BK's weekly Bites & Blends Market rounds up of the best dining and drinking events, deals and more.
Wednesday, Sep 5
Julio Bermejo, the man who created Tommy's Margarita, minds the bar at Backstage for one night only on Sep 5.
9pm. Backstage Cocktail Bar, L/F, Playhaus Thonglor, 205/22-23 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor)
Thursday, Sep 6
Celebrate the 5th anniversary of food-truck pioneer Daniel Thaiger at its latest home at the Commons on Sep 6 with 50-percent off all burgers for the day.
From 11am. Daniel Thaiger, 2/F, The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17
Head to Smalls on Sep 6 and taste four selected wines—La Campagne - Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Citra Terre Chieti- Pinot Grigio 2016, Gancia Spumante DOC-Prosecco NV and Ricasoli Albia Rose Toscana-Rose 2015—at B190 per glass all night and also get 10-percent off any bottles to take home.
7pm. Smalls, 186/3 Suanphlu Soi 1, 095-585-1398
On Sep 6, Charoenkrung’s Japanese hub Jua dedicates the night to serving carbonara from the team behind Appia.
6pm. Jua, Charoenkrung Soi 28, 061-558-7689
From Sep 6-9, this wine tasting festival at Riedel showcases hundreds of labels from around the world. B1,000 for 10 sips or B2,000 for unlimited sips. With wine talks every day for the duration.
11am. Riedel, 2/F, Gaysorn, 999 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-656-1133
Friday, Sep 7
Fron Sep 7-9, The Commons hosts a weekend devoted to all things Japanese and craft, with food workshops, a pop-up sake bar, chef collaborations and more.
The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17, 089-152-2677
At Bottles of Beer on Sep 7, enjoy a one-meter-long sausage with two Hackleberg Festbeers at B1,200 for a team of two. The team whoe finishes this in the fastest time wins two Bavarian Craft glasses and two Bavarian Craft shirts.
5pm. Bottles of Beer, 2/7 Sukhumvit Soi 34
On Sep 7, Salon Du Japonisant hosts a night of sushi and flower arrangement on a body by a team of Japanese performers, Nyotaimori Tokyo. Tickets are B2,200, advanced bookings only.
9pm. Salon Du Japonisant, 36/5 Sukhumvit Soi 39, 083-019-9062
As part of the 19th World Gourmet Festival, guest bartenders from the Diageo World Class cocktail competition create cocktails with Johnnie Walker Blue Label at Aqua on Sep 7.
7pm. Anantara Siam, 155 Ratchadamri Rd.
Saturday, Sep 8
The second branch of Changwon Express at Flow House celebrates their first birthday with free beer (limited numbers) and BBQ by Tucx Bar on Sep 8
5pm. Changwon Express at Flow House, A Square, Sukhumvit Soi 26
To celebrate its first birthday, Ekkamai's tapas bar Broken Eggs welcomes chef Carlos Bravo from Mexicano into the kitchen on Sep, along with a range of special dishes and drinks aplenty.
1pm. Broken Eggs, 112/7 Sukhumvit Soi 63 (Ekkamai), 02-047-7811
On Sep 9, Pesca's brunch adds all-you-can-eat desserts from Paris Mikki. B1,490 for food and soft drinks, or B2,900 with alcohol.
11am. Pesca Mar, 39 Ekkamai Soi 12, 063-267-7778
Sample dishes from chefs appearing at the World Gourmet Festival alongside offerings from local restaurants like The Never Ending Summer, Blue Elephant, 100 Mahaseth and 80/20. B3,500 or B4,500 with alcohol.
11:30am. Anantara Siam, 155 Ratchadamri Rd.
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
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
From September 14-29, BK Magazine (that’s us) 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 (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 thewebsite for the full lineup.
So Sofitel, 2 Sathorn Rd., 02-624-0000. MRT Lumpini
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.