BK's weekly round-up of all the best dining and drinking events, deals and more.
Wednesday, Nov 14
Until Nov 18, foodies can head to Marriott Live Market Food Festival where a B1,500 voucher lets you try special delights from over 30 restaurants from Marriott hotels in Bangkok, including Akira Back, The Kitchen Table, Jojo and many more. The event runs from 11am-9pm daily; book tickets on mlive-market.com.
Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, 518/8 Ploenchit Rd., 02-125-5000.
Thursday, Nov 15
On Nov 15, new sky-high Thai restaurant TAAN executive chef Monthep “Thep” Kamolsilp welcomes Chalermpon “Van” Rohitratana (of Rarb, Dag) and Phanuphon “Black” Bulsuwan (of Chiang Mai’s Blackitch Artisan Kitchen) to create a special nine-course menu using wild plants and organic produce harvested from three different forests around the country (including King Rama 9’s Royal Rainmaking Project). B3,500 per person.
Nov 15. 25/F, Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bangkok, 865 Rama 1 Rd., 065-328-7374.
Friday, Nov 16
Beam’s music festival is back for its second year on Nov 16-18, bringing genre-hopping headliners, from British deep house DJ Hot Since 82 and French electro-house DJ and producer Busy P, to Atlanta's hot up-and-coming rapper MadeinTYO, as well as many familiar Bangkok names. There will also be a molam stage by Studio Lam, an Auntys Haus pop-up streetwear stall featuring merch collaborations between Beamfest and Street X, and Mediterranean food from Appia (Nov 16), Vietnamese by Myanmar-based Rau Ram (Nov 17), and BBQ from Meat & Bones (Nov 18).
Nov 16-18. 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-7750. B700/day.
Cross-Concept Pop-Up Series
Siam Paragon is teaming up with Gastronauts Asia for a series of kitchen takeover events featuring highly regarded chefs from abroad. For the first event, the Christian and Manuel Costardi, owners of the Michelin-starred Hotel Cinzia in Vercelli, Italy, and founders of the Ambassadors of Taste organization, will take over Amici for lunch and dinner on Nov 16-17 (B3,000 or B3,500, add B1,200 for wine pairing). In addition, pastry chef Fabrizio Fiorani, of Tokyo’s Bulgari Il Ristorante Luca Fantin in Tokyo (No.28 on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list), will conduct a chocolate masterclass with afternoon tea (B900) and dessert dinner (B1,900) on Nov 23-24 at Laduree.
Siam Paragon, Rama 1 Rd. BTS Siam. Booking: Amici 02-129-4332 and Laduree 02-129-4771
Saint Tropez Getaway
This Nov 16-17, The Westin Grande Sukhumvit is teaming up with Oskar Bistro to combine legendary pool party and French comfort food. This Nov 16 from 10pm, Oskar Bistro transforms from its usual dining space into a dance floor—inviting everyone to cut a rug until they drop. If you are looking for more poolside action, mark Nov 17 from 1-9pm on your calendar to experience eight elevated hours of entertainment revolving around the pool stage at the Westin Pool Party. Between the two venues there’ll be a DJ swap and cocktail & dish trade-off.
The second of weekend of Thai new-wave restaurant 80/20's riverside pop-up at The House At The River. Nov 16-18 is “Seafood Weekend” using ingredients from “nham” (water) across 10 courses (B4,000 per person). There’ll be two rounds daily (6:30pm and 8:30pm). To reserve a table, call 081-817-3507 and 099-118-2200 or direct message them at www.fb.com/8020bkk.
The House At The River, Charoenkrung Soi 22, 099-118-2200.
Saturday, Nov 17
Surface Kitchen, headed by chef Chalee Kader, will host a flea market this Nov 17-18. Running from 4pm-midnight, there will be food and drinks on offer, including Surface's hit In N’ Out-inspired burgers and a one-of-a-kind collaboration with the viral burger joint, Homeburg. Reservations are highly recommended via 0954964562 or Line: EATER.
Surface Kitchen, 107 Sukhumvit Soi 53, 02-258-2858
Love matcha? Then head to The Commons on Nov 17, 2-3pm, when award-winning craft matcha experts Seven Suns will be hosting a Matcha 101 Workshop (B800). The class will cover different grades, tasting notes, how it's made and even a matcha cocktail making session.
3/F, The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17, 096 556 1596
Sunday, Nov 18
Returning this Nov 18, Tropic City cocktail bar transforms into paradise for party-goers, celebrating life with food (including a collaboration between 80/20, Little Market, Soc'Mel and Giri Srirangam vegan food); tropical cocktails and music by Late Night Bangkok's junesis, Maarten Goetheer, Izzy Izzy, Roulio Aittouares. Tickets are B300 including 1 drink.
Tropic City, 672/65 Charoenkrung 28, 083-838-2750
On Sunday, Nov 18, from 4-10pm, join a yard sale hosted by Organic Supply and seek out cool secondhand items, vintage cameras, home-roasted coffee, and good food from a variety of stalls.
Organic Supply, 148 Nakniwat Rd., Ladprao, 02-101-6410.
Every Friday and Saturday at About Eatery till Nov 24, indulge yourself on a huge selection of imported cheeses like (grana padano, gorgonzola, provolone, paleggio d.o.p.), jams, nuts dried fruits and, of course, lots of bread. B690 per person, 6:30-10:30pm.
Every Fri-Sat till Nov 24. About Eatery, Ocean Tower II, Sukhumvit Soi 21, 02-665-2772.
In collaboration with the Thailand Equestrian Federation and Made By Legacy, The Flea Market at Princess’s Cup Thailand 2018 will have an open-air market taking place at The Royal Horse Guard, Sanam Pao. The market will run from 1pm to midnight. There’ll be a huge selection of eateries (from food trucks to street vendors) offering plate you could take in the fields for a nice picnic out; all the while, get accompanied by live music and hosting DJ playing ‘til late at night. Shoppers can look out for an eclectic mix of vintage wares, home furnishings and handcrafted design and fashion items.
Nov 23-25. The Royal Horse Guard. BTS Sanam Pao.
On Nov 29-30, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin chef Henrik Yde Andersen prepares a six-course vegetarian tasting menu in a farmer-market inspired setting. B3,800 per person with wine pairing. Reserve your seat by calling 02-162-9000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 29-30. Siam Kempinski Hotel, 991/9, Rama 1 Rd., 02-162-9000.