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This February, luxury boutique hotel group 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts will add a new flavour to the city’s culinary calendar with the launch of the 137 Pillars Organic Gourmet Festival (POGF), a gourmet food and drink extravaganza. The event boasts a stellar lineup of Michelin-starred chefs, who will put the spotlight on Asian cuisine through a series of exclusive gala dinners, after parties with renowned international and local mixologists and an Organic Farmers’ Market, showcasing the finest in local sustainable produce. Sponsored by Thai Airways, the POGF event will run over the last weekend of February (27-1 March) and the first weekend of March (5-8 March), and a part of the proceeds will go to support the Autistic Thai Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit organisation that runs 20 centres to strengthen autistic children’s skills to learn, improve and be able to take care of themselves. “I have always been a firm believer of nature and the wealth that it has to offer. Given the changes in our society, it is now more important than ever to share, celebrate and acknowledge the persistent initiations being made to highlight the importance of being in tune with nature and being innovative in its offerings. Our previous organic festivals have proved extremely popular in Chiang Mai and in Bangkok, and we hope this edition will encourage our guests and diners to closely examine the way the food they eat is produced and hopefully support the efforts made by farmers and companies to bring ingredients that are organic and sustainable to the table,” said Christopher E. Stafford, Chief Operating Officer at 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts. Kicking of this gastronomic journey on 27 February is the Organic Farmers’ Market from 4-10 p.m. on the hotel lawns. Participating vendors include Royal Project Foundation, Butcher shop by Arno’s, Le Cordon Bleu, Kad Kokoa and Captain Hook's Smokehouse. The market will also run on 28 and 29 February, and on 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8 March. The first gala dinner on 28 February features renowned Australian chef and Ambassador of Thai cuisine David Thompson, founder of the Aylmer Aaharn restaurant group, whose first restaurant in Hong Kong, Aaharn, was recently awarded its first Michelin star. The meal is followed by an after party with top mixologist Mel Chavez from Tippling Club, Singapore. Chef Thaninthorn Chatrawan of the one Michelin-starred Chim by Siam Wisdom presides over the kitchen on the 29 February with a fantastic menu of classic dishes that include centuries-old recipes prepared using modern techniques gained from his overseas experiences. Later Niks Anuman of Teens of Thailand/Asia Today fame wows diners with his mixology skills. On 6 March, Chef Malcom Lee brings a piece of Candlenut, the world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant, to Thailand. He promises to take diners on an epicurean journey of refined Peranakan cuisine that preserves the essence and complexities of traditional food, with astute twists that lift it to a different level. Teaming up with him for the after party is Kris Du of Shanghai’s best-known

For those not planning to cook on Christmas Day, here's a list of restaurants to celebrate the festive season. Let's approach the beginning of New Year with a selection of festive treats at one or two of these places with your family and friends. Eat, drink, and be merry!!! 57th Street at Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit Soak in all the jolly vibe with your loved ones. The Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day brunch buffet at 57th Street provide a wide selection of local and international fare. Indulge in luxurious freshest seafood highlights such as king crabs, oysters, and lobsters. Guests may sample exceptional menus from carving stations and many more premium selections from the kitchen. Roasted Turkey is a special highlight for Christmas Eve and Roasted beef is available for Christmas Day. End the perfect meal and spoil yourself with enticing Yule Log cake and mouth-watering Christmas dessert specialties. 24 December 2019 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm THB 2,800 net per person for Christmas Eve dinner buffet THB 3,900 net per person for Christmas Eve dinner buffet with free-flowing wine, local beers and soft drinks 25 December 2019 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm THB 1,950 net per person for Christmas Day lunch buffet Reservation: 02-797-0000 The Allium Bangkok at The Athenee Hotel Chef Roxanne Lange at The Allium Bangkok is preparing an eight-course Modern French degustation menu for an elegant occasion during the evening of both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. A choir will stop by and sing traditional Christmas carols, while Santa will also make an appearance with goodie giveaways. 24-25 December 2019 THB 4,988++ per person. Premium free-flow select beverages are available with additional charge. Reservation: 02-650-8800 Mia (Sukhumvit 26) Mia is presenting a special set menu with highlights from the festive season a la carte menu as well as traditional European Christmas foods. Stand-out dishes include Pan-seared scallop with winter roots purée, black pudding, crispy potato and black truffle as well as a Christmas favourite: Roasted turkey with parsnip purée, chestnuts, cranberry gel and pancetta. 24-25 December 2019 THB2,250 ++ per person for minimum two persons. The set is served on 24 December from 6pm until late, and on 25 December from 12-6pm as Mia opens for lunch for the first time. Reservation: reservation@miarestaurantbkk.com Yamazato at The Okura Prestige Bangkok Celebrates Christmas with exquisite Japanese Gozen lunch, Kaiseki dinner and Teppanyaki menus. the special dishes include simmered scallop, dried fig, shrimp with cream cheese sauce, seafood soup with eel, salmon, clam and shrimp with hint of pepper, Spanish mackerel and snow crab with white miso Hollandaise sauce, wagyu sukini with eggplant, shitake mushroom, and young Japanese pepper with starchy soy milk sauce and much more created by Master Chef Shigeru Hagiwara. 24 - 25 December 2019 THB 1,700++ per person for Gozen lunch THB 4,700++ per person for Kaiseki dinner Christmas Teppanyaki served at the Teppanyaki counter is THB 7,600++ for 2 persons. Reservation: 02-687-9000 Up & Above at The Okura Prestige Bangkok Enjoy the Sparkling Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet at Up & Above Restaurant with fine food, live music and a visit from Santa Claus with presents for the children. The decadent buffet includes

The iconic riverfront bar at Anantara Riverside Bangkok has reopened on 31 October 2019 with a revamped décor and an inventive all-new menu. Named after traditional longtail boats that chug up and down the mighty Chao Praya, Longtail by the River pays homage to the city’s main water artery and its storied history.  Bangkok’s riverfront heritage is experiencing an unprecedented revival as evidenced by a spate of development projects ranging from hip art centers to mega malls. What is now a time warp of abandoned World War II-era warehouses, labyrinthine alleyways and tumbledown shophouses is being integrated into the sprawling metropolis at a formidable speed. Longtail guests are well-placed to contemplate the passage of time from the bar’s plush outdoor sofas overlooking the Chao Praya and the futuristic city skyline. At sunset, when the river traffic peaks, the contrast between Bangkok’s entrepot heritage and unbridled modernity is particularly striking.  This evocative confluence of old and new was masterfully captured by Bangkok-based design firm greymatters tasked with redesigning the venue. At this modern, al fresco space overlooking the river, natural materials such as wood, metal and stone interact in intricate, symmetrical patterns. While the imposing circular bar acts as a centerpiece, quieter-looking Italian-style communal table and a swing daybed for two ensure that guests’ undivided attention remains on the main attraction—the river.  Mixologists busy at work at the imposing sala at water’s edge will shake up adventurous-sounding sunset cocktails, premium gin and tonics served with pomegranate seeds, lime and lemongrass and signature build-your-own ginny beverages.  Playful Liquid Mango Sticky Rice cocktail features kai coconut pandan vodka, mango, rice water and coconut cream, while the signature Silent Monk libation is made with durian-infused gin, Maraschino Luxardo, hibiscus tonic water and is served with durian chips. There is also an array of chilled local craft beers, premium champagne and imported and local wines.  Diving deep into the local culinary tradition, the Longtail’s new menu brings together regional cuisines from across the kingdom: from northern sai oua sausages to Isaan som tum with grilled pork neck to southern green curry with roti. Some other menu highlights include poo nim tod kra-tiam—fried soft-shell crab with garlic and Sriracha sauce, massamun kae—creamy lamb shank curry and pad cha nor mai ta lay—briny sea asparagus with green peppercorn and holy basil. Arguably the best way to experience Longtail is by arriving by river shuttle departing from BTS Saphan Taksin and offering complimentary rides to Anantara Riverside. The bar is open daily from 1.00 pm to 1.00 am and is ideal for afternoon beers, sunset cocktails, dinner and a nightcap with live music.  For more information or to make reservation, please contact +66 2 476 0022

Inside the lofty wooden house, you can now enjoy the finest seafood dishes both for lunch and dinner. A multitude of mouthwatering fares ensures you will enjoy the table par excellence. Hoy Lord Pad Sauce XO (THB 520) is French razor clams covered in homemade XO sauce and flambéed with Mekhong, resulting in a dish with a sophisticated aroma. For a more chewy sensation, try Larb Nhuad Pla Mhuek Yak Yang (THB 1,200), soft charcoal-grilled Spanish octopus with wonderful “larb” flavour, to be savoured with sour-and-spicy dipping. If you come in a group, never miss having Khao Pad Poo (THB 2,200), which can be shared with four persons or more. This giant crab fried rice comprises 500 grams of palatable crabmeat, so be ready to be amazed. Choo-Chee Goong Mae Nam (THB 1,950) is another must, as head butter of the giant river prawns is an exceptional match with “choo chee” curry sauce, and the succulently grilled prawns themselves are nonpareil. On every table is the tempting huge Poo Ob Klone (THB 3,600), one kilogramme of giant mud crab aptly baked in natural clay and Thai aromatic herbs. The freshness of crab meat and earthy scents are an astonishing duet. Apart from seafood, a beef dish like Nuea Yang Suea Rong Hai (THB 1,200) is also greatly recommended. It is a tender, juicy grill with heavenly tastes of Thai herbs, served with spicy sauce. It may sound simple, but your tongue wouldn’t say so once you give it a chance. Sweet treats here combine Thai-ness with a Western way of making desserts, and it’s fantastic. Lemongrass Panna Cotta (THB 400), with sago, mango, and a bit of lemograss, is completely refreshing. Sweetsmelling Thai Tea–ramisu (THB 450) has lively layers of the scents of cacao and Thai milk tea inside the fluffy tiramisu. There are still lot more surprises here to make your meal one of the most special ones. PAII The House on Sathorn 106 North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 T. +66 (0) 2 344 4025 IG. @paii.bangkok W. www.paiibangkok.com Text by Pakvipa Rimdusit | Photos by Rachapant Sukrattanachaikul

Most of you may know that Thanksgiving is about the celebration of a bountiful harvest and surviving in a new found land. Thanksgiving today is a holiday for coming together with family and friends to enjoy good food, good company and express gratitude towards each other. When it comes to the classic Thanksgiving dinner, first thing that comes to mind would be Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, and of course, the infamous pumpkin pie. But where to celebrate your Thanksgiving 2019 in Thailand? If you don’t want to miss out on the delicious goodness, bring your friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving at one or two of these restaurants. Four Points At Sheraton Bangkok Sukhumvit 15 Enjoy a time of warmth and gratitude with 3-course set. For starters, the restaurant offers Pumpkin soup topped with coconut foam or Roasted Beetroot salad to get you pallet ready for more. For main Course, they of course have Roast Turkey with its famous cranberry sauce. Not in the mood for turkey? Honey Glazed Ham with sweet potatoes will satisfy your cravings this Thanksgiving. For Dessert, how else can they cap off a perfect Thanksgiving meal without the popular pumpkin pie with scrumptious crust and creamy pumpkin filling. Date & Time: Thursday 28th November 2019 (11 AM – 10.30 PM at The Irish Pub Bangkok and The Eatery 4 PM – 10.30 PM at amBar Bangkok) Price: THB 439++ per person Reservation: 02-309-3000 The District Grill Room & Bar At Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit A top-notch Thanksgiving dinner at The District Grill Room & Bar. The savory traditional menu offers a four-course dinner, starting with amuse bouche from Chef Christian, pumpkin and ginger soup with crystallized ginger and followed by roasted turkey ballotine. Afterward, top off your fantastic dinner with a variety of pies such as pumpkin meringue pie, cheesecake apple pie, banana tarte tatin, and rocky road pie. Date & Time: Dinner from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm and every Sunday from 11:30 am -3:00 pm for Sunday brunch Price: THB 2,100 net per person Reservation: 02-797-0000 or 57th Street At Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit The dinner buffet includes traditional turkey with sage stuffing and gravy, roasted leg of lamb, oysters and, salmon. Make sure to leave room for dessert and enjoy a selection of six different pies and assorted ice creams. Date & Time: from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm for lunch (except Sunday) and 6:00 pm – 11:00pm for dinner. Price: THB 1,450 net per person. Reservation: 02-797-0000

Manohra Cruises at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort invites anyone who loves a gourmet Thai meal accented with five-star service and unparalleled river views to the first Manohra Chef’s Table on 23 November 2019. Diners will be treated to culinary delights especially prepared for the evening by Anantara Riverside Executive Chef Phongthorn Hinracha. The Chao Phraya is Thailand’s majestic waterway through which flows the Kingdom’s story. Discovering the sights of Thailand’s culture, history, and life today is a sheer pleasure on a luxury dinner cruise aboard Manorha Cruises’ lavishly restored antique teak rice barges. The skyline that unfolds from the Manohra pier at Anantara Riverside speaks to the resplendent past with the Grand Palace, Temple of Dawn, and Phra Sumen Fort, as well as to the nation’s modernity in the form of the Asiatique, Thammasart University, and Rama VII Bridge. This first Manhora Chef’s Table will feature a menu highlighting Thai flavours with the unique flair that “Chef Phongthorn Hinracha” demonstrated to win the recent Asian Twist competition on Iron Chef Thailand. Dining in style on the Manohra Cruise with the meandering riverside skyline sparkling by to set the mood, guests will experience the award-winning flavours and innovative gastronomic vision of Chef Phongthorn with a four-course culinary journey, which begins with a refreshing  Salmon & Hokkaido Scallop Carpaccio, followed by a Southern Thai Oxtail Consommé. Then diners can choose from a Charcoal-Grilled Snow Fish with Lemongrass Beurre Blanc or a Grilled Australian Darling Downs Wagyu with Panaeng Curry. A Mango Nitrogen Ice Cream with Ginger Crumbles and Wollongong Port Wine Compote makes the perfect finish. To enhance each course further, Chef Phongthorn paired each dish with selections from the Batasiolo Winery in Piedmont, Italy. This unique journey of the senses begins at 7.00pm at Manohra Welcome Lounge on Saturday, 23 November 2019, for THB 3,200 net including wine pairing, with limited seating available, so advanced bookings are encouraged. For more information or to make reservation, please contact +66 2 476 0022,  email riversidedining@anantara.com  or visit our official website at bangkok-riverside.anantara.com

The air is crisp and spooky jack-o-lanterns are popping up around the neighborhood, which means that Halloween is around the corner! Here are two places to celebrate Halloween in Thailand. Trick or Treat and Spooktacular Halloween Celebration JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa In celebration of the Halloween, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa will be hosting a fun-filled activities, themed buffet and whimsical Halloween experience on Thursday, 31st October. Kids’ Halloween Party: Get your little one ready to take on the action of Halloween. Dress up on the superhero theme and enjoy the fun-filled Halloween party together. Our Recreation team will transform the meeting function spaces, Layan and Rawai rooms into a haunted town. Halloween party starts from 5 – 7 pm. Price is THB 1,200++ per child. Inclusive of Halloween party, haunted house activity, games, dinner, prizes, trick-or-treat and more. Spooktacular Cocktails at Sala Sawasdee Lobby: Treat yourself for ghoulishly drinks, Halloween-inspired experience from our mixologists. The Zombie Punch and Undead cocktails are available exclusively from 28 – 31 October only. Price is THB 299++ by glass. Halloween Buffet Dinner at Marriott Café: Gather your family and friends for a wicked and to die for Halloween dinner and indulge in an international buffet selection alongside special Halloween treats. Price is THB 1,299++ per person. 50% discount for children aged from 7 – 12 years old. Children under 7 years old, Dine For Free with a paying adult. Children also receive a complimentary goodie bag after the meal. Marriott Cafe will be open from 6 – 10 pm. For more information or reservations, contact our dining experience team. Tel +66 (0)76 338 000   Bad Witches Halloween Party Woobar, W BANGKOK HOTEL Get ready to bring out your bad witches energy this Halloween and come cast your spells at WOOBAR—W Bangkok’s most happening signature bar on October 31, 2019, starting from 7PM and goes on until you drop. Prepare to be spooked with WOOBAR Horror Show, gathering all the bad witches from everywhere for the night. The exciting and scary live performance will be led by Pangina Heals—Thailand’s most phenomenal drag queen—together with her fellow bad witches Miss Gimhuay, and a very special guest from Hong Kong, Mocha Diva. Early bird tickets are THB 300 with limited offers, so save yourself some regrets, head over to Megatix.in.th and grab some before they’re gone. Standard tickets are THB 400—both ticket types come with one free drink. Table packages are also available, starting at THB 4,000, including entry passes and bottles. For more information please contact Woobar at 02 344 4000

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival and express good wishes to family, friends and business associates with Handcrafted Mooncakes and a Special Afternoon Tea at Mandarin Oriental and PELLEVAH Mooncake Lover Bag at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Handcrafted Mooncakes and a Special Afternoon Tea At Mandarin Oriental Two elegant mooncake boxes designed to represent stylish fan-shaped clutch bags are available this year. ‘The Oriental Classic’ in red with a unique Oriental Chinese drawn pattern (THB 808) and ‘The Luxury Box’ in beige leather incorporating The Authors’ Lounge architectural details with a gold tassel (THB 1,888) both feature eight pieces of delicious mooncake, each of which is lovingly handcrafted by Chef Andy Leong and his team, in the following flavours: custard; lotus seeds with egg yolk and flaxseed; durian with egg yolk, and our newest flavour, tangerine with 8-year-old dried tangerine peel. ‘Mid-Autumn Festival Afternoon Tea’ in The Authors’ Lounge From now until 13th September 2019 guests can also enjoy a special ‘Mid-Autumn Festival Afternoon Tea’ in The Authors’ Lounge. Priced at THB 1,500++ per person, the afternoon tea includes a selection of savoury treats including Char Siew chicken pastries and gluten-free charcoal tart with pumpkin seeds and pastries including black sesame macaroons, matcha and strawberry choux, Custard-flavoured mooncake and The Authors’ Lounge’s famed warm confit pomelo scones with rose petal and raspberry jam and clotted cream. Guests can add a further sparkle to the experience by including a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier (set priced at THB 2,200++). The ‘Mid-Autumn Festival Afternoon Tea’ is available daily from 12:00-18:00 hrs. For reservations or more information, please contact +66 (0) 2 659 9000 ext. 6811     PELLEVAH Mooncake Lover Bag At Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel Created from original Python skins combined with the finest Lamb leather, the materials for these Mooncake bags have been selected from the most exclusive leather suppliers of the world for their exceptional quality. Each metal element etched on the bag is plated in 18 carat gold. Each bag contains two sumptuous mooncakes, carefully prepared at Mocha & Muffins. After the Mooncake festival, the bag can be used as a fully functional and stylish handbag. Only eight bags are available, exclusively designed for this event. Each bag will be marked with a limited edition number 1/8 to 8/8. The retail price of each PELLEVAH Mooncake Lover Bag is THB 28,888 (Including 7% VAT). Anantara Siam’s bakery Mocha & Muffins offers two additional special designed mooncake boxes of 4 pieces: - Siamese Fighting Fish Luxury Box, an elegant round burgundy box imprinted with golden textures of Siamese fighting fishes. Priced at THB 1,688+ (150 g per piece). - Premium Red Velvet Box, a standout half-moon design opens up to a full-moon shape revealing a symbol of golden lotus. Priced at THB 1,088+ (150 g per piece). For more information and reservations please call +66 (0) 2126 8866 Ext. 1226  

In collaboration with Wine Garage, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort invites food and wine lovers aboard an antique rice barge for its first dinner cruise to highlight organic and sustainable food and wines on the 31 August. An evening of food, wine, sights and scenery kicks off at Longtail Bar at the hotel, where guests will be treated to glass of biodynamic sparkling wine paired with canapés to set the tone. Once aboard the Manohra Star, a series of organic and natural wines will be served with a five-course dinner, with explanations from the experts. Meanwhile, the cruise will take in Bangkok’s iconic riverside landmarks, with a soundtrack provided by a live saxophonist. Dinner includes authentic Thai dishes, created especially by the Manohra culinary team and perfectly paired with wines provided by Wine Garage, whose philosophy is to highlight artisanal producers, who use only traditional and natural processes. The first in a series of wine events for Manohra, this special debut is unmissable for culinary enthusiasts for whom sustainability and provenance is a priority. Booking is now available for 31 August 2019 for the cruise, which is priced at THB 2,900 nett per person.  For more information or reservations, call +66 2431 9300