Harrods is known for its outstanding dining quality, well-sourced ingredients, along with renowned chefs with high culinary experiences. It is undoubtedly a dining destination for everyone to have an ultimate Western culinary experience here in Bangkok. More than 60 menus are felicitously selected by Harrods. The kitchen is nominated by Chef Nicholas Burel. The appetizer menu consists of Spicy Scallop and Mash, Truffle Cappuccino, and Diver Scallops and Mango Salad to make your mouth watered before going on to the main course. ‘Harrods Heritage Willington’, the signature dish of Harrods, is the recommended main course offering both Beef Wellington and Salmon Wellington. The Beef Wellington is served with a great quality Australian beef tenderloin wrapped with foie gras and sautéed mushroom in a puff pastry served with sautéed vegetables and madeira sauce. For the Salmon Wellington dish, it comes with Norwegian salmon fillet wrapped with sautéed spinach and puff pastry, served with sautéed vegetables and beurre blanc sauce. Apart from the must-try entrée, Harrods also offers Pan-Roasted juicy Kurobuta pork chop in black pepper sauce, served with mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables. On top of that, Deluxe Fish and Chips in beer-battered cod loin served with English fries, tartar sauce and malt vinegar is suggested. Harrods serves only the finest dishes cooked with traditional techniques by chef Nicholas Burel to reserve the authentic taste of Western culinary. Harrods, the temporary all-day dining restaurant, is awaiting for you to try the flavour of Western cuisine at Harrods at G floor, Siam Paragon, Harrods the Plantation Rooms at 2nd floor, Central Embassy, and Harrods Café and Ice Cream Parlour at G floor, Emquartier.
World Gourmet Festival Celebrates 20 Years of Extraordinary Culinary Journeys in Asia’s City of Angels
Bangkok’s oldest international culinary spectacular is returning to one of the capital’s most exclusive addresses for a landmark 20th year with a star-studded line up of some of the world’s leading chefs, and a tribute to the City of Angels’ world-renowned street food culture. From 2nd – 8th September 2019, sixteen acclaimed chefs from nine countries – from France to Japan and from Taiwan to Portugal – will present an international culinary feast at the 20th World Gourmet Festival at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. With no less than thirteen Michelin stars amongst them, the brigade of chefs includes: Wolfgang Becker: Becker’s Restaurant in Trier, Germany (2 Michelin stars) Hervé Deville: Momo in London, United Kingdom Alan Geaam: Alan Geaam in Paris, France (1 Michelin star) Kai Ho: Taïrroir in Taipei, Taiwan (2 Michelin stars) Chiho Kanzaki and Marcelo di Giacomo: Virtus in Paris, France (1 Michelin star) Hideki Ii: Shirosaka in Tokyo, Japan (1 Michelin star) Richie Lin: Mume in Taipei, Taiwan (1 Michelin star) Angel Zapata Martin: Barrafina in London, United Kingdom (1 Michelin star) Hajime Otowa and So Otowa: Ciel et Sol in Tokyo, Japan (1 Michelin star) Rui Silvestre: Vistas in Vila Nova de Cacela, Portugal (1 Michelin star) Andrea Spagoni: BeefBar in Hong Kong (1 Michelin star) Yoji Tokuyoshi: Tokuyoshi in Milan, Italy (1 Michelin star) Each chef will host two dinners in the hotel’s award-winning Biscotti, Madison, Spice Market and Shintaro restaurants. On Friday, 6th September 2019, Taiwanese chefs Kai Ho and Richie Lin will be joined by the chef behind Thailand’s much-loved and respected streets-to-stardom culinary tale, Ian Kittichai, whose restaurants include Issaya Siamese Club in Bangkok, Tangerine in Singapore and Spot Dessert Bar in New York City. Chef Ian is an experienced hand when it comes to the World Gourmet Festival and his participation in the 20th anniversary celebration brings him full circle – in 2000 he was a member of the hotel’s culinary team who led the visiting international chefs during the inaugural event. The trio of gastronomic artists will prepare a six-hands collaborative dinner of six courses – two each of their signature creations. In a first for the World Gourmet Festival, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel will showcase the City of Angels’ enviable status as the best city in the world for street food on Thursday, 5th September 2019, when Bangkok’s popular street vendors will prepare their fare in food stalls strewn around the Parichart open-air garden courtyard. And as has become a tradition and crowd pleaser in recent years, the exclusive fringe events in the hotel’s iconic lobby and Aqua Bar return, including the hugely popular World Gourmet Brunch on Sunday, 8th September 2019. Foodies and budding and professional chefs alike can attend master cooking classes by all the visiting chefs, where they will have the opportunity to see and taste specially prepared dishes from the chefs’ World Gourmet Festival menu repertoire. Joining the stellar line up of chefs this year is famed Dutch chef Roger van Damme from Het Gebaar in Antwerp, Belgium, who was awarded the best pastry chef in the world honour at the ‘Best Chefs Awards’
Bangkok celebrates its 238rd birthday this year. As such a long-running happening city, Bangkok is surely packed with abundant attention-grabbing genres to explore that could actually keep you busy for several days. Let’s discover what Bangkok has on offer and plunge into the “Staycation” trend – where you check in to the city hotels and enjoy their premium services as a treat to yourself without making the effort of travelling outside the city. THE OKURA PRESTIGE BANGKOK ❱ STYLE The Okura Prestige Bangkok hotel is a stylish, elegant, luxurious and contemporary five-star hotel located at the heart of Thailand’s capital city. The hotel combines unrivalled levels of comfort and convenience with the warmth and charm always associated with genuine Thai hospitality. ❱ STAY All 240 rooms and suites offer impressive views across the dynamic Bangkok skyline through the triple-glazed e-coated panoramic windows. The rooms combine comfort and luxury with the very latest technological developments designed to impress business and leisure travellers. ❱ SAVOUR Delightful dining choices at Up & Above – the all-day dining venue, Michelin-starred restaurant Elements which is inspired by the famous Michelin two-star Ciel Bleu and the signature Japanese restaurant Yamazato, which has also received an award from Thailand’s best restaurant and the recognition from the Michelin Guide Bangkok. ❱ SENSES Relax in the amazing 25-metre cantilevered pool; keep fit in the state-of-the-art fitness centre; find peace and tranquility at The Okura Spa where the tranquil journey begins with a professional consultation and continues to an elegant, fully-equipped treatment room. Trained therapists use exclusive organic teas in a range of treatments designed to conjure relaxation and well-being. ❱ SCENE The Okura Prestige Bangkok is located in the award-winning Park Ventures Ecoplex building which is situated at the heart of the city’s Central Business District on Wireless Road, close to the embassies of the United Kingdom, United States and Japan. The hotel offers direct access to the city’s BTS SkyTrain network at Phloen Chit station and sits close to major shopping malls and commercial districts. The hotel enjoys easy access to and from the city’s two international airports. THE OKURA PRESTIGE BANGKOK Park Ventures Ecoplex, 57 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand T. +66 (0) 2687 9000 F. +66 (0) 2687 9001 W. okurabangkok.com AVANI + RIVERSIDE BANGKOK HOTEL ❱ STYLE Overlooking Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel welcomes discerning global travellers with contemporary style, intuitive service and stunning views across Asia’s most dynamic city. From the rooftop bar and pool at the top of the 26-storey hotel, down to the lobby, Avani+ Riverside Bangkok is a place to relax and unwind, and a base from which to explore nearby neighbourhoods and popular tourist sites along the ‘River of Kings’. ❱ STAY All of the hotel’s 248 stylish guest rooms and suites boast uninterrupted city and river views and all elements are geared towards the promise of a relaxing stay and a good night’s sleep. The neutral décor is a blend of comfort and modernity, natural materials and high-tech equipment, along with extra conveniences. Each of the spacious River View Junior Suites features a bathroom with a view,
Following the success of the first Thai Gastronomy Series I, Michelin one-star Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin is pleased to announce an exceptional collaborative “Thai Gastronomy Series II” on Saturday 8 June 2019, featuring Chef Chumpol Jangprai from one of Bangkok’s most innovative fine-dining establishment: one-Michelin-star R-Haan, Wisdom of Thai Cuisine. Three culinary masters, each famed for producing memorable and innovative Thai cuisine, will join hands to create a six-course dinner that focuses upon Thai gastronomy with innovative interpretations. This exclusive dinner brings together guest chef Henrik Yde- Andersen, founder of Kiin Kiin restaurant in Copenhagen and the inspiration behind Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin; chef Chumpol Jangprai, Co-Founder of R-Haan Thai Fine Dining; and Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin Head Chef Chayawee Sutcharitchan. Together they will prepare and showcase an extraordinary “Thai Gastronomy Series II” dinner. “This latest exquisite collaboration is between chefs of Michelin one-star restaurants with a proven passion to escalate Thai gastronomy to the next level. They will adapt the popular concept where guests witness theatre-style performances of the chefs and their team members as they prepare and present each course,” explained Alex Pichel, General Manager of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. Each will create and produce two courses with interactive live-cooking demonstrations, tantalising guests as they create a very special culinary journey featuring different flavours and textures, each created with impressive passion and flair. Dishes created for this six-hand culinary collaboration include Thai Ceviche with Halibut and Passion Fruit by Chef Henrik Yde-Andersen; Phuket lobster tom yum prepared by Chef Chumpol Jangprai using a traditional recipe handed down through several generations; and roasted Alaskan King Crab Leg served with Turmeric and Krachai Root Foam, Coconut, and Pickled Radish by Chef Chayawee Sutcharitchan. Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin – Thai Gastronomy Series II with Chef Chumpol Jangprai will see the three culinary masters join forces to create an unforgettable experience for an exclusive collaborative dinner for one night only on Saturday 8 June 2019. The dinner will include a wine pairing with each label selected carefully to complement the dish, priced at THB 5,800++ per person for six courses. Dining prices are exclusive of 7% government tax and 10% service charge For more information or to make a reservation, call +66 (0) 2 162 9000
Praya Kitchen Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse Praya Kitchen, an authentic Thai buffet restaurant brings back the forgotten recipes that passed down from generations to generations. The simple yet sophisticated delicacies are recreated from chefs’ childhood memories, using seasonal local ingredients. “Pak Nam Seafood Market Night” serves the delectable variety of fresh seafood every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in a reasonable price. Every Friday-Sunday | 6:00pm-10:30pm | THB 1,388++ (Children below 6 years old eat free) |Reservation Madison Steakhouse Anantara Siam Bangkok Direct from Michelin-starred Vermeer restaurant in Amsterdam, Chef Chris Naylor brings his quirky creativity and passion for pure flavours to Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel for two nights at award-winning steakhouse, Madison. The five-course culinary journey at Madison will feature mackerel marinated in apple and ginger with red pepper and olive bouillon, a roasted and braised veal blade with pumpkin puree and horseradish granola, a choice of mouth-watering desserts and much more. 7-8 June | THB 4,000++ THB 5,500++ | Reservation Zaab Nua Premium Beer & Funky Molam Jim Thompson Cafe Jim Thompson calls all foodies and fans of Isaan cuisine and modern Molam to join the feasts “Zaab Nua Premium Beer & Funky Molam.” Expect some good old northeastern dishes, a wide range of beers and enjoy Funky Molam Music by DJs Maft Sai and Kanehbos, who will take turns spinning their funky tracks in the event. 24-25 May | 5pm-10pm | THB990, or for THB900 if bought before 23 May | Buy Tickets SATURDAY FAMILY BRUNCH WITH JAK VIU restaurant at The St. Regis Bangkok The St. Regis Bangkok invites families to gather around the table on Saturdays with a new weekend offering – Saturday Family Brunch with Jak. The Saturday brunch features a dedicated children’s buffet with delectable savory and sweet highlights. Offerings include a sumptuous sampling of kids’ favorite dishes including tomato pizzetta, chicken hot dog with pineapple, creamy macaroni and cheese, crispy fried fish and homemade potato fries, as well as sushi, vegetable spring rolls, chicken and pork satays. Children can look forward to a fun-filled activity area which features a family-friendly setup with engaging entertainment for the little ones. Every Saturday | 12:00pm-3:00pm | THB 1,288++ per adult and THB 644++ per child aged 4-12 years (free for under 4 years old) | Reservation Bubbles Restaurant Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas is pleasure to introduce a gourmet selection of local and imported seafood with “Grand Seafood Barbecue” A few highlights on the menu include a seafood-on-ice station with scampi, rock lobsters, French oysters and Japanese sashimi while snappers and blue crabs are getting prepared on the barbecue. A chef also thought of meat lovers with grilled Australian sirloins and New Zealand lamb chops to please the most discerning palates. Every Friday | 6:00pm-10:00pm | THB 1,399 | Reservation
For those looking to get away for the weekend in the heart of Bangkok. The award-winning lifestyle wellness, Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 invites the health-loving travelers for an extra day to enjoy the staycation with Stay Three Pay Two – Book three nights and pay for two. The fabulous stay/pay deal includes a 3-night stay in Superior room at 3,252 Baht, Deluxe room at 3,761 Baht and Executive room at 4,286 Baht. This package also includes additional amenities to make a glorious weekend away such as daily buffet breakfast for a maximum 2 persons, complimentary 15-minutes Well Classic Partial Massage, credit voucher 500 Baht at The Twist Bar & Bistro. Free room upgrade with late check-out until 4 pm and so much more! Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 is located in the heart of the city and within 10 minutes walking distance to BTS Asoke and MRT Sukhumvit. It is comprised of 235 rooms and suites, with five room types including Superior, Superior Corner, Deluxe, Executive Room and Executive Suite. The two latter room types are equipped with an exercise bike, yoga, Pilates and resistance exercise set. Stay Three Pay Two Package is available for booking and stays from now until 31 October 2019. To be eligible for this promotion, the reservation of a 3-night stay is required. For reservations and information, visit www.wellhotelbangkok.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +662 1275995.
Sooner than ever, it's the last day of the month. It's the perfect opportunity for you to unwind, take a few days to relax, and prepare yourself for the next journey around the sun. Here are 5 places to celebrate and loosen up at the end of the month. Uptown Funk Brunch CHAR Restaurant, Hotel Indigo Bangkok CHAR Restaurant at Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road invites foodies to an adults-only Uptown Funk Brunch, with free flow packages to keep spirits up and the party going. Every last Saturday of the month, guest can feast on all-you-can-eat a la carte selections as well as freshly cooked favourites from cooking stations, while a DJ spins retro hits to set the funky mood. THB 1,900++ including soft drinks and mocktails THB 3,400++ including signature cocktails, champagne, premium red wines, white wines and beers on every last Saturday of the month, next brunch will be on Saturday, 25th May 2019, from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. For more information or to make a reservation call 02 207 4999 or email CHARbangkok@ihg.com Modern Thai Seafood The House on Sathorn The House on Sathorn today announced the opening of Paii, heralding a new chapter in the culinary offering of the historic, 130-year old landmark. The new restaurant presents the best of local and imported seafood. Diners will not want to miss the Giant Crab Fried Rice, made with organic jasmine rice from Nakhon Pathom. The plate is designed for sharing and topped with no less than half a kilo of freshly steamed Surat Thani mud crab meat. The restaurant also features a bar for an enticing mix of crafted seasonal cocktails, cutting-edge sounds and tempting bites. Open daily for lunch and dinner from 12PM to 12AM. Visit www.thehouseonsathorn.com/paii 'Summer Retreat' at Spa Le Méridien Give your body the tender loving it merits with a 90-minute spa journey. A deeply moisturizing and gently exfoliating Sugar Body Scrub (30 minutes), leaving your outer layer silky smoother than ever. Nourishing and hydrating your skin, relaxing your muscles, oiling your joints, and leaving you feeling balanced, elevated, and rejuvenated with Summer Special Oil Massage (60 minutes). THB1,900 net per person Available throughout May – July 2019 from 11:00 – 23:00pm. Advance appointments are essential at email@example.com X2 Pattaya Oceanphere & Ocean Bistro X2 Pattaya Oceanphere is tapping into Bang Saray’s fishing heritage by celebrating the fruits of the sea at its new all-day restaurant, Ocean Bistro. The dining venue is nestled just 450 metres from the shore. In this exquisite seafront setting, expert chefs will create contemporary à la carte menus that focus on local sustainable seafood, prepared in Mediterranean and Thai styles. The villa features 59 one-bedroom pool villas and spacious two-bedroom duplex pool villas, designed to resemble rice terraces gently cascading towards the seafront. Each villa features large living spaces and floor-to-ceiling windows that maximise natural light, and the resort’s spectacular rooftop pool provides the perfect place to chill out during the day or enjoy a sunset cocktail. The villa also offers a 24-hour in-room dining service featuring a wide selection of Thai and international options, including the signature sardine dishes. Opening rates start from just THB 7,415 per
Escape the summer heat and experience the Thai New Year Songkran festival with traditional celebrations and a feast of Thai. Here are 4 places to celebrate the Songkran festival. Amari Koh Samui Beach Wing Pool from 14:00 to 16:00 Join the parade around our Beach Wing Pool where the celebration begins, with traditional water-pouring and then a fun all-out splash fest with friends and family. Amaya Food Gallery from 19:00 to 22:00 Come to enjoy live entertainment and traditional Thai dancing performances while feasting on a delicious Thai and barbeque buffet. The Songkran buffet dinner is at 950 THB net per person including your choice of a glass of wine or local beer. Children under six dine free of charge and kids from age 6 to 11 enjoy half price. For reservations, www.amari.com/koh-samui/ Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square International Buffet Lunch 12:00 to 14:30 Enjoy the traditional taste of Songkran with ‘Khao Chae’ during lunch at The Square, Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square., ‘Khao Chae’ is a refreshing must-try dish during the Songkran period. Along with ‘Khao Chae’, enjoy western and eastern dishes along with an assortment of desserts, fresh fruit and free flow soft drinks. International Buffet Lunch is available during April 6 – 16 on Monday – Saturday from 12.00 - 14.30 hrs. For reservations, http://www.novotelbkk.com/special-offers/ Siam Songkran Music Festival The newest four-day Songkran music festival is set to be held on 12 – 15 April, 2019 at the SHOW DC Arena. Siam Songkran is set to blend Thai and Western cultures with a packed music and entertainment programme and the largest water fight in Bangkok. Held over four days with four outdoor zones and two huge stages showcasing live music from top Thai performers, as well as talent from around Asia. Tickets can be purchased online at www.siamsongkran.com and range from 1,500THB for a single day pass, to 6,400THB for a VIP 4 Day Pass. VVIP Packages range from 100,000THB (for 6 pax) to 385,000THB, the first festival pack with pool suite. Mandarin Oriental Sala Rim Naam Restaurant 12:00 to 14:30 From 1 – 30 April 2019 - come and stay cool with this Thai specialty at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. Enjoy the delicious sweetness of the jasmine scented water on the palette, coupled by the sharp flavours of fried sweet peppers, battered salted eggs, stuffed shallots, fried shrimp paste, sweet fish, salty beef and pickled vegetables and fruits. For reservations, www.mandarinoriental.com/bangkok