Where To Eat, Stay And Play in December
1/14 Culinary Diamonds: White Truffle
Chef de cuisine Ryuki Kawasaki at two-Michelin-star restaurant Mezzaluna has procured the highest-grade Italian white truffles to create a new, limited edition White Truffle Delight menu. Rarer and more precious than any other mushroom and known as the diamond of the kitchen, the white truffle mysteriously appears only in the dark depths of winter. To celebrate its exquisite flavour, chef Kawasaki has created a simple but elegant menu that complements the fabulous fungi. Served with delicate accompaniments such as kinki fish, langoustine and yellow chicken, the truffle becomes the centre of attention. The five-course dinner starts at 12,500 baht, with wine pairings at an additional 8,000 baht. Diners can enjoy the white truffle menu at Mezzaluna at lebua until the end of December.
For more information, contact 02-624-9999.
2/14 Sra Bua X Chef Henrik Yde Andersen
Chef Henrik Yde Andersen and chef Chayawee Sutcharitchan of Michelin-starred restaurant Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin unveils a new set dinner menu based on the flavours of the cool months. Called Winter Journey, the menu comprises eight exquisite courses starting with a selection of Sra Bua’s famous street food offerings and ending with chef Chayawee’s signature dessert of orange cake with passion fruit foam, kumquat and vanilla ice cream. The daring combinations of the Winter Journey set menu are crafted and choreographed with care to bring out the distinctive Thai flavours in each dish. It is priced at 3,200 baht per person with additional charges for wine pairing. Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin is open daily for lunch from noon-3pm and from 6pm-midnight for dinner.
Call 02-162-9000 for reservations.
3/14 Dining High
MahaNakhon Bangkok SkyBar, Thailand’s highest restaurant and bar, is now open for lunch with new signature dishes by executive chef Joshua Cameron. Within the theme of an eclectic culinary journey, Cameron’s dishes reflect flavours inspired by regions such as the Middle East and Scandinavia and countries such as France and Thailand. Guests can have this gastronomic experience as a two-course lunch starting from 850 baht. In addition to a new lunch menu, MahaNakhon Bangkok SkyBar is also unveiling its Fall/Winter Collection 2019 list of new signature drinks, a collection of 10 unique creations by Swedish mixologists Bennie and Dannie Sorum featuring ingredients such as sundried banana, dry-hopped passion fruit tonics and chocolate black pepper wine. The restaurant is on the 76th floor of King Power MahaNakhon and opens daily for lunch from 11am-3pm and dinner from 5pm-1am.
Call 02-677-8722 for more information.
4/14 A Royal Airbnb Host
The 300-year-old city palace of Jaipur in India, home to Maharaja Padmanabh Singh and his family, is offering stays in its luxurious Gudliya Suite through Airbnb. Normally reserved for visiting royals and VIPs, the suite includes a lounge, kitchen, sumptuous bathroom and private indoor swimming pool, as well as a butler service to arrange curated Jaipur experiences. Designed with Mughal and European architectural influences, a stay at the City Palace will provide an inspiring journey into the rich history, cultural heritage and artistic traditions of Jaipur’s royal family and the Rajasthan region. A stay in the Gudliya Suite is priced at US$ 8,000 per night with a percentage from each booking through Airbnb going to the Princess Diya Kumari Foundation, which supports rural women and artisans in Rajasthan.
Visit airbnb.com for details and reservations.
5/14 Iconsiam's New Activity Park
SuperPark, the new all-in-one 40,000 square metre indoor activity park from Finland located at the 6th floor of IconSiam, offers 25 sporting and fun activities to entertain the whole family, regardless of age. Guests can enjoy energising pursuits in three themed areas: The Adventure Zone, The Game Arena and The Freestyle Hall, all under one roof. Keep your brain active while improving your movements and body balance with brand new activities exclusive to Thailand, including SuperTennis and SuperBigDrop, specially upgraded versions of Baseball and SuperClimb, all-time favourites such as Trampoline, Robo Keeper, Skate & Scoot World and much more besides. SuperPark provides all the fun that you can ask for.
Visit superpark.co.th for details.
6/14 Get The Point
RebateMango takes the pain and mystery out of online cashback shopping making it the pleasure it’s meant to be with cashback, miles, loyalty points—and mangoes. RebateMango has launched a year-long partnership with Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading super app, to add an additional reward option for its users in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Members can choose to be rewarded with GrabRewards points every time they shop online with RebateMango. Simply log in to the RebateMango platform, choose a retailer to shop with, and purchase as normal. The purchase will appear in the member’s RebateMango account and once approved, the GrabRewards points will be automatically credited to their GrabRewards account.
See rebatemango.com/grab for details.
7/14 Marriott's Man-U Hot Seat
Marriott Hotels and Manchester United have unveiled an exciting addition to Old Trafford that gives passionate fans the best seat in the house. The Seat of Dreams offers fans the chance to experience matchday from a coveted vantage point in the stadium while enjoying special perks including complimentary food and drink, early entry to the stadium and the opportunity to meet Manchester United legends. The new Seat of Dreams will be awarded to four fans at random through a complimentary upgrade to their existing match ticket. For fans around the world, Marriott Hotels is leveraging its global footprint to elevate the game experience and is bringing the Seat of Dreams and its unique vantage straight to fans. The Seat of Dreams will be featured at the Club’s #ILOVEUNITED events and viewing parties held at Marriott Hotels around the world.
Check out manutd.com/marriotthotels for more information.
8/14 Savour The Season At Okura Prestige
Chef de cuisine hans zahner and his team at Michelin-starred restaurant Elements at The Okura Prestige Bangkok is serving new Takumi multi-course tasting menus based on seasonal produce from Japan and Europe. The menus are changed seasonally to take advantage of premium ingredients that are harvested at that particular time of year and to offer fresh options to guests and regular patrons who enjoy the restaurant’s outstanding French-inspired cuisine created with innovative Japanese twists. A mixture of seafood and game features on both the Ta-Ke six-course menu priced at 4,000 baht, and the seven-course Matsu menu priced at 4,500 baht. For an additional 800 baht, specially created appetisers will also be available, changing every two weeks and alternating between hot and cold dishes depending on the availability of seasonal ingredients. The new menus are available at Elements, Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm to 10:30pm until December 30.
Please contact 02-687-9000 for reservations.
9/14 Peak Dining Experience At The St Regis
The St Regis Bangkok invites diners to experience the epitome of gastronomic perfection at The Peak, an intimate pop-up countertop restaurant created by Andreas Caminada, acclaimed chef-owner of the three-Michelin-starred Schloss Schauenstein in Switzerland. With a menu specially curated for The Peak, 12 diners every night are invited on an exclusive six-course journey featuring additional snacks and little dishes, which enrich the senses. Delivering the pinnacle of Swiss epicurean sophistication is chef Caminada’s head chef David Hartwig, who has an impressive array of Michelin-starred experiences at Paradies hotel, Nomad hotel and IGNIV. Available from 6pm until 2 January next year, the six-course dinner at the pop-up countertop restaurant at Jojo is priced at 3,200 baht per person.
For reservations and information, please call 02-207-7777.
10/14 A Slice Of Paii
Paii, the signature restaurant at The House on Sathorn, has introduced a new afternoon tea set with a modern Thai seafood concept. The dishes in the set showcase the unique flavours of Thailand’s ocean-derived culinary treasures, including the restaurant’s favourite scones, calamansi tart and much more. With its sophisticated indoor seating, invigorating al fresco bistro area and stylish bars and lounges, The House on Sathorn offers a palette of ambiences to provide just the right setting for any mood or occasion. The Paii Afternoon Tea set is served daily from 2:30pm-5:30pm at 1,450 baht, inclusive of two pots of TWG tea of choice, including two exclusive teas—Green Garden and Starry Night—created specially for The House on Sathorn.
Call 02-344-4025 for more.
11/14 DND At The Mandarin Oriental
In our increasingly hectic and urbanised world silence is becoming a precious commodity, which is why Mandarin Oriental hotels are ‘turning down the volume’ with its annual offer of a night of silence in all of its spas worldwide. The Oriental Spa at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok invites guests to disconnect and discover inner peace with two choices in the Silent Night programme: a two-hour Sense of Touch massage at 6,500 baht concentrating on the head, eyes, neck, shoulders and hands to ease the stress and strain of using digital devices, and a half-day intensive customised Silent Night package at 10,000 baht available for spa-goers longing for a pause button. It features a meditation walk, Yin yoga and the Sense of Touch massage followed by a silent, healthy dinner prepared by award-winning chef Phatchara Pirapak and served on the balcony of the historic Baan Phraya.
Available from December 1-15 at The Oriental Spa. Call 02-659-9000.
12/14 One Pass One Price
THAI Airways International is offering a One Pass One Price value card package for four economy class fares to countries in the Cambodia/Laos/Myanmar/Vietnam (CLMV) region. The One Pass One Price value card can be used to fly with both THAI and THAI Smile. Passengers can choose any designated destination from Bangkok to countries in the CLMV region. Starting at 8,060 baht, the value card is available until December 10 and valid for ticket issuances up to May 31, 2020. Outbound flyers from Bangkok can get four one-way tickets to Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Mandalay, Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi for 8,060 baht per package. Inbound flyers to Bangkok can receive four one-way tickets from Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Mandalay, Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi for 260 USD per package. Prices are inclusive of taxes and surcharges.
Contact 02-356-1111 for more details.
13/14 SO Jazzy
HI-SO at SO/Bangkok is hosting All You Need Is Jazz musical nights every Thursday and Friday from 9pm-11pm until the last Friday in December. To spice up your evening cocktails, the venue has added new and exciting elements featuring live jazz bands and two talented vocalists from The Voice Thailand. On Thursday evenings the stage will welcome Apapat Bhumipak, a contestant from the third season of The Voice Thailand, while on Friday evenings Nuttcha Jittanon, a contestant on the second season of the hit TV show, graces the stage. All You Need Is Jazz is performed at the HI-SO bar on the 29th floor of SO/ Bangkok.
Please call 02-624-0000.
14/14 Marine Magic
Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World, the world-class aquarium located at the heart of the city at Siam Paragon, has two announcements to make this month. First, the Sea Life group and the Beluga Whale Sanctuary of the Sea Life Trust—a foundation that encourages the rehabilitation and release of captive whales and an end to whale and dolphin entertainment shows—are pleased to report the successful transportation of two Beluga whales—Little Grey and Little White—from Shanghai to Iceland, where they are currently being prepared to adapt to the cold climate before being released in Klettsvik Bay in early 2020. Second, Sea Life Bangkok has launched a Discover The New Shark Family campaign aimed at giving visitors edutainment experiences through the introduction of three new sharks to the aquarium. Sea Life will also organise new feeding shows for its Sea Life shark family.
For more, call 02-687-2000.