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 July, here are five dining pop-ups you should look out for.
S.C-C Kitchen Takeover: Andy Ricker of Pok Pok Restaurant
Date: 4 July
Price: THB 2,200++ per person (welcome drink is included)
The month of July will first greet us with a not-to-be-missed dining pop-up of a special S.C-C Kitchen Takeover: Andy Ricker of Pok Pok Restaurant. Those who have traversed over the glory of Portland food scene or have often flipped through food magazines, will probably have heard of this famed Thai restaurant serving Siamese pub grubs with authentic Thai flavours. Andy, the James Beard-awarded chef and cookbook author, will be serving his takes on traditional Thai food at Siwilai City Club. A night that will surely be richly spiced with the chef’s signatures.
Siwilai City Club, 5 F/L, Central Embassy, Pathumwan, Bangkok, +662 160 5631; Open Mon-Sun, 11pm -12am.
Anselmi & Nicolis Wine Dinner at Rossini’s
Date: 4 July
Price: THB 4,200++ per person
Rossini’s will have you dreaming for this wine-pairing dinner this month. Bringing along celebrated wines from Italian wineries, namely Nicolis in San Pietro, Valpolicella Ripasso, Anselmi and more, Executive Chef Gaetano Palumbo of the awarded Italian restaurant has come up with an innovative five-course Italian menu to go with each wine. Tuck into the deep-fried zucchini blossom coated in saffron-spiked batter served with crab meat and zolfini beans whilst relishing the 100% Garganega wine with white cherry and ground white pepper notes. Enjoy also other dishes which are included in the course like the braised beef cheek and gorgonzola cheese parfait served with pear.
Rossini’s, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok, +662 649 8364; Open Mon-Fri, 12-2:30pm for lunch and 6:30-10:30pm for dinner; Sat, 12-2.30pm for lunch and 6-10:30pm for dinner; Sun, 12-3pm for lunch and 6:30-10:30 pm for dinner.
World Chocolate Day at The Peninsula Chocolate Factory
Date: 6-7 July from 11:30 am-5 pm
Price: THB 2,490++ per person and THB 3,990++ with free-flow sparkling wine, wine and local beer
World Chocolate Day (7 July) is fast approaching, so let’s plan on putting some love into your belly by partaking in this brunch and chocolate session at The Peninsula Bangkok. Having built a Willy Wonka-like chocolate factory just for the occasion, diners will be greeted first with a brunch brimming with delicious offerings like cheese, cold cuts, sushi, salad, breakfast and seafood dishes. Behind the secret door next to the lobby lies situated a chocolate factory that will welcome you to taste their chocolate-packed confections and watch the chefs’ live chocolate demonstration. Throw the typical champagne brunch out the window, it’s the kind of season where chocolate is more in.
The Peninsula Bangkok, 333 Charoen Nakhon Road, +662 020 2888.
The Italian Job Vol.5
Date: 12 July
Price: THB 3,000++ for food only and THB 3,900++ for wine pairing
Missed The Italian Job Vol. 4 last time? No fret, Vol.5 is here to bless your tummy with a new elegant Italian menu. With Head Chef David of La Scala joining hands with the Resident Head Chef of BVLGARI II Ristorante – Luca Fantin, Bali, Fabrizio Crocetta, the two Italian-native chefs will gather for one night only to create a spectacular seven-course dinner beyond expectation and whimsy.
La Scala, The Sukhothai Bangkok, 13/3 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok, +662 344 8888; Open Mon-Sun, 12-3 pm and 6:30-11:30 pm.
MLive Food Market by Marriott
Date: 19-21 July
Aiming to make fine dining more approachable and affordable, MLIVE Food Market by Marriott is bringing over 80 dishes from Bangkok’s 19 Marriott Hotels to grace your taste buds with their top-notch, five-starred quality food with prices ranging from THB 60-150 only. Starting from 19-21 July, the market will take place on the rooftop of Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse. Foodies with divine palates, here’s a cool culinary festivity you don’t want to miss.
Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse, 262 Thanon Surawong, Si Phraya, Bang Rak, Bangkok, +662 088 5666.