With stunning views over Lumpini Park towards the city and a collection of ultra stylish modern outlets, there’s no better place to enjoy Christmas and New Year than Sofitel So. And they’re firing on all cylinders this year with their Glittering White Festive Season, featuring 12 special events on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Red Oven, Park Society, The Water Club and HISO Rooftop Bar will be decorated in glittering white for the occasion, and there’s something for everyone, from buffet lunches to degustation dinners and DJ countdown parties.
The fun begins with a buffet dinner on Christmas Eve at Red Oven (B2400++; B1200++/child) with traditional turkey, mince pies, pigs in a blanket, trifles, eggnog ice cream and homemade mulled wine. The restaurant also hosts a buffet lunch and a buffet dinner on Christmas Day (both B2400++; B1200++/child).
Also on Christmas Eve, there’s a five-course degustation menu (B4800++/B5900++ with wine pairing) at the elegant Park Society, a sumptuous hall of mirrors with nods to Art Deco. Among the quality produce are seared scallops, pan-seared foie gras and sticky ginger bread pudding. The restaurant has another five-course degustation menu on Christmas Day at the same price. Three dinners on New Year’s Eve include a mountain of dishes at Red Oven, such as seafood on ice, a caviar corner and a chocolate fountain amid the comprehensive dessert section (B3900++ and B1950++/child).
Park Society adopts the theme of gold for its six-courses on December 31 (B5000++/B9000++ with wine, and free access to the Park Society Terrace Countdown party). Among the standouts are chilled Canadian lobster salad, and a delightful sea urchin dish served with scallop and caviar on a bed of velvety cauliflower custard with ponzu foam. The meal ends with the decadent Moon Shine, a chocolate sphere covered with edible gold dust. You either crack it with a hazelnut praline hammer or pour on the accompanying hot caramel sauce to melt the surface.
Inside are chocolate mousse, fresh berries and hazelnut praline. A five-course dinner at The Water Club (B6200++) includes a glass of Gosset Brut Champagne. Guests can see in the New Year at one of the DJ Countdown parties at The Water Club (B1400 net, including two drinks) or Park Society Terrace (B2000 net, including one drink). Canapés will be served from 9pm-11pm at the HI-SO cocktail countdown on the rooftop (B4900 net), with free flow wine, beer and cocktails until 1am.
To help revellers recover, on New Year’s Day Red Oven extends its brunch until 4pm (B1950++/B2350++ with free flow wine, B975++/child). And for people celebrating at home, the hotel’s Chocolab has two Festive Hamper sets (B2600 net), available until January 1.
Sofitel So Bangkok
2 North Sathorn Rd | 0 2624 0000 | sofitel.com