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



Chef Nicolas Isnard Visit

Nicolas Isnard, chef-partner at the one-Michelin-starred Auberge de la Charme restaurant in Prenois, France, visits The District Grill Room & Bar this Mar 15-18 to present a special a la carte menu which includes signatures like oyster Vichyssoise with Sturia caviar. Five-course set menu with wine pairing also available at B6,800. 
2/F, Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, 2 Sukhumvit Soi 57, 02-797-0000. BTS Thong Lo


The Missing Burro - Found! Pop-up Fiesta at Whiteline

Thonglor's much-hyped new Mexican restaurant brings its home-made classics like carnitas, gringa, cochinita and mar y tierra to Silom bar and art space Whiteline on Mar 16. Reservations recommended.  
Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117


Belching Beaver - One Time Release Party

This Mar 17-19Hair of the Dog Phrom Phong exclusively serves several taps and bottles from Belching Beaver brewery in San Diego, including Me So Honey, Viva La Beaver, Phantom Bride, Peanut Butter Milk Stout and Beaver Milk Milk Stout.
593/27 Sukhumvit Soi 33/1, 02-258-1431. BTS Phrom Phong

An Evening with a Sake Master: Shuichi Fukui

On Mar 17,  Sonie Sushi & Bar welcomes 29-year-old "Drunken Sake Master" Shuichi Fukui to share his knowledge and lead a tasting of  five different sakes accompanied by tapas dishes. B495 per head, booking recommended.
G/F, Young Place, Sukhumvit Soi 23, 02-662-2779


Ramen Master

This Mar 18-19, chef Yoshimura Kosuke stops by to make the original recipe of torio soba at Ikkousha Ramen. Limited to 60 servings/day.
J Avenue, Thonglor Soi 15, 02-712-9487


Tapas & Wine Night

On Mar 22, Toro and Wine Garage presents a Spanish tapas and wine-pairing dinner (B1,500/person).
1/F, 72 Courtyard, 72 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-7790

Locavore at Viu

This Mar 22-23, chefs Ray Adriansyah and Eelke Plasmeijer of Locavore in Ubud, Bali (#22 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017), visit Viu to present dishes that combine Indonesian ingredients with contemporary European cooking. and eggplant. Their five-course dinners are priced at B4,000 (B6,700 with wine pairing). 
12/F, St. Regis Hotel Bangkok, 159 Ratchadamri, 02-207-7819. BTS Ratchadamri

Freebird Garden Party

On Mar 26, Freebird opens up its backyard for the second edition of its garden party (B1,250 per person). Starting from noon and continuing till 9pm, the party will take the form of a laid-back barbecue with dishes like grilled chicken, prawns, chicken wings, squid and roast pork belly, all cooked up by chef Dallas Cuddy. What’s more, Australian chef Jess Barnes (Opposite Mess Hall) will be joining as resident chef. Expect special cocktails as well as beer and wine packages, too.
28 Sukhumvit Soi 47, 02-662-4936

Rusty Cerven Live in Bangkok

To celebrate its third anniversary on Mar 29, Vesper welcomes guest bartender Rusty Cerven, who was formerly senior mixologist at The Connaught, London (no. 4 in World's 50 Best Bars 2016) and is current bar manager at The Gibson, London (no. 6 in the same list).
10/15 Convent Rd., 02-235-2777 

Gourmet Foodie Fest

EmQuartier gathers Thailand’s favorite restaurants and food vendors this Mar 25-26. Expect market staples like Pordee Recipe, Ampersand ice cream and El Mariachi as well as workshops.
EmQuartier, Sukhumvit Rd. www.fb.com/gourmetfoodiefest

Bangkok Natural Wine Festival

Thailand's first natural wine festival takes place on Apr 2, 11am-7pm, at About Eatery to showcase natural, organic and biodynamic wines. Taste up to 50 selected wines and learn from acclaimed sommeliers. Tickets are B500 (limited to 200 only).
G/F, Ocean Tower 2, Asoke 3, 02-665-2772

Miznon Pop-up

This Apr 18-23, guest chef Pierre Bouko-Levy from Paris’s cult favorite Israeli eatery Miznon returns to Quince for a pop-up. Highlight creations include soft hand-made pita bread stuffed with slow-cooked juicy lamb, roast chicken, vegetarian-friendly ratatouille and choux farci (cabbage rolls)—all of which are available on the al a carte menus at both lunch and dinner. Prices TBA. 
Quince, Sukhumvit Soi 45, 02-662-4478