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

Thursday

Mexican Night with Lisa Dawson

This Aug 2-3, 7-10pm, enjoy a 4-course contemporary Mexican dinner covering dishes like guacamole and paella with 2 pairing drinks for B1,500 at The 88 Surawongse
 
88 Surawong Rd., 087-663-1365
 

Friday

International Beer Day

This Aug 3, many of Bangkok's beer bars celebrate International Beer Day, which is held yearly every first Friday of August. See the full roundup or parties and deals here.  
 

A Most Unusual Night with Hendrick's Gin

Join one Hendrick's Gin and the Churchill Bar at The British Club for an alternative Friday night featuring three exclusive cocktails prepared by Hendrick's Brand Ambassador, games and activities, and a Hendrick's Photo Booth. One complimentary cocktail upon registration at the door; seating is first come first serve.
 
Churchill Bar, 189 Surawong Rd. 02-234-0247
 

Saturday

Seafood Festival: Free-flow Wine & Oysters

Enjoy a free-flow wine and oyster buffet with live beats from DJs for B1,350 from 11am-11pm this Aug 4 at the Wine Boutique.
 
Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, 189 Sukhumvit Rd. 02-126-9999
 

The GrapEscape Wine Tasting

This Aug 4 at 6-9pm, Kai welcomes you to enjoy Marlborough wine tasting paired with dishes cooked from New Zealand ingredients. B2,490 for 8 wine and food pairings, plus a bottle of wine to take back home. 
 
142/22-23 Sathorn Soi 12, 02-635-3800
 

Sunday

Sunset Society Sunday 1st Anniversary

On Aug 5 at 1pm onwards, Nowhere BKK together with Friends of Friends BKK celebrate the first anniversary of the Sunset Society Sunday with guest chef Edoardo Bonavolta, a specialist in vegan food from Barefood Bangkok, and mixologist Kenneth “Kenny” Sirisinha, the man behind-the-scenes of Flow Cocktails and Vice Versa.  
 
Tha City Loft hotel, Ekkamai Soi 6, 094-516-6663
 

Monday

Celadon Meets Jay Fai

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. For one night only 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: promotions@sukhothai.com
 

Upcoming

Food Trinity

On Aug 7-8, Haoma’s chef Deepanker Khosla joins with 80/20’s chefs Napol Jantraget and Saki Hoshino to create original dishes interweaving the flavors of Thai, Japanese and Indian, as well as ingredients sourced from Haoma's own urban farm and from a foraging tour in Sakon Nakhon. Limited to 40 diners. Seven courses B2,499 (add B990 for cocktail pairing).
 
231/3 Sukhumvit Soi 31, 2-258-4744. reservations@haoma.dk
 

The Last Farewell Before Closing for Renovation

This Aug 10-12, say "farewell" to the old 80/20 before it cloes for three months. A special 14-course meal will be served at B4,000 per person (food only). See the full details here

1052-1054 Charoenkrung Soi 26, 099-118-2200. www.fb.com/8020bkk

 

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 Amazing Chefs

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 websitefor the full lineup.
 
So Sofitel, 2 Sathorn Rd., 02-624-0000. MRT Lumpini
 

The World in One Bite

This Aug 7-13, Central Embassy gathers pop-ups from more than 100 street food vendors and cafes from every corner of Bangkok, such as Tongue Fun Ice Cream, Yaowarat’s fish ball specialist Yu, Flair The Espresso and many more at Eathai. There will also be celebrity cook-ins, guest appearances from Disakul “Tum” Prasitloengsuk and Thanapat “First” Suyao of Masterchef Thailand, as well as a taste test event from top-name chefs from Water Library, Ippudo, Hinata and Thong Smith.
 
Central Embassy, Phloen Chit Rd., 02-119-7777. BTS Ploenchit

Ongoing

Bangkok Rum Cocktail Week

After a successful debut run last year, Bangkok Rum Cocktail Week roars back into action this Jul 31- Aug 6. Hosted by bar management company Kin+, the event promises seminars and rum tasting sessions at 25 cocktail bars around the city. Throughout the week, 34 mixologists from Thailand and around the world will run seminars discussing the origin and production of rum at A Bar, Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, from 1-4pm daily. Visiting experts will also join familiar faces from many of Bangkok's best cocktail bars in nightly guest shifts taking place at venues including Vogue LoungeTropic CityZumaBamboo Bar,Sorrento and Octave. Read the full details