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


Latin Night

Penhouse Bar + Grill and Iws Thailand roll out Latin-inspired dishes on Sep 20 including tempura tiger prawns with espelette chili and wasabi mayonnaise, and pulled pork panini Cubano stuffed with premium sliced ham, emmental cheese, pickles and Dijon mustard.

34-36/F, Park Hyatt, 88 Wireless Rd., 02-012-1234


The Return of Lickerland

Fresh from releasing his first cookbook, Lickerland, pastry mastermind Jason Licker (formerly head of the sweet kitchen at Ku De Ta Bangkok, among many other impressive stints) drops by Charoenkrung’s buzzing new izakaya, Jua on Sep 22-23 to whip up some of his prized creations alongside a preview menu of yakitori and other bar bites. Reservations required at info@juabkk.com.
672/49 Charoenkrung Soi 28

Breaking Bad Party

Revolucion Cocktail throws a party dedicated to the Breaking Bad television series promising a "chemistry atmosphere" and special cocktails like Heisenberg Sour and Blue Sky this Sep 22. Dress code: Laboratory.
50 Sathorn Soi 10, 02-235-4823


Craft/Cruise 9 - Manifesto

On Sep 23, you can drink Thai craft beers on a cruise along the Chao Praya River, thanks to the people behind breweries like Chit Beer, Devanom, Lazy Fat Cat, Wizard Beer, Mickleheim, and Red Stone. The deal: B1,700 with two glasses of beer, unlimited barbecue and live music. For more information, see www.fb.com/events/365005387252914 or call 089-799-1123 (Chit) and 084-360-6633 (Bell). Leaves from Chit Beer, Koh Kret at 6pm. 


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, Charoenkrung Rd., 02-659-9000


So Amazing Chefs 2017

For the sixth year, So Sofitel hotel gathers international chefs for six days of dinners, workshops and other culinary treats as part of So Amazing Chefs 2017 on Sep 26-Oct 1. Among the 18 pros are master oyster shucker Jacques Cocollos, visual culinary artist Christopher Lecoutre and chef Nicolas Isnard of the one-Michelin-starred L’Auberge de la Charme, all from France. Returning names include French chocolatier Stephane Bonnat, French chef-restaurateur Laurent Paugeot of the one-Michelin-starred Le Charlemagne, and the hotel’s own executive chef Paul Smart. The five degustation dinners are priced at B3,000-15,000. See the full program at bit.ly/SoAmazingChefs2017.

So Sofitel, 2 Sathorn Rd., 02-624-0000. MRT Lumpini


TacoChela by Mikkeller Grand Opening

Ari's new tacqueria TacoChela gives away 100 free tacos, 100 free beers and 100 free tequila shots to mark its opening on Sep 27. From 5pm.

Aree Samphan Soi 1. www.fb.com/tacochelabkk

Bangkok Farmers' Market

The market known for its healthy and organic products, as well as handmade crafts, pops up at Gateway Ekamai mall on Sep 30-Oct 1. 11am-6pm. 

Gateway Ekamai, Sukhumvit Rd., 092-257-1106


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

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 Sathorn Soi 1 (Sribumphen), 097-234-8067

Beer Belly Oktoberfest 2017

Beer Belly offers a three-week-long celebration in honor of Oktoberfest on Sep 15-Oct 7 with a promo deal of a food platter (pork knuckle, sausage and chicken schnitzel with pretzels and sauerkraut)and two pints of German beer at B999. 

72 Courtard, Soi Thonglor, 02-392-7770

Ronny Emborg at Jojo

Executive chef Ronny Emborg from the two Michelin-starred Atera in New York helms the kitchen at Jojo in The St. Regis hotel on Sep 18-23 offering a seven-course lunch at B3,800 (B6,300 with wine pairing) or dinner at B5,800 (B8,800 with wine pairing)
The St. Regis Bangkok, 1595 Rajadamri Rd., 02-207-7777

From Mexico with Love

Oskar Bistro holds a Mexican food festival on Sep 14-21 offering classic Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes like un poco de todo (smoked beef taco and guacamole and crab quesadilla), salsa de aguacate (guacamole with grilled corn, pomegranate and jalapeno), Playa del Cármen (crab quesadillla with cheddar cheese and salsa)

24 Sukhumvit Soi 11, 097-289-4410

Feast of San Gennaro

During Sep 18-24, chef Arnie Marcela of Bunker serves classic Italian-American fare as part of a five-course set menu at B1,500 with wine pairing also available. 

118/2 Sathorn Soi 12, 092-563-9991

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)

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


The World Restaurant celebrates Oktoberfest festival by throwing a promotion every Thursday night from Sep-Nov only 6-10.30pm at B1,890 per person with free flow of Paulaner Draught beer.

Centara Grand at CentralWorld, 02-100-6255