BK's weekly round-up of all the best dining and drinking events, deals and more.

Thu, May 2

La Bottega di Luca Pop Up at Smalls

This Thursday May 2, Smalls' pop-up dining series welcomes La Bottega di Luca head chef Andrea Ortu, who'll serve up his Italian dishes like Piedmont Fassone beef tartar (B390), baby potatoes gnocchi with clams and sea asparagus (B350), as well as slow-cooked wagyu beef cheek in gravy dark chocolate glaze and celeriac mousse (B490). Booking can be made here or by calling 094-264-9535. 

186/3 Suan Phlu Soi 1,  02-236-7777

 


Sat, May 4

Cinco De Mayo: Ash Kickers Takeover Touche Hombre

Cinco De Mayo kicks off early on May 4 as Touche Hombre’s kitchen is taken over by the new-in-town barbecue experts from Ash Kickers Briskets & Bourbon, who'll be serving signature smoked meats with Mexican twists: think fall-off-the-bone beef short rib with mole sauce, juicy beef brisket chili verde enchiladas, smoked lobster tostada, and smoked beef brisket or smoked crispy pork belly tacos, just to name a few highlights. To drink, there’ll be smoked salt margaritas and tequila cocktails. Plus, free shots for those who turn up in Mexican costumes, games and live DJs. Tickets can be purchased for B500.  
May 4, 1/F, 72 Courtyard, 72 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 092-539-0990. 
 

Sun, May 5

Cinco de Mayo Brunch Party!

Enjoy all your Mexican classic faves at Pesca Mar & Terra Bistro's Sunday brunch, from steamed Argentinian prawns to roasted tenderloin with chimichurri sauce to roasted suckling pig to ceviche to Mexican paella to quesadillas and loads of nachos, burritos, tacos and even a guacamole trolley. The feast is priced at B1,490 with free-flow drinks. On top of that, there’ll also be the usual oysters, pizza, burgers, seafood, cold cuts, cheeses and salad options. 

Pesca Mar & Terra Bistro, Ekkamai Soi 12, 063-267-7778
 

Upcoming

Kad Kokoa Discovery: Touch & Taste

On May 11, chocolate-lovers can take part in Kad Kokoa's chocolate bar workshop with chef Remy Janicot that’ll have you cracking open fresh cocoa pods, learning about the fermentation process and tempering your own chocolate bars from 10am-12:30pm (B1,900 per person). But if you’re more of a taster than a doer, the afternoon session will explore the chocolate flavor wheel, its aroma and texture covering Thai cacao from many origins (B700 per person). It's B2,400 if you want to book both sessions. Bookings available through hello@kadkokoa.co

Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Soi 17, 083-684-3921.

 

2 Michelin-Starred Chef, Chef Maxime Gilbert at Le Normandie

This May 16-17, Le Normandie’s kitchen welcomes chef Maxime Gilbert from Hong Kong’s two-Michelin-star Écriture to join chef de cuisine Arnaud Dunand Sauthier and whip up a six-course set lunch menu (B4,800), flying in pigeon from France, and an eight-course dinner menu (B9,200), featuring Akamutsu fish from Yamaguchi, Japan and top grade Blackmore Australian beef, known for its juiciness and tenderness. For reservations, call 02-659-9000.

Le Normandie, The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, 48 Soi Burapa, Charoenkrung Rd., 02-659-9000.

 

 

Portugal, the New Dawn EP. 8: Portuguese 2-Michelin Star Chef

Il Fumo’s back with their recurring Portuguese dinner series, this time collaborating with chef Ricardo Costa of Porto's two-Michelin-star The Yeatman on May 16-17. He'll join hands with Il Fumo’s chef-partner Amorim Nelson and chef Alexandre Ferreira from Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo do Douro-Lamego. There’ll be a total of seven courses covering "new Portuguese cuisine" priced at B5,400 per person with wine pairing an additional B1,400.   

Il Fumo, 1098/2 Rama 4 Rd., 02-286-8833.