Bangkok is an exciting city for 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. So if you are currently circling around town looking for a place or an exclusive excuse to wine and dine this August, here are the five dining pop-ups you should keep an eye out for this month.
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Celadon Meets Jay Fai
When: 6 August
Price: THB 3,900++
At this point, it’s impossible to think of the Sukhothai Hotel as anything short of an urban food icon. This month, the luxury hotel is showcasing the beauty of local Thai gastronomy, in a street-meets-sleek dinner through a collaboration of chef Rossarin from Celadon, Sukhothai’s award-winning Thai restaurant, and the talented one-Michelin-starred street vendor chef Jay Fai.
Set to take place in Celadon’s herb garden, this one-night-only event will include three signature wok-fired dishes from Jay Fai: blue swimmer crab omelette roll, wok-fired tiger prawn with yellow curry and egg sauce, and wok-fired spicy flat rice noodles with squid, prawn seasoned with chilli and basil leaves. Expect to swoon over other four lost-in-time Thai dishes from Chef Rossarin, including the grilled prawn with sea-blite leaves coated in chilli paste and coconut dressing, and placed atop a beautiful hunk of herbs and edible flowers. Celebrating vibrant Thai cuisine in an innovative way, this pop-up will offer you traditional Thai staples within a fine-dining setting.
Celadon, Sukhothai Hotel, South Sathorn Road, Bangkok, +66 2344 8888
A Mexican Journey
When: 16–19 August
Price: Tapas Daily from THB 240++ per dish; Five-Course Mexican Dinner for THB 2,500++; Sunday Brunch Inspired by “La Casa De La Abuela” for THB 2,999++
Partake in a true Mexican feast this month at the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Held over four days, ‘A Mexican Journey’ is welcoming diners to immerse themselves in the magic of South American gastronomy through a series of brunch and dinner sessions presented by exclusive guest chef Sergio Velazquez. Serving many delightful dishes, the Mexico native is cooking up many of his home country treats, setting the tone with familiar tastes, but also many new creations. Opt for small bites with the Tapas Daily at Aqua, or go all in with the five-course Mexican dinner at Madison (inclusive of Tequila cocktails). More of a brunch person? Then definitely try the Sunday brunch, inspired by La Casa De La Abuela (which actually translates to ‘grandma’s house’) at Madison restaurant’s Parichart Court.
Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, Ratchadamri Road, Lumphini, Bangkok, +662 126 8866
When: 1–31 August, 6–11pm
Price: ranging from THB 180++ to THB 1,590++
Hosted by Tapas Vino within the Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Truffle Temptation will lure you to indulge in the black diamonds known and much-loved among chefs for their musky aroma, flavours, and, of course, their scarcity. Until 31 August, the menu will feature five gourmet dishes enriched with the pungent aroma from the world’s finest mushroom. Some of the dishes served include baked brie flecked with truffle, beef tenderloin with charred vegetables and foie gras and black truffle, and a hearty black truffle crème brûlée.
Tapas Vino, 30 Sukhumvit 21 (Asoke), Bangkok, +662 204 4000
All You Can Eat Oysters (Fine de Claire)
When: 22 August, 6:30pm–2am
Price: THB 1,490++
Oyster enthusiasts: here comes your moment. Alex Brasserie, the bar and French-inspired restaurant located in the centre of Sukhumvit 11, is hosting an ‘All You Can Eat Oysters’ night this month, aiming to spoil you rotten by serving the luxurious salt-water shell fish in buffet style. Pair the meal with a glass of sparkling wine to elevate the whole experience.
2 Michelin Star chef Manuel Martinez from Paris at Scarlett
Perched on the 37th floor of the Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, Scarlett Bangkok is inviting diners to feast their eyes on seven fabulous farm-to-table a la carte menus, created by French two-Michelin Starred chef, Manuel Martinez. The chef’s visit to Bangkok this time will bring innovative flavours into Scarlett’s exciting French fare. Indulge in the delightful dinners whilst overlooking a dazzling view of the Chao Phraya River, and be sure to accompany your meal with a glass or two from the restaurant’s extensive wine list.
Scarlett Bangkok, Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, 37th Floor, 188 Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10550