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5 dining pop-ups not to miss in Bangkok this November 2019

Bangkok is an exciting city filled with 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.

If you are currently circling around town looking for an exclusive excuse to wine and dine this November, here are five dining pop-ups you should look out for.

[Featured image credit: Big Fish & Bar Hua Hin; Hero image credit: Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin]

Italy’s 2-Michelin Starred Chef Stefano Baiocco

When: 6-10 November
Price: THB 2,688++ for three-course lunch menu; THB3,888++ for five-course lunch menu; THB 6,288++ for seven-course dinner menu; THB 7,288++ for nine-course dinner menu

Italian-native Chef Stefano Baiocco of the star-spangled Villa Feltrinelli in Italy will grace the city this month with his culinary creations at The Allium Bangkok (which you may know formerly as The Reflexions). Rated by San Pellegrino as one of the world’s top 50 best chefs, two-Michelin-starred Chef Stefano’s fare is guaranteed to impress foodies with polished palates. Stop by for a luxe lunch with choices of a three- or five-course meal or indulge in a dinner of seven or nine courses, featuring dishes like Salmon with Foie Gras and Avocado, Oven-roasted Lamb Filet, and Chicken Royale with Crabmeat and Uni.

The Allium Bangkok, The Athenee Hotel Bangkok, 61 Wireless Road, Lumphini, +662 650 8800; Open: Tue-Sat, 6-10:30 pm.

Chef Alexander’s Table

When: 9 November
Price: THB 1,800++ per person

Chef Alexander’s Table dining pop-up over at Big Fish & Bar Hua Hin will surely be worth the trip over to the peaceful beach town.

Situated within the Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa, Big Fish led by Head Chef Alexander Horwat is a seafood restaurant overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. For one day only, Chef Alexander will dole out a drool-inducing meal, featuring his five signature dishes that will wow your palates with great thrill.

Big Fish & Bar, Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa, 107/1 Phetkasem Road, Hua Hin, Thailand, +6632 904 666; Open: Mon-Sun, 11 am-3 pm for lunch and 5-11 pm for dinner.

Sicilian Journey with Chef Martina Caruso

When: 22-23 November
Price: THB 5,500++ and THB 6,500++ with wine pairing

Traverse over the glory of Sicilian cuisine at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok this November with Chef Martina Caruso, a chef and owner of one-Michelin-starred Hotel Signum in Salina, Italy. Her knack and passion for working with Sicilian ingredients to create a groundbreaking meal are greatly celebrated among Italian chefs.

Although Martina is the youngest female chef to receive a Michelin star in Italy, her food expresses bold charisma and the vibrancy of Sicily’s charm. Hosted by Gastronauts Asia and San Pellegrino, the two-night dining pop-up will include scrumptious dishes like Buffalo Mozzarella and Candied Capers, Snapper Marinated Lettuce, Red Mullet stuffed with Offal, and Bagna Càuda with Sea Urchin, all paired with Sicilian wines selected by G Four Fine Wines and Spirits.

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok, 250 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, +66 2 649 8888.

Thai Gastronomy Series III

When: 30 November
Price: THB 5,800++ for a six-course meal with wine pairing and THB 4,200++ for a six-course meal with organic Thai tea pairing

Expect no ordinary in this six-hand dining pop-up by Chef Phanuphon “Black” Bulsuwan of Blackitch Artisan Kitchen, Senior Head Chef Chayawee Sutcharitchan of Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin and Chef Henrik Yde-Andersen, the founder of far-famed Copenhagen’s Kiin Kiin. Together, the three chefs with in-depth knowledge of Thai cuisine will generate real buzz through their 6 reinterpreted local dishes.

Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, Siam Kempinski, 991/9 Rama I Rd, Bangkok, +662 162 9000; Open Mon–Sun, 12 pm–3 pm and 6 pm–10:30 pm.

Jameson Bar Takeover at Funky Lam Kitchen

When: 28 November

Mixologist Nophadon ‘Bomb’ Thamsongla together with Jameson’s Bangkok Brand Ambassador, Kacey Maher, will be shaking up concocted drinks at the cool-hip Funky Lam Kitchen this month over a selection of Laotian delicacies. Get ready to plunge into the magic of Jameson Irish Whiskey through their newly curated crowd-pleasing cocktails – they will not disappoint.

Funky Lam Kitchen, The Taste Thonglor, 235 Soi 11, Soi Sukhumvit 55, Khlong Tan, +66 2 050 0469

Open: Wed-Mon (close on Tue), 6 pm-11.30 pm.

Locale Vol. 1 at About Eatery 

When: 1-30 November
Price: THB 999++ and THB 1,999++ with wine pairing

Part Italian restaurant, part natural wine bar, About Eatery is an establishment dedicated to organic, sustainable, and hyper-seasonal produce. With the goal to run the business under a farm-to-table concept, About Eatery is constantly in search of local ingredients from small family-oriented farms and artisanal wine brands. Their Locale Vol.1 tasting menu which will be running until the end of this month showcasing Thailand’s farming culture at its best through an array of appetite-reviving dishes. These include Marinated Zucchini (from Uraiwan Organic Farm in Chiang Mai) with Ricotta Cheese and Roasted Almond, and Goat Cheese (from Vivin, a purveyor of gourmet French and Thai food products Chiang Mai) with Porcini and Truffle Foam, to name a select scrumptious few.

 About Eatery, Sukhumvit 21 Soi 3, Ocean Tower II, +662 665 2772; Open: Mon-Thu, 7:30 am-2:30 pm for lunch and 5:30-11 pm for dinner; Fri, 7:30 am-2:30 pm for lunch and 5:30 pm-12 am for dinner; Sat, 11:30 am-2:30 pm for lunch and 5:30 pm-12 am for dinner; Sun, 11:30 am-3:30 pm for lunch and 5:30-11 pm for dinner.

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.