Pathompong Wangmanao, sommelier of RR&B Restaurant, the Landmark Bangkok Hotel is Thailand´s “Best Sommelier 2013.” The annual ‘Thailand’s Best Sommelier Competition,’ sixth of its kind, was recently held at the Ballroom, Conrad Bangkok. This year, 97 contestants from top hotels and restaurants around the country entered the first round of the competition. The four-round competition finished by a two-day exam at the Ballroom, including multiple examination forms of wine essays, identification of wine celebrities, chateaux and wineries, as well as blind tasting, wine list correction and wine and food pairing. The two equal runner-ups were Supapong Mekprasart, head sommelier, Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, and Santi Thongrit, wine guru, Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa. Joe Sriwarin, president of the Thailand Sommelier Association, said: “The competition was once again raised to a much higher level. We would like to thank all hotels and restaurants that allowed their employees to take part in Thailand’s “Best Sommelier Competition 2013.”
Award-winning jazz singer Avis Ellis, familiar from movie City of Angels, now performs some everlasting favorite picks in pop, rhythm and blues and jazz music at The Bamboo Bar, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok every night (except Sunday) from 9 p.m. The Los Angeles-born singer, who won the “Best Tribute Artist” award in Las Vegas in 2007, has been entertaining increasing crowds of music connoisseurs with her electrifying voice around the world. The globetrotting phenomenon has performed in revues from Las Vegas to Ontario, Canada, as well played in well-known jazz clubs Chile and Monte Carlo, France and Taipei, Taiwan to Shanghai, China – and now in Bangkok. Until Oct 31.
Where: The Bamboo Bar, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok (BTS: Saphan Taksin) // Contact: 02-659-9000/Bamboo Bar or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bed Supperclub´s DJ Mary Jane and other guest artists promise to “tie you up to the dancefloor” on Sunday nights. On the playlist: house, deep-house, techno and tech-house. Free entry from 7:30 to 10p.m. After that Bt300 entry, which includes one drink.
Where: Bed Supperclub, 26 Soi Sukhumvit 11, (BTS: Nana)// Contact: 02-651-3537
The Betters in Barsu Charity Concert
The highlight of UNICEF Fund Raising Events 2013, the charity concert will feature music from The Betters, a Beatles tribute band, who have an outstanding reputation for recreating the original look and sound of the 60s musical phenomenon. The Betters will delight the audience with an unforgettable set of the Fab Four’s most popular numbers. There’ll also be music during the intermission performed by female vocalist and guitarist, Aika. Join the merrymaking at BarSu on Sept. 29, 5-8:30 p.m. Concert tickets are just Bt1,500++ including two standard drinks, and delicious finger food. Where: BarSu, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, 250 Sukhumvit, (BTS: Asoke) // Contact: 02-649-8368, or e-mail email@example.com
Wild Secretary Party
Concept CM² of Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square is hosting a Wild Secretary Party on Sept. 28, from 10.00 p.m. The MASK, Bangkok’s newest live band takes centre stage while resident DJs spin the beats and rhythms to get you on the dance floor. Tickets are Bt550 net and include two drinks to get you in the mood to party. To find out more, visit www.CM2bkk.com.
Where: Concept CM² of Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square, Siam Square Soi 5 (BTS: Siam) // Contact: 02-209-8888, ext. CM2
Sapphire Bar at The Sukosol Bangkok has added a sublime and decadent cocktail on their menu: Chocolate Mint Martini (Bt245++). Mixed from Absolute vodka, white chocolate, dark chocolate and mint, the drink can be sipped along smooth live jazz music on Fridays and Saturdays. Moreover, a nightly happy hour cuts the prices of standard drinks half from 5-7 p.m.
Where: Sapphire Bar, The Sukosol Bangkok, (BTS: Phaya Thai) // Contact: 02-247-0123/1811
Unlimited cocktails and unlimited food for Bt999++, and what´s better, in one of the coolest spots in Bangkok: at an ocean themed pool lounge H2O on the 37th floor of The Continent Hotel Bangkok. Your playground has an infinity pool, green grass, cool music, and a swim up bar, plus an extensive menu of food and drinks. “H2O Unlimited” offer is available everyday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: H2O, The Continent Hotel Bangkok, 413 Sukhumvit, Bangkok (BTS: Asoke) // Contact: 02-686-7000
‘Starry-Eyed Party’ at Fifty Five
A glamorous setting on the 54th floor and a stunning view stretching up to 360 degrees of downtown Bangkok – that’s Fifty Five. “Wine Angels” serve you the finest reds and whites from a two-storey Wine Cellar. Fifty Five Restaurant at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Center at CentralWorld gives you a chance to hire the whole restaurant for up to 150 guests, may it be for your own private cocktail evening, wedding reception, or a full sit-down dinner. The best part is: With no charge. Except the minimum spending on food and beverages to be Bt350,000. The offer is available until the end of December.
Where: Fifty Five Restaurant, 54-55/F, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Center at CentralWorld (BTS: Siam) // Contact: 02-100-1234
2 4 1 at BLD Bistro Bar
Buy one drink and BLD Bistro Bar will give you one more, plus complimentary house snacks during the “Happy Hour” from 6 to 8 p.m. The Mode Sathorn´s bar also hints they have some “special activity” for the visitors. Offer on until Sept 30.
Where: BLD Bistro at Mezzanine Floor, Mode Sathorn (BTS: Surasak) // Contact: 02-623-4555/1100