Where To Eat, Stay And Play In October
New Signature Burgers At 25 Degrees
Pullman G’s renowned 25 Degrees Burger Bar welcomes chef Sam Chan from its sister branch in Singapore. Inspired by the flavours of the island-nation, Chan’s famous creations push burger boundaries beyond the bun. Consisting of three variations that have helped garner a cult-like status for 25 Degrees Singapore, his menu features the Glorious Chick Burger (buttermilk-marinated fried chicken, purple slaw, bacon and BBQ sauce), Bae Watch Burger (beef patty served with fresh crab sriracha aioli, calamari, caramelised onion and tobiko lemon dill sauce) and Chan’s Black Magic Burger (beef patty with Canadian bacon, fried egg, roasted tomato and Spanish red onions). Starting at 350++ baht per piece, chef Chan’s creations for Bangkok’s favourite 24-hour burger joint will be available until October 31.
Pop-Up Portuguese Dinner At Il Fumo
In the seventh episode of Portugal, the New Dawn, il Fumo will be hosting a pop-up dinner showcasing new Portuguese cuisine. Debuting the very first six hands all-Portuguese dinner, foodies will be treated to creations by guest chefs Alexandre Silva of Michelin-starred Loco Restaurante and chef António Amorim of award-winning Portuguese patisserie Fábrica Pastel, who will be teaming up with il Fumo’s chef Nelson Amorim. The trio will present cutting-edge modern Lusitanian dishes ranging from chef Nelson’s version of Portuguese rice to chef Antonio’s pastel de feijao (Portuguese bean cake). Available from October 10-11, the chefs’ seven-course dinner is priced at 3,400++ baht with an additional 1,400++ baht for wine pairing.
Chef Phillip Taylor Presentes New Volti Menu
Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok presents chef Phillip Taylor’s new a la carte menu at Volti restaurant and bar. Experienced in Italian bistros, the young and talented chef’s new menu is designed with the concept that the look should matter no less than the taste—dishes must not only be visually pleasing and well presented but also full of flavour. Diners will find scrumptiousness along with modern culinary creativity in dishes ranging from insalata di burrata and espresso-poached and caramelised foie gras to wagyu picanha, the finest-quality wagyu beef grilled tenderly with a selection of sauces and side dishes. Volti restaurant is open for dinner daily from 6-10:30pm.
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Air italy is to inaugurate its first non-stop flight to Milan to complete the airline’s new summer 2018 network launches. The seamless Bangkok-Milan service offers connections to Rome, Naples in Campania, Palermo and Catania in Sicily and Lamezia Terme in Calabria. The new service will operate four times a week, every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Commencing October 28, the service will be increased with an extra flight on Sundays. Flying to Milan’s Malpensa airport, the airline’s Airbus A330-200 planes will be configured with 24 seats in business class and 228 in economy class.
Central Phuket "Comes To Play"
Central Phuket celebrated its grand opening under the concept of The World Comes to Play. With this new landmark in the heart of the town, parent company Central Pattana is positioning itself as a global player, pushing Central Phuket as an international tourist destination and lifestyle hub. Promoting lifestyle trends that combine luxury and leisure, the launch event saw the shopping mall transformed into a vibrant art space in which a special modern dance, The First Glorious Light of Phuket, was performed alongside a show by Canadian troop Creativiva.
Urban Regeneration At Pañpuri Wellness
A one-stop haven for all things healthy, Pañpuri Wellness has created a world of new experiences in the heart of Bangkok’s vibrant Ratchaprasong district. A 360-degree journey for the mind and body, Pañpuri’s wellness programmes have been developed to suit the needs of urbanites. Offering relaxation, balance and wellness at the 12th floor of Gaysorn Tower, the facility is introducing unique offerings collectively known as The Seven Wonders of Pañpuri Wellness, which include organic spa treatments, Japanese onsen, a wellness bar serving natural and organic foods and beverages, and a wellness studio for holistic movement classes.
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Aqua Therapy At Bangkok Float Centre
Slip into deep relaxation in Bangkok Float Centre’s advanced floatation tanks filled with pure mineral and epsom salt-rich water. With a density 40 times greater than normal seawater, the 10 inches of epsom salt water in each tank provides a state of weightlessness similar to floating in the famous Dead Sea. Not only does the buoyant water induce the highest state of relaxation, the saline solution is also very beneficial to the skin. The density of the water helps to alleviate conditions such as hypertension, joint inflammation and other symptoms caused by stress. Located on the fourth floor of Show DC Shopping Centre in Rama 9, the 60-minute float session starts at 2,100 baht.
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New Vegetarian At Jamie's
Jamie’s Italian restaurant is rolling out an extended food and drink menu with more than 12 new dishes. The restaurant, known for its casual Italian fare made with fresh, high-quality ingredients, is also adding a number of vegetarian dishes. Drawing inspiration from Italy’s abundance of seasonal produce, the new vegetarian items include veggie bolognese with freshly made tagliatelle and a hearty tomato and porcini pappardelle with wild mushroom, as well as a selection of vegetarian pizzas. New main dishes such as sustainable cod fillet with mussels and white wine, and wagyu steak served with a choice of creamy porcini, herby garlic butter or balsamic onion sauce stand out. The sustainable ingredients used in the new offerings are sourced from reputable local suppliers to ensure the freshest and high quality of produce.
Star Turn At La Vie
No stranger to Michelin accolades, chef Stéphane Buron will be flying in from the French Alps for his fourth annual visit to La VIE Creative French Cuisine at VIE Hotel Bangkok. Serving lunch and dinner from October 31-November 3, Buron’s distinct talent for turning simple and natural ingredients into absolute delights demonstrates the finest skills of French cuisine, skills that have earned him the coveted Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF), the most prestigious award amongst all professional craftsmen in France. Starting at 3,500 baht net per person for the four-course set lunch and 6,500 baht net for the seven-course dinner, guests can opt for an optional wine pairing at an additional cost.
Erawan Tea Room Accomodates For The Vegetarian Season
From October 8-17, the Erawan Tea Room at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok will be serving a magnificent vegetarian menu available for lunch and dinner. Selected by experienced chefs, the huge variety of dishes include classic vegetarian Thai offerings such as tao hoo sa-rong, or deep-fried tofu wrapped with noodles, yum dok ka jon bua luang, or cowslip creeper flower salad in lotus leaf with mild coconut red curry sauce and ba-mee phad yod tum lueng, or stir-fried noodles with ivy gourd. Located on the second floor of the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, Erawan Tea Room is opened daily from 10am-10pm.
Anantara's Flights Of Fancy
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has launched the Anantara Private Jet Experience, an incredible voyage of discovery around the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Guests can now combine luxurious stays at Anantara properties with the ease and convenience of private jet transportation. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas and Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort are now linked for the first time, offering a marvellous way to discover the hidden treasure of this corner of the world. Partnering with MJets, the bespoke airline, discerning travellers can now curate the ultimate tour of the Indian Ocean. Larger groups are easily accommodated in MJets’ Gulfstream V, while the Cessna Citation X is the perfect aircraft for more intimate groups.
The New BEAM Scene
Following renovations BEAM nightclub on Thonglor has launched a refreshing new nightlife experience including a new food and drink menu, new interior designs by New York-based firm Snarkitecture and a new musical direction. Resident DJ collectives on weekdays include Bangkok Invaders and Bangkok Flava featuring DJ Bee & Realplayett every Wednesday from 9pm until late, while the crew from Blaq Lyte will be throwing Blaq Thursday every Thursday from 9pm until late. Many more exciting international names are also lined up, including Soul Clap, Swing Ting and Bad Gyal on October 31 for the Halloween special. Stay tuned for news of endless parties and top names appearing between now and the end of the year.
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A new era is beginning for the more than 110 million members of Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty programmes Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) programme. For the first time since Marriott acquired Starwood Hotels and Resorts in 2016, the programmes now operate under one set of unified benefits and one currency spanning the entire loyalty portfolio of 29 brands and more than 6,700 participating hotels. Members are able to earn and redeem loyalty points across the entire portfolio and achieve elite status faster with the new Elite tiers, as well as combine their separate programme accounts into one.
A 500-Million Baht Screen
Central Pattana (CPN) has teamed up with Plan B media to launch Panoramix, the world’s largest interactive LED glass screen. The 500-million-baht screen, which stretches over 3,790 square metres, is intended to turn the Ratchaprasong district into a world-class destination equal to other leading landmarks across the globe. Equipped with a Live function, it can connect to display information in real-time from other LED screens at key landmarks such as Tokyo’s Shibuya junction, New York’s Times Square and London’s Piccadilly Circus. Canada’s leading multimedia show developer, Moment Factory, has created a special show designed to present Bangkok’s vivacity under the title Colours of Bangkok. Shown every evening at 7pm, the Colours of Bangkok will dazzle passers-by with special lighting, sound, laser and smoke effects.
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