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

Wednesday, Oct 31

Day of the Dead Celebration at The Club Khaosan

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 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

 

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.

 


See also: Bangkok's best spots to get your freak on this Halloween


Friday, Nov 2

Miami Vice at Cactus

Cactus takes on a nervosa y caliente vibe for a night this Friday Nov 2, 8pm-midnight. 

15 Yen Akat Rd., 083-437-3515, 02-249-1451

 

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.

 

Heretic 13 Tap Takeover and Meet the Brewer

On Nov 2 at Hair of the Dog (Phrom Phong branch), California's Heretic Brewing Company takes over the 13 tapes. with the addition of six new beers. Heretic's own brewer, Jamil Zainasheff, will answer questions about all things beer and more. 

Hair of the Dog (Phrom Phong), 593/27 Sukhumvit Rd.,  02-030-2538. 

 


Saturday, Nov 3

 

Tortilla Takeover 54 Baht

On Nov 3, Eats Payao launches its new Thai-Mexican khao soi and hang lay tortillas at the special price of B54 each.

5/4 Yen Akat Rd., 097-265-6410. Open Wed-Sun noon-midnight; Mon noon-midnight.

 


Sunday, Nov 4

Cocoa Sunday

On Nov 4, Bitterman and Siamaya Chocolate team up for an afternoon of chocolate-making. Enjoy samples of premium, sustainably-grown chocolate from Chiang Mai, learn about the chocolate making process with Siamaya co-founder Kristian Levinson, and indulge in special chocolate desserts prepared by chef Enzo De La Cruz.

Nov 4, midday-4pm. Bitterman, Sala Daeng Soi 1, 091-740-6486

 

Scandinavian Week

It seems Bangkok can’t get enough of Nordic flavors lately, so it only makes sense that The St. Regis Bangkok has launched Scandinavian Week from Nov 4-11. Thai-born, Swedish guest chef Sayan Isaksson (previously of Stockholm’s Michelin-starred Esperanto) will host a Scandi-Thai inspired Sunday brunch (B3,200) at VIU on Nov 11, as well as a full eight-course degustation menu (B3,800) and three-course set lunch (B2,800) at Jojo Restaurant until Nov 10—think black garlic pigeon; dry-aged beef tartar; grilled apple tea; plus music from Swedish musicians. Swedish-inflected afternoon tea (B1,800 for two) will also be available through Nov 30.

159 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-207-7777

 


Upcoming 

Whiskey pairing dinner at Brasserie 9 [Presented by Busmills]

Join a guided whiskey pairing dinner at Brasserie 9—Asiatique's welcoming bistro complete with timber beams, hanging lamps and old-fashioned world map. Next week, the restaurant is teaming up with Bushmills Irish Single Malt to introduce its special 10-year-old, 16-year-old and 21-year-old bottles. The event also includes a welcome cocktail and aperitivo on top of the normal food and booze fun. 

Nov 6, 7-11pm. Brasserie 9, 27 Sathorn Soi 6, North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangrak, 02-108-4288. www.brasserie9.com

 

Arcadia Private Tastings | Edition 005 - Los Andes

On Nov 7, 6.30-8.30pm, Arcadia Private Tastings curates a selection of unique Chilean and Argentine wines at the new culinary school, Culineur. B1,200 includes wines paired with small plates by executive chef Alec Gordon Lomas.

Culineur Culinary School, 5/F, Emporium Shopping Mall, Sukhumvit Rd. BTS Prom Phong,

 

Rum Revolution: 28 HongKong Street takes over Havana Social

Hong Kong's renowned cocktail bar 28 HongKong Street (which has had seven years straight on the World's 50 Best Bars list) takes over Havana Social on Nov 7. Special guests Gavin Teravasan and Danny Dave will recreate their American-style craft cocktails made with artisanal spirits from 8-11pm. 

1/1 Sukhumvit Rd. Soi 11, 061-450-3750. 

 

Paella on The Patio Chef Battle Vol.3

Toro, the Spanish restaurant in Thonglor’s 72 Courtyard, plays host to the third edition of its quarterly “Paella on the Patio Chef Battle” this Nov 10. Watch guest chefs Charlie Jones of Quince Eatery & Bar and Jacobo Astray of Broken Eggs battle it out in the one-night-only paella showdown, and put your money where your mouth is for B1,500 (including three glasses of wine from Wine Garage). Once you’re finished tasting, there will be a vote for the winner, starting from  7pm 'till late.

Toro, 1/F, 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor)

 

Soho District Party

After whetting our palates with their first Soho District Party back in March, the hospitality giants return with another big event at Fraser Suites Sukhumvit this Nov 10. The lineup includes live music from Grammy-nominated fusion artist Kenny Dope, prizes and, of course, food and drinks from the parent company’s Havana Social, Above Eleven, Charcoal, Cantina and Brasserie Cordonnier. Entry is B300, which includes free-flow between 3-4pm and a free drink after 4pm.

38/8 Sukhumvit Soi 11, 083-542-1111

 

100 Mahaseth's Birthday Bash

This Nov 11, 100 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.

 

Surface Flea Market

Surface Kitchen, headed by chef Chalee Kader, will host a flea market this Nov 17-18. Running from 4pm-midnight, there will be food and drinks on offer, including Surface's hit In N’ Out-inspired burgers and a one-of-a-kind collaboration with the viral burger joint, Homeburg. Reservations are highly recommended via 0954964562 or Line: EATER.

Surface Kitchen, 107 Sukhumvit Soi 53, 02-258-2858

 

Matcha 101 Workshop

Love matcha? Then head to The Commons on Nov 17, 2-3pm, when award-winning craft matcha experts Seven Suns will be hosting a Matcha 101 Workshop (B800). The class will cover different grades, tasting notes, how it's made and even a matcha cocktail making session.

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

 

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