BK's weekly Bites & Blends Market rounds up of the best dining and drinking events, deals and more.
Le Du x Labyrinth
Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn, the chef-owner of modern Thai fine-dining restaurant Le Du, continues his working relationship with chef Han Li Guang of Singapore’s Michelin-starred Labyrinth. The pair teamed up in Aug for a collaborative dinner in Singapore; now it’s Bangkok’s turn on Sep 14. Much like Ton, chef Han has been credited with incorporating modern Singaporean flavors into his restaurant’s multi-course feasts. For B2,900 per person (add B1,800 for wine pairings), you get six courses covering dishes like Ton’s oyster with Thai rice wine, river prawn with shrimp paste and black jasmine rice; and Han’s local crab with chili ice cream and salted fish, and pork cheek “char siew” with barley and pickled bok choy. UPDATE: The event is booked out.
399/3 Silom Soi 7, 092-919-9969. Open Mon-Sat 6-10pm
Tap Testing at TacoChela
Until Sep 16, head to Ari's brand new TacoChela by Mikkeller to try up to 20 taps of beer, margheritas and tacos. Cash only.
Aree Samphan Soi 1, 086-543-3365
Four Hands Dinner at Lord Jim's
This Sep 16, over an eight-course menu, French chef Arnaud Dunand-Sauthier of Lord Jim’s welcomes Italian chef Alessandro Frau of Phuket’s swanky Italian restaurant Acqua. B8,500 including wine pairing.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 48 Oriental Avenue, Charoenkrung Rd., 02-659-9000
The Grand Opening at Nowhere
On Sep 16, Ekkamai's laid-back rooftop restaurant Nowhere officially opens.
6/F, Tha City Loft hotel, Ekkamai Soi 6, 094-516-6663
Organic Farmers' Market 10
On Sep 16, Thonglor's Patom welcomes you to shop for fresh organic fruits and vegetables direct from the farmers amid its very green yard. There will also be gardening workshops.10am-5pm.
9/2 Sukhumvit Soi 49/1, 098-259-7514
Feast of San Gennaro
During Sep 18-24, chef Arnie Marcela of Bunker will serve classic Italian-American fare as part of a five-course set menu at B1,500 with an optional wine pairing available.
118/2 Sathorn Soi 12, 092-563-9991
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
672/49 Charoenkrung Soi 28
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
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
Enjoy special discount on premium imported beef at Serina including US Angus beef at 100g/B850, Omi Wagyu beef at 100g/B950, Kobe beef at 100g/B1,400 Matsuzaka beef at 100g/B1600 until Sep 20.
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