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

Thursday, Oct 25

Eats Payao Pop-Up at Smalls!

On Oct 25-26, Yen Akat’s homely northern Thai restaurant Eats Payao takes its khao soi, sai oua and other delicacies to Suan Phlu’s popular drinking den, Smalls.

186/3 Suanphlu Soi 1, 095-585-1398


Friday, Oct 26

Farmer’s Talk Dinner #1

Siam @ Siam’s new sky-high Thai restaurant, TAAN, welcomes Amnart Reansoi, the founder of Tan Khun Organic Farm in Nakhon Pathom, who will discuss his life’s experience as an organic chicken farmer. To mark the occasion, Taan executive chef Monthep Kamolsilp will craft a special chicken-centric nine-course menu (THB 2,500 per person).

25/F, Siam @ Siam Design Hotel, 865 Rama 1 Rd., 065-328-7374


World of Wine Festival

On Oct 26The Grand Hyatt Erawan promises the chance to try over 150 labels of wine from 10 different countries—France, Italy, Germany, Spain, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina and, yay, Thailand (B1,650, includes international snacks). For reservations contact 02-254-6250 or restaurants.bangh@hyatt.com.

Oct 26, 7-10pm. 494 Ratchadamri Rd, 02-254-1234.


Omakase Experience

This Oct 26-27The Commons welcomes Tsuyoshi Komatsu, the chef/owner of Roppongi Sushi Komatsu in Tokyo, who will showcase his skills and craftsmanship across a 13-course omakase dinner. B3,800/person or B4,800 with sake pairing. Reservations on The Common's website.

3/F, The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17, 096-556-1596.


Saturday, Oct 27

#MEATDOWNTHESTREET: Beef Edition Special 4-Course Dinner

On Oct 27The Meatchop Butcher & Spirits presents the beef edition of its dining series highlighting a special meat. There'll be a four-course menu carefully crafted by executive chef Enzo De La Cruz to pair with hand-selected wines (B3,000/person). Expect dishes like wagyu rump 9+ with white asparagus, caramelized onion, chanterelle, celeriac foam and mushroom powder.

Oct 27, 6:30pm. 1/4 Sala Daeng Soi 1, 02-033-2709

Chef Alain Passard

One of France’s most highly acclaimed chefs, and purveyor of veggie-driven haute cuisine, will host a 10-course dinner at Issaya Cooking Studio on Oct 27-28 (B9,900, or B12,500 with wine pairing) With only 8 seats per night, early reservations are recommended via booking@issayastudio.com.

Issaya Cooking Studio, LG/F, Central Embassy, 1031 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-160-5636. 


W Fuel Session

On Oct 27, W Hotel Bangkok is transforming its function space into a gym for the day. On top of a chance to try two new trending workouts—bungeeWorkout and ClimbFlow—W Fuel Session (10am-8pm) will also roll out a healthy post-workout food and drinks buffet, and even massages for all participants. For B1,199, you get to try bungeeWorkout, a low impact, high-intensity, resistance cardio workout that fuses acrobatic movements inspired by circus acts and dance choreography to upbeat music. Add another B300 and you can also have a go at ClimbFlow, a form of dynamic yoga inspired by climbing. Both packages are all inclusive of food and drinks. Grab your ticket at eventpop.me. For more information, call 02-344-4324 or email pr.wbangkok@marriott.com.

106 North Sathorn Rd., 02-344-4000


Beer Pong Night

On Oct 27, Bad Burger and Witch Craft host a beer pong tournament with prizes. B500 per team (max three people), register before 5:30pm. On the night, there will also be B199 pints of craft beer.

392/9 Sukhumvit Rd., 097-283-4598


Day of the Dead Celebration at The Club Khaosan [Presented by Alchemy Wines And Spirits]

Khaosan Road’s biggest club is throwing a weekend bash to celebrate the Day of the Dead—the annual Mexican holiday with indigenous roots dating back as long as 2,500 years. The actual Day of the Dead celebrations take part on Nov 2 around the world, but this event lights up this Saturday and runs from Oct. 27-31. It’s a part pre-Halloween, part pre-Day of the Dead party if you think about it. The DJ roster includes Monito, Dear Re Rox and Mizz G, and there will also be a “Wheel of Death”, live performances, photobooth games, giveaways and all-night promotions. If you show up a little early in the night you can catch the DOTD-themed parade bouncing around Khaosan from 9:30-11:30pm.

Oct. 27-31, 9pm-3am. The Club, 123 Khao San Rd., 02-629-2255


Sunday, Oct 28

Franco-Chinese Dim Sum Brunch

On Oct 28, Prelude brings back its Sunday brunch, this time putting a unique French twist on Chinese dim sum. Expect dishes like black pepper soft-shell crab bao and duck rillette dumplings, as well as coffee by Sarnies.

2/F, Arena 10, Thonglor Soi 10, 06-1384-1067




Chef Stephane Buron

French M.O.F. award holder Stephane Buron, of the Alpine two-Michelin-starred Le Chabichou, will be hosting four days of set lunches (four-courses, B3,500 or B5,000 with wine-pairing) and dinners (seven-courses, B6,500 or B8,500 with wine-pairing) between Oct 31-Nov 3 at Vie Hotel Bangkok.

Vie Hotel Bangkok, 117/39-40 Phaya Thai Rd., 02-309-3939.


Chef Dani Garcia

W Bangkok’s The Dining Room at the House on Sathorn has secured chef Dani Garcia of Marbella, Spain’s two-Michelin-star Dani Garcia Restorante. Garcia won’t be cooking alone. Instead, the B9,900 12-course menu (Nov 2-3) will be made in collaboration with The Dining Room’s Fatih Tutak.

The Dining Room at the House on Sathorn, 106 Sathorn Rd., 02-344-4000.


100 Mahaseth's Birthday Bash

This Nov 11100 Mahaseth will be celebrating turning one with a buffet of their famed nose-to-tail dishes, from beef short ribs and bone marrow to cured pork jowl and even whole pig's head, as well as free-flow self-serve beers from 3-9pm (B700/person includes food and drink).

100 Mahaset Rd., 02-235-0023. For tickets, contact 02-235-0023.



Cross-Concept Pop-Up Series

Siam Paragon is teaming up with Gastronauts Asia for a series of kitchen takeover events featuring highly regarded chefs from abroad. For the first event, the Christian and Manuel Costardi, owners of the Michelin-starred Hotel Cinzia in Vercelli, Italy, and founders of the Ambassadors of Taste organization, will take over Amici for lunch and dinner on Nov 16-17 (B3,000 or B3,500, add B1,200 for wine pairing). In addition, pastry chef Fabrizio Fiorani, of Tokyo’s Bulgari Il Ristorante Luca Fantin in Tokyo (No.28 on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list), will conduct a chocolate masterclass with afternoon tea (B900) and dessert dinner (B1,900) on Nov 23-24 at Laduree.

Siam Paragon, Rama 1 Rd. BTS Siam. Booking: Amici 02-129-4332 and Laduree 02-129-4771




Taste of Indonesia in Bangkok

Through Oct 28, sample the unique taste of Indonesian cuisine prepared by two renowned Indonesian chefs, Julius Wiyono and Fatkhul Bari, at Centara Grand. Buffet prices: B850++ for lunch (food only), B1,890 for Sunday brunch (includes beverage package), and B1,490 for dinner (includes beverage package). Reservations via Diningcgcw@chr.co.th or 02-100-6255.

Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Rama 1 Rd., 02-100-1234.


Oktoberfest 2018

Through Oct 31The One Beer Garden at Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel is offering German beer in celebration of Oktoberfest, along with a German tapas menu from chef Matthias Mittnacht (B150/piece, B400/3 pieces, B650/5 pieces).

5pm. Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, Ploenchit Rd., 02-125-5111.


Sunset G&Ts at A Bar Rooftop

Every Tuesday to Thursday through Oct 31A Bar's special menu will offer 12 craft gin and tonics for B350 each. Find out more about the drinks here.

5-8pm. ABar & ABar Rooftop, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park, Sukhumvit Soi 22, 02-059-5555.

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