2020: the year is almost over.
December has arrived and though we have been through some change and chaos, the city is rapidly picking up where it left off, greeting the last month of 2020 with great enthusiasm and joy.
This first half of the month is brimming with a repertoire of cool happenings, watched over closely by the health restrictions to assure our well-being and safety. From an extravagant modern European dinner to a cocktail-fuelled night and a French Christmas market, there’s something to stir a little emotion in everyone. Read on for our hand-picked selection of things to do in the next two weeks and don’t forget to click “add to calendar” for the ones that catch your eye. Given the holiday season, we’ll be following up with a festive event calendar soon too, so stay tuned.
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For cocktail connoisseurs who particularly fancy classic cocktails, Ms.Jigger within the Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok will be serving narrative-inspired, spirit-focused drinks to welcome December in tribute to the Old Fashioned cocktail.
The end of the year is fast approaching, so it’s time to start fuelling your body and mind with local, wholesome produce. Make a pit stop by SINGHA COMPLEX for the Bangkok Farmers’ Market, where local farmers, producers, and artisans will be showcasing their pristine products and crafts like fresh veggies, baked goods, and handmade jewellery.
Havana Social is turning 5 years old (!) and if you’re a Cuban cocktail bar fan, stop by to show some love and enjoy free-flow drinks from 8-9 pm as well as upbeat tunes from a lineup of DJs and live Latin bands.
For hyper-local, hyper-seasonal products and produce, make a visit to Bo.lan Grocer Sunday Market. The Michelin-starred Bo.lan with its zero-waste concept is dedicating a space in their star-studded culinary to Bo.lan Grocer, a mini grocery store for a mindful and sustainable lifestyle. Their monthly market, featuring food and artisan products vendors – think YORA, Pla Organic, Sloane’s and more – should be your move to learn more about what our local community has to offer.
For a four-hand dining pop-up to check out this month, dinner by the two-Michelin-starred Chef Dunand of Le Normandie and Chef Martena of CLARA should be your move. Highlighting modern European flavours, the tasting menu (THB 4,080++ or 5,980++ per person, inclusive of wine pairing) will be brimming with the two talented chefs’ signature dishes.
Craft lovers, ICONCRAFT is proudly collaborating with Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles to present their first pop-up store at the Co-Creation Space, Level 3, Siam Discovery. From stylishly crafted bags and fashionable old-school accessories, to delicate jewellery pieces, this special showcase by ICONCRAFT allows us to zoom in on some of the exceptional handcrafted items, like never before. Like what you see? Head over to ICONCRAFT, located on the fourth and fifth floor of ICONSIAM, and the third floor of Siam Discovery.
For two nights only, Chef Deepanker “DK” Khosla of Haoma is inviting food lovers to the Banyan Tree Phuket to bask in the scrumptious glory of his Indian cuisine degustation menu (THB 2,250 net for food only; THB 2,850 net for wine pairing). With a spotlight also on his farm-to-table concept, diners can be sure to tuck into succulent fare crafted with pristine produce.
‘Tis the season. For Christmas market lovers, make a pit stop at the European Christmas Market or Art de Noel at the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit. It was designed to be a reimagined version of the iconic Strassbourg Christmas Market where you can wine and dine to kick off the holiday season.