Where To Eat, Stay, And Play In September
Meaty Issue: Homura Wagyu Omakase
Homura Wagyu Omakase presents two new kaiseki courses featuring award-winning chef and wagyu expert Yamasaki Kenichiro’s creations using Japan’s famed prime Yonezawa beef paired with seasonal ingredients. The standard course is 4,500 baht and the premium course is 6,500 baht. Wine and sake pairings are available. Homura opens Tuesday to Sunday with sittings at 6pm and 8pm.
Call 09-9532-3264 for reservations.
Med Magic: Alati's Riviera Sunday Brunch
The Riviera Sunday Brunch at Siam Kempinski Hotel’s Alati restaurant features sumptuous dishes inspired by the diverse flavours of the Mediterranean basin. The brunch package is priced at 2,400 baht per person (1,200 baht for children aged six to 12). Free flow premium wines and cocktails are priced at 1,200 baht per person with options for champagne, whiskey and Cuban cigars available at additional costs. The Riviera Sunday Brunch is served from 12:30pm to 4pm at the lobby floor of the hotel.
Call 0-2162-9222 for reservations.
Weird & Wonderful: St Regis' Wonderland Afternoon Tea
St Regis Bangkok presents its latest themed afternoon tea based on Alice’s whimsical Wonderland. The set features an award-winning collection imagined by chef Anupong Nualchawee, first runner up in the Top Chef Thailand Dessert Edition 2020. Diners familiar with Wonderland will find references to the story in the form of culinary delights such as the Magic Mushroom and the curious dessert Alice eats to return to her normal size. A selection of themed drinks has also been created to complement the afternoon tea, which is served daily from 2pm to 5pm. Priced at 1,600 baht per set, including tea or coffee for two. Themed cocktails are 375 baht per glass.
Reservations and more at 0-2207-777.
Occident & Orient: Wok Star Express
Delivery and takeaway service Wok Star Express has made its Bangkok debut serving Western-style Chinese food inspired by dishes popular in the UK, USA and Australia. Helmed by chef Walter White, this first outlet is located on Pan Road and more is planned for the future. Creations are made fresh in-house and highlights include chow mein noodles, kung pao and Yangzhou fried rice. Open daily from 12:30pm to 9:30pm.
Visit wokstarexpress.com for more.
New Leaf: Sindhorn Kempinski Lobby Lounge
The newly opened Lobby Lounge at Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok is the place to go for inventive afternoon tea sets in an Instagrammable setting with lots of lush greenery. There are three options to choose from—the Thai selection with local sweet and savoury delicacies, the Chevaa version with European favourites and the Guilt Free choice for the Lobby Lounge’s signature vegan offering. All sets are priced at 750 baht per person and advance reservations are recommended by calling 0-2095-9999.
Hearty Thanks: Karmakamet Conveyance
Karmakamet Conveyance has introduced a second tasting menu called Appreciation. It gives diners the opportunity to explore taste and emotion through visuals juxtaposed with chef Jutamas Theantae’s culinary creations. The experience is likened to listening to music without lyrics or looking at images without words. The nine-course Appreciation menu is priced at 2,900 baht.
Book now at karmakametconveyance.com.
Rich Pickings: Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao
Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao is offering a gastronautical tour of the Mediterranean this season. Journeys Around The Mediterranean is a three-month-long dining voyage which started with Italian offerings from the chefs at Don Giovanni restaurant in August. September stars French artisan baker Philippe Keller followed by an acclaimed Spanish guest chef in October.
More information and reservations at 0-2541-1234.
A Fabulous Fall: The Okura Prestige Bangkok
Fare Autumn, known as Koyo in Japan, is celebrated by the talented pastry chefs at The Okura Prestige Bangkok who are serving up sweet and savoury treats with the Koyo Afternoon Tea at Up & Above Bar. From October through to December patrons can enjoy a selection of confections and toothsome bites paired with premium coffee or a freshly brewed citrusy Mariage Freres tea. Available from 2pm to 5pm daily, the Koyo Afternoon Tea is priced at 1,400 baht for two persons.
For reservations call 0-2687-9000.
Just For You: Marie France Van Damme
Marie France Van Damme has debuted a new online platform called Curated by MF to help support small businesses, craftspeople and artisans around the globe. The new lifestyle and e-commerce portal features a selection of beautiful curated products and exclusive private label pieces sourced from all over the world—primarily decorative objects plus entertainment, beauty and travel products. Every two weeks, Marie France Van Damme will introduce a new designer and showcase a curated selection of their artisanal items.
Visit mariefrancevandamme.com to discover more.
Young Fun: Six Senses Yao Noi
Six Senses Yao Noi has launched a Junior Eco Warrior programme with hands-on experiences and outdoor adventures that reflect the resort’s sustainable practices. The programme runs on a rotational basis from 10am to 1pm daily. Youngsters can enjoy activities such as collecting fresh eggs, feeding goats, planting vegetables and harvesting produce, building shelters for animals, beach clean-ups and more. Suitable for children aged four to 12, it is complimentary for all guests staying at the resort.
Find out more by visiting sixsenses.com.
Swing Shift: Banyan Golf Club Hua Hin
Banyan Golf Club Hua Hin invites guests to enjoy a long-stay vacation and the chance to discover a new post-lockdown passion through professionally-led golf tutorials. The Extended Family Escapes package offers a private pool villa at Banyan Village for 25,000 baht per month. Various golf programmes are available, including a two-hour introduction to golf priced at 3,500 baht for singles or 4,500 baht per couple, which is designed to equip beginners with the basic skills needed to play the game. Those with more ability may opt for a Play Golf in 3 Days package starting from 14,900.
Go to banyanthailand.com for more information.
Star Attraction: Capella Bangkok
The highly anticipated Capella Hotels and Resorts’ first property in Thailand is now open for reservations for stays from October 1. To mark the unveiling the Bangkok hotel is offering a special A Star Is Born debut rate of 17,500 baht per night. It includes daily resort credits ranging from 3,000 baht to 8,000 baht per day for accommodation, dining or spa treatments, daily breakfast for two and more. Guests can use the resort credits at all restaurants, including the much-awaited Cote by Mauro Colagreco, whose three-star Michelin restaurant Mirazur in Menton, France, also claimed first place in the 2019 World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards.
See capellahotels.com/bangkok for details.
Beautiful South: Pimalai Resort and Spa
Domestic tourism is picking up again as Thais and expatriates feel more confident about travelling to different regions within the country. While destinations such as Phuket and Krabi serve as main hubs for domestic travellers to the south, Koh Lanta remains a hidden gem with as much allure but much less hype. And the same could be said to describe Pimalai Resort and Spa on Koh Lanta. Nestled in unspoiled lush jungle cascading down to a 900 metre-long beach, the resort is a tranquil hideaway where you can reconnect with nature in the lap of luxury. Pimalai Resort and Spa is offering a special three-night package for two people (limited to residents in Thailand) starting at just 16,445 baht. Valid until April 30, 2021, the package includes daily breakfast, airport transfers, a one-hour spa treatment per person, a dinner at Surf & Turf restaurant and a Thai set dinner. Guests can choose from a Deluxe room, Pavilion suite or Hillside villa. Beyond beautiful rooms with breathtaking scenery, private pools and beachside cocktails and dining, visitors can indulge in seafood that is as fresh as it can possibly get and great regional Thai cuisine. Adrenaline junkies are well catered for too and can explore the spectacular Andaman Sea with island cruises, diving excursions and kayaking. Those seeking physical perfection can opt for yoga, fitness or muay thai activities but if R&R is what is required, Pimalai’s award-winning spa offers a range of traditional and contemporary treatments that promise to rejuvenate body and soul. The resort has also implemented a Pimalai Care programme with three disinfection tunnels on-site, ozone sanitisation in every room and a 24-hour room vacancy period between bookings.
Call 0-2320-5500 for further details and reservations.
Cruise Control: Loy River Song
The Loy River Song, a brand new ultra-luxury cruiser from Loy Pela Voyages is ready to sail the Chao Phraya River from Bangkok to Ayutthaya. Boasting four large stately rooms plus 100 sqm of living space, the craft is designed to accommodate just eight people. Offering a collection of itineraries ranging from two days/one night to four days/three nights, Loy Pela Voyages allows guests to choose the experience that best suits their travel plans. The cruise delivers impeccable five-star service with round-the-clock butler attention and meals prepared onboard by award-winning chefs. Prices start at 208,250 baht per cabin for three days/two nights. A special package of two days/one night is available to Thai residents at 62,000 baht nett per cabin. Loy River Song joins Loy Dream as part of Loy Pela Voyages.
Call 0-2476-0022 for reservations or more information.
Practical Purpose: The Athenee Hotel x Arianna Caroli
The Athenee Hotel has unveiled at the Athenee Collection Gallery works by artist Arianna Caroli, including her beautiful interpretations of aprons, face masks, shawls, hats and mooncake boxes. Other pieces showcasing her bold, bright colours are tote bags, make-up bags and some oil, acrylic and tempera paintings. The gallery is located at the ground floor.
Find more information on Caroli at ariannacaroli.com and the gallery at fb.com/theatheneehotel.