Tower Club at lebua partners with European Red Bull for the first ever performance of the breakdance sensations, “Flying Steps,” at Sirocco while at same time debuting a collection of Exclusive European Red Bull cocktails at Sky Bar, The Dome at lebua. The collaboration brings urban sub-culture to high culture in a way that has never been seen in Thailand. The event will also present Sirocco’s Mediterranean Chef’s Tasting Menu, which includes Andaluz Gazpacho, Black Morels, Chilean Seabass, Wagyu Beef Sirloin, and Choco Pop. Live jazz music and vocalists of international repute add to the exceptional Mediterranean fare made with the freshest ingredients sourced locally and from the world’s best markets. Ronald Rueda Ramirez, lebua’s talented mixologist, worked closely with European Red Bull mixologists to create five alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails.
These excellent cocktails are “Velocity,” a mix of Chivas Regal 18-years-old, dehydrated orange slices, fresh orange, mint leaves, orange blossom syrup, and European Red Bull; “Gold Rush,” a mix of lychee liquor, honey, Beefeater gin, 23k gold flakes, and European Red Bull; “Jumping Jack,” a mixed of Absolute 100 infused with jackfruit and cinnamon, 23K gold flakes, 23k gold flake ice cubes, lemoncello, lemoncello-citric acid crystals, and European Red Bull; “Royal Bull,” a mix of Martell Cordon Bleu cognac, crème de cassis, Blue Curacao candy floss, and European Red Bull; and “Unleaded,” a non-alcoholic mix of ginger, mint leaves, sugar syrup and Red Bull.
Where: Tower Club, lebua, Silom Road
Contact: 02-624-9555 or visit www.lebua.com
Parties & GigsChic Champagne Dinner
On June 28, L’Appart, the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit’s elegant rooftop Champagne Bar and Restaurant offers a decadent party where laughter lights up the night and the bubbles flow, all with a glittering 360-degree view of Bangkok.
On this special Friday night, corks will fly and there will be free flow Lombard Champagne from 9 p.m. to midnight. Glasses will overflow as you mingle with your lover and friends while a top DJ spins the best of house music to lift your spirits. You can dance to the best of House music, relax in the Parisian-styled apartment, or sip chilled bubbly on the 32nd floor balcony. Price is just Bt1,900 net per person.
Where: L’Appart, 32nd Floor, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit (BTS: Nana)
Contact: 02-126-9999, ext L’Appart or e-mail: H5213-FB10@sofitel.com
Go wild as the beat, heat, and excitement of the world-famous Koh Pa Ngan Full Moon beach party hits downtown Bangkok. Indeed, as the full moon rises, let your inner-self wild and loose at the Concept CM2 of Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square’s “Full Moon Party” on June 21. An international gathering of musicians, the Crush Crew, and resident DJs take you into a night of non-stop dance while the bar crew mix up beach cocktails. Admission is only Bt550 net inclusive of two drinks.
Where: Concept CM2, Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square, Siam Square 6 (BTS: Siam)
Contact: Concept CM2 on 02-209-8888, ext. CM2 or visit www.CM2bkk.com
Q Bar presents the newest and sexiest male dancers show in town with “Magic Mike Wednesdays.” ‘Magic Mike’ is a weekly event for ladies featuring Bangkok’s hottest male models and dancers. Enjoy different shows each Wednesday. Bangkok’s coolest DJ CO2AN (co-founder of Kolour Sunday’s) who is spinning the finest tunes is host to the event. Special prizes for lucky ladies, free entry all night and free two drinks for ladies who arrive before midnight.
Where: Q Bar Bangkok, #34 Sukhumvit Soi 11 (BTS: Nana)
Experience the hub of Bangkok’s nightlife on Saturday, June 4, with Big Organization’s Sukhumvit 11 Club Crawl from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Participating are Bed Supperclub, Q Bar and Nest Rooftop Lounge, Le Fenix Hotel – three of the city’s hottest night venues. Price is Bt300, inclusive of free VIP entry, free Stoli Vodka headshots, and just Bt100 net for premium vodka drinks.
Where: Bed Supperclub (26 Suk11); Q Bar (34, Suk 11); and Nest Rooftop Lounge Le Fenix Hotel, 9th Floor (33/33, Suk 11)
Lucaris, The Crystal of Modern Asia, led by Sunsanee Supatravanij, managing director (MD) of Ocean Glass PCL, in association with “Thailand’s Best Sommelier Competition 2013,” hosted the “Lucaris Master of Wine Seminar” recently at the Conrad Bangkok ballroom. Asia’s No. 1 Master of Wine, Jeannie Choo Lee, conducted the seminar featuring the Lucaris Hong Kong Hip Collection. Several Thai dishes were chosen by Choo Lee to pair with Australian Leeuwin Estate Art Series wines. The event attracted 135 wine business professionals, leading sommeliers from around the country and wine connoisseurs. Photo shows (from left): Joe Sriwarin, MD of Wine Professional Services; Jeannie Choo Lee MW, Ms Sunsanee; and Harald Feurstein, general manager of Conrad Bangkok.
Wine DinnersPio Cesare Wine Dinner
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok in conjunction with Italasia present an exclusive wine dinner featuring fine wines from the renowned Pio Cesare Winery in Piemonte at Lord Jim’s on Monday, June 3 from 7 p.m. onwards. Winery owner Pio Boffa will be on hand to showcase the five-course dinner especially created by Chef David Morell. Dinner costs Bt4,120 net per person.
Where: “Lord Jim’s”, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok (free boat shuttle from BTS Saphan Taksin Pier)
Contact: 02-659-9000, ext. “Lord Jim’s
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok in conjunction with Four Fine Wines will showcase yet another exclusive wine dinner at Ciao Italian Restaurant – on Saturday, June from 7 p.m. onwards. The 8-course gourmet dinner especially created by culinary maestro, Chef Norbert Kostner, will be paired with the finest selection from “Cantina Terlano” boutique winery from Alto Adige, Chef Norbert’s hometown area in Italy. Dinner is Bt3,766 net per person.
Where: Ciao Italian Restaurant, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Contact: 02-659-9000, ext. “Ciao”
PromotionsWine Bar Special
The Square Restaurant @ Novotel Bangkok Platinum is serving wine from around the world with a special offer. Enjoy your night with fine dining and favorite wine with a promotional “free flow” white wine “Summerfield Chardonnay 2009” and red wine “Summerfield Cabernet Sauvignon 2009” from California only at Bt500 net per person limited two hours anytime from 6 to 10 p.m. Special for wine lovers, order a bottle from the promotional wine list imported from Australia, Chile, South Africa and California at Bt1,200 net per bottle everyday from now until Sept. 30.
Where: The Square, Novotel Bangkok Platinum, Pratunam (BTS: Chidlom)
Contact: 02-160-7100, ext. 8702 or e-mail H7272-FB4@accor.com
Dream Hotel Bangkok (Sukhumvit Soi 15), in corporation with Siam Winery (Global Premium Wine Co, Ltd) presented internationally famous jazz vocalist Cherryl Hayes in a Jazz Night recently at the Flava Restaurant & Bar. The lovely evening was filled with a live jazz music and a variety of wines. Cherryl is an accomplished jazz vocalist and her unique and phenomenal vocal range of three and half octaves has wowed jazz lovers around the world. Additionally she is a skilled interpreter of the great jazz singers such as Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald. She also had the privilege and pleasure to sing for the King and Queen of Thailand on no less than 10 separate occasions. Currently, she teaches jazz vocals to music students at Bangkok’s renowned Mahidol University.
L’Appart of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit held an “Opera at L’Appart” last month featuring the dynamic classical crossover ensemble, VIVA! Music lovers enjoyed five enchanting evenings with the Thai prodigies who have taken the country by storm with their inspirational and impassioned recital of traditional light opera, contemporary pop music, and power rock. The group recently returned from a tour of South Africa where they were rewarded with rave reviews. Located in the heart of Bangkok’s vibrant Sukhumvit Road, L’Appart recreates the ambience of a luxurious apartment owned by a wealthy Parisian man and used by his hedonistic nephew for decadent parties.
Northeastern Thai (Isan) cuisine is well known for its hot but very healthy characteristic. The chef of ambar, Ponchai Butipunka, an advocate of the Isan cuisine culture, proudly brought his Isan origin (Yasothon) to offer guests a food that walks the line between authenticity and classic flavors and prepared from the heart. For starters, his papaya pok pok somtam seafood (the green papaya salad) balances the mix of spiciness, tang, sweetness and saltiness that makes it such a favorite. The rest of the menu is carefully picked, all at the special price of just Bt250 net. They include: gai tod (golden fried chicken, served with Isan style dips), laab (spicy Isan salad with your choice of meat), Isan sausage (lightly fried, sour sausage is different from the rest of sausages you have ever had), kor moo yang (grilled marinated pork neck,), and nam tok pla (fried fish in spicy Isan dressing sauce). Enjoy the Isan taste all throughout June.
Where: ambar, Four Points by Sheraton, Sukhumvit 15
Contact: 02-309-3201 or visit www.facebook.com/amBarBangkok for the latest update and specials.
Few people perhaps remember where they were on May 10, except the lucky ones who went to Octave Rooftop Lounge & bar. They got to witness the birth a new nightlife destination, the hippest sky bar in the hippest district of Thonglor: Octave Lounge and Bar at Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit. The launch party hosted special guests, celebrities and a numerous amount of party people. Hot names, such as Ning Panita Tummawattana, Cindy Sirinya Bishop, Methinee Kingpayome, Kalamare Patcharasri Benjamas, Sumanee Guna-Kasem, Watchinee Krairerk, Nantinee Amaranand, Jarospan Svasti, and many more were seen on the eclectic blue carpet. Renowned DJ Amadeus from New York upped the beat with featuring DJs on the 45th and the 49th floors. In the meantime, guests enjoyed the 360-degrees view on the rooftop, and washing their Asian fusion-tapas down with signature cocktails. “No doubt Octave will be on the `to-do list´ for both international and domestic travelers,” said Gerrit Graef, general manager of Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit.
Address: Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar, Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, 2 Sukhumvit Soi 57,Klongtan Nua, Wattana (BTS: Thonglor); Tel:02-797-0140