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Dining pop-ups not to miss this February 2020

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 February, here are the dining pop-ups you should look out for.

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Bagels Boozy Brunch

When: 9 February

Booze and bagels: you can’t possibly go wrong with this combo. This month, Ash Kickers Briskets & Bourbon, with their fame for succulent barbecues and a vast collection of bourbon backing up their standard, will surely not disappoint. Their Bagels Boozy Brunch will serve up freshly baked bagels with your choice of flavours and toppings, along with a variety of drinks. Not up for making your own bagels? Go for the BADA BOOM! (THB 260), a bagel stacked with house-cured smoked bacon, kalua pork, fried egg, cream cheese, and rocket; or opt for the BADA BING! (THB 260), which is a somewhat simpler version of the first. If you feel a little fancy, the BB KING (THB 360) with fork-tender brisket, smoked bell peppers, cream cheese, and pickled jalapeños should be your go-to.

Ash Kickers Briskets & Bourbon, 30/7-8 Ekkamai Soi 12, Bangkok, +662 120 4088; Open: Tue-Fri, 5-11 pm; Sat-Sun, 11 am-11 pm.

Greenery Market 24: Park@Siam 

When: 14-16 Feb

Valentine’s Day is great. But it’s not necessarily about the significant other. The day of love also marks itself as a reminder to love oneself as much as others. So for those who want to stick with the practice of self-care in this love-focused month, stop by the Greenery Market 24 by Greenery at Park@Siam for pristine produce grown and cultivated locally, and artisanal, sustainable products as well as live music and workshops that will encourage you to take better care of yourself through food and lifestyle.

Park@Siam, 254 Phayathai Road, Wang Mai, Bangkok or email contact@greenery.org for more information.

Harvest Tour and Fine Wine Dinner

When: 21 February
Price: THB 2,900++ per person (inclusive of the vineyard tour, five-course dinner and a bottle of Monsoon Prestige Brut sparkling for every diner)

A wine pairing dinner is spectacular, but to top it off with a vineyard tour with a real wine-making experience? It’s beyond a dream for a foodie slash wine enthusiast. Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa together with Siam Winery will be hosting a wine dinner where diners will get to take a field trip to Monsoon Valley Vineyard for half a day. Get ready to dive deep into a course on the Thai wine-making process — which includes grape harvesting and even grape-stomping. Post-field trip, diners will get to devour and savour a five-course dinner paired with Monsoon Valley’s wines, curated by Chef Alexander Horwat of the beachfront restaurant, Big Fish & Bar. Here’s a delicious deal you shouldn’t miss out on.

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.

Truffle & Grande Cru Dinner

When: 26 February
Price: 10,000 net.

Fuel your Bangkok fine dining experience with an extravagant Italian black truffle and French wine dinner at White Lies. Domaine Michel Magnien, a masterful Burgundy producer from Morey-Saint-Denis, together with Head Chef Maurizio Menconi, will mesmerise your palate with the pungent earth gems along with a selection of deep red vinos.

White Lies, The Peninsula Plaza Bangkok, Ratchadamri Rd, Lumphini, Bangkok, +66 65 319 8877, open Monday-Saturday, 6:30-9pm.

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.