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 September, here are the five dining pop-ups you should keep an eye out for this month.
Portugal, the New Dawn EP.6: Ingredientes
When: 2 September
Price: THB 3,600++ (an additional THB 1,400++ for wine pairing)
Chef Nelson Amorim from Il Fumo and his talented team are bringing a fresh take on Portuguese cuisine to town. The European flavours have finally made a foray into Bangkok’s culinary scene, as the venue is bringing us a meal by the title of ‘New Dawn’, with a key focus on the ‘ingredientes’, or ingredients.
Joining hands with Tim Butler from the famed Eat Me restaurant, the two chefs will forage the city to find the most pristine ingredients — abalone, lobster, you name it — to prepare an exquisite seven-course meal. Crave for a meal that’s bursting with new and exciting flavours? This is the one for you.
Il Fumo, 1098/2 Rama IV Road, Sathorn, Bangkok, +662 286 8833
So Amazing Chefs
When: 14-23 September
Food enthusiasts, plan your next dinners this month with not one, but 14 Michelin-starred and 21 chefs at SO Sofitel Hotel. For 10 days straight, SO Amazing Chefs 2018 is transforming sleek restaurants and lounges within the hotel’s venue into a community ground for food lovers and the world’s most decorated star chefs.
With over 20 dining programs to choose from, this chefs-to-table event will feature everything from an eight-course wine pairing to an eleven-course dinner by the exclusive collab between leading chefs from the USA, Spain, France, Ireland, Holland, and beyond. Our suggestion? As tickets are selling like hotcakes, definitely book your seats now.
SO Sofitel Bangkok, 2 North Sathorn Road, Bangkok, +662 624 0000
All You Can Eat Beef Carpaccio
When: 12 September
Price: THB 590++
For this dinner-served-raw event, beef carpaccio is more than great enough to shine on its own at this all-you-can-eat dining pop-up hosted by Alex Brasserie. Watch as this umami-packed protein revives your palate with its natural flavours of a raw meat. Seriously, this is the kind of buffet all you carnivores wouldn’t want to miss out on.
Alex Brasserie, Sukhumvit Soi 11, Bangkok, +662 057 3079
When: 13 September
Price: THB 5,500++ for food only. THB 6,800++ for wine pairing.
Italian food has always been a crowd-pleaser. And that’s why chef David Tamburini from La Scala at The Sukhothai Bangkok and chef Alessandro Frau of Acqua, Phuket have been keeping their Italian food traditional. Authentic in taste but innovative in presentation, both renowned chefs have long been creating outstanding Italian dishes, representing their homegrown tastes. Teaming up for La Scala’s new dining series, Italian Job Vol.1 is where Sicily meets Sardinia. Treat your taste buds to chef David’s amazing caprese, chef Alessandro’s tortellini stuffed with burrata cheese, and many more dishes. Looking to pair your meal with some vino? Opt for the wine pairing menu to elevate the dining experience to a whole new level.
La Scala, The Sukhothai Bangkok, 13/3 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok, +662 344 8888
From Italy to China — A Marco Polo Journey at Bai Yun
When: 5 September
Price: THB 2,000
Bai Yun has long been serving nothing but the highest quality Chinese food. This month the venue is taking their modern Cantonese cuisine to new heights by pairing the six-course menu with some of the most amazing wines from Café Buongiorno’s boutique collection. Perched on the 59th floor of the Banyan Tree Bangkok Hotel, it’s both dinner and a view, and great spot to enjoy your meal while indulging in the elegant urban landscape this September.
Bai Yun, Banyan Tree Bangkok, 21/100 South Sathon Road, Bangkok, +662 679 1200