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

Wednesday, Nov 7

The Singleton x New-wave Thai Cuisine

On Nov 7, Vesper welcomes Ervin Trykowski, the first Global Scotch Whisky Ambassador for The Singleton, who will serve cocktails paired with Thai tapas courtesy of 80/20 chefs Napol Jantraget and Saki Hoshino. Reserve your table at 02-235-2777, or choti@vesperbar.co.

10/15 Convent Rd., 02-235-2777.

Arcadia Private Tastings, Edition 005 - Los Andes

On Nov 7, 6.30-8.30pm, Arcadia Private Tastings curates a selection of unique Chilean and Argentine wines at the new culinary school, Culineur. B1,200 includes wines paired with small plates by executive chef Alec Gordon Lomas. There'll also be discussion and Q&A with only 20 seating available. Reserve through email only at info@arcadia-fine-foods.com. 
 
Culineur Culinary School, 5/F, Emporium Shopping Mall, Sukhumvit Rd. BTS Prom Phong. 

Rum Revolution: 28 HongKong Street takes over Havana Social

Hong Kong's renowned cocktail bar 28 HongKong Street (which has had seven years straight on the World's 50 Best Bars list) takes over Havana Social on Nov 7. Special guests Gavin Teravasan and Danny Dave will recreate their American-style craft cocktails made with artisanal spirits from 8-11pm. 

1/1 Sukhumvit Rd. Soi 11, 061-450-3750.

 


Thursday, Nov 8


 

Little Market Pop Up at Smalls!

Head to Smalls on Nov 8, 7pm to 1am, to try Little Market's juicy, grilled-to-perfection burgers made with 270-day grain-fed Australian black Angus beef. Guest DJ Scott Hess will man the decks. 

186/3 Suan Phlu Soi 1, 095-585-1398.

 

Battle of The Night Angels

Celebrating the success of women in a male-dominated industry, #FindTheLockerRoom invites seven-renowned female bartenders all over Asia to shake up special cocktails on Nov 8. Parts of the profits will be donated to Manushya Foundation, which has a focus on empowering women, social justice and human rights. Reserve your seat, call 061-524-2689.

406 Sukhumvit Soi 55, 061-524-2689. findthelockerroom.com

 


Friday, Nov 9

80/20 Weekend Pop-Up!

Having closed temporarily for renovations, Thai new-wave restaurant 80/20 returns with a six-day pop-up split across two weeks (Nov 9-11, 16-18) at The House At The River. Nov 9-11 is “Meat Weekend” starring ingredients from “din” (from the land) acriss 10 courses (B3,500 per person), while 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. 

 

Billy's Smokehouse Grand Opening

Phloen Chit’s latest barbecue specialist, Billy’s Smokehouse, from Billy Bautista of Osito Unique Spanish and La Monita fame, celebrates its grand opening on Nov 9 with free barbecue whole hog, DJs and free craft beer from Hair of the Dog. Register using the La Monita app.
 
Mahutan Plaza, 888 23-24 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-651-4398

 


Saturday, Nov 10 


Paella on The Patio Chef Battle Vol.3

Toro, the Spanish restaurant in Thonglor’s 72 Courtyard, plays host to the third edition of its quarterly “Paella on the Patio Chef Battle” this Nov 10. Watch guest chefs Charlie Jones of Quince Eatery & Bar and Jacobo Astray of Broken Eggs battle it out in the one-night-only paella showdown, and put your money where your mouth is for B1,500 (including three glasses of wine from Wine Garage). Once you’re finished tasting, there will be a vote for the winner, starting from 7pm 'till late.

Toro, 1/F, 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor)

 

Soho District Party

After whetting our palates with their first Soho District Party back in March, the hospitality giants return with another big event at Fraser Suites Sukhumvit this Nov 10. The lineup includes live music from Grammy-nominated fusion artist Kenny Dope, prizes and, of course, food and drinks from the parent company’s Havana Social, Above Eleven, Charcoal, Cantina and Brasserie Cordonnier. Entry is B300, which includes free-flow between 3-4pm and a free drink after 4pm.

38/8 Sukhumvit Soi 11, 083-542-1111.

 

Asia Today “Stayin Alive” I’m 1 year old!!

Chinatown’s character-packed cocktail bar Asia Today celebrates its first birthday on Nov 10 with a new cocoa menu for the festive season, as well as other surprises.

35 Soi Maitri Chit, 097-134-4704

 


Sunday, November 11

Garden Session 01: Spain at Landhaus Bakery

Billy Buoy Man and PEPPE F&M, the chefs from Landhaus Bakery, prepare a feast in the garden. Expect plenty of Spanish flair, cold cuts and cheese. On Sunday, Nov 11, B860 net per person. 

18 Phahon Yothin Soi 5, 081-902-9183.

 

Kitchen Takeover, Round One: Thaiwanese with Chef Steve

On Nov 11, American-born chef Steve Doucakis, from Bunker, creates dishes which reflect heavily on his journey working kitchens in Thailand and Taiwan at Marcel Bar & Kitchen.  

Marcel Bar & Kitchen, Sathon Soi 10, 02-635-3533.

 

Tomahawk Brunch Party!

Pay close attention all you Tomahawk loveres, this Sunday, Pesca Mar & Terra Bistro and LOLA By Cocotte will be hosting meat lovers' brunch, grilling up full racks of Tomahawk for All you can eat for B1,490 with free flow packages available. Though, besides from , other scrumtious things you can expect are stations of Pizza & Burgers, varied cuts of meats, seafood, salad bar, cheese, cold cuts, homemade bread, desserts and ice cream.

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

 

100 Mahaseth's Birthday Bash

This Nov 11, 100 Mahaseth will be celebrating turning one with a buffet of their famed nose-to-tail dishes, from beef short ribs and bone marrow to cured pork jowl and even whole pig's head, as well as free-flow self-serve beers from 3-9pm (B700/person includes food and drink).

100 Mahaset Rd., 02-235-0023. For tickets, contact 02-235-0023.

 


Ongoing

 

Scandinavian Week

It seems Bangkok can’t get enough of Nordic flavors lately, so it only makes sense that The St. Regis Bangkok has launched Scandinavian Week from Nov 4-11. Thai-born, Swedish guest chef Sayan Isaksson (previously of Stockholm’s Michelin-starred Esperanto) will host a Scandi-Thai inspired Sunday brunch (B3,200) at VIU on Nov 11, as well as a full eight-course degustation menu (B3,800) and three-course set lunch (B2,800) at Jojo Restaurant until Nov 10—think black garlic pigeon; dry-aged beef tartar; grilled apple tea; plus music from Swedish musicians. Swedish-inflected afternoon tea (B1,800 for two) will also be available through Nov 30.

159 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-207-7777


Upcoming

3 Forests 5 Weather: Chef's Table #1

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. 

 

Beamfest

Beam’s music festival is back for its second year, 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. Early bird tickets will go on sale on Nov 3, 5pm on Ticketmelon (B600/ day)/ regular tickets from Nov 7 (B700/day).

 

Surface Flea Market

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

 

Matcha 101 Workshop

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

 

Christian and Manuel Costardi

 

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