BK's weekly Bites & Blends Market rounds up of the best dining and drinking events, deals and more. 

Friday, Oct 12

In Close Intimacy

On Friday Oct 12, Bangkok's uncompromisingly authentic Thai restaurant Bo.lan welcomes into the kitchen the husband and wife team behind Singapore's Cheek by Jowl.  The current holder of a Michelin star, Cheek by Jowl has made its name for an ingredient-driven take on "modern Australian" cuisine since opening in 2016. The one-off dinner, titled "In Close Intimacy," will see Sri Lankan-born chef Rishi Naleendra handle the food, while his wife, Manuela Toniolo, takes care of the organic/biodynamic wine pairings. Only 45 tickets available, priced at B4,200 per person (plus B2,800 if you fancy the wine pairing). To reserve a spot, call 02-260-2962 or contact@bolan.co.th.

Bo.lan, 24 Sukhumvit Soi 53, 02-260-2962. www.bolan.co.th


Spain National Day

On Oct 12, Alex Brasserie hosts a celebration for Spanish National Day: one plate of Paella, one plate of tapas for B499. Reservations at booking@alexbangkok.com.

Alex Brasserie, Mercure Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02-057-3079.


Spanish National Day Promos

To celebrate Spanish National Day (Oct 12), The Beer Cap teams up with Estrella Damm Barcelona to present three days of buy-1-pint-get-half-free on Oct 12-14. They will also have Estrella Damm Inedit 33l bottles available and promotions for the 75l bottles.

The Beer Cap, The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17




New Cocktail List Launching

On Oct 18, Revolucion Cocktail launches its new cocktail. Try the new concoctions in new glassware at a special price of B200 each from 6pm to 10pm.

Revolucion Cocktail, 50 Sathorn Soi 10


Doggie Style BBQ on Smalls rooftop!

For the first 3 Thursdays of every month, Smalls is having a barbecue on its rooftop featuring Sloane’s sausages, combined with homemade sauces. Starts Thursday, Oct 18, 7:30-9:30pm.

186/3 Suanphlu Soi 1, 095-585-1398


World of Wine Festival

On Oct 26, The Grand Hyatt Erawan promises the chance to try wines from 10 different countries—France, Italy, Germany, Spain, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina and, yay, Thailand—across over 150 labels from suppliers like Wine Garage, Wine Merchant, Diageo Moet Hennessy, GFour and BB&B. The price is B1,650, which also includes some international snacks along the side. For reservations and further information, call 02-254-6250 or email restaurants.bangh@hyatt.com.

Oct 26, 7-10pm. 494 Ratchadamri Rd, 02-254-1234. See the Facebook event page.


Omakase Experience

This Oct 26-27, The Commons welcomes Tsuyoshi Komatsu, the chef/owner of Roppongi Sushi Komatsu in Tokyo, to showcasing his skills and craftsmanship across a 13-course omakase dinner. B3,800/person or B4,800 with sake pairing for each nigari sushi. Reservations at http://bit.ly/2IkW34F and http://bit.ly/2QfYN6h.

3/F, The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17, 096-556-1596


Chef Alain Passard

One of France’s most acclaimed chefs, and purveyor of veggie-driven haute cuisine, joins the massive list of visiting chefs this year when he drops in to cook dinner at Issaya Cooking Studio on Oct 27-28. The 10-course menu that will set you back B9,900 (B12,500 with wine pairing) includes some of chef Passard’s most influential dishes, such as the classic l’Arpege Egg and the ever-so-delicate Bouquet of Roses Tart. We recommend making your booking as soon as possible, as there are only 18 seats per night.

Issaya Cooking Studio, LG/F, Central Embassy, 1031 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-160-5636. BTS Phloen Chit.booking@issayastudio.com


Chef Stephane Buron

French M.O.F. award holder Stephane Buron, of the Alpine two-Michelin-starred Le Chabichou, will be hosting four days of set lunches (four-courses, B3,500 or B5,000 with wine-pairing) and dinners (seven-courses, B6,500 or B8,500 with wine-pairing) between Oct 31-Nov 3 at Vie Hotel Bangkok.

 Vie Hotel Bangkok, 117/39-40 Phaya Thai Rd., 02-309-3939


Chef Dani Garcia

W Bangkok’s The Dining Room at the House on Sathorn has secured chef Dani Garcia of Marbella, Spain’s two-Michelin-star Dani Garcia Restorante. Garcia won’t be cooking alone. Instead, the B9,900 12-course menu (Nov 2-3) will be made in collaboration with The Dining Room’s Fatih Tutak.

The Dining Room at the House on Sathorn, 106 Sathorn Rd., 02-344-4000


100 Mahaseth Birthday Bash

This Nov 11, 100 Mahaseth will be turning one and they’re going all out to celebrate. Chef Chalee Kader and partner Randy Noprapa will be opening up the kitchen to churn out their famed nose-to-tail dishes, from beef short ribs and bone marrow to cured pork jowl and even whole pig's head. For B700, you can spend your Sunday afternoon snacking to your heart’s content and quenching your thirst with free-flow self-serve beers from 3-9pm.


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



Cocktail Menu Launch Week At Tropic City

Head to Tropic Citys new cocktail launch event for the chance to try out their brand new creations at a bargain price. Between Oct 9-14, they will be offering any three new cocktails for B950—meaning savings of over B300, if you play your cards right. The eight new concoctions are filled with fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices, all incorporated using inventive techniques, from infusions, fat washing, clarifying, and pickling, to tinctures, homemade bitters, and more.

Tropic City, 672/65 Charoenkrung Soi 28, 091-870-9825


Mondo Jay & Daisy Afternoon Tea Set

This new tea set celebrates the love story that the Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok is themed around—namely that of Jay, an Italian who moved to America, and New York socialite Daisy, who fell in love with one another in Bangkok. Served in a leather-bound picnic case, the set includes "Daisy's favorite" smoked salmon sandwiches, and "Jay's favorite" ham and fontina spinach croquettes, as well as traditional scones, pastries, cakes and coffee or tea. B850/set.

Through Oct 15, 12pm. Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 24, 02-620-6666.