BK's weekly round-up of all the best dining and drinking events, deals and more.
Wed, May 15
Visit Soi 11's newest trattoria, Cantina Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen, on May 15, whene you can expect plenty of Napolitano pizzas and classic Italian comfort food to mark its grand opening. They’ll be celebrating the launch from 8pm onwards. Don’t forget to order a dainty bowl of fettucine made with fresh pasta—so creamy, so good.
May 15, 26/3 Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02-821-5113.
Thu, May 16
On May 16, Suan Plu’s cozy Thai restaurant Plu takes over the kitchen at Smalls. Expect dishes like massaman-glazed baby pork ribs with sea salt-coconut cream, crispy wings with green chili relish and egg noodle with honey barbeque pork and shoyu egg, all at B99 each. Book your table through here.
Smalls, 186/3 Suan Phlu Soi 1, 094-264-9535
This May 16-17, chef Vicky Cheng of Hong Kong's VEA Restaurant (one Michelin star and no. 34 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants) will be cooking alongside a Bangkok chef who’s achieved a similar feat. His four-hands dinner at Paste (one Michelin star, Asia’s 50 Best no. 28 and Top Tables 2019 no. 7) with chef Bee Satongun sees the pair collaborate on a nine-course dinner under the concept “Modern Cantonese meets Modern Thai.” The nine-course dinner costs B6,000 per person with a wine pairing option at B2,000. It takes place at Paste Gaysorn from 6:30pm.
3/F, Gaysorn Plaza, 999 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-656-1003
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.
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.
Sat, May 18
Thonburi’s creative hub, Chang Chui, throws a market covering an array of goods from organic produce to house plants to crafts. The market will take place on the green zone on the weekend of May 18-19 from 3-9pm.
May 18-19. Chang Chui, 460/8 Sirindhorn Rd.
Sun, May 19
On May 19, Saawaan hosts a six-hands dinner that sees guest chef Junichi Kato from Tokyo's one-Michelin-starred Sublime cook in collaboration with Saawaan chef de cuisine Sujira “Aom” Pongmorn and pastry chef Arisara “Paper” Chongphanitkul. Book through email@example.com or by calling 02-679-3775. Price is B5,350 including wine pairing.
May 19. Saawaan, 39/19 Suanphlu Rd., 02-679-3775, 063-370-1991.
On May 25, head over to Nonthaburi’s Sweet Poppy for a visit from Jesse McTavish, the Australian chef behind New South Wales' North Bondi Fish restaurant. He'll create a five-course dinner for B2,600, including six wine pairings. The seafood-heavy menu promises delicacies such as ceviche with coconut and salted cucumber, barbecue king prawn with tarragon emulsion and tuna with fermented chilli. Book through firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 020-055-206.
May 25. Sweet Poppy, 90/10 Samakee Rd.,020-055-206.
From May 20-26, Rossini's presents a special dinner menu with each and every course paired with Primosic wines from the northeastern region of Italy. Chef Gaetano Palumbo creates dishes that combine comforting Italian flavors with seasonal white asparagus—think potato-white asparagus gnocchi with speck ham, and tuna tartare with white asparagus puree. Make sure you save enough room for chef Gaetano's marverlous white asparagus gelato with black truffle that's so creamy and rich you'll want a econd scoop. Price is B2,500 for three courses/two glasses of wine, B3,000 for four courses/three glasses of wine, B3,650 for five courses/four glasses of wine and B3,950 for five-course/six-glass of wine.
May 20-26. Rossini's, 1/F, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, 250 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-649-8364.
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