BK's weekly Bites & Blends Market rounds up of the best dining and drinking events, deals and more.
Shop for great value organic, biodynamic and sustainable red wines at B1,500 and under as Arcadia Fine Foods pops up at Broken Eggs (112/7 Ekkamai Rd.) on Jul 17 and Olive (37/1 Ekkamai Soi 12) on Jul 21. Online purchases available via email@example.com.
On Jul 19, ladies enjoy two free signature punches from 7pm-midnight at the karaoke bar Bar Savoy. Choose from 15 signature drinks across 5 punch themees: Space, Sea, Wild, Mountain, and Oasis.
Bar Savoy, 1-2/F, 72 Courtyard, 72 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-7636
This Jul 20 try Vogue Lounge's new food lineup along with an all-night buy-1-get-1-free deal on cocktails at 5pm onwards. Live band at 9pm until midnight. For B420 try a special seafood combo with cocktail paring .
Vogue Lounge, 6/F, Mahanakhon Cube, Naradhiwat Rd., 02-001-0697
Mojjo, 32/F, Compass SkyView Hotel, 12 Sukhumvit Soi 24, 02-011-1111
This Jul 20 at 7-11pm, The House on Sathorn lets you enjoy exclusive gin drinks while listening to jazz by guest musician Lookkaew. B999 for 4 glasses of gin.
The House on Sathorn, 106 Sathorn Rd., 02-344-4000
Escape the dreary working week at The Bar Upstairs this Jul 20 with buy-1-get-1-free on beers, sangria and cocktails from 5-8pm.
The Bar Upstairs, 3/F, 33/30 Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02-038-5113
On Jul 21, MOJJO Rooftop Lounge & Bar hosts an '80s and '90s Bohemian-themed party with free-flow booze for ladies (B100) and gents (B650) from 7-9pm.
Mojjo, 32/F, Compass SkyView Hotel, 12 Sukhumvit Soi 24, 02-011-1111
On Jul 21, 3-9pm, booze distributor PacBev hosts a block party and warehouse sale. Expect major discounts on beers and spirits (from B100) as well as burgers from the Fat Tap and various other stalls.
PacBev Thailand, 322/3 Ekkamai Soi 16
Plant-Based Dining with Guest Chef
Anantara Siam welcomes guest chef Jean-Christian Jury to Madison Steakhouse on Jul 21 and Biscotti on Jul 25, 6pm onwards. The Los Angeles-based chef is renowned for his take on modern vegan cuisine and launched Vegan: the Cookbook last year. B2,900/person with wine pairing.
Madison, 1/F, Anantara Siam, 115 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-126-8866
On Jul 21 and Aug 4, The Woodshed welcomes mixologist Somkanay “Tong” Singha of Bootlegger's for a 2.5-hour workshop devoted to three cocktails from three different eras, B2,000 per person, advance booking required.
24/1 Sukhumvit Soi 31, 02-262-0762, 097-235-8285
This Jul 22, Thonglor restaurant Prelude returns with a pop-up brunch event showing off cross-cultural fare like khao soy bao and laab McMuffin. Coffee from Sarnies. 10am-3pm.
2/F, Arena 10, Thonglor Soi 10, 06-1384-1067
This Jul 22 at 12pm-3pm, Bangkok Trading Post Bistro & Deli hosts the exclusive “fashion meets foodie” brunch with the accessories brand Basic Theory. B1,900 or B2,900 with free-flow wine. The first five tables to reserve with more the four people receive a MAC Cosmetics Goody Bag valued at B6,370.
Bangkok Trading Post, G/F, 137 Pillars Suites, 59/1 Sukhumvit Soi 39, 02-079-7133-4
Head to Touche Hombre on Jul 24 when B699 gets you the Mariachi Tequila Cocktail Flight (three glasses of agave drinks) plus a set of mini tacos. Deal available through till Jul 31.
1/F, 72 Courtyard, 72 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 092-539-0990
On Jul 29, learn more about tea with Seven Suns at The Commons, including the differences between white, oolong, yellow tea and others, as well as experiment with how to infuse it into alcohol. From 2-4pm at B1,600.
3/F, The Commons, 335 Thonglor Soi 17, 096-556-1596
On Aug 3 at 5pm onwards, Four Points by Sheraton together with The Drunken Leprechaun throw a party with games, pairings and more activities to mark International Beer Day.
Drunken Leprechaun, Four Points by Sheraton, 4 Sukhumvit Soi 15, 02-309-3255
On Aug 6, Jay Fai, the septuagenarian chef who earned a Michelin star for her classic shop-house restaurant, will take her next-level wok-frying skills to the Sukhothai hotel. On Aug 6, she'll collaborate with chef Rossarin Sripathum of Celadon to show off her restaurant's three most popular dishes, including the renowned omelet bursting with crab meat, alongside artfully presented Royal Thai-inspired cuisine.
Celadon, The Sukhothai, 13/3 Sathorn Rd., 02-344-8888. Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org
World Gourmet Festival
Anantara Siam hotel’s World Gourmet Festival is heading back to Bangkok this Sep 3-9, when the Ratchadamri hotel will host dinners prepared by chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants around the world. In total there are 24 dinners this year, cooked by 13 chefs from 12 restaurants. In addition, they’ll host five masterclasses and a Sunday brunch. This year’s lineup includes four two-star chefs, among them Bernard Bach, whose restaurant, Le Puits Saint-Jacques in Toulouse, France, turns out imaginative takes on Southern French ingredients. Read more here.
155 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-126-8866. BTS Ratchadamri
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
High Tea @ Surawongse
Through Jul 21 at 2-5pm, The Lobby Lounge presents a high tea promotion with Japanese guest chef Ibuki Matsumoto presenting his Japanese-style pastries. B650 per person. Chef Ibuki will also host exclusive cooking classes on Jul 18- 21 at 11am onwards (B888 per person, booking required).
Marriott Surawongse, 262 Surawong Rd., 02-088-5666
From now till Jul 30, try a special Winter Melon menu by Marriott Marquis Queen's Park chef Oscar Pun at Pagoda Chinese Restaurant for lunch from 11:30am-2:30pm and dinner from 6-10pm.
199 Sukhumvit 22, 02-059-5555
Until Jul 27, The Dock rolls out impressive oyster deals like B490 for 6 oysters or B890 for 12, each with a glass of chardonnay.
1/F, The Maze Thonglor, 148 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-381-5373
Chef Fatih Tutak delves into his Turkish roots for the all-you-can-eat buffet at The House of Sathorn presenting his take on cag kebab, a traditional Turkish dish of marinated lamb stacked in an iron skewer and slow-cooked over charcoal. To mop all the flavors of the the juicy, fat-dripping meat, there's also pillowy soft bread (lavas), to go with with Bulghur rice and various other veggie sides. Running every Saturday until Jul 28 at B1,199/person and another B699 for free-flow beer and non-alcoholic beverages.
The House on Sathorn, 106 Sathorn Rd., 02-344-4000. BTS Chong Nonsi
Every day until the end of Jul, enjoy a mangosteen tea set at Zest Bar and Terrace where mangosteen is used in dishes like smoked duck breast, Thai panini and scones, starting at B990/two people, 12pm onwards.
The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, 259 Sukhumvit Soi 19, 02-207-8000