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 April, here are 6 dining pop-ups you should look out for.
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Chef’s Table: E-Sarn Summer
When: 4 April
Price: THB 2,900++ per person
Unearth the long-lost and underappreciated ingredients of Northeastern Thailand (Isaan) with E-Sarn Summer by Chef Monthep “Thep” Kamolsilp of TAAN and Chef Weerawat “Num” Triyasenawat of Udon Thani’s Samuay & Sons. For one night only, the two chefs will be narrating their foraging journey in the Isaan forest through a 9-course dinner at TAAN, which will showcase traditional northeastern cuisine in a new modern light.
TAAN, 25th Floor, Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bangkok, 865 Rama 1 Road, Wang Mai, Bangkok, +66 65 328 7374Open: Open: Mon-Fri, 12 pm-2:30 pm for lunch; Mon-Sun, 6 pm-11 pm for dinner.
The Ultimate Culinary Experience with Michelin-Starred Chef
When: 3-5 April
Price: THB 5,750 ++ per person for food only and an additional THB 1,800 ++ for wine pairing.
Partake in fab French fare this month with Michelin-Starred Chef Nicolas Isnard of Auberge de la Charme, France. In collaboration with Thai Airways and KTC, the restaurant La VIE at VIE Hotel Bangkok, MGallery by Sofitel will let Chef Nicolas takes centre stage for three days straight with his innovative French dishes. His 7-course menu is yet to be revealed but his food sure won’t disappoint discerning diners.
La VIE, VIE Hotel Bangkok, MGallery by Sofitel, 39-40 Phayathai Rd, Bangkok, +662 309 3939
Open: Mon-Fri, 12-3 pm for lunch; Mon-Sun, 6:30-10:30 pm.
Sushi Roll Workshop
When: 4,7 April
Price: THB 2,200 per person
Its’ time we roll into the Japanese food trend. But why buy it when you can make sumptuous Japanese food at home? Led by the Japanese Chef Kyoko, the Sushi Roll Workshop hosted at theCOMMONS will teach you how to make over three types of rolled sushi: Uramaki (inside-out rolls), Hosomaki (sushi maki rolls), Gari (Japanese pickled ginger). Ready to rock your lunch bento box or a sushi dinner at home? This class is made just for you so let’s roll.
theCOMMONS, 335 Soi Thonglor 17, Bangkok, +6689 152 2677
Open: Mon-Sun, 8 am-1 am.
Tales From The Sea
When: 30 April
Price: THB 4,500++ per person
When it comes to the sea, the three chefs have their tales to tell this month over at Ekkamai’s nature-inspired haunt, Cuisine de Garden. Chef Leelawat “Nan” Mankongtiphan of Cuisine de Garden is inviting Chef Van from DAG and Chef Black from Blackitch over to cook up a sea-enriched six-hand dinner, featuring a variety of fish found locally in Thailand. Undoubtedly, this is the kind of fare that celebrates the plethora of pristine sea riches of the country through the perspectives of these talented and agriculturally-minded chefs.
Cuisine de Garden, 12/6 Ekkamai soi 2, Bangkok, +66 61626 2816
Open: Mon-Sun, 6-11 pm.
Taste of 4 Regions Buffet at Flavors
Price: THB 1,490++ per person
This summer, the food of four regions come together here at Flavors within Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel. Curated by their Chef de Cuisine, Challenger Jack, the “Taste of 4 Regions” International Dinner Buffet will feature a variety of food from every region in Thailand. Think along the lines of Khao Chae from the Central part, Chicken Soup with Tamarind Leaves from the Northeast, umami-packed Khao Soi Gai from the North and pungent Stir-fried Shrimp with Sataw and Roasted Chili Paste from the South. Available now until the end of June, diners can expect to gorge on this Thai food-focused feast every week from Sunday to Thursday, starting at 6.00 pm to 10.30 pm.
Flavors, Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, 518/8 Ploenchit Road, Bangkok, +662 125 5010
Open: Mon-Sun, 6:30 am-10:30 pm.