BK Brunch Club kicks off, Water Library Chamchuri turns 10, superstar chef Jean-Michel Lorain returns to the kitchen, and The Commons celebrates Wellness Day.
Thu, Jun 13
A pioneer on the Bangkok fine-dining scene, Water Library Chamchuri is gearing up for its 10th anniversary this Jun 13-16 by offering special four-course lunch (B2,200) and six-course dinner (B3,900) menus prepared by Haikal Johari, excecutive chef of Water Library Group and Singapore's Alma by Juan Amador, and rising Water Library chef de cuisine Phuvedej Techajiratthakarn. Expect expertly-executed contemporary European dishes that draw on local, seasonal flavors, like ras el hanout duck fillet with foie gras and citrus gastrique; and akamadai or red hosehead fish with firefly squid, beurre blanc and XO sauce. Wine pairing starts at B1,000 or B3,000 for the premium package.
2/F, Chamchuri Square, Rama 4 Rd., 095-085-7777. Open daily 11:30am-2:30pm, 6-10pm
From Jun 13-16, acclaimed chef Jean-Michel Lorain returns to the kitchen of his Bangkok outlet, J'aime by Jean-Michel Lorain. For the occasion, Lorain will create a special traditional French five- and seven-course menu, paired with French wine pairing selected by Domaine Jean Féry & Fils winery from Burgundy, France. The dinner is priced at B2,999/person for five and B4,990/person for seven courses with additional wine pairing of B3,500. Reservations can be made at 02-119-4899 or email@example.com.
Jun 13-16. U Sathorn, 105, 105/1 Soi Ngam Duphli, Sathorn Rd., 02-119-4899
This Thu, Jun 13, head to Loulou Forks and Glasses to enjoy a heart-warming French stew involving loads of duck fat and white beans on their new Cassoulet night.
Loulou Forks and Glasses, Suan Phlu Soi 8, 02-116-1142
Sat, June 15
The time has finally come! For five consecutive weekends starting Jun 15, BK will launch a brand new event with fantastic offers on daytime dining. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill Sunday brunch with long buffet lines and the same old cooking stations. Here, 25 of the city’s top fine-dining and fine-casual restaurants craft their best daytime, family-style sharing menus. Many of these restaurants don’t normally do brunch or even lunch, such as 80/20, Jua and Sensi (pictured above), so it’s an opportunity for them to create special dishes—and for your to sample them! Visit bkrestaurantweek.com/brunch for bookings.
This Jun 15, The Commons hosts a full day of wholesome activities, from yoga classes to art and salad workshops, and an intro to Reiki energy healing. For bookings, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17, 096-556-1596
Sun, June 16
On Sunday, Jun 16, Jua offers up steak burgers, triple-doubles, and Philly Birds from its sister Little Market brand.
June 16. JUA, 672/49 Charoen Krung Soi 28, 02-103-6598
On Jun 21, Haoma's chef Deepanker Khosla will team up with chef Nix Vanderbeeken, of Ubud's Aperitif, to create a borderless degustation menu for B2,990 per person.
Jun 21. Haoma, Sukhumvit Soi 31, 02-258-4744
Over the weekend of June 28-29, Bangkok's butcher extraordinaire, Sloane's, hosts a butchery, sausage and BBQ workshop in Thonglor, which will finish in a meaty meal using what you've made, along with craft beers and a bag of sausages to take home with you. B2,500/person. Book a spot through email@example.com, or call 02-398-2294-5.
June 28-29. Sub-Zero and Wolf, Thonglor Soi 20
Jun 28 is a great chance to try the new Thai-made craft beer Whale Pale Ale as the riverside Sala Rattanakosin celebrates Whale Day with a special "buy-3-get-4" deal.
Jun 28, Sala Rattanakosin Bangkok, 39 Soi Tha Tian, Maharat Road, 02-231-2588
Taking place for the first time this Jun 28-30, the event will comprise a massive fair at the riverside Lhong 1919 complex, as well as a slew of satellite events, guest shifts and parties at some of Bangkok's most buzzing cocktail bars. Across two days (Jun 29-30), show-goers will be able to check out booths from hundreds of alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) brands, from international big names like Absolut, Duvel, Four Pillars and Hendrick's to locals Issan Rum, Chalong Bay and Phraya. Opening night on Jun 28 sees an event at #FindThePhotoBooth presided over by David Ong (curator of Asia's 50 Best Bars) and Boo Jing Heng of Tess Bar (Singapore Bartender of the Year 2017). Pre-tickets are B200 per day (available here) or it's B300 when you purchase at the entrance. Both include one complimentary drink at any of the participating booths.
Jun 29-30, 11am onwards at Lhong 1919, 248 Chiang Mai Rd.
Casa Azul Anniversary Month
Throughout June, Ari's Mexican restaurant Casa Azul celebrates its fourth anniversary by offering free pastor tacos and a free tequila or mezcal shots to each diner (groups of four or more). Head there on Jun 14 for their official birthday bash, when there'll be entertainment and specials.
Casa Azul, 2/23 Phahon Yothin Soi 7 (Ari), 02-619-5107
If you love baked goods, then don't miss French pastry chef Rodolphe Landemaine's pop-up at Playground Bakery. Until the end of August, you'll find a mouthwatering array of French breads and viennoiserie, from the photogenic striped croissants in beetroot, cacao or lemon meringue flavor (B100), to puffy brioche in orange, chocolate and even vegan options (B80). The French patissier is the chef behind Maison Landemaine, an artisan boulangerie-pâtisserie with 15 shops in France and two in Tokyo. Chef Rodolphe has also created a special menu for 25 Degrees burger bar, featuring beetroot, chocolate, vegan and low-carb brioche buns, as well as epic baguettes like American steak (B390) topped with French fries, spicy mustard and sweet pickled onions, and open sandwiches like the fresh and light tomato feta tartine on sourdough (B330).
Playground, M,G/F and 25 Degrees, G/F Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, 188 Silom Rd., 02-352-4000
Le Méridien introduces a special mango-focused afternoon tea at Latitude 13 club that comes paired with an exclusive spa package. Available now till Jun 30, afternoon tea for two is priced at B1,000 or B1,900 when paired with a 45-minute summer oil body massage for two.
Until June 30. Le Méridien , 40/5 Surawong Rd., 02-232-8888