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

Thu, May 9

 

Olta's Pop-Up At Smalls

On May 9, Suan Phlu’s new “modern British” restaurant Olta hops the road for a popup at Smalls. Chef Jamie Wakeford will whip out delicious fare like the killer Thai wagyu tartar sandwich (B150), Chiang Mai heirloom tomato bruschetta (B130) and a fish club sandwich (B400) from 7:30pm.

Smalls, 186/3 Suan Phlu Soi 1, 094-264-9535

 

A Cocktail Pairing Eve

On May 9, Namsaah Bottling Trust teams up with Chalong Bay Rum to offer slamming combo of five courses and four cocktails for B1,750 per person.

401 Silom Soi 7, 02-636-6622

 


Farmer’s Talk Dinner #4: From Snout to Tail

As part of their Farmer's Talk dinner series, the sky-high Thai restaurant Taan welcomes Wanit “Few” Wanthavee, the owner of Khon Kaen’s Thawee organic pork farm, to share his produce and stories from his 54,400sq-meter property. Taking place on May 9, the event will see Taan’s executive chef Monthep Kamolsilp create a “hyper-local” nine-course Thai menu featuring the pork for B2,800 per person.
25/F, Siam @ Siam Design Hotel, 865 Rama 1 Rd., 065-328-7374.

 


Sat, May 11

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.

 


Upcoming


Chef Tam X Baladin

On May 13, head to Thonglor’s Korean speakeasy SulBkk when their kitchen is taken over by Thailand’s first Top Chef winner, Chudaree “Tam” Debhakam. Chef Tam will serve a tasting menu (five-tapas) paired with beers from Birra Baladin. The dinner will be served in cocktail style, meaning no sit-down tables, for B1,500/person including free-flow beers. Book here or by calling 081-911-1701.
May 13. SulBkk, Thonglor Soi 10, 095-795-5396. 



Grand Opening Party 

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. 

 

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.

 

Chor Cher Farm & Folk Market

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.

 

Saawaan’s Six Hands Dinner with Chef Junichi Kato 

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 contact@saawaan.com or by calling 02-679-3775. Price is at B5,350 including wine pairings. 
May 19. Saawaan, 39/19 Suanphlu Rd., 02-679-3775, 063-370-1991. 

 


Jesse McTavish Dinner at Sweet Poppy

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 events@sweetpoppy.co.th or calling 020-055-206. 

May 25. Sweet Poppy, 90/10 Samakee Rd.,020-055-206.

 

Jua

 

BK Brunch Club

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 80/20Jua and Sensi, so it’s an opportunity for them to create special dishes—and for your to sample them! Pre-booking starts May 27 for Citi credit card members, and general booking on Jun 3. Visit bkrestaurantweek.com/brunch.