BK's weekly Bites & Blends Market rounds up of the best dining and drinking events, deals and more.
Until Sep 29, BK Magazine and 60 of the city’s best restaurants will join forces to serve hundreds of special dinners at a knockout fixed price of B1,000++ per person (B1,170 total) for a minimum of three courses. That’s a pretty awesome deal! In fact, it represents a saving on average of 50 percent across all BK Restaurant Week participating venues (and a lot more at some places). Restaurants taking part include perennial BK Magazine “Top Tables” such as Bunker, Quince, Appia, Gianni and Err as well as hip newcomers like 100 Mahaseth, Freebird, Aesop's, Harvest (pictured) and Haoma. Visit www.bkrestaurantweek.com for the full list and to make reservations.
So Sofitel's celebration of high-wire gastronomy returns this Sep 14-23 with seven dinners and seven further culinary activities, including cooking classes, a Sunday brunch and a Diageo-helmed mixologist night. Between them, the 21 guest chefs and culinary whizzes count 14 Michelin stars, among them Guy Lassausaie, chef-owner of the century-old, two-starred Restaurant Guy Lassausaie in Lyon, France, and Paul Liebrandt, chef-owner of the two-starred Corton in New York. The international guests will join forces with nine AccorHotels Thailand chefs for nightly So Amazing Chefs dinners (from B3,000/person for four courses on Sep 14, up to B13,000 for 14 courses on Sep 23). See the website for the full lineup.
So Sofitel, 2 Sathorn Rd., 02-624-0000. MRT Lumpini
Wednesday, Sep 19
On Sep 19, Hopsession collaborates with natural wine bar About Eatery for an evening showcasing some of the best of the New Nordic Wine movement. Anne-Marie Skriver from Frederiksdal Kirsebærvin will present five wines, accompanied by 5 small plates. B890.
Sep 19, 6pm. About Eatery, Sukhumvit 21 Soi 3, 092-9072-191. Call for reservations or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
On Sep 19, Parrish Jones, a brand new high-end tailor shop-slash-gentlemen’s club from Canada, teams up with the Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CanCam Thailand) for its monthly “Canuck Connections” networking event. Boasting a James Bond Cocktail Party theme, the event promises a delicious welcome drink, signature Vodka-based cocktails (by Bangkok Spirits) and a range of mocktails and tasty foods. Guests will also get the opportunity to learn about the latest fashion trends, how to accessorize for success and even try a 3D body scan for perfect measurements.
Sep 19, 6:30pm. Parrish Jones, 795-797 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-091-0600. BTS Phrom Phong. Register here
Thursday, Sep 20
On Sep 20, Terrazza offers a 4-course Italian meal from chef Roberto Panariello along with Italian wines from Puglia. B2,200/person.
Sep 20, 6.30pm. Terrazza Ristorante & Pizzeria, 8/F, Pathumwan Princess Hotel. For reservation 084-550-6240, 02-216-3700 ext. 20818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, Sep 21
On Sep 21, head to Mixo and taste 30 types of cheese with cheese master brothers Patrice and Philippe Marchand, as well as Leo Huguenin, recently named "Best Young Cheesemonger in the World," as part of So Amazing Chefs 2018. B850 net/person for cheese, add B1,200 for free-flow wine.
Sep 21, 7pm. Mixo Bar, 9/F, So Sofitel Bangkok, Sathorn Rd., 02-624-0000.
From Sep 21-Oct 7, it’s buy-1-get-1 on all German beers at Beer Belly, who’ll also be rolling out special hot dogs and sausage platters for the occasion. Beer Pong, Pong Connect and Flip Cup games daily.
Sep 21-Oct 7. 72 Courtyard, 72 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-7770
Saturday, Sep 22
Cast Iron Burgerhaus teams up with And Union Beers on Sep 22 to roll out a special burger menu (B200-260), including an And Union IPA-Braised BBQ Pulled Pork Burger. Also expect Stephweiss, Sunday Pale Ale and Friday IPA cans at a discounted B160, plus plenty of giveaways.
Sep 22, 5-11pm. Cast Iron Burgerhaus, Soi Ari 7, 062-920-0300
Join the team at Seven Suns on Sep 22 to learn everything there is to know about the different grades and tasting notes of matcha tea, how it's made and the whisking techniques required for various drinks. You'll also make a matcha cocktail. B800/person.
Sep 22, 2pm. 3/F, The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17, 096-556-1596.
Learn tasty plant-based cheese and dessert recipes with Vegan Crush and Sunshine Market at Steps by Theera on Sep 22. B 2,000 per person (advanced payment by bank transfer required to secure place).
Sep 22, 11am-1pm. Steps with Theera, 29/8 Ekkamai Soi 10, 02-381-6590. email@example.com
Thailand's first film screening of Wasted! The Story of Food Waste with Anthony Bourdain takes place at Sasin School of Management on Sep 25, featuring opening remarks by UN Environment, chef Daniel Bucher of Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park, and Tesco-Lotus. To be followed by a panel discussion with executives from Scholars of Sustenance, Winnow Solutions and the Thai Pollution Control Department. Free entry with reservation here.
Sep 25, 5pm. Sasin Hall, 9/F, Sasin School of Management, Chula Soi 12.
Sathorn's bean-to-bar chocolate cafe Kad Kokoa teams up with Jason Licker, Iron Chef Thailand Pastry Champion and author of the Lickerland book, to serve special tea sets (B500) and chocolate degustation courses (B1,300) on Sep 26-27. Reservations are a must.
Sep 26 & 27. Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Soi 17, 083-684-3921
On Sep 28-29, 80/20 chefs Napol Jantraget and Saki Hoshino take over the kitchen at Smalls with dishes like buffalo tartare with fermented soy beans and crispy rice (B380) and grilled banana squid, turmeric, fire-roasted tomato relish (B350).
186/3 Suanphlu Soi 1, 095-585-1398
Beervana will be celebrating its sixth birthday on Sep 29 with a huge craft beer event that’s set to gather over 100 labels from 20 breweries new and old, including Stone, Deschutes, Rogue, Founder, Knee Deep, Behemoth and more. Kicking off at 6pm, the party promises 1,000 liters of draft beer from over 60 labels, plus games, music and food from the likes of Daniel Thaiger, La Monita, Sloane's, Nitrolab and Fatty’s Bar and Diner. Beers will start from B100.
The Link Asoke-Makkasan, 1643/5,7 New Petchaburi Rd. Free entry.
On Oct 1, Peninsula Bangkok brings together over 35 leading restaurants, including Baan, Birds Rotisserie, Blue Elephant, Bo.lan, Brasserie Cordonnier, Bunker, Canvas, Haoma, Il Fumo, Issaya Siamese Club, L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon and Sühring, to celebrate Eat Drink Pink’s fourth anniversary and to raise the supports for Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer Foundation. B3,000 per ticket per person.
Oct 1, 7pm. The Peninsula Bangkok, Charoennakorn Rd. Reservations on 02-020-2888 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Il Fumo’s head chef Nelson Amorim teams up with fellow Portuguese chefs Alexandre Silva, of the Michelin-starred Loco Restaurant in Lisbon, and Antonio Amorim of Fabrica Pastel de Feijao, Lisbon, this Oct 10 and 11 to present new-wave Portuguese cuisine in seven courses (B3,400), where classics like Portuguese rice and pastel de feijao (Portuguese kidney bean cakes) will be given cutting-edge modern twists. Wine pairing available for an additional B1,400.
Il Fumo, 1098/2 Rama 4 Rd., 02-286-8833. Call or email email@example.com for reservations.