Hope you’ve had (more than) a great feast over the Christmas and New Year. The New Year has arrived and if you’re like the majority of foodies who either rejoice in the celebration or are reduced to celebrating Christmas and New Year’s festivities a little too much, your wallet or purse is also obliged to adhere to such kind acts of generosity with fleeting moments of frivolity.
Therefore, I’ve decided to put aside the Bitchin’ for this New Year’s 2020 resolution and, instead, offer up a kind of ‘Festive Aftermath’ to help the foodies find more fun or fine indulgences in the new year while not having to worry too much about breaking anyone’s banks or wallets in the process.
3 in 1 Breakfast Machine
The ultimate gift for those foodies who love to eat but can’t seem to cook to save their lives. Behold! The 3 in 1 Breakfast Machine Coffee Maker Frying Pan Bread Toaster Electric Oven. Did you get all of that? This wonder gadget the size of a microwave can bake, heat, thaw, grill, boil and fry, all whilst brewing coffee is priced at only B1,099. So when you decide to roll out of bed after a bout of excessive New Years bubbles, you can make your life a whole lot easier, and less messy with this multifaceted breakfast maker.
Available at: www.lazada.co.th
Stojo Silicone coffee cup
Are you one of those foodies that get that pang of guilt when ordering coffee every day, sometimes several times a day, only to be contributing to that pile of plastic and paper for the sake of a caffeinated hit? Here is your not-entirely guilt-free (produced in the U.S.A.) silicone reusable coffee cup that comes in muted or funky bright colours with a flat pack for easy carry and convenience. Lastly, it’s priced at only B800+
Available at: stojo.co
Bamboo Cutlery Set
Now that we’re in the time of ecological consciousness, check out this set of bamboo cutlery. Priced at only B159, it contains a stylish spoon, fork and chopsticks. So for all those pulling out their metal or bamboo straws (that’s so 2019), you can one-up them when you whip out your reusable bamboo utensils. The set also comes in a pouch so they’re easy to transport, keep clean and dry.
Available at: replanet.me/th/th-home
The newest fine dining addition in the Upper Sukhumvit block, opened on 27 November 2019, which has quickly become the talk of the town as Bangkok’s most unique offering with its unconventional design and equally original ‘New-Asian’ cuisine and experience. The menu (10 courses/B2,500++) at Karmakamet Conveyance provides only a single word title with a short description, giving little clue to the dish’s content or meaning to encourage diners to “allow things to happen the way they are,” without judgement or pre-interpretation. What festive diners may be interested to know is that it’s apparently the only restaurant in Bangkok offering Champagne Pairing at only B2,500++! Foodies looking not to pay exorbitant champagne prices with banging Techno-pop and sweaty rooftop punters, we suggest you stimulate your mind and senses in comfort and refinery, whilst saving a pretty penny on a favourite indulgence.
L’OLIVA Ristorante & Wine Bar
Is Bangkok’s newcomer to the Italian restaurant scene set in Sukhumvit soi 36. Their slogan, “A slice of rustic Italy in comfort and style” pretty much sums up this homely yet vast two-storey Ristorante housed in, well, a house. Apart from authentic Italian classics we all know and love, L’OLIVA offers original plates yet to be seen in Bangkok which are dishes inspired from Abruzzo region. The restaurant is curated into dining sections where each corner of the spacious house offers a unique experience. The private glasshouse/chef’s table is particularly bright and comforting, and brunchers can book to enjoy and indulge in the ‘Sapore di Casa’ (sharing family-style menu). A set meal of 10 courses at only B1,500++ per person with an additional B665++ for wine pairing. The only catch? You need a minimum of 10 family members or friends, so what better excuse to rally the troops for some rich homemade pasta, authentic pizzas, Italian wine and family-style cheer.
Bookings for the “Sapore di Casa”/Family Lunch/Brunch menu in advance only: Tel: 094 858 9868 or [email protected]