranean in the couscous dishes of chef Francesco Deiana at Via Maris, paired alongside a selection of 10 natural wines at promotional rates.

10/15 Convent Road, 02 236 5558



Sake with Saki

From May 11-13, Charoenkrung izakaya Jua welcomes pastry chef Saki Hoshino from neighboring 80/20. Taste Jua's new menu alongside each of chef Saki's desserts, as well as sake, shochu and whiskey pairings. 

Jua, Charoenkrung Soi 28, 061-558-7689


Pasta Takeover: Series 2 Chef Davide Calo

From Lecce to Bangkok, contemporary Italian chef Davide Calo visits La Dotta to cook handmade pasta and other signatures. 5-11pm, May 14.

161/6 Thonglor 9 Road, 02-392-8688, 086-300-1111


Gaston Acurio

This May 17-19, The Mandarin Oriental will welcome arguably Peru’s most renowned chef, Gaston Acurio of Astrid & Gaston in Lima, who is credited with transforming Peruvian cuisine into the international fine-dining sensation it is today. From 7pm nightly, chef Acurio will present some of his signature dishes at Lord Jim’s restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental, with the likes of his famed ceviche afrodisiaco (lime-cured king crab, sea urchin, clams and scallops) available from the a la carte menu. For the full experience, though, you'll want to try the 5-course tasting menu at B4,120 net per person or 7-course at B5,650 net per person.

Lord Jim’s, Mandarin Oriental, 48 Oriental Ave., 02-659-9000 ext 7680


Portugal The New Dawn: Ep 4

Chef Vitor Matos of the one-Michelin-star Antiqvvm in Porto, Portugal, visits Il Fumo to cook alongside head chef Nelson Amorim on May 22-23.

1098/2 Rama 4 Rd., 02-286-8833