Fine dining, collabs and booze. Lots of booze.
Do you feel that breeze? It’s beer garden season, folks. For the first time, Centara Grand is hosting an open-air beer fest up in its 26th-floor lotus garden instead of on street level in front of Central World. Until Jan 26, expect big international beer brands to flow from the tap, like Hoegaarden, Franziskaner, Stella Artois and more.
F/26, Lotus Garden, Centara Grand at CentralWorld. Free entrance
Until Jan 6, craft beer bar-slash-distributor Wishbeer transforms Gaysorn Village into a wintry, craft-focused beer garden. Visit before Nov 30, and you can get a free welcome drink, too—anything that’s available in the garden.
Cocoon Dropoff, Gaysorn Village, 999 Phloenchit Rd.
Every Mon-Thu at Sensi, chef Stefano Merlo is creating custom menus for one table a night. The aptly titled a tavola (“to the table”) deal sees the chef using the day’s freshest produce to create three-course meals according to your tastes. It’s only B4,000++ for the whole table, too.
1040 Narathiwat Soi 17 Yak 5, Sathorn, 02-676-4466.
Legendary winemaker Telmo Rodriguez leads a tasting of more than 12 wines from over five Spanish wine regions—Malaga, Rioja, Galicia—at Riedel from 2-4pm on Nov 29.
Riedel Wine Bar & Cellar, 2/F, Gaysorn, 999 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-656-1133. B2,000
Maggie Choo’s is popping up at ABar from 8pm-2am on Nov 30, bringing its clandestine Shanghainese style, blues music, signature Asian-inspired cocktails and an epic cabaret show to the Phrom Phong landmark.
Abar and ABar Rooftop, 199 Sukhumvit 22 Klongton, 02-059-5999
Jordy Navarra, the owner of the Philippines’ top-ranked restaurant, Toyo Eatery, partners with Aisha Ibrahim and Samantha Beaird from talked-about but not-yet-open Axis for an intimate dinner on Nov 30 (B4,000, with an optional tea and sake pairing) and a garden barbecue party on Dec 1 (B2,000).
Sub-Zero and Wolf showroom, 6 Soi Chamchun (Thonglor Soi 20). Email this address to reserve a spot
The Grand Gelinaz Shuffle is back on Dec 3, but this time chefs are staying home. This year, they’re getting recipes from other top chefs, including Noma’s Rene Redzepi, but without knowing which restaurant they originated from. The chefs must then undo the recipes, remix them and create eight completely new dishes.
Happening at Gaa, Bo.lan, Eat me and Le Du. B6,000/person
This Dec 4-5, Indian and Japanese cuisines unite like never before in Bangkok, as executive chef Vaibhav Soni from Charcoal and Jua’s Chet Adkins prepare a nine-course, skewer-based dinner that marries the flavors and ingredients of both cuisines.
Charcoal Tandoor Grill & Mixology, 5/F, Fraser Suites, 38/8 Sukhumvit Soi 11. B1,600; B600 for two cocktails or three types of sake
Perennial favorite Mexican restaurant La Monita is taking over the kitchen at American-operated Aderholt Annex (a.k.a. JUSMAG) this Dec 20. Expect all the hits from La Monita—tacos, burritos, enchiladas and more—with the unique and definitively American ambience of the secretive bar.
Mahanakhon Bangkok Skybar welcomes decorated French chef Alain Passard of three-Michelin-starred L’Arpège in Paris as he prepares exclusive 11-course dinners, plus wine, this Dec 11-12. (B14,000++/person)
King Power Mahanakhon, 114 Narathiwas Rd. 02-677-8722