Dining Special – April 2013

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Sunday Brunch on the River
Millennium Hilton Bangkok has just launched “Brunch on the River,” inviting guests to discover their own personal ‘best’ combination of exotic cuisines and wines from distant lands.

“Brunch on the River,” which can be enjoyed from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., starts with complimentary cocktails and canapés at ThreeSixty (11 a.m.- noon). Then, between noon and 3 p.m., guests can savor the International Brunch selections from the hotel’s signature restaurants, including Flow, Prime, Maya and Yuan. The International Brunch selection is made all the more impressive with free access to the private Cheese Room – the first of its kind in Bangkok and considered to be one of the best in Asia. There, diners can sample up to 75 kinds of cheeses, the widest variety of international cheeses, the most powerful aromas, the finest textures, and the most refined flavors, all served with freshly baked bread and condiments.

That’s not all 20 wine labels are available at the “Brunch on the River,” and delicious smoothies, juices, and quenchers await you too. Coffee, tea and juices are all included with the meal. The meal can be enjoyed for just Bt1,999 net per person and Bt2,999 net per person for Brunch on the River with free flow wine and sparkling. For more about what’s included in this amazing Sunday experience, contact 02-442-2000

Songkran at The Pen
2-2In celebration of the Thai New Year, The Peninsula Bangkok offers special set menus at Thiptara and The Lobby on April 1-15. The Songkran set menu is priced at Bt1,800* per person while the Khao Chae set menu is priced at Bt460++ per person. Both menus will be available daily at Thiptara from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Khao Chae set menu will be served at The Lobby from noon to 10:30 p.m.
Where: The Lobby and Thiptara, The Peninsula Bangkok (BTS: Saphan Taksin (free shuttle boat at the pier) // Contact: 02-254-1234
Traditional Songkran Delicacies
2-3In the spirit of tradition, The Square of Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square presents a family-oriented “Songkran Festival Dinner Buffet” on April 12-16. The buffet highlights traditional Thai dishes typically only enjoyed during the festivities, including the summer dish “Khao Chae.” Enjoy either the International buffet dinner celebration with “Come 4 Pay 2” (Bt950++/person) on dinner or the All You Can Eat Dim Sim Lunch at Lok Wah Hin Chinese Restaurant with “Come 4 Pay 3” (Bt620++/person).
Where: Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square, Siam Square Soi 6 (BTS: Siam) // Contact: 02-209-8888, ext. The SQUARE or Lok Wah Hin or visit the website www.novotelbkk.com
I Heart Songkran Dinner
2-4Radisson Suites Bangkok Sukhumvit invites you and your family to celebrate “Songkran” from April 13 to 17 with an authentic 4-course Thai dinner at Mauve Restaurant where the chef will prepare plenty of irresistible Songkran-themed Thai dishes. The “I Heart Songkran” 4-course dinner features a special ceremony with the service staff performing the Thai traditional “Rod Nam Dam Hua.” Bt599 net per person.
Book now and get a gift set of cold scented towel with lemon grass oil. Where: Mauve, Radisson Suites Bangkok Sukhumvit, Sukhumvit 13 (BTS: Nana) // Contact: 02 645-4999
Essential Khao Chae
April is a great time to cool off with the nation’s famous summer dish, “Khao Chae.” Enjoy Khao Chae on April 1-30 at Spice & Rice Thai Restaurant, The Sukosol Bangkok. Available daily at Bt395++ 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (lunch) and 6-10:30 p.m. (dinner).
Where: Spice & Rice Thai Restaurant, The Sukosol Bangkok, Sri Ayutthaya Road (BTS: Phayathai) // Contact: 02-247-0123
Khao Chae Festival
2-5On April 12-21, The Square at Novotel Bangkok Bangna, invites you to taste a bowl of traditional iced and rice soup “khao chae,” flavored with jasmine flowers and enjoyed with a vast variety of savory condiments.
Where: The Square, Novotel Bangkok Bangna, Srinakarin Road // Contact: 02-366-0505
Pathumwan Khao Chae
Khao Chae, the 200-year-old dish that consists of rice eaten cold with jasmine and candle fume scented water, which truly represents authentic Thai tradition will be available at the CiTi BiSTRo daily for the entire April from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. for only Bt990 net per person.
Where: CiTi BiSTRo World Cuisine Restaurant, Ground Floor, Pathumwan Princess Hotel, 444 MBK Center, Phayathai Road (BTS: National Stadium) // Contact: 02-216-3700, ext. 20100
Tom Yum Three Ways
basil’s gifted Chef Kesinee’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. basil also offers a carefully chosen wine list to further enhance the unique tasting of tom yum three ways.
Where: basil, level 1 of Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit (BTS: Asoke) // Contact: 02-649-8366, dining.sgs@luxurycollection.com
Golden Palace in April
2-6Put your taste to the test as the creative chefs of Golden Palace prepare some of the most delightful Chinese specialties you can ever enjoy in Bangkok. Recommended dishes include Hong Kong roasted duck and BBQ pork with herbs & honey; beef steak in Hong Kong sauce; steamed chicken with Chinese wine and jellyfish salad; and seafood salad with wasabi cream” – for scintillating tastes you will savor long after the meal is over. For lunchtime during weekends, enjoy the great music of “Ko-cheng” along with the delightful dishes. Special Offer: ‘Come 4, Pay 3 All-you-can-eat for Buffet Lunch.’ Dim Sum buffet lunch is Bt 499++/person and Dim Sum buffet dinner at Bt 699++ / person (with shark’s fin soup).
Where: The Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant, Windsor Suites & Convention Hotel-Sukhumvit 20 // Contact: 02-262-1234, ext. 1410
Journey Through Scotland in One Night
2-20From left: Chennarong Bhumichitr, senior brand ambassador of Johnnie Walker (Thailand); Leslie Stronac, executive chef of InterContinental Bangkok; Surin Krittayaphongphun-VP marketing-sales The Bangkok Entertainment (BEC-Tero); Srocha Laysuwan, executive department manager at DKSH Thailand; Ittidaje Chanpini, VP commercial Diageo Moet Hennessy Thailand; Suri Jitjang, executive assistant manager of InterContinental Bangkok; and Stephen Meredith, director of food & beverage of InterContinental Bangkok; join the unforgettable journey to experience authentic Scottish cuisine paired with traditional Scotch whiskey at the Fireplace Grill recently. Guests enjoyed the 7-course gourmet from the Scottish-born, Chef Leslie, accompanied by the full range of Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky’s, showcasing top 7 labels such as Johnnie Walker Green Label Johnnie Walker Blue Label, and Johnnie Walker Platinum Label. The night ended with each guest walking away with a complimentary 750ml bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue and a signature Riedel Crystal Whisky glass presented in a luxurious leather gift set.
A Journey through Thailand with Chef McDang
2-13VIU at The St. Regis Bangkok last month took guests to “A Journey through Thailand with Chef McDang.” The exclusive epicurean experience featured Thailand’s preeminent celebrity chef, McDang, who showcased the incredible flavors of Thailand covering a different Thai region, from the North to Isaan to the Central and to the South as he introduced a new menu each day. Chef McDang’s modern Thai creations includes white turmeric salad, braised pork belly with quail egg, larb duck burger served with coleslaw, papaya salad dressing and french fries, and pan-fried marinated snapper with galangal mushroom dressed with coconut cream sauce and sided with black rice, and pumpkin sankaya creme brule.
Pan-fried Seabass
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWine Pub at Pullman Bangkok King Power introduces a new tasty menu: pan-fried sea bass served with sautéed spinach with raisins and balsamic drizzle, prepared the French style by talented French Chef Cyrille Vero, at Bt990 net/menu. Available every night, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Wine Pub, Pullman Bangkok King Power , Rangnam Road (BTS: Victory Monument) // Contact: 02-680-9999
Special Summer Dish
Loop Italian Restaurant & Bar is introducing sumptuous Italian delicacies that stray away from the stereotypical high-cholesterol toppings of pizzas and pastas. With the “Special Summer Dish,” Sicilian delights such as codfish salad, avocado orange, lobster salad with apple, green asparagus pan fried foie gras, cherry jelly, grilled scallop salad, caramelized baby carrot, vanilla dressings and much more. Explore your knowledge on Italian food daily, 11 a.m. -10:30 p.m., at Loop.
Where: Loop Italian Restaurant & Bar, 8th floor, Pathumwan Princess Hotel, 444 MBK Center, Phayathai Road (BTS: National Stadium) // Contact: 02-216-3700, ext. 2081/8
Chinese ‘Junk Boat’
2-8April is an ideal time to relax and enjoy light, refreshing seafood. Just like the food at the ‘Chinese Junk’ food promotion at Lok Wah Hin of Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square throughout April. Enjoy an array of traditional Chinese dishes such as crab claw pumpkin soup, sea scallop: steamed with garlic or pan-fried with X.O. sauce or stir fried with black bean sauce starting from Bt600.
Where: Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square, Siam Square Soi 6 (BTS: Siam) // Contact: 02-209-8888, ext. Lok Wah Hin
All You Can Eat Sushi
2-9From April 1 to June 30, Hiragi Japanese Restaurant at Novotel Bangkok Bangna offers an excellent selection of “All You Can Eat Sushi.” Prices are at Bt750 net per person, inclusive of a free flow of draught beer. There are also three private rooms for private parties. Available for both lunch and dinner.
Where: Hiragi Japanese Restaurant at Novotel Bangkok Bangna, Srinakarin Road // Contact: 02-366-0505, ext. 1470
Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb
In April, the skillful chefs of Windsor Suites Café will wow you with their own interpretation of grilled New Zealand rack of lamb with mint sauce, one of the monthly highlights in the popular international buffet spread. Buffet Lunch is Bt499++per person; Seafood & International Buffet Dinner at Bt699++ per person. Come 4, Pay 3 All-you-can-eat for buffet. Don’t miss it!
Where: Windsor Suites Café International Restaurant, Windsor Suites & Convention Hotel-Sukhumvit 20 // Contact: 02-262-1234, ext. 1406
Red Sky: New Daily Menu
2-10Chef Mikko Kataja and his creative kitchen team present a new menu of daily specials at Red Sky, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Center at Central World until end of April only. On Mondays, it’s white stew of Kurobuta pork cheeks with morels (Bt955++); Tuesdays: veal shank braised in white wine, tomatoes and herbs (Bt1,255++); Wednesdays: 26oz-charcoal grilled Wagyu rib-eye (Bt3,695++); Thursdays: pan-roast skirt steak with shallot red wine sauce (Bt 1,555++); Fridays: whole fresh Atlantic lemon sole pan-fried in Echire butter and flat parsley (Bt1,655++); Saturdays: Bouchot mussels with white wine, garlic, thyme and parsley (Bt1,155++); and Sundays: French Charolais beef tenderloin baked in puff pastry, slice of foie gras, red wine sauce (Bt1,855++). Available for dinner only from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Where: Red Sky, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Center at Central World // Contact: 02-100-6255
Lunchtime Treats
2-11At Zest Bar & Terrace, the chef has created special a la carte selections to fit in with your busy schedule. Lunchtime diners can choose from tasty and satisfying dishes for just Bt290 net including one soft drink and coffee or tea. The menu features delights such as a crisp Caesar salad with bacon lardons, aged Parmesan cheese and garlic croûtons. There is also spaghetti Napolitano, classic Italian pasta dressed in rich and flavoursome tomato sauce, and Thai favorites such as gai satay, char-grilled marinated chicken skewers served with peanut and cucumber sauce, and a spicy tom yam soup with prawns, mushrooms accompanied by steamed rice, and more.
Where: Zest Bar & Terrace, Westin Grande Sukhumvit (BTS: Nana) // Contact: 02-207-8000 or e-mail fb.bangkok@westin.com
Pausa Pranzo in Bangkok
Executive Chef and Italian native Roberto Bellitti has created the “Luce Light Business Lunch” designed especially to evoke the feeling of a traditional Pausa Pranzo with a menu full of the aromas, tastes and textures of his homeland’s world-renowned cuisine. Chef Roberto’s weekly changing two or three-course set menu includes a variety of wholesome, tastefully prepared dishes. Two-course set lunch is available for Bt400 ++, three courses for Bt550 ++, both inclusive of tea and coffee available from noon till 2:30 p.m weekdays.
Where: Luce Italian Restaurant, Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn, Sathorn Road (BTS: Surasak) // Contact: 02-210-8100
Taste of Italian Cuisine
SAMSUNGDiscover the unique flavor of Italian Cuisine prepared for all Italian food lovers and unique experience at Flava Restaurant & Bar on the 2nd floor of Dream Hotel Sukhumvit 15. Executive Chef Sarawuth usestop quality and freshest ingredients to give each dish their best quality. Five delectable Italian dishes will be served to your delight.
Where: Flava Restaurant, Dream Hotel Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15 // Contact: 02-254-8500 or e-mail: info@dreambkk.com
Youzen Sushi
2-15Who can resist the fresh, flavorful exotica of the Japanese delicacy sushi? In April, Youzen Japanese Restaurant will tantalize your taste buds and make you yearn even more for these exquisite All-Nippon delights with its new Sushi Set and Sushi Nigiri Special Set. Special Offer: Come 4, Pay 3 All-you-can-eat for buffet. Lunch a la Carte menu; Buffet Dinner at Bt 699++ /person. Something not to be missed!
Where: Youzen Japanese Restaurant, Windsor Suites & Convention Hotel- Sukhumvit 20 // Contact: 02-262-1234, ext. 1408
Shellfish Delights
Throughout April, Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn presents a true trove of enticing ocean treasures at The Glass House Restaurant. The “Ocean Treasures” promotion will allow guests to indulge in their favorite “fruits de mer” prepared in a delectable variety of ways. Price is Bt1,399 ++ per person, children under 16 get 50% discount.
Where: The Glass House Restaurant, 5th floor, Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn, Sathorn Road (BTS: Surasak) // Contact: 02-210-8100
Sunday Lunch
Experience the all-new Sunday Lunch Celebration; an indulgent gourmet feast at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok. Every Sunday, chefs invite you on a culinary journey with one price for three gourmet buffets, international buffet, traditional Japanese buffet and dessert buffet. It’s the perfect way to keep Sunday special for family and friends. The whole family can choose exquisite cuisine from three distinctive buffets with an array of gourmet international dishes including healthy dishes that children will love, as well as ‘a la minute’ cuisine prepared at live cooking stations, and an extensive selection of Mediterranean cuisine, and much more. Children can also enjoy all the fun of the Westin Kid’s Club with magician show, painting and a clown to keep them entertained. Price is Bt1,790 net per adult and Bt895 net per child (3-12).
Where: Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok (BTS: Asoke)
Korean Specialties
Savor the zest of tradition All-You-Can-Eat and A La Carte BBQ Buffet Lunch at Kongju Korean restaurant on the 2nd floor of Pathumwan Princess hotel open daily from 11:30am–2:00 pm for lunch, and 5:30pm–10:00 pm for dinner. Accompanying the assortment of marinated meats and seafood, including beef, pork and pork belly, chicken, prawns, salmon, sea bass, scallops and squid, are mouth-watering Korean appetizers such as Nine Cold Pancake, fried scallops with fish prawns and mushrooms, prawns wrapped in lettuces, Kim chi, and seaweed soup. Price is Bt850 net per person, available from Monday to Friday.
Where: Kongju Korean Restaurant, 2nd floor of Pathumwan Princess Hotel, 444 MBK Center, Phayathai Roaad (BTS: National Stadium) // Contact: 02-216-3700, ext. 20230
Japanese Gosyoguruma High-Tea Set Menu
2-16Indulge in the perfect tea break each afternoon with classical high-tea tradition, “Japanese Gosyoguruma High-Tea Sweet Box,” the harmony of Japanese, Western, and Thai sweets including a selection of traditional favorites, the freshest finger sandwiches, fruit tartlette, scones, Japanese desserts and chocolate delightfully paired with your favorite beverages such as Lavazza coffee or Ronnefeldt loose tea in the lobby lounge. Price starts at Bt430 ++/set.
Where: Lobby Lounge, Lobby Level, The Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, Sukhumvit 22 // Contact: 02-261-9300, ext. 5089
White Asparagus Promotion
2-17On May 8-31, Executive Sous Chef Fabio of La Tavola invites you to experience the sweet nutty flavors of white ssparagus. Enjoy sauteed white asparagus, pan fried scallop, aromatic salad, potato hazelnut cream, White asparagus soup, crab meat, lemon confit, salmon roe, Grilled white asparagus, lobster ravioli, porcini sauce and White asparagus risotto, burrata cheese, pistachio. Price starts at Bt 490++.
Where: La Tavola & Wine Bar (Italian Restaurant), Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel (BTS: Chidlom) // Contact: 02-125-5020 or 02-125-5000, ext. 8300
MANDARIN 'KHAO CHAE'
2-19Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok welcomes the arrival of summer with the traditional Thai delicacy Khao Chae (chilled rice in jasmine-scented water with condiments) at Sala Rim Naam during buffet lunch from April 1 to 30.
Come and stay cool with this Thai specialty at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, specially prepared and selected by Thai celebrity Chef Vichit Mukura. Sala Rim Naam is open daily for buffet lunch (Mon-Fri @Bt930 net, Sat-Sun @Bt1,154 net, and @Bt683 net for children) from noon until 3pm, For more info or reservations, contact 02-659- 9000, ext. Sala Rim Naam.
Thiptara Launches New Thai Lounge, New Set Menus
2-18The Peninsula Bangkok’s Thiptara Restaurant has expanded its array of dining and relaxation choices with the addition of a classical Thai-style lounge where guests can gather before or after dinner for cocktails and appetizers, or simply come together to socialize. Traditional Thai cushions, bolsters and low tables allow are accompanied by a selection of innovative cocktails and snacks. Sight lines extend beneath the boughs of trees through to the river, as well as to the resort’s dramatic swimming pool and the Naturally Peninsula Garden where the fresh Thai herbs that distinguish Thiptara’s refined home-style cuisine are grown.

The Chef de Cuisine Chamnan Thepchana has also created three new set menus that will take diners on a culinary tour of Thailand. For instance, one menu draws its appetizer from Chiang Mai, its soup from Phuket, its main courses from Surattani and its dessert from Petchburi. Another group visits Nakhon Pathom, Khon Kaen, Rayong and Ayudhya while the third menu tours Ubon Ratchathani, Surin, Yasothon and Nong Khai. Featured dishes range from steamed pork sausage with jelly noodles and grilled salt-crusted sea bass to Beef Sirloin with spicy tamarind sauce with Egg custard with mung beans. Where: Thiptara Restaurant, The Peninsula Bangkok (BTS: Saphan Taksin (free shuttle boat) // Contact: 02-626-1849

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