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

See also: BK Restaurant Week is your chance to eat at Bangkok’s best restaurants for cheap


Wednesday, Aug 15

Set Menus Inspired by Ogeu

To mark the arrival of French mineral water brand Ogeu in Bangkok, six of the city’s leading French restaurants (SavelbergLe Cabanon [pictured above], Loulou Forks & GlassesArtur RestaurantOskar Bistro and The Reflexions) are rolling out limited-edition set menus (starting from B1,450) designed to go with the water, whose low mineral content is said to compliment food flavors and wine. From Aug 15-31. Read more here.

 

Manhattan Bar takes over Havana

Cedric Mendoza, head bartender of the no.1 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars list, takes over Havana Social for one night only from 8-11pm.

Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02-061-5344

 

 

India’s 72nd Independence Day special set dinner

Charcoal Tandoor Grill and Mixology hosts a five-course dinner including tandoori kebabs, biryani, kulfis and more for B999. Reserve a seat at info@charcoalbkk.com or 02-038-5112.

5/F, Fraser Suites, 38/8 Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02-038-5112

 

Bubbles & Babes

Ladies get free-flow of sparkling wine at The Bar Upstairs from 6-7pm.

3/F, 33/30 Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02-038-5113

 


Thursday, Aug 16

Korean Fried Chicken

Korean craft beer bar Changwon Express Asoke launches a new addition to the menu—Korean fried chicken. For one night, B400 gets you a whole chicken plus one Allemand Pilsner craft beer.

37 Asoke Din Daeng Rd., 092-251-8661

 

National Rum Day

Tropic City's Sebastian De La Cruz and Philip Stefanescu join forces with Teens of Thailand and Asia Today’s big boss Niks Anuman to whip up some cocktails for National Rum Day. From 7pm.

672/65 Charoenkrung Soi 28


Stockton takes over Havana Social

Hong Kong’s Stockton (no.11 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars) takes over Havana Social for one night, making their signature cocktails to celebrate National Rum Day.

Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02-061-5344

 


Friday, Aug 17

 

Behemoth at Hair of The Dog (Phloen Chit)

American craft beer Behemoth takes over Hair of The Dog Ploen Chit for the night bringing six of their new beers including Dump the Trump American IPA (B300).
 
2/F, Mahatun Plaza, 888/26 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-650-7589
 

Saturday, Aug 18

 

Perng Beer Bar by Bannok Beer Grand Opening

Phrakanong is getting a new craft beer bar, kicking off with some special promotions, Isaan sausages and grilled beef from Sakhon Nakhon. 5pm.

5pm. Pridi Panomyong Soi 43, 093-456-5635

 

 

Sausage Saturday at Where Is My Beer?

At Where is My Beer, enjoy two German sausages plus one craft beer from Bavarian Hell for B250, or add another B100 for whole-cut double-fried fries.

26 Sukhumvit Soi 89, 083-089-8720

 


Ongoing

Kisso Celebrates 25th Anniversary

One of Bangkok’s most storied Japanese restaurants, Kisso in the The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, is celebrating its 25th birthday throughout August, and is rolling out an exquisite kaiseki menu (a traditional Japanese multi-course dinner; B25,000, up to 10 guests), discounted sushi (from B25 at lunch) and an Ultimate Japanese Sunday Brunch (B2,100/person) to commemorate the occasion.

The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, 259 Sukhumvit Soi 19, 02 207 8000. kisso.bangkok@westin.com

 

Mekhong Elite Table 2018 

This event gathers three of Bangkok's top restaurants—Chim by Siam Wisdom, Blue Elephant and Sri Trat—and two bartenders to pool their creative skills and design innovative rum-based cocktails and special food to match. The event is all about unearthing the potential of Thai spirits, taking the flavors of Thai cuisine and focusing them on the world of cocktails. The campaign, which lasts until the end of Sep, aims to promote this idea to both local and to international drinkers. For more information: www.mekhong.com

 


Upcoming

 

Arcadia Private Tastings - I Siciliani

For the 4th edition of Arcadia Private Tastings on Aug 30, 6:30-8:30pm, head to Sicily to experience a collection of rare and unique Sicilian wines from across the island, in the beautiful intimate setting of Mighty Private Dining. B1,500 includes wines and tapas. The session begins with a brief introduction to the evening's wines and wineries. Guests will then be invited to participate in an interactive tasting, discussion and Q&A. Wines will be available for sale at promotional prices exclusively for this event. Reservations info@arcadia-fine-foods.com, limited to 20 persons only.

Mighty Private Dining, 2/1 Soi Prasertsit, Sukhumvit 49/14

 

Freebird 2nd Anniversary House Party

On Sep 2, from midday, Freebird celebrates its second birthday with a buffet spread in the backyard. B2,500 gets you six and a half hours of free-flow food and booze. 

28 Sukhumvit Soi 47, 02-662-4936

 

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 thewebsite for the full lineup.

So Sofitel, 2 Sathorn Rd., 02-624-0000. MRT Lumpini