After over a year without a bar manager, the bougie cocktail bar at Capella, Stella, has welcomed new Thai talent—which is something you don’t normally see at a five-star hotel.
Song Terbsiri, previously at The Loft at Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, began mixing drinks in Australia where he worked at Hilton Adelaide. Despite his young age—31—he has been recognized in bartending competitions like thr Diplomatico Go Local Challenge 2018, the Mixology F&B Master Thailand 2019, and Diageo World Class Thailand 2022.
Expect to see Song’s menu at Stella in the next few months where he will be collaborating with chef Chef Sylvain Constans, Capella Bangkok’s Executive Pastry Chef, to create cocktail and dessert pairings.
He’s also working on bringing sustainable approaches to the drink menu, following a zero-waste concept and using the fresh local produce grown in Capella Bangkok’s own greenhouse and small-scale local producers—just like the ingredients used at their BK’s Top Tables Best Restaurant of the year, Cote.
While Song is working on the new menu, the next time you visit Stella you can ask him to whip up something off-menu for you in the meantime.
Capella Bangkok, 300/2 Charoenkrung Rd., 065-998-4674. Open daily: 6pm-midnight