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.
So if you are currently circling around town looking for an exclusive excuse to wine and dine this June, here are six dining pop-ups you should look out for.
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A Michelin-Starred Night to Remember
When: 7-8 June
Price: THB 4,000++ per person for food only and THB 5,500++ per person for wine pairing.
Linking together local products with elevated gastronomy techniques, Executive Chef Chris Naylor of Vermeer in Amsterdam was able to snatch the prestigious star for the restaurant with his outstanding approach to fine dining. This month, his signature dishes will touch down in Bangkok and bless the city’s fine dining devotees at the steakhouse, Madison, within Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Saunter on over there for his Scallop Baked in Bread, Sole Fillet with BBQ Cabbage and Mussel Vadouvan Sauce and Veal Blade with Pumpkin Puree and Horseradish Granola. Looking to gorge on Dutch cuisine with a gold standard for taste, this dining pop-up is just the one for you.
Madison, 155 Rajadamri Road Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, Lumphini, +662 126 8866
Open: Mon-Sun, 6-10:30 am for breakfast, 12-2:30 pm for lunch and 6-10:30 pm for dinner
Thai Gastronomy Series II
When: 8 June
Price: THB 5,800++ per person with wine pairing
Following the success of their Thai Gastronomy Series I, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin is back to lift your Thai food spirit up with its second series. Bringing together three chefs with a deep-seated knowledge in Thai food: Chayawee Sutcharitchan, Head Chef of Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, Chef Henrik Yde Andersen of Kiin Kiin restaurant in Copenhagen and Chef Chumpol Jangprai of R-Haan, the dining pop-up will showcase Thai culinary flair through six delightful dishes, namely Thai Ceviche with Halibut and Passion Fruit, Innovative and Ancient Recipe Phuket’s Lobster Tom Yum and Progressive Inspirations of the Classical Thai Mango Sticky Rice. With wine pairing, the violet liquor will raise the Thai meal beautifully to new heights.
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.
Celebrate 10th Year Water Library Chamchuri
When: 13-16 June
Price: THB 2,200++ for lunch menu; THB 3,900++ for dinner menu; Additional costs of THB 1,000++ for wine pairing and THB 3,000 for premium wine pairing.
At Water Library Chamchuri, the food menu reflects a welcoming clash between European and Asian cuisines, which has long been captivating the hearts of fusion food fanatics for 10 years straight. To celebrate a decade of business, Head Chef Phuvedej “Tle” Techajiratthakarn is joined by the Michelin-starred Singaporean Chef Haikal Johari of Alma by Juan Amador to create Asian flavoured specials like Challands Duck served with foie gras, Striploin atop congee with pickled Chinese cabbage, black beans and beef jus. Together with Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino, guests can enjoy tucking into the best-quality meal with the best mineral water the city has to offer.
Water Library Chamchuri, Chamchuri Square, 2 F/L, Phaya Thai Road, Bangkok, +6695 085 7777
Open: Mon-Sun, 11:30-2:30 pm for lunch and 6-10 pm for dinner.
Aperitif x Haoma
When: 21 June
Bangkok meets Ubud this month at the urban farm-centred restaurant, Haoma. Hosted by Deepanker Khosla, the restaurant’s Head Chef is welcoming Chef Nic Vanderbeeken of Apéritif Restaurant & Bar within Ubud’s lush jungle to create an extravagant degustation menu inspired by the on-trend yet sustainable farm-grown cuisine. Fine dining fanatics, get ready to be awestruck by the two chef’s beautifully presented and appetite-reviving meal.
Haoma, 231/3 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Toei Nuea, Bangkok, +662 258 4744
Open: Mon-Sun, 6-11 pm for dinner; Sat-Sun, 11 am-3 pm for lunch.
Flour + Rice: A Pop Up Feat. Jason Licker and Elliot Faber
When: 19-22 June
What would happen when two mighty ingredients, flour and rice, meet in a dining pop-up? An explosion of flavours, that’s’ right. Taking place under the roof of Jua – a restaurant with izakaya vibes serving unpretentious Japanese and Korean delicacies in tapas-style with great booze – guest pastry chef Jason Licker, a former winner of Iron Chef Thailand in the Pastry Category will be bringing his Asian-accented desserts to join the table filled with a selection of artisanal sake and handcrafted highballs crafted by Elliot Faber, the beverage director of Yardbird & RŌNIN and co-founder of Sake Central and The Kura Collective. A mash-up of sweet flavours and sake, foodies sure shouldn’t miss out on this one.
JUA, 672/49 Charoen Krung 28, Bangkok, +662 103 6598
Open: Mon-Sun, 6 pm-12 am.