Mark your calendar for these upcoming fine dining events
There are always innovative and interesting foodie events going on in Bangkok. One of the big chef-related events coming up is the 18th annual World Gourmet Festival being held at the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel from September 4th to the 10th (see our extended coverage of this event starting on pg. 24). However, there are quite a number of other intriguing gourmet events coming up in both August and September, some of which incorporate a range of live musical and theatrical entertainment.
AUGUST 2: Each and every Wednesday, from now until September 27th, the Hotel Muse Bangkok presents a dinner theatre spectacle at Medici Kitchen & Bar with the ‘Flavortale Dinner Show’, featuring extravagant visual effects, glamorous costumes, and stunning dance performances. Doors open at 6:30pm (for dinner) and the show starts at 8pm. For information call 02 630 4000.
AUGUST 5: For an evening of “rustic living” with style, come to Harvest restaurant for ‘Know Your Game’, a 5-course dinner, featuring four dishes of savoury game meat from Europe, plus a delectable dessert. The evening’s meal is presented in association with Beervana, who will curate five delectable and unlimited craft pours to go with each course. Tickets are B2,900 and the evening begins at 7pm with a welcome drink. To reserve a seat call 097 235 8286, or email [email protected]
AUGUST 9: The Grand Opera Thailand will be presenting another in their series of special once-a-month dinner and show performances at the Banyan Tree Hotel’s 60th floor Vertigo Too bar and restaurant. This one-of-a-kind evening of highly elevated food and music includes a carefully crafted four-course degustation menu with wine pairings for the price of B4,900, or for just B2,800 you can reserve balcony seats that include servings of international beverages. This month the company will be performing songs from the hit Broadway musical Chicago, while upcoming events include songs from Phantom of the Opera on September 6th, and La Traviata on November 8th. To make reservations, call 02 679 1200 or email [email protected].
SEPTEMBER 26-OCTOBER 1: Over the course of six days, an amazing collection of 12 superstar chefs will be wowing local diners with a series of daytime and evening culinary events including cooking classes, intimate Chef’s Table dinners, and masterclasses with the experts at the annual SO Amazing Chefs event at the SO Sofitel Bangkok. Once again the SO Sofitel’s Executive Chef Paul Smart—along with Chef de Cuisine of Park Society Joost Bijster—is part of the team in charge of bringing this collection of kitchen craftsmen to Bangkok. Among the talent scheduled to appear are six chefs hailing from restaurants that have been anointed with one or more prized Michelin stars, including Jacques Pourcel from the 3-Michelin-starred Le Jardin des Sens in Montpellier, France, and Patrick Jeffroy from the 2-Michelin-starred Restaurant Patrick Jeffroy in Brittany. For more detailed information call 02 624 0000 or visit www.sofitel.com.