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 an exclusive excuse to wine and dine this October, here are five dining pop-ups you should look out for.

Ferraton Père & Fils Rhône Valley Wine Dinner

When: October 9
Price: 4,000++ per person

Known to be a carnivore’s favourite for sumptuous steaks, Fireplace Grill and Bar at InterContinental Bangkok made a name for itself with the theatrical open-kitchen where you can see chefs in action as they grill and char your chunks of meat.

This month, the venue is inviting guests to relish the scrumptious six-course menu complemented with six lavish Ferraton Père & Fils’s wines. The menu will feature dishes like Onagawa scallop with blood sausage and aromatic sage; burgundy snails with morel mushroom paired with millet risotto; lamb shoulder with anchovy and polenta praline. Dessert includes Sacher sponge with sweet apricot and whipped cream.

Fireplace Grill and Bar, InterContinental Bangkok, 973 Phloen Chit Road, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Bangkok, +66 2 656 0444

Portugal, the New Dawn EP. 7: Portuguese Michelin Star Chefs

When: October 10-11
Price: THB 3,400++ and THB 4,800 for wine pairing

Bringing us again the freshest take on Portuguese cuisine, chef Nelson Amorim from Il Fumo is welcoming chef Alexandre Silva from one-Michelin-starred Loco Restaurant and chef António Amorim from Fábrica Pastel de Feijão, Lisbon to join him in the six-hand dinner for episode seven of his Portugal, The New Dawn series.

For two nights only, the three chefs will present you with a memorable seven-course dinner featuring dishes like chef Nelson’s reimagined Portuguese rice and chef Antonio’s far-famed pastel de feijao (bean cake). As tickets are selling out like hotcakes, definitely book your seat now to enjoy Il Fumo’s exciting and new-sprung dishes.

Il Fumo, 1098/2 Rama IV Road, Sathorn, Bangkok, +662 286 8833

Chef Gibb’s Argentinean Wine Night

When: October 4
Price: THB 1,099++ per person

Hosted by ZOOM Sky Bar & Restaurant at Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel, this Argentinean wine night will have you salivating over the Argentinean-inspired dishes curated by the hotel’s executive chef, Adtavorn ‘Gibb’ Charoonpontithi.

With the entire meal accompanied with free flow wine imported from La Celia, the Argentinean winery, diners can also expect to indulge in the fare from the restaurant’s live cooking stations and the melodious tunes from DJ Jérôme just to elevate the experience to the fullest.

ZOOM Sky Bar & Restaurant, 38th Floor, Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel, 36 Narathiwat-Ratchanakarin Road, Bangkok, +662 210 9000

Crazy Town: Licker Pops Up at JUA

When: October 3-6

Situated near Chao Praya River in Talat Noi, JUA is a restaurant with izakaya (Japanese bar) vibes serving unpretentious Japanese and Korean delicacies in tapas-style with good boozes — think artisanal sake, small-batch spirits and handcrafted cocktails. But instead of bringing us savouries this October, the venue is offering the five-course menu focused merely on wickedly delicious desserts, just to give us some extra sweet sensations. The sweet-focused meal will include coconut and lime cappuccino; white chocolate-umeshu pannacotta with salted toffee and seasonal Thai fruit; and spiced mousse with kabocha centre topped with almond crumble. Undoubtedly, this is the kind of dinner where you won’t need to look forward to closing-meal.

JUA, 672/49 Charoen Krung 28, Bangkok, +662 103 6598

Japanese Guest Chef Yamashita

When:  September 28 – October 7
Price: Lunch for THB1,166 per person; dinner for 1,283 per person

For a hearty taste of Japanese cuisine this October, head to Takumi, a buffet-style Japanese restaurant within Swissôtel Bangkok Ratchada since the outlet will be inviting a Japanese guest chef, Yamashita, from Swissôtel Nankai, Osaka to offer us a true Japanese dining experience. For 10 days straight, guests will be able to taste chef Yamashita’s alluring Autumn menu where he will bring Japan’s most seasonal and pristine produce to Bangkok. Special dishes include marinated salmon with tosa vinegar jelly, Yuan-style broiled spinach saba and velvety omelette with pungent shrimp sauce.

Takumi, 204 Ratchadapisek Road, Huay Kwang, Bangkok, +662 694 2222

Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.