Where To Eat, Stay And Play In October
1/10 Savelberg Shines Bright
Michelin-starred restaurant Savelberg, in collaboration with Oriental Residence Bangkok, will be hosting a special gastronomic experience on October 21. Under a Dining With the Stars concept, the night will highlight a six-course dinner crafted by six talents from the highly exclusive Les Patrons Cuisiniers Association, which is comprised of chefs who are helming the kitchens at Dutch Michelin-starred restaurants. Joining the illustrious chef Henk Savelberg, co-founder of the prestigious organisation, are chefs Egon van Hoof of MOS Amsterdam, Jos Grootscholten of Perceel, Yuri Wiesen of Restaurant Wiesen, André van Doorn of Heemstede Castle and Wilco Berends of De Nederlanden, all of whom will be putting together their acclaimed signature dishes for the Bangkok event. Tickets are priced at 9,990++ baht per person inclusive of wine pairings.
2/10 Beers & Bites
Head to 22 Steps Craft House at Hotel Indigo Bangkok to celebrate Oktoberfest every day from now until November 21. Located on the hotel’s mezzanine floor, the outlet offers a sophisticated and relaxing space in which to enjoy a choice of over 30 craft beers. To celebrate Oktoberfest, 22 Steps Craft House will be hosting a two-hour beer buffet and snacks promotion for only 399 baht net per person. From 5 to 7pm you can sip on a wide variety of beers from around the world at the beer buffet and enjoy appetising snacks alongside your glass of suds, with buy-one-get-free special offers. 22 Steps Craft House is open daily from 3pm until midnight.
3/10 A Moorish Monsoon At R-Haan
As the rains continue, Michelin-starred R-Haan restaurant launches an exclusive dinner menu to celebrate the monsoon season’s finest ingredients—all of which are locally sourced from across the country. For this culinary lineup, celebrity chef and co-founder Chumpol Jangprai creates delicacies that bring together royal Thai recipes and a touch of Thai wisdom. Indulge in the diverse flavours of traditional Thai cuisine and enjoy highlights such as fiery char-grilled northern Thai sausage made of Korat wagyu and flavoursome river prawn-stuffed tapioca balls, as well as indulgent steamed crabmeat curry with banana blossoms served with aromatic sweet basil rice. Put a sweet ending to your meal with scrumptious desserts such as juicy mango tatin served with Phet Pha-Ngan coconut milk ice cream. The seasonal set menu is priced at 2,912++ baht per person.
4/10 Retreat South
Suffering from burnout and looking to recharge? Head over to Phuket where Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort is offering an extensive range of executive retreats and corporate team building programmes specifically designed to help busy workaholics re-energise and reset. To start, its brand new Tanita body analyser evaluates over 15 parameters to provide guests with a complete picture of their current physical composition. This also comes with the options of receiving a comprehensive report as well as consultation with the wellness centre’s qualified nutritionists. Additionally, the resort’s resident brand ambassador—athlete, world-record holder, speaker and author Damien Rider—is also hosting a wide variety of fitness and motivational workshops, classes and training programmes that are available for both individual and group sessions.
5/10 Wise Up With Krungsri
To cater to the changing financial behavior of modern urbanites, Krungsri Exclusive has launched Krungsri The Advisory on the fifth floor of IconSiam shopping mall. The one-stop service centre offers a range of unique financial and investment advisory assistance by professional consultants through innovative video conference technology. All year round, valued customers can enjoy exclusive seminars hosted by experts and inspiring speakers. In addition, the space is equipped with special privileges such as private meeting rooms and complimentary refreshments, making each visit convenient and efficient.
krungsri.com, 0-2296-5566 (weekdays, 8:30am-5:50pm)
6/10 Starbucks Goes Online
Starbucks Coffee (Thailand) recently unveiled its new Starbucks Rewards initiative, which allows customers to earn more points easily. With Green and Gold membership tiers, the latter now offers options for collecting stars to redeem free beverages of any size as well as exclusive birthday and New Year’s gifts. On top of its upgraded loyalty programme, digital-savvy customers can also enjoy the improved Starbucks Thailand application. Available on both iOS and Android platforms, the revamped mobile app now features new functions, including biometric authentication (think fingerprint, face or iris identification—depending on your smartphone functions) along with an enhanced top-up service that will keep track of your payment history.
7/10 Lounge Around
Bangkok Airways has introduced new passenger lounges at Phuket International Airport offering improved comfort and convenience for passengers waiting for flights. The lounges are located near Gate 4 on the second floor of the airport’s domestic departure terminal. Spanning a total of 134 square metres, the Boutique Lounge (for economy class travellers) can host up to 40 people. On a more exclusive level, the Blue Ribbon Club Lounge (for business class passengers and FlyerBonus Premier members) can accommodate up to 20 people. These new waiting areas offer a variety of complimentary snacks and choices of hot
and cold beverages, free Internet access and up-to-date magazines and newspapers. The opening hours are from 4:30am-10pm every day.
8/10 137 Pillars' Fairytale Fare
Following the success of its Mad Hatter themed afternoon tea earlier this year, 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok turns another fairytale into reality—this time taking inspiration from the enchanting story of Beauty and the Beast. The luxury boutique hotel’s culinary team and executive pastry chef Yannis Janssens, formerly at L’Atelier Joël Robuchon Bangkok, have designed a special afternoon tea series based on the whimsical saga. Beyond finger sandwiches, enjoy meticulously crafted sweet confections and savoury treats complemented by a wide selection of organic brews from Monsoon Teas. Playfully named A Fairytale Afternoon Tea, it will be available from October 4 to December 1 every Friday to Sunday between 1pm-3pm and 3:30pm-5:30pm priced at 1,200++ baht per person or 2,150++ baht per person with Moët & Chandon Rosé Imperial Champagne Miniature.
9/10 Zest And Rest At The Le Meridien
Sit back and relax with feel-good treats coupled with a special spa package at Le Meridien Bangkok. Indulge in delectable bites from the Dreams of Vanilla + Citrus Afternoon Tea set, which comes with a wide variety of gourmet items such as scones, macarons, mille feuille slices and mini tarts paired with your choice of fine tea. Moreover, complement your day off with the option of a blissful 45-minute body massage that highlights luxurious aromatherapy techniques incorporating a reinvigorating blend of vanilla and citrus essential oils. Available throughout October and November, enjoy the afternoon tea set at 1,000++ baht for two people or 1,900++ baht for two with the addition of the spa session.
10/10 Vegan Vitals, Mandarin Oriental Style
Just in time for Thailand’s nationwide Vegetarian Festival, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok’s newly appointed executive pastry chef Pablo Gicquel introduces the hotel’s first-ever vegan and gluten-free afternoon tea set. Expect savoury vegan delicacies such as bratwurst sausage with Dijon mustard double-deckers and cheddar cheese puffs, as well as charcoal tarts with pumpkin and black truffle. Also enjoy a scrumptious assortment of sweet delights, spanning calissons (almond cake) with mandarin marmalade to golden sultana and Granny Smith apple scones with homemade jam and tofu spread. All are served with your choice of freshly brewed coffee or fine teas. Priced at 1,500++ baht per person, this special afternoon tea set will be available daily throughout October at The Authors’ Lounge from noon to 6pm.
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