Chiang Rai sensation Native Food Lab pays a visit to 80/20, while Aesop's celebrates its first birthday with a big fat Greek party.
Wed, Jun 5
Italian chef Luigi Taglienti of Milan's one-Michelin-starred Lume is currently holding a five-day pop-up at La Tavola. Traditional Italian food will be given innovative twists in three-course set lunches (B1,490), five-course set lunches and dinners (B2,890) and seven-course set dinners (B3,891)—think scrambled oyster, turmeric risotto and black truffle tiramisu. Wine pairing is an additional B1,789. Book tickets here.
Through Sat, Jun 8. La Tavola, Renaissance Hotel, 518/8 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-125-5000
Wed, Jun 5 - Sat, Jun 8
In celebration of World Gin Day on Saturday, Bangkok Marriott Marquis' ABar rooftop will welcome guest bartenders from Hendrick's and Caorunn (Jun 8), who'll be shaking up two menus of special gin cocktails (B395)—including the White Kyuri with genmaicha green tea, white wine, marlic acid and syrup, and the Pear Fizz with hibiscus tonic and grapefruit bitters—and a G&T station featuring 46 different types of gin, four different brands of tonic, and various DIY botanicals.
37-38/F, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, 199 Sukhumvit Soi 22, 02-059-5555
Thu, Jun 6
Aesop's is turning one and they're going all out with a big, fat Greek party! The celebration will feature a drag show, Greek dancing, plenty of games and, of course, plate smashing, along with discounts on food and booze. Advance reservations will grant you a free entry and drinks from 5-7pm, but after 7pm, it'll be B500 a person.
Aesop's, 120 Sala Daeng Soi 1/1, 062-567-7751
Chef Primo Rivera, the Mexico City-hailing head chef of Charley Brown's, will once again be hosting a one-night pop-up at Smalls this Thursday. Expect recipes from chef Primo's grandmother, like the Berenjena Maria (layers of baked eggplant, goat's cheese and parsley topped with breadcrumbs and red capsicum sauce), as well as Mexican classics such tacos and chocolate-caramel flan for dessert. Bookings recommended.
Smalls, 186/3 Suan Phlu Soi 1, 094-264-9535
Sat, Jun 8
This Saturday, Ebony Expats and Black Professionals Connect Bangkok are celebrating two years of community here in Thailand with a party under a glamorous black and gold theme. Tickets start at B500, which includes a buffet line and a welcome drink from 7-9pm. Advance bookings only, here.
Chow Cafe & Bar, 2802 New Petchaburi Rd., 02-318-2273.
Sun, Jun 9
In collaboration with The.Banana.Warrior, Nowhere will throw a plant-based Sunday farmers' market on Jun 9 featuring artisanal vendors and live DJs. They will also present a new vegan menu with exclusive plant-based cocktails.
Nowhere Bkk, 6/F, THA City Loft Hotel, Ekkamai Soi 6, 094-516-6663
For their new collaboration series that invites guest chefs from around the world, chefs Napol Jantraget and Saki Hoshino of 80/20 welcome chef Kongwuth Chaiwongkachon of Chiang Rai sensation, Locus Native Food Lab. There'll be a total of 10 courses featuring produce sourced directly from the northern province for B3,500/person. To book a table, call 099-118-2200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jun 12, 80/20, 1052-1054 Charoenkrung Soi 26, 02-639-1135
On Jun 21, Haoma's chef Deepanker Khosla will team up with Aperitif's chef Nix Vanderbeeken to create a borderless degustation menu for B2,990 per person. To make a reservation, call 02-258-4744.
Jun 21. Haoma, Sukhumvit Soi 31, 02-258-4744
Over the weekend of June 28-29, Sloane's is hosting 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.
Casa Azul Anniversary Month
Throughout June, Ari's Mexican restaurant Casa Azul will be celebrating its fourth anniversary by offering free pastor tacos and a free tequila or mezcal shot 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
Artbox, one of Bangkok’s most popular outdoor markets, has recently announced it will finally have a semi-permanent address located in Sukhumvit Soi 10. After hopping all around Bangkok from EmDistrict and Chatuchak Park to Makkasan Airport Link Station and Queen Sirikit Convention Center, the hipster hot spot will be heading to Chuvit Garden, where it will remain through Nov 30. Kick back in a chilled-out atmosphere whilst browsing trendy clothes and accessories, sipping on craft beers and chowing down tasty street eats. Plus, there's live music, photo ops and art stalls galore.
Chuvit Garden, Sukhumvit Soi 10, 092-260-7667. Open daily 3pm-midnight. BTS Nana