As we move towards the end of August, groovy Bangkok is packed with fun things that you can get involved in. We have personally handpicked these new and exciting events to make sure you get the full taste of Bangkok.
A Flirtation of Comida
Spain Meets Thailand at Uno Mas!
Celebrate the middle of your week with a fiery fusion dinner of two flavourful cuisines: Thai and Spanish. Bangkok's food scene rockstars, Uno Mas' Joan Tanyà Dot and 80/20's Napol Jantraget are locking arms in the kitchen (not literally) Thursday night for a very special gastro-collaboration. Indulge in a six-course meal, including platters such as charcoal grilled Iberico presa pork and the Carabinero red prawn, paired with good wine, of course. Dinner begins at 7pm on Thursday for 3,800 ++ baht per person. Make reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org, 0-2100-6255 or directly through Uno Mas' Facebook.
August 31, Uno Mas, 54th Floor, Centara Grand, CentralWorld; 0-2100-6255, unomasbangkok.com
Of Legends and Lore by Takafumi Asakura
Let Takafumi Asakura take you on a mystical ride with his strokes of black sumi ink on washi paper and sheer aluminum screen panels. The contemporary Japanese artist harmonises ancient calligraphy with his delicate eye for modern abstraction and the avant-garde. With the ink paintings in his collection, Asakura tells the tale of magical beasts on a staying theme in Japanese art, nature. The month-long exhibition opens on Friday at 6pm.
September 1-30, Serindia Gallery Annex, Open House, 6th Floor, Central Embassy, 1031 Ploenchit Road; 0-2160-5949, fb.com/serindiagalleryannex
Freebird Turns One
Freebird Garden Party V – One Year Anniversary
Celebrate Freebird’s big milestone this Sunday with an extra special garden party (noon-7pm). The modern Australian kitchen is cooking up one helluva barbeque luncheon with mouthwatering listings like poached Norwegian salmon with fennel and wakame salad grilled pork belly, wet brined chicken with yogurt and spices, pressed lamb shoulder with mint dressing, and grilled eggplant dipped in burnt orange dressing. The official birthday menu has been released.
Join in on the backyard fun for 1,550 baht per person. Don’t forget to reserve at email@example.com or 08-1439-7676 as this is quite an extra special Freebird Garden Party.
September 3, Freebird Bangkok, 28 soi Sukhumvit 47; 0-2662-4936, freebirdbkk.com
Capturing Japan in Photography
Happening Photo Culture: Japanese Photo Talk
Bring along your favourite camera this Sunday and become an expert in Japanese photography. With talks from four honourable guests, you will be able to learn how to achieve the Japanese way of taking pictures. Among the guests are Serindia Publications' owner Shane Suvikapakornkul, film producer Wanweaw Hongvivatana, Library Cafe's Pem Ponlawit Petra and photographer Chawis Winotapun. From photobooks to things you can’t take pictures of in Japan, all your lingering curiosities about the subject will be answered. Join the free-for-all event at Open House at 3 pm.
September 3, Open House, 6th Floor, Central Embassy, 1031 Ploenchit Road; 0-2119-7777, centralembassy.com
11 Chefs, 8 Countries, 7 Days, 1 Hotel
18th World Gourmet Festival
Starting on Monday, September 4, celebrate globalisation, in particular the culinary bearings of globalisation, with the 18th edition of the World Gourmet Festival at the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Lasting until next week, the event hosts 11 chefs from eight countries, giving them the space to create and exchange in the language of taste. Among this elite group are a few names foodies will surely recognise—Guillaume Galliot, Bobby Chinn and the Costardi Brothers. So come unleash your fervor for international cuisine as well as indulge in exquisite wines, spirits, and champagnes. Prices range from 5,900-8,500 baht for food and 1,200++ baht for drink tastings. For more information and reservations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0-2126-8866.
September 4-10, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, 155 Ratchadamri Road; 0-2126-8866, siam-bangkok.anantara.com
The Chef Warrior
A Night in Moscow with Chef Alesha
Be blown away by authentic Russian cuisine brought to you by chef Alesha Veronin right here in the heart of Bangkok. From the classic sour soup borscht to the traditional Russian dessert syrniki, chef Alesha is ready to impress you with his 7-course menu meal. Take a seat for 1,400 baht per person. Call 096-987-2757 to reserve.
September 5, FooJohn Building, 831 soi Charoenkrung 31; 09-5060-6286, fb.com/foojohnbkk