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

Wed, Jan 30

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. 

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.

 


Thu, Jan 31


Phuong's Pho Night at Smalls

Jan 31 see the return of Smalls' popular night devoted to the Vietnamese noodle soup, which they (and many others) claim is the best rendition in Bangkok. 

Smalls, 186/3 Suan Phlu Rd., 095-585-1398.

 


Friday, Feb 1


Hey! Dude Food Fest

Head to W District this Feb 1-3, where they’re throwing a casual food fest. Pre-book for a buffet of beer and comfort grub at just B499 a head. There’ll also be live music performances, shops selling fashion and art shows. Ticket are available online at @heydudefoodfest  or go to goo.gl/MMwffr. Prices at the front gate jump to B599.

Feb 1-3, W District, 1599 Sukhumvit Rd., 086-566-2929. BTTS Phra Khanong. 

 


Sat, Feb 2


Happy Flamingo Part 2: Neon Vietnamese Kitchen Takeover

On Jan 26, Silom’s Vietnamese-themed bar Happy Endings takes over Thonglor’s hidden tropical bar, Pink Flamingo by Prelude promising an '80s vibes (think neon lights and '80s songs), food with Asian flair like banh mi and pho. 
2/F, Arena 10, Thonglor Soi 10, 06-1384-1067.
 


Sun, Feb 3

 

The Grand Barbecue

Sathorn's laidback rooftop bar Cactus hosts a casual BBQ brunch on Feb 3 with comfort food prepared by downstairs' Cagette Canteen & Deli kitchen.  
15 Yen Akat Rd., 083-437-3515, 02-249-1451. 

 

Sunday Brunch at Nowhere 

Head to Ekkamai rooftop haunt Nowhere on Feb 3 for an all-you-can-eat brunch that includes a free lobster for every advance booking of 4 people (B1,200 for soft drinks package or B1,650 including beers and wines, dropping to B990 or B1,400 if you book in advance). For bookings, call 099-394-4417.

Nowhere BKK, 6/F, Tha City Loft hotel, Ekkamai Soi 6, 094-516-6663.


Upcoming

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

 

Comfort Zone, Barefood X Baladin

On Feb 10, vegan shop-slash-cafe Barefood serves all-plant burgers hot off the grill from 11am-9pm along with beers from Farm Brewery Baladin (both draft and bottles). 

Barefood, 26 Sukhumvit Soi 61, 098-924-6995.

 

Taste with Colour

On Feb 14, chocolate-lovers can take part in Kad Kokoa's single-origin chocolate tasting workshop geared at engaging with all five senses. Hazel Lee, creator of "Taste with Colour: Chocolate Tasting Flavour Map," will encourage you to paint the flavors you taste. Includes ab afternoon tea set featuring chocolate desserts by chef Rémy Janicot. B2,600 person, book at 062-664-2654.

Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Soi 17, 083-684-3921.

 

Wine Tasting Journey

On Feb 21, Ping's Restaurants Group hosts a three-course dinner of Asian flavors and seafood paired with organic, bio-dynamic and sustainable wines from Fin Wine. B1,490 a person, or B1,290 if you’re a group of eight to ten. For bookings, call 02-048-4755 or Line @pingskitchenbkk

Feb 21, Ping's Pathumwan, 2/F, Pathumwan Princess Hotel MBK Center, 444 Phayathai Rd .