VIE: Michelin Star Valentine
Conrad Bkk: Romance Under the Stars
VIE Hotel Bangkok & V Villas Hua Hin supported by Kasikorn Bank (K Bank) and Advance Info Service Plc. (AIS) present the fascinating combination of Japanese simplicity applied to the divine taste and sophistication of French cuisine by Michelin Star chef Kei Kobayoshi. Kei’s cuisine is a fusion of savory French traditional with all of the exquisite simplicity of Japanese culinary art and can be described as a perfect balance of everything delicious. He will be at VIE Hotel Bangkok Feb. 14 (Bt6,000 net per person for food only; Bt7,500 net per person for food with wines pairing, including the special rose-cake-pops from VIE Hotel Bangkok) and at V Villas Hua Hin for an evening by the beach on Feb. 16 (Bt6,000 net per person for food only; and Bt7,500 net per person for food with wines pairing).
Where: VIE Hotel Bangkok and V Villas Hua HIn // Contact: 02 309-3939, ext. 3781
Valentine's Day 'Mirage Beach BBQ'
Set the scene for irresistible romance, watching the moonlight shimmer over the water as you enjoy a 4-course dinner by the Conrad Bangkok poolside, with a complimentary glass of fine rosé sparkling wine at Bt2,900 per couple. Make the occasion even more memorable by adding Bt1,500 more for a bottle of sparkling wine to share.
Where: City Terrace, 7th Floor, Conrad Bangkok, All Season Place, Wireless Rd // Contact: 02-690-9229
Join “Mirage Beach BBQ” on the evening of Feb. 14 at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, and enjoy the resort’s natural setting by the sea while savoring tasty dishes and an array of fresh produce from the sea. Entertainment provided by musicians, Hawaiian dancers, and fire dance shows on the beach, 7-10 p.m. The Seafood BBQ is priced at Bt1,599 net (singles), Bt2,999 net (couples), including a glass of sparkling rose wine, a single red rose, and framed photograph.
Sheraton Pattaya: Beachfront Candlelight Dinner
Where: Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, Wong Amat Beach, Pattaya // Contact: 038-301 234 ext.4397 or e-mail: email@example.com
The Square: Valentine's Day Buffet
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Sheraton Pattaya Resort on Feb. 14, 6:30–10 p.m. – with a beachfront candlelight set dinner offering pre-cocktail canapés at Latitude Lounge followed by a 6-course set menu of temptations including lobster soup with aromatic herb cream and a choice between seared black cod and scallop with beetroot puree complemented by citrus salsa or roasted veal Rossini paired with risotto mash and baby spinach with a drizzle of truffle beef jus. Cap the romantic evening with strawberry cheese mousse with white and dark chocolate mousse, and vanilla ice cream. Price is Bt6,999 net per couple.
Where: Sheraton Pattaya Resort, Pattaya // Contact: 038-259-888 or check out: facebook.com/sheratonpattayaresort
Latest Recipe Valentine
Bring your loved ones to The Square of Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square on Feb. 14 and indulge in a sumptuous international buffet highlighting an array of delights from Europe and Asia, with a special Indian corner, live grill and Japanese sushi and sashimi bar; accompanied by imported cheese, delectable desserts, fresh coffee or tea, home-made ice cream, strawberry creations, crepe station and deluxe chocolate fountain. The Valentine’s Day Buffet Dinner is Bt2,400++ per couple inclusive of a glass of sparkling wine to toast the occasion.
Where: The Square, Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square, Siam Square Soi 6 (BTS: Siam) //Contact: 02-209-8888, ext. The Square or visit www.novotelbkk.com
Flava's Flame of Love
An unforgettable evening of romance and passion awaits you and your loved one at Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa, with candle-lit moods and attentive yet unobtrusive service creating an ambiance of intimacy and dining pleasure. Celebrate a special Valentine at the Latest Recipe restaurant, where you begin the night with champagne and delicious canapé, followed by 5-course menu at Bt3,000 net per person. Where: Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa, Samui // Contact: 077-960-888, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Am's Valentine Exclusive
Treat yourself and your loved one with a romantic 4-course “Valentine’s Candlelight” set menu at Flava Restaurant. Price is Bt3,900 net per couple, along with a complimentary bottle of Borgo Del Cal Alto Prosecco. The special set menu is also available for lunch and guest can also enjoy dishes from our extensive a la cart menu. There’s also a special room package (Bt3,800 net) for two in a deluxe room on the night of Feb. 14 inclusive of buffet breakfast.
Where: Flava Restaurant, Dream Hotel Bangkok // Contact: 02-254-8500; e-mail: email@example.com
An exquisite Valentine’s set dinner featuring river prawn, ripe mango, fresh strawberry and cocktail sauce; tomato cream soup; orange sherbet with fresh strawberry; grilled lemon and olive oil marinated salmon fillet; sautéed spinach mashed potato and beetroot cream sauce; strawberry yoghurt mousse; and freshly brewed coffee or fine tea awaits at Am Café on the ground floor of the hotel. Price is Bt 1,999++ per couple. Or, go to Hong The Chinese Restaurant for a Valentine Chinese Set Dinner also at Bt1,990++ per couple.
Where: Ambassador Hotel Bangkok, 171 Sukhumvit 11 (BTS: Nana) // Contact: 02-254-0444, ext. 1582
Exclusive chef Philippe creates a 5-course “Valentine Sensation” set menu featuring U.S. deep sea scallop, pan-fried foie gras, monk fish, Australian lamb loin or Aussie grain fed tenderloin, and Valentine’s macaronade with two glasses of Moët & Chandon @ Bt12,000 ++ per couple. Or enjoy a 3-course a la carte menu @ Bt3,900++ per person.
Where: Rib Room and Bar, on the 31st floor of The Landmark Bangkok, Sukhumvit Road // Contact: 02-254-0404, ext 7777
Height of Romance
Attica Sky Lounge sets the stage for a memorable Valentine with an exclusive set menu offered at only Bt4,200 net per couple. The chef prepares a tantalizing 3-course set menu, starting with Indonesian tuna tartar cocktail paired with a glass of RosDella Casa, Vino Da Tavola, Rosato 2010 followed by his homemade watermelon soup with crab meat. A special highlight of the evening 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. Every couple will receive a complimentary red rose for the lady.
Where: Attica Sky Lounge, 23rd floor of Eastin Hotel Makkasan Bangkok, Makkasan Road (BTS: Surasak) // Contact: 02-651-7600
Romantic Dining Venues
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special one at the world’s highest al-fresco restaurant “Sirocco” on the 63rd floor and “Sky Bar” of Tower Club at lebua where treasures of love abound. The breathtaking restaurant and bar offer a feast for the senses on Valentine’s Day and an invitation to romance. An exquisite 8-course special dish will be served accompanied by the music of an internationally acclaimed live jazz band that will stimulate your senses and your heart. With the glittering city lights below while overlooking the River of Kings, a smile and a toast will say much more than words. The exclusive set dinner is Bt 21,999++ per couple with a complimentary rose. At Sky Bar, the multi-award winning sky high bar overlooking the city and the Chao Phraya River, the special treat is just Bt9,500++ per couple including a bottle of G.H Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne and a complimentary rose.
Where: Sirocco and Sky Bar, Tower Club at lebua, Silom Road // Contact: 02-249-555 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Valentine Dining Journeys
Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok invites all couples to celebrate an unforgettable evening of romance aboard the hotel’s Horizon Cruise or at NEXT2 Café, Angelini, and Salathip on Feb. 14. All couples will get a chocolate lipstick from The Chocolate Boutique as a special gift with our compliments. Guests can surprise their loved ones with an international buffet on the river while admiring the beauty of Bangkok by night at Bt2,588 net per person. NEXT2 Café offers an international buffet dinner from nine “live” cooking stations at Bt2,488 net per person. At Angelini, diners can treat someone special to a Valentine’s set dinner exclusively prepared by Chef Ugoletti. The menu with wine pairings is accompanied by the romantic rhythm of Lilibeth Antonio and her pianist. Price is Bt2,688 net per person. And at Salathip, guests can share their love with someone special with a Thai set dinner paired with sparkling wine by the Chao Phraya River accompanied with classical Thai dance performances at Bt2,288 net per person. All prices include sparkling wine pairings, a chocolate lipstick, and rose for the lady.
Where: Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, New Road, Bangrak (BTS: Saphan Taksin) // Contact: 02-236-9952, 02-236 7777, ext.205-6, e-mail: email@example.com
Be My Valentine’s Dinner
Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa presents five sensual dining experiences on Feb. 14. At Trader Vic’s – the 5-course International Fine Dining Menu is Bt4,499++ per couple, including a bottle of sparkling wine and a rose for the lady. At Manohra Dining Cruise, dine on delicious regional specialties, enhanced by sought after imported meats and seafood at Bt4,499++ per couple, including a bottle of sparkling wine and a rose for the lady. The 5-course Italian Saint Valentine Set Menu Dinner at Brio features the finest imported ingredients to create the most sumptuous Mediterranean flavors at Bt3,499++ per couple. And at Riverside Terrace – Grand International Buffet Dinner — feast under the stars as Thai dancers perform on a flame lit stage, against a magical river backdrop of sparkling lights and scenic tranquility. Price is Bt1,999++ per person, including a glass of sparkling wine and a rose for the lady.
Where: Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa, Charoen Nakorn Road (Free shuttle boat ride from Saphan Taksin Pier) // Contact: 02-476-0022, ext. 1416 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
So ‘Sweet Valentine’
At Radisson Suites Bangkok Sukhumvit’s Mauve Restaurant, try the full-course set dinner prepared by specialist chefs. Warm up with a great selection of appetizers including crab cakes with spicy mango sauce or New Zealand mussels baked with herbs and served with a garden salad followed by cream of potato and leek soup or minestrone soup with pesto oil. Savor the finest main course of saddle of roast lamb served with cream of parsnip, sautéed Russell potatoes, glazed carrots and a thyme jus or grilled Australian grass fed Angus tenderloin with crispy beef ravioli, ratatouille, tomato confit, and truffle champignon sauce. Mauve’s ‘Be My Valentine’s’ 3-course set dinner includes one complimentary bottle of wine. Price is Bt3,200 (net) per couple.
Where: Mauve Restaurant, Radisson Bangkok, Sukhumvit 13 // Contact: 02-645-4999
Indus - Be My Valentine
On Feb. 14, lovers will have the chance to celebrate Valentine’s Day like nowhere else as Sofitel So Bangkok presents three tantalizing romantic set-menu dinners. First Valentine’s option is dinner at Park Society Restaurant; located on the 29th floor, where fine gastronomy meets spectacular views that captivate the senses as the array of surrounding city lights playfully converge on the chic setting. Guests will enjoy a 5-course set menu dinner, along with glasses of champagne and romantic rose for a lady. Priced is at Bt10,000++ per couple. The second Valentine’s option is dinner at the outdoor pool and party venue, Water Club. Located on the 10th floor, the ambience here is one of seduction under the stars in a relaxed setting by the pool with tables lit by the soft glow of candles. Guests will enjoy a 4-course set menu dinner, along with glasses of champagne a romantic rose for a lady. Priced is at Bt7,000++ per couple. The other Valentine’s offering is exclusive to just one couple: a 6-course dinner served at The Box, starting with caviar, will be complemented by a bottle of Dom Perignon, red roses, great music and, naturally, a private butler. After dinner the couple will be hosted to a night’s stay in a So Suite Spa with spa treatment for two. This perfect night of love is priced at Bt50,000 net.
Where: Sofitel SO Bangkok Hotel, Rama IV Road // Contact: 02-624-0000; e-mail: H6835-FB3@sofitel.com, www.sofitel.com
Executive Sous Chef Boonserm has cooked up an array of dishes from all parts of the world so that guests and their loved ones can enjoy the finest things in life at Café@2 on Valentine’s Day. The menu includes Japanese with assorted sushi and sashimi, local Thai favorites from som tam (Thai spicy salad), larb pla chon tod grob (spicy and crispy fish with toast rice), Indian delights, European offerings from pasta and grill, to live cooking stations. Since it is a Valentine’s promotion, Café@2 has also prepared the fines Australian rib-eye, oven roasted leg of lamb, baked salmon fillet and much, much more all for only Bt1,450 per person or Bt2,900 per couple.
Festival of Love
Where: Café@2, 2nd Floor, Conrad Bangkok, All Seasons Place, Wireless Road // Contact: 02- 690-9211
Prosperity, Wealth, and Happiness Menu
On Valentine’s Day, a 5-course dinner is carefully designed by resident Spanish chef Joan Tanya to honor and welcome the festival of love. The romantic evening will also feature flamenco guitarist, Vincent Chavez, from Spain. Price is Bt 1,999++ per person inclusive of a glass of sparkling wine and a complimentary hearted shape chocolate. Couples will also receive a bottle of red or white wine.
Where: Tapas Y Vino, Grand Millennium Sukhumvit, Asoke (MRT: Sukhumvit) // Contact: 02-204-4158 or e-mail email@example.com
To usher the Chinese New Year, chefs at The Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant presents a celebratory dish, the rotisserie crispy chicken – a perfect savory special for those celebrating one of the most special occasions in the Asian calendar. Celebrate the auspicious event with festive treats on the “Prosperity, Wealth, and Happiness” menu set at Bt9,999 net per 10 persons. Special Offer: Come 4, Pay 3 All-you-can-eat for buffet during the entire February.
8-Course set Menu
Where: The Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant, Windsor Suites & Convention Hotel, Sukhumvit 20 // Contact: 02-262 1234, ext. 1410
Hong Teh Chinese Restaurant ushers in the Year of the Snake with a superb 8-course set menu, which features traditional Cantonese dishes such as shrimps cream salad and scallop wasabi mayonnaise salad; braised shark’s fin soup; crispy Peking duck; wok-fried deer’s tender with abalone X.O sauce; steamed snow fish with ham and mushroom; fried egg noodles with crab meat; and sago dumpling with white fungus. Price is Bt 8,888++ per table for 10 persons or Bt888++ per person. Every diner gets a “Red Packet” and lucky oranges for good fortune.
Where: Hong Teh Chinese Restaurant, 2nd floor of Tower Wing, The Ambassador Hotel Bangkok, 171 Sukhumvit 11 // Contact: 02-254-0444, ext. 1562/3; e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Chinese New Year at Colonnade
Novotel Bangkok Platinum invites you to welcome the “Year of Snake” & Celebrate Chinese New Year 2013 with a delicious Chinese Buffet Brunch at The Square Restaurant for the price of Bt888++ per person, on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Make it a family day as children below 12 get 50% discount and kids below 5 will eat for free. The Chinese Buffet selection includes a wide range of homemade dim sum, BBQ and Crispy pork, succulent roasted Peking duck, made-to-order Chinese noodles, Chinese sweet Dumpling, and fortune cookies with free flow Chinese tea and soft drink.
Where: The Square, Novotel Platinum Bangkok, Pratunam // Contact: 02-160-7123 or H7272-FB4@accor.com
Bite of China
Welcome the Year of the Snake in fine style with the legendary Sunday Brunch and a full range of regional and western specialties at The Sukhothai Bangkok’s Colonnade restaurant. Enjoy an amazing selection featuring imported oysters from the United States, Australia, France and Ireland; the finest and freshest Maine lobster, giant Alaskan King Crab and Mud Crab; New Age sushi; 30 kinds of farmhouse cheeses; all-time favorites in a tasty Chinese menu, including dim sum and congee, a live station, fish maw soup and longevity noodles; and delectable desserts such as 8 Treasures rice pudding, Persimmon tart, Earl Grey crème brûlée and more. Price is Bt3,000++ per person.
Where: Colonnade Restaurant, The Sukhothai Bangkok, Sathorn Road // Contact: 02-344-8888 or e-mail: email@example.com
Welcome the Year of the Snake
The journey of culinary discovery at Latest Recipe, Le Meridien Bangkok Patpong continues to entice diners with monthly specialties from around the world being offered. For February, and in celebration of the Chinese New Year, an array of delicious Chinese menu will be on offered for lunch buffet. Chef Attapol’s Chinese dish selection includes smoked duck with honey-hoisin sauce, Prawn golden parcel, Barbecue Peking duck, roasted suckling pig, Chinese noodle and much more. The tempting desserts contain assorted New Year Chinese candy bar, black tea ice cream, warm sweet mash taro, golden bean cake and more. Price is Bt599++ per person for lunch buffet and Bt800++ per person for Sunday Brunch.
Where: Le Meridien Bangkok, Suriwongse Road // Contact: 02-232-8888, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Youzen's Yakitori Set
Hong Kong Chef Leung presents an array of traditional Chinese New Year dishes on a special set menu created to wish good luck for all diners at Lok Wah Hin Chinese Restaurant. Welcome new year with auspicious dishes such as hair seaweed dried oyster pan-fried fish meat in brown sauce, Hong Kong BBQ suckling pig, and hair seaweed braised with goose’s web in clay pot. The 8-course set menu is Bt14,500++ and includes an “Ang Pao.”
Where: Lok Wah Hin, Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square, Siam Square Soi 6 (BTS: Siam) // Contact: 02-209-8888, ext.. Lok Wah Hin or visit the website www.novotelbkk.com
Organic, Authentic Thai Cuisine at basil
For February, Youzen Japanese Restaurant highlights the “Yakitori Set’ and the “Yaki Pork Set” to indulge all lovers of Japanese cuisine. Don’t miss these creative renditions of beloved Japanese delicacies as only the chefs at Youzen can present. Special Offer: Come 4, Pay 3 All-you-can-eat for buffet in February 2013. Lunch a la carte menu available and Buffet Seafood Dinner at Bt699++ /person.
Where: Youzen Japanese Restaurant, Windsor Suites & Convention Hotel, Sukhumvit 20 // Contact: 02-262 1234, ext. 1408
Korean Set Lunch
Diners at basil can now enjoy award-winning Thai cuisine prepared by talented chefs using organic produce. basil is the first Thai restaurant in a luxury hotel to offer a 6-course set menu with organic ingredients in its authentic dishes.
basil’s Chef Kesinee Wanta’s secret to ensuring diners enjoy an unforgettable experience is to create a feast for the eyes with contemporary presentation and excite the palate with authentic flavors. Now her award-winning cuisine is further enhanced by premium quality organic produce from the Royal Mae Fah Luang Project in northern Thailand.
Where: basil, Level 1, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvi, Sukhumvit Road (BTS: Asoke) // Contact: 02-649-8366, email@example.com
Experience a traditional Korean lunch throughout February at Kongju Korean Restaurant on the 2nd Floor of Pathumwan Princess Hotel for only Bt390 net. Each “Do Si Rok” set lunch highlights a selection of Korean appetizers, BBQ salmon, and a choice of BBQ beef, chicken or pork, steamed rice; and Doen Jaen soup plus a free-flow hot or iced green tea.
Shellfish & Champagne, Martinis & Moongazing
Where: 2nd Floor, Pathumwan Princess Hotel, 444 MBK Center, Phyathai Road (BTS: National Stadium) // Contact: 02-216-3700, ext. 20230
InterContinental Hua Hin Resort will be delighting guests and visitors throughout February with a huge selection of upscale wining and dining deals and memorable culinary adventures for discerning diners to choose from. The Thai royal heritage resort’s renowned seafood restaurant, Azure, will be celebrating the finesse of French dining, with a menu centred around the very best caviar from France and teaming it with the freshest seafood catches of local fishermen.Expect dishes such as caviar on Thai red snapper and gravlax imbued with orange and coriander marinade.
Sundays will continue this illustrious showcase of indulgent dining with the five- star resort’s “Bubbly Brunch.”Guests will be served carefully selected sparkling wines and champagnes alongside fresh oysters, sumptuous foie gras and premium Wagyu beef.
Also available throughout the month will be a showcase of authentic and masterfully prepared Northern Thai food at the Pirom restaurant, as well as afternoons of international tea tasting surrounded by the impressive 1920s style architecture and colonial era jazz music of Lee La bar, where the evenings will see a selection of Martinis on offer, carefully crafted by expert mixologists.
For a less formal yet equally indulgent dining experience, guests can enjoy a bountiful beachside barbecue every Saturday night, featuring the freshest and most succulent seafood the Gulf of Thailand has to offer alongside selected cuts of meat.
On Valentine’s Day, Executive Chef Patrick of Azure serving up a especially created 6-course seafood set menu complete with lavish caviar accompaniments and the finest Bollinger champagne, while romantic diners at Felicita can expect an evening of ambient al fresco dining featuring dishes such as oyster ‘frappuccino’ and duck liver flan.
February’s luxury dining experiences at InterCon Hua Hin will come to a crescendo on the Feb 25, with a sophisticated celebration of the full moon. Guests will enjoy Veuve Clicquot Champagne alongside a magnificent serving of foie gras, oysters and lobster whilst taking in the spectacular view of the moon from Azure or from a private cabana on the beachfront.
Where: InterContinental Hua Hin Resort, Hua HIn // Contact: 02 656-0236 // www.intercontinental.com/huahin
Chef Luke’s ‘Tuk-Tuk Tour’
Guests at InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort can join a culinary tour with Executive Chef Luke MacLeod, as he guides a personal tour of Koh Samui’s organic farms to cherry-pick the very best of fresh ingredients – on a tuk-tuk! The half-day experience includes visits to some of the resort’s leading purveyors on a traditional Thai “tuk-tuk” auto-rickshaw, followed by a specially prepared lunch by Chef Luke, using the freshly bought ingredients. Guests also have the opportunity to get behind the professional open-plan kitchen at the resort’s Amber restaurant for an exclusive cooking class with the chef followed by a sumptuous lunch to sample the fresh wholesome dishes, which is Chef Luke’s signature cooking style.
The day starts with a consultation with the chef over coffee to discuss what the guests would like to see and cook. The organic tour begins right on the resort’s doorstep where they are shown around the organic herb and aromatics garden by the resort’s resident gardener, Khun Pravit. From here, guests board the customized tuk-tuk and are taken to Kasem organic chicken farm, located just 250m from the resort. Guests can select the fresh free-range eggs, and poultry also can be bought at the farm, depending on the chosen recipes. Other stops on the tour include roadside fruit supplier with fruits harvested from a local garden, an organic salad and herb farm, and a local gardener’s pick at a road verge, followed by a stop at Lipa Noi just 10 minutes from the resort for the fresh catch of the day.
“Fresh and quality ingredients is fundamental to cooking. No matter how skilled of a chef you are, you simply have to work with good ingredients, using fresh local produce which are well-balanced and full of taste” said Chef Luke. “Anyone can fly ingredients half way across the world, to cook with ingredients they are used to and work within their comfort zone. But when you have such amazing local produce, it’s a crime not to make the most of it! I’m just happy to share my passion and experience in working with these wonderful ingredients and the amazing people who are behind them!”
Chef Luke joined InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort’s kitchen in May 2012, following his tenure at renowned Michelin starred Chef, Pierre Gagnaire’s eponymous Pierre Restaurant at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong. Since joining the award-winning property, Chef Luke continues to elevate the resort’s culinary experience with its guests full of accolades for his clean-tasting and wholesome cuisine.
“We continually strive to provide the highest quality gastronomic experience at the resort, and Chef Luke’s ‘Tuk-Tuk Tour’ provides us with an opportunity to share our passion with our guests. It allows us to showcase the importance of food provenance, highlights our commitment to sustainability whilst providing guests with a cultural and an epicurean experience!” said Arnaud Gordon, general manager of the resort.
Chef Luke’s Organic Tuk Tuk Tour and Cooking Class is priced at Bt3900++ per person for a minimum number of two persons, and a maximum number of four persons for a halfday experience from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. inclusive of lunch.