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Following the government’s announcement, Central Embassy is temporarily closed with the exception of Eathai Market (Supermarket) selling a variety of household and consumer goods as well as food delivery and take-away services such as from Eathai, to serve customers 10am-10pm daily. The Vejpongosot pharmacy will also be open from 11am-8pm. Restaurants offering food delivery and take-away services include: ATM Tea Bar, Bangkok Bold Kitchen, Broccoli Revolution, EASY! Buddy, Eathai, Hong Bao, Koi The, Kub Kao' Kub Pla, Peppina, Thong Smith, Thongsweet by Thong Smith, SIWILAI Café, SIWILAI CITY CLUB, Som Tam Nua, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Water Library. Eathai Market (Supermarket) and Vejpongosot pharmacy also offer take-away service as well. Special promotions are available for customers during this time. Orders can be made through various food delivery services, such as online application services or in-house delivery. In addition, customers may contact individual restaurants and collect their orders at the Order & Take Away Point, adjacent to the Eathai entrance on Level LG. For health and safety standards, Central Embassy, as part of their strict precautionary measures, require all staff go through thermal screening points and wear masks prior to entering the premises. Hand sanitisers are consistently provided for customers and delivery staff. Seating in the waiting area is set up so delivery staff are at least one metre apart and not facing each other. In addition, all staff and visitors must show their staff or national ID to confirm their identity before entering the building. For the convenience of customers, the staff are at the entrance of the Eathai area, to assist on Level LG. To visit Central Embassy, and for the Order & Take Away collection, a car park is open, and for those travelling by the BTS SkyTrain, customers can exit at the skywalk at Ploen Chit, and take the elevator down to Level LG. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2QAtvK0

The best way to boost your immune system is on a wholefood, low sugar diet.  The more nutrient dense foods you can get in on the daily, the better. There are five significantly potent immune boosting nutrients that will give your body an extra wall of defense. Zinc Zinc is a well-loved mineral in the immunity world.  It nourishes and supports the innate (first defense) and adaptive immunity (long-term, has memory).  Zinc is a co-factor for over 200 enzymatic reactions within the body, with many of these being immune dependent mechanisms.  It supports the thymus gland in adaptive T-cell production/regulation and acts as a free-radical scavenger.  We love zinc as it supports against viruses and bacterial pathogens and promotes healthy function and integrity for our white blood cells: macrophages, neutrophils, natural killer cells, T-cells and lymphocytes. Food Sources:  Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, egg yolks, seafood, oysters, beef Vitamin C This is probably your go-to nutrient when it comes to immune boosting superstars, and all for the right reasons!  Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is one of the bodies most essential antioxidants, and unfortunately we need to get it from external sources.  Vitamin C has shown to significantly strengthen the body’s immunity, particularly during times of stress and infections.  White blood cells have high concentrations of vitamin C that are essential to all levels of defense against free radicals, pathogens and inflammation.  It helps to upsurge white blood cells (first defense and adaptive) communication, durability and pathogen killing abilities! Even better, if you have those nasty lymphatic inflammatory conditions, vitamin C contains substantial detoxification and anti-inflammatory properties.  This is a great nutrient to have on hand for viruses, bacterial infections – especially for systemic or respiratory conditions. Food Sources:  green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, kiwis, papaya, strawberries, mango, red peppers, and cabbage. Kiwis and strawberries are some fruits that are high in Vitamin C.   Vitamin A Vitamin A comes in many different molecular structures, retinyl palmitate is one of the most abundant forms and retinyl esters are found mainly in animal products such as: eggs, liver, fish oils, milk and butter.  Plants provide us with the precursors to Vitamin A in a carotenoid form, this proceeds to further biochemical reactions to make Vitamin A.  Plant sources are mainly found in orange coloured fruits/vegetables and dark green leafy vegetables: papaya, squash, carrots, spinach, broccoli, sweet potatoes, kale, and pumpkin.  Carotenoids have potent antioxidant effects in the body and can improve our immunity by nourishing our white blood cells and lymphatic detoxification.  Vitamin A is excellent for skin and gut integrity, which is our first line of defense from the exterior pathogenic world. Vitamin D Vitamin D is best sourced from UV sunlight, it is obtained through 2 pathways: activation within the skin and through the diet.  If you receive adequate levels of sunlight, usually you would not need to supplement vitamin D.  Unfortunately, many of us live in rather gloomy climates where supplementation is vital.  Vitamin D has been shown to significantly regulate immunity and to support auto-immune conditions.   This wonderful fat-soluble vitamin also

For the first time ever, IGNIV by Andreas Caminada, is flying the coop and leaving its native land of Switzerland to create a new home at The St. Regis Bangkok. The brain child of Swiss born Chef Andreas Caminada, a superstar of the Swiss food industry and head chef to internationally acclaimed 3-Michelin Star restaurant Schloss Schauenstein, IGNIV bears his DNA. His Bangkok team will take his artful cooking to create a playful, flavour packed sharing-style dining experience ideally suited to Thailand’s vibrant capital. Opening in April 2020, IGNIV Bangkok will be a place to experience culinary magic and mastery of one of the world’s most recognized and respected chefs.  Following the success of his first IGNIV restaurants in the Swiss Alps at St. Moritz and Bad Ragaz, which both have recently been awarded with two Michelin stars, the new gourmet nest will be the first addition to the IGNIV family outside Chef Andreas’s home country Switzerland. Additionally, Andreas is always keen to nurture the talent of promising young chefs in his brigade and has been awarded with Michelin’s new Mentor Award in 2020 for his constant engagement to inspire young chefs. The results proved spectacular and international acclaim for the restaurant brand and chefs abounds. Andreas sums up his enthusiasm for Bangkok and its connection to IGNIV highlighting the dynamic and creative dining scene, the exemplary local produce and rich culinary heritage as well as the energy packed pulse of the city’s streets. “Bangkok is an amazing city! I love the deep connection it has with food, its rich culture and lively, bustling atmosphere – and Bangkok has become an internationally much regarded culinary hotspot in recent years. IGNIV Bangkok’s fine dining sharing experience will charm its guests at the prestigious St. Regis Bangkok. We share the same high quality values and have already successfully collaborated for our IGNIV pop-up tour in 2018. Now, we are extremely happy to open IGNIV Bangkok’s new home here,” explains Andreas Caminada, head chef of three Michelin Star restaurants in Switzerland. IGNIV, meaning ‘nest’ in Andreas mother tongue Romansh, will be a place to simultaneously escape from, and revel in the Thai capital’s essence. The unique sharing concept aims to offers guests a culinary experience where one can connect not just with the food but with each other. Menus are seasonal, whimsical, light and fresh with traditional cooking techniques honed to modern perfection. Ingredients impeccably sourced both locally and internationally through artisanal crafts’ people and purveyors. The kitchen team of IGNIV Bangkok will be helmed by Chef David Hartwig, a longtime collaborator of Chef Andreas.  Head Chef David Hartwig is one of Chef Andreas’s most promising talents. “David is very open-minded, highly talented and a great team player. Moreover, he is well-travelled and gained precious experiences not only during his time at my 3 Michelin-star restaurant Schloss Schauenstein in Switzerland but also during several years in New York. He is the best chef to bring IGNIV’s “joie de vivre” to our guests in Bangkok.” says Andreas Caminada.

To celebrate the once-every-four-year birthday for those who were born on 29 February, Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse offers a very rare yet exclusive for the leap year babies this 29 February 2020. FREE 1 bottle of Sparkling Wine at Yào Rooftop bar for the first 29 persons, who was born on 29 February, to book the table for 29 February 2020 directly with Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse FREE lunch or dinner buffet at Praya Kitchen for anyone who was born on 29 February and, even more special with 29% discount offered for every single one in your table who join the birthday celebration. The promotion is offered for a minimum 2 booking guests, including the leap birthday person. The Leap Year promotion at Praya Kitchen and Yào Rooftop Bar at Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse is reserved for direct booking with the hotel only at 02 088 5666 or booking through Facebook Messenger; facebook.com/marriottsurawongse. Available on 29 February 2020. ID card is required in order to redeem. For more information and reservation, contact 02 088 5666 or visit www.bangkokmarriottsurawongse.com.

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