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Dining Specials – January 2013

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Novotel Bangkok Platinum Celebrates 1st Anniversary with ’Freeze Mob’Novotel Bangkok Platinum celebrated its 1st birthday recently with a charity event called “Freeze for the Kids” in which the hotel organized one of the biggest Freeze Mobs in Thailand along with extra activities and booths raising money for disadvantaged children under the “Yim Kids” Foundation in front of the hotel’s entrance. The Freeze Mob gathered over 100 participants, including the hotel employees and the public who froze for two minutes. Besides the Freeze Mob, the hotel team sold 300 “Freeze for the Kids” t-shirts, pastries, cup cakes and cookies raising over Bt30,000 net for Accor’s Yim Kids Foundation.

[wptabs type=”accordion” effect=”fade” mode=”horizontal”] [wptabtitle] National Celebrations [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] In January The Square of Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square celebrates two national events with a sumptuous buffet filled with cuisine to match. On “National Children’s Day,” Jan. 12 and 13, kids get the culinary adventure of a lifetime with a special array of treats just for them, where they can also meet kids from different countries in the game area, complete with balloon art, clowns and painting. Price is Bt475++ for kids 12 to 16 years; and those under the age of 12 eat free when accompanied by two paying adults. On Jan. 26, indulge in all things Aussie in celebration of “Australia Day” with selections that include crocodile stewed, seared ostrich fillet with Australian Shiraz Cabernet, baked Australian seafood ragout and of course, Lamingtons. Both occasions are only Bt950++, with “Australia Day” inclusive of a glass of Australian wine.
Where: The Square, Novotel Bangkok ON Siam Square, Soi 6, Siam Square (BTS: Siam) //
Contact: 02-209-8888 ext. The Square; or www.novotelbkk.com

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Taste of Jeju [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] In January, Kongju Korean Restaurant presents South Korean seaside specialties, highlighted by Mae Un Tang, a traditional Korean spicy seafood stew. Prepared by Hanna Kim, senior Korean cuisine specialist, and made with the finest and freshest seafood stew, the dish makes for a hearty meal.
Where: Kongju Korean Restaurant, Pathumwan Princess Hotel, MBK (BTS: National Stadium) //
Contact: 02 216-3700, ext. 20642/6 // www.pprincess.com
[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] January Promo @ Golden Palace [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] For lovers of exquisite Chinese cuisine, the chefs at The Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant put the spotlight on “Deep-fried Crab Claws with Wasabi Cream Salad” as food of the month of January. That’s of course, in addition to the usual sumptuous delights that make us one of Bangkok’s most exclusive Chinese restaurants. And don’t miss our eternal menu special: “Peking Duck” at only Bt699 between January and March.
Where: The Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant, Windsor Suites Hotel, Sukhumvit 20 //
Contact: 02- 262-1234

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] New Antipasti & Tasting Plates [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa’s authentic Italian restaurant, Brio, is launching new Antipasti & Tasting Plates for just Bt590++ per person created by Chef Patrizio Roncato. Available every Monday to Friday lunchtime from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., this gourmet two-course menu starts with a mouthwatering selection of Italian delicacies, followed by a trio of main course pasta dishes. Savor an Antipasti Plate of homemade marinated vegetables, traditional cold cuts and cheeses, as well as freshly baked breads accompanied by chutneys, relishes and garden salads. Then delight in a Tasting Plate comprising three of the chef’s favorite pasta creations.
Where: Brio, Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa (free shuttle boat service from BTS Saphan Taksin pier) //
Contact: 02-476-0022 ext. 1416; www.bangkokriverdining.com
[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Business Lunch Sets [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Signor Sassi, the world-famous, London-based, Italian restaurant, is now serving Business Lunch Set. For as little as Bt450++, business executives can now enjoy an authentic, delectable business lunch, while being mesmerized by a stunning view of Bangkok. Located on the 37th floor of the Anantara Bangkok, Sathorn, Signor Sassi Bangkok is the third international restaurant franchise outside of the United Kingdom and its first in Asia. From Bt450++ to Bt650++ per set, each diner can design his or her own special lunch from our extensive menu, which includes 11 starters, seven pasta courses and five main courses. Each memorable main course is served with a selected vegetable of the day. Using the same finest produce and imported ingredients from Italy as the London branch, diners at the Bangkok branch will also enjoy the same original menus that have left two decades of diners from around the world craving for more. An additional Bt150++ will buy one of the many homemade desserts on Signor Sassi’s menu. The Business Lunch Set is served Monday through Friday from noon to 2:30 p.m., except public holidays.
For directions or reservations, call 02 210-9011or visit www.signorsassi.co.uk
[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Welcome the Year of Snake [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] From Feb. 8-12, Fei Ya Chinese Restaurant and Flavors International Restaurant at Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel will present sensational Chinese New Year celebrations. Enjoy either All You Can Eat Dim Sum for lunch at Bt1,288++ per person with special dishes including roasted duck & BBQ pork, suckling pig and braised shark’s with abalone, conpoy, and mushroom or special set menu lunch and dinner starting at Bt9,888++ for six persons at Fei Ya. Get a complimentary golden bag with three oranges per table; make a wish and crack open the fortune cookies to begin the New Year. Or, start the Chinese New Year with a wide selection of dishes at the international brunch, Bt1,988++ and dinner buffet Bt1,650++ with special dishes including hot and sour soup and Hokkien noodle at Flavors. There will also be lion and dragon dances at 9 a.m. and Shaolin Kungfu Show at 2:30 p.m. onwards at Ballroom on Feb. 10.
Where: Fei Ya and Flavors restaurants, Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel //
Contact: 02-125-5030 or 02-125-5010
[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Valentine’s Day Dining by Design [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Discover the ultimate in private, tailored dining, with Anantara’s bespoke Dining by Design concept. Browse a collection of Italian, BBQ seafood and Thai fine dining menus, or collaborate with your very own chef to craft the ideal culinary sequence. Choose to dine at a table under a canopy on the beach, or in a Thai sala with comfy triangular cushions in the garden beside the lily pond. Price: Bt6,500++ per couple; Bt7,200++ per couple inclusive of a romantic in-room bath ritual after dinner.
Where: Anantara Bophut Koh Samui //
Contact: 077-428-300, or e-mail reserve@anantara.com or visit www.anantara.com
[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Wine Me, Dine Me [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Chef Charles Christaeans of Loop Italian Restaurant and Terrace invites you to a romantic alfresco dinner overlooking the poolside on the hotel’s 8th floor. Savor the flavor of rustic Italy and sip quality Italian wines with signature highlights on offer: roasted snow fish with lobster mousse, cannelloni beef and Portobello mushroom, saffron risotto with crab meat ravioli and beetroot sauce and sautéed artichokes with grilled scallops with an herb crust.
Where: Loop Italian Restaurant, Pathumwan Princess Hotel, MBK (BTS: National Stadium) //
Contact: 02-163-700, ext. 20818
[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Romantic Dinner @ Eastin Makkasan [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Celebrate Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) in the romantic surroundings off Attica Sky Lounge, where a memorable set menu will be offered at Bt4,200 net per couple. The tantalizing 3-course menu starts with an Indonesia tuna tartar cocktail paired with a glass of RosDella Casa, Vino Da Tavola, Rosato 2010 followed by homemade watermelon soup with crabmeat. A special highlight will be Serb & Turf, grilled Andaman tiger prawn and Australian beef tenderloin with passion fruit sauce served with mango, strawberry and avocado salad paired with a glass of Di Giorno Garganega Chardonnay 2011 or Merlot Carvina Italy 2010, capped by mango cheeks with honey glaze and dragon fruit and chocolate truffle selection paired with a glass of Pierfant Blanc de Blanc France.
Where: Attica Sky Lounge, 23rd floor, Eastin Hotel Makkasan Bangkok //
Contact: 02-631-7600
[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Valentine’s Day at Full Moon [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Celebrate the most romantic day of the year with a choice of two unique culinary journeys at Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort & Spa on Feb. 14. Experience the magic of Valentine’s Day at Anantara’s signature Italian restaurant, Full Moon. Dine by candlelight on an elevated deck with a view of the resort’s shoreline pool to one side, and the lily pond courtyard garden on the other. Savor a sumptuous five course menu, featuring a thoughtful progression of connoisseur land and sea creations, and concluding with a decadent chocolate trio. Toast this special night with a bottle from the restaurant’s “Wine Promotion of the Month Menu” and listen to a band playing love songs. Price is Bt3,500++ per couple, including a long stem rose for the lady. Where: Anantara Bophut Koh Samui //
Contact: 077-428-300, or e-mail reserve@anantara.com or visit www.anantara.com
[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle] Sashimi Bento Set [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Delicious value sets that reflect the renowned simplicity and elegance of Japanese cuisine start the year’s food promotions at Youzen Japanese Restaurant. From the popular “Sashimi Bento Set” to the must-try “Tempura Bento Set,” we have put the best of Japanese dishes together in a value delightful meal that you will surely enjoy.
Where: Youzen Japanese Restaurant, Windsor Suites Hotel, Sukhumvit 20 //
Contact: 02- 262-1234
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Royal Cliff’s Frescobaldi Wine Dinner declared “deVine”Royal Cliff Hotels Group’s deVine Club organized “The Frescobaldi Wine Dinner,” in the “The Royal Cliff’s Wine Event of the Year” style. The Royal Cliff crafted an evening filled with delectable wonders, the most notable being the privilege to share the company of the Marchese Lamberto de Frescobaldi who flew in just for the occasion.

Vision & Tradition: 700 year of Winemaking set the tone for main dinner event. deVine Club members were treated to an unforgettable evening of fine wine and epicurean delights such as Chestnut filled cappellacci on pumpkin sauce and Poached Maine lobster tail with crab meat and salsa verde served with Bianca Balsamico flavored frisee salad. Each course was expertly paired with a Frescobaldi selection, approved by the Marchese himself.

“This wine dinner was a true pleasure. The Royal Cliff is honored to have welcomed and shared an evening with this extraordinary gentleman and his family’s time-honored winemaking traditions,” said Royal Cliff Hotels Group’s general manager and deVine Club’s acting-president Christoph Voegeli.

deVine Wine Club was launched in April 2001 as the visible face of the resort’s enthusiasm for promoting wines and hosting wine-related events. It has enjoyed tremendous success from its very first function. For more information e-mail Voegeli at wineclub@royalcliff.com // visit www.royalcliff.com

Royal Cliff Hotels Group MD Mrs. Panga Vathanakul (second from left) and the Marchese Lamberto de Frescobaldi (far right) cut the ribbon to open the dinner at The Royal Grill Room & Wine Cellar. Alongside is Royal Cliff GM Christoph Voegeli (far left), and (left to right) Chan Vathanakul, Sakunee Siriprasert, director of VS Classic Wines, and Virach Siriprasert, VS Classic Wines MD.