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Bangkok city eats: what’s new in dining for the end of November 2020

For foodies who need some extra inspiration to keep their inner food geek going this month, we’ve got you covered.

Bangkok’s culinary establishments constantly feed the city with new dishes, new menus, new dining concepts, and bold pop-ups to keep us food buffs energised and excited. Here’s what’s new in the Bangkok dining scene that will sure enliven your jaded appetite in no time.

Image credit: Above Eleven

Peruvian Superfood Tasting Menu at Above Eleven

Superfood aficionados who love all things speckled and studded with quinoa, this superfood menu from the collaboration between PROMPERÚ, Above Eleven’s Chef Omar Frankuy, and Tortilla Quemada’s Chef-Owner Colin Stevens is for you. From now until 18 December at Above Eleven, bask in the wholesome glory of innovative Peruvian delights like Red Quinoa Causa, Quinoa Tamal, Roasted Farm Chicken Leg Pachamanca, Quinua Con Leche ,and more. Diners can pick between the Superfood Tasting Menu (THB 1,000++) or directly from the Superfood a la carte menu. By all means, follow your bliss, and enjoy the sunset, too.

Above Eleven, 33rd floor, Fraser Suites Hotel, 38/8 Sukhumvit 11 Road, Bangkok, +662 038 5111; Open: Mon-Sun, 5 pm-12 am.

Image credit: 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok

Rooftop Rendezvous at 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok

For private dining taken to new heights, look no further than 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok. Discerning diners can now customise their own intimate dining session (from 2-30 people for a private dinner or event) by the hotel’s rooftop pool — formerly only exclusively open for in-house guests. You can also opt for the “Romantic Dinner Beneath the Stars: Just the Two of Us” package, featuring sunset cocktails with a tapas platter at Nimitr Terrace on 27th floor and, most impressive of all, a floral gazebo at the rooftop cabana lounge with a six-course menu. Included in the package is also a round-trip transfer service by a BMW Series 7 for guests who live within a 20 km radius of the hotel. For a dinner that caters to an even bigger crowd, packages like the “Ultimate Dinner for 16 People” and “A Private Floor of Ten Suites” or the “Extraordinary Private Rooftop Pool Party for 20 People “are also available to choose from. No matter what type of party or event you’re aiming to throw, 137 Pillars can surely deliver and impress this festive season. Intimate, and very special.

137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok, 59 1 Soi Sukhumvit 39, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok, +662 079 7000
Image credit: Restaurant Stage

Special Anniversary Menus at Restaurant Stage

To commemorate their first anniversary, Stage Restaurant has curated special mouth-walloping menus, showcasing all of their most popular dishes since their opening. Opt for the ‘STAGE Experience’ 8-course tasting menu at THB 3,900++ if you wish to fully immerse in the full Stage magic. The Stage Menu 4.5 with a 4-course tasting menu (THB 1,900++) and a 6-course Tasting Menu (THB 2,900++) is also available from November onwards. 

Image credit: Chef Olivier Limousin

For December, the venue is also hosting an even more delicious surprise like the Restaurant Stage x Chef Olivier Limousin dining pop-up on 3-4 December 2020. It will be a four-hand dinner where Chef Olivier — former Head Chef of the legendary L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Bangkok, and now a founder of luxe and exclusive private dining and culinary consultant company “L’Executif Chef” — will cook alongside Stage’s Head Chef Jay Sangsingkeaw, also a former tenure of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Bangkok. The 10-course menu (THB 10,000++ per person, inclusive of wine pairing) is sure to be wow-worthy, so grab your seat quick for the two-night-only event.

Restaurant Stage, 359/2 Ekamai Complex, Sukhumvit 63, North Khlongtan, Bangkok, +662 002 5253; Open: Mon-Sun, 12-2:30 pm for lunch and 6 pm-12 am for dinner.
Image credit: theCOMMONS Thonglor

Local Goodness at theCOMMONS Thonglor

From 28-29 November from 10 am-8 pm, eat local and buy local from Local Goodness at theCOMMONS Thonglor. Following the success of their first event, the second edition is back and packed with even more goodies produced by local artisans. Although the event is not entirely all about food, it sure offers a boatload of tasty grub and beverages from, for example, Caffe Olives, Pradi Chocolate, Sea’s Kombucha, and more, along with assorted handicrafts and fun-filled activities and workshops for you to take part in.

theCOMMONS Thonglor, 335 Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok, +6689 152 2677.

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.