Bangkok is an exciting city filled with all kinds of eateries and culinary institutions, and the town’s food scene only keeps flourishing. Undoubtedly, the city has turned into a true hotspot for food lovers, inviting both newbies and insiders to explore and taste the ever-changing offerings. This perhaps explains why restaurants keep bringing a number of visiting guest chefs and temporary pop-ups to make sure city-dwellers are fuelled joyously with new eats and drinks each month.
If you are currently circling around town looking for an exclusive excuse to wine and dine this September, here are five dining pop-ups you should look out for.
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100 Mahaseth x Cocotte
When: 11-12 September
Foodies, Cocotte Farm Roast & Winery is the hottest spot to gorge on Indochinese food this month. Joining hands with 100 Mahaseth, the dining pop up from two of the big cheeses in Bangkok’s restaurant scene will showcase an a la carte menu focusing on progressive Indochina cuisine, composing of Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian in the most vibrant ways. Pamper yourself with the Dry Aged Beef Tongue (THB 490), Pig’s Heart Delicacy (THB 340), and Sai Oua “Hot Dog” (THB 490).
Cocotte Farm Roast & Winery, Sukhumvit Soi 39, 39 Boulevard, Ground Floor, Bangkok, +6692 664 6777; Open: Mon-Sun, 11 am-3 pm for lunch and 6-10:30 pm for dinner.
Flour Shoppe Pop-Up at Smalls
When: 12 September
What always rivals a nice, fine-dining meal is a cold one at the bar along with an array of comfort food. Other than being known for its theatrical setting which exudes both an artsy and relaxing vibe with an award-winning selection of drinks, Smalls is also famed for its umami-packed pho nights. Yet for one night only this month, the Suan Plu neighbouhood bar is putting the Vietnamese noodles on pause to partner up with American diner-inspired restaurant Flour Shoppe. Serving up some of the most drool-inducing comfort food like Meatball Hoggie (THB 250), English Muffin Burger (THB 240), Chili Mac (THB 250), and Ice Cream Sandwich (THB 120), consider it an absolute ode to real comfort food.
Smalls, 186, 3-4 Suan Phlu 1 Alley, Thung Maha Mek, Sathorn, +6695 585 1398; Open: Wed-Mon, 7 pm-2 am.
A Caviar Affair
When: 14 September
Price: THB 4,000++ per person for food only and THB 6,800++ per person with wine pairing.
What kind of affair would be worth having if not this caviar-studded one? Hosted by Nimitr over at 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok, ‘A Caviar Affair’ offers up a five-course menu spiked with different types of roe delicacies sourced from Italy, France, Iran, China, and Thailand. Get ready to tuck into dishes like the Poached Banana Prawn with Crème Fraiche showered in Oscietre Sturgia Cavia and Sturgeon Fillet with Royal Project Caviar Buerre Blanc. Here’s an extravagant caviar-y feast you don’t want to miss out on.
Nimitr, 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok, Soi Sukhumvit 39, Bangkok, +662 079 7000; Mon-Sun, 12-3:30 pm for lunch and 6:30-11 pm for dinner.
SO AMAZING CHEFS 2019
When: 15-22 September
People like to have choices when it comes to dining out. But when hunger (or greed) calls for many cuisine types, sometimes it’s hard to decide whether you should go for Mexican or Korean. Sound familiar? Fret not: this month, SO AMAZING CHEFS 2019 over at the SO Sofitel Bangkok welcomes over 8 Michelin-starred chefs from across the world to host over ten culinary programs throughout the eight-day event. Serving an array of food on each program, patrons can plan their next dinners with not one, but eight prestigious chefs whose expertise span different types of cuisines, from modern Japanese to Chinese and French, along with plenty of baked goods and cheese.
SO Sofitel Bangkok, 2 North Sathorn Road, Bangkok, +662 624 0000.
Eat Drink Pink 2019
When: 30 September
Price: THB 3,000 net per person
Shaking up their fifth culinary gala “Eat Drink Pink” as part of a fundraiser to support underprivileged breast cancer patients, The Peninsula Bangkok is back this year with the opportunity for foodies to dine for a good cause. Featuring over 35 of Bangkok’s top restaurants, Eat Drink Pink 2019 is here to cater to your fine palates as much as to drive a charity purpose. All proceeds from the ticket sales go towards non-profit centre Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer Foundation. Come hungry and leave being physically and mentally content.
The Peninsula Bangkok, 333 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok, +662 020 2888.