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5 dining pop-ups not to miss in Bangkok this January

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 January, here are five dining pop-ups you should look out for.

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Chef Pam Brunch “Childhood Memories Of Pam”

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When: January 13

Price: THB 1,490++

Hosted by Pesca Mar & Terra Bistro, the dining pop-up invites TV celebrity Chef Pichaya “Pam” Utharntharm on board to create dishes from her childhood memories for a one-day-only brunch session. Join one of Bangkok’s top female chefs and gorge on her tasty creations such as Pork Cheek Curry served with Fried Mantou, Smoked Pork Jowl, Fried Skate Wings, Shepherd’s Pie and more. The all-you-can-eat brunch also includes a salad bar, meat & seafood station, burgers, cold cuts, assorted cheese and mouth-watering desserts.

Pesca Mar & Terra Bistro, Ekkamai Soi 12, Bangkok, +6663 267 7778

Sparkling 8-course Louis Roederer Champagne Dinner at Elements

When: January 17

Price: THB 7,500 with champagne pairing

The Louis Roederer Champagne-pairing dinner at the one-Michelin-starred Elements within The Okura Prestige Bangkok is the meal you need to start 2019 right. The liquid sunshine provides bubbly beautiful flavours that will only magnify your fine-dining experience to the fullest. Set menu highlights include Japanese-French dishes, for example, the Organic Garden which features lobster and seasonal salad dressed in daidai vinegar; Hokkaido scallops with foie gras, shimeji and dashi; langoustine with kumquat and Japanese curry. The eight-course dinner also caps off right with delectable desserts to end the night on a sweet note.

Elements, The Okura Prestige, 57 Wireless Road, Bangkok, +662 687 9099

Laurent-Perrier Champagne Dinner at Tables Grill

When: January 24

Price: THB 4,900++ with champagne pairing

New year is really the time for – not cocktails – but champagne. So head over to Tables Grill within Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok for January’s Champagne Dinner to down and indulge in the wine of celebration. Diners will get to tuck into a five-course dinner paired with five unique champagnes from Laurent-Perrier, which is one of the world’s leading champagne brands. Serving modern French dishes, real French food fanatics shouldn’t miss out on a culinary journey like this one at Tables Grill.

Tables Grill, Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, 494 Rajdamri Road, Bangkok, +662 254 6250

The Italian Job Vol.2

When: January 25

Price: THB 3,900++ and THB 5,000++ for wine pairing

The Italian meal is the kind of celebratory fare we have at least once a week. So if you’re planning to have a good Italian meal out this month, why not make it a memorable one at La Scala? Following the success of their previous dining pop-up, The Italian Job Volume 2 is coming back to delight our palate with Italian culinary flair. This time, chef David Tambutini of La Scala invites Chef Antimo Merone, an Executive Chef from 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Macau, to create the most stunning four-hand, seven-course dinner for discerning diners to indulge in.

La Scala, The Sukhothai Bangkok, 13/3 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok, +662 344 8888 

2-Michelin Star French Chef Thierry Drapeau at VIE Hotel Bangkok

When: January 30-February 1
Price: THB 6,750++ and 8,750++ for wine pairing.

Partake in the cuisine of the soil this month with two-Michelin-starred guest Chef Thierry Drapeau from Nantes, France. Hosted by La VIE – Creative French Cuisine at VIE Hotel Bangkok, MGallery by Sofitel, the three-day event aims to capture the hearts of guests with Chef Thierry’s seven jus-based dishes created from concentrated veggies and herbs that he sources locally. Cooking food that gives true herbaceous and floral notes, his style of traditional French fare will leave you feeling light and healthy without overwhelming your palate with artificial flavours. The menu is yet to be revealed but we can assure you this night with chef Thierry won’t disappoint your appetite.

La VIE, VIE Hotel Bangkok, MGallery by Sofitel, 39-40 Phayathai Rd, Bangkok, +662 309 3939

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.