BK's weekly round-up of all the best dining and drinking events, deals and more.

Wed, Jan 23 

Rum Revolution

On Jan 23, Havana Social welcomes Ilias Stergiopoulos and Phaedon Papakonstantinou, of the World’s 50 Best Bars mainstay Baba Au Rum in Athens, to whip out their signature drinks.
Jan 23, Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02-061-5344.

 


Thu, Jan 24

Enoteca Pop-Up at Smalls

This Thursday (Jan 24), Smalls' pop-up series sees a special dinner hosted by head chef Stefano Borra from Italian restaurant Enoteca, who will serve up dishes like lasagna and homemade tagliolini with duck ragout from B390. 

Smalls, 186/3 Suan Phlu Soi 1, 094-264-9535.

 

The Food of Northern Thailand Pop-Up

On Jan 24-25, Austin Bush, the author of hit cookbook The Food of Northern Thailand, heads to WTF Gallery & Cafe to whip out a set menu of flavors from the north: think slow-grilled, beef and pounded salads, crispy deep-fried snacks and crunchy, savory, spicy dips. B900 per person, advance reservation required.

Jan 24-25, 7 and 9pm. WTF Gallery & Cafe, 7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-662-6246

 

S.C-C Kitchen Takeover by Chef Chalee Kader (100 Mahaseth)

On Jan 24, Siwilai City Club welcomes to the kitchen 100 Mahaseth’s chef Chalee Kader, who’ll present a special six-course nose-to-tail set dinner (B1,600 per person) from 6pm onwards.

Jan 24, 6pm. Siwilai City Club, 6/F, Central Embassy, Phloen Chit Rd., 02-160-5631.

 


Sat, Jan 26

Happy Flamingo: Tropical 80s Kitchen Takeover!

On Jan 26, Thonglor’s hidden tropical bar Pink Flamingo by Prelude takes over Happy Endings, Silom’s Vietnamese-themed bar. Expect a night of '80s Asian flair, neon lights, '80s songs, dishes cooked by chef Calvin Fong and flamingo-inspired cocktails. 

Jan 26, Happy Endings, 1/5 Sala Daeng Soi 1, 080-961-4524.

 

Soul Food Singapore

Sathorn's northern Thai specialist Eats Payao hosts a mini event introducing Singapore’s traditional plates like Hainanese chicken rice and laksa from noon-10pm on Jan 26
Jan 26, Eats Payao Home-Bar & Kitchen, 5/4 Yen Akat Rd., 084-282-2636
 

Australia Day Celebration

Head over to the Australian Pub this Jan 26 to celebrate Australian day with a free Aussie-style BBQ and special drinks. Get your face painted and listen to live music performances.  

Jan 26, The Australian Pub, 37 Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02-651-0800.

 


Upcoming 

Four Hands Lunch & Dinner - Chef Koji Shimomura

From Jan 30-Feb 2 at Bangkok's French fine dining institution Le Normandie host a collaboration between chef Arnaud Dunand-Sauthier abd guest chef Koji Shimomura from two-Michelin-star Edition Koji Shimomura in Tokyo. They'll be dishing up French classics made with Japan's finest seafood like oyster from kunisaki, Hokkaido sea urchin and john dory fish. Go for the six-course lunch degustation menu for B4,500 (plus B2,400 wine-pairing) or eight-course dinner menu at B9,200 with B5,400 wine-pairing. 
Le Normandie, The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, 48 Soi Burapa, Charoen Krung Rd., 02-659-9000.
 
 
 

Chef Thierry Drapeau


Between Jan 30-Feb 1, you can head to La Vie for a taste of authentic French cuisine courtesy of visiting master chef Thierry Drapeau. The French chef has garnered international recognition thanks to his two-Michelin-starred restaurant, Thierry Drapeau Logis de la Chabotterie, in Saint-Sulpice-le-Verdon, France. Combining a traditional focus on natural, local produce with an inventive approach to flavors, chef Thierry specializes in authentic jus-based dishes, which are light, herby and flavorful, yet low in butter. The seven-course menu will be available for three nights only, priced at B6,750 or B8,750 with wine pairing, and looks set to showcase his refined approach to French cuisine from La Vie's high-end, 11th-story restaurant.
11/F, Vie Hotel, 117/39-40 Phaya Thai Rd., 02-309-3939. 
 

AngloThai at Soul Food Mahanakorn

After training at Bangkok’s Nahm, Thai-British chef John Chantarasak was part of the team who made London’s Thai food scene laidback and funky at Som Saa, described by Time Out as the “fourth best restaurant in London” in 2016. This Feb 7, John returns to Bangkok with his solo venture AngloThai to cook alongside US chef-food writer Jarrett Wrisley at Soul Food Mahanakorn. Make reservations for a B1,500-a-head sharing menu promising bold flavors—raw beef laab, fish sauce caramel—and British touches. Wine Garage will do an optional natural wine pairing for B1,000.

Feb 7, 56/10 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-714-7708