Tastes of Spring

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To celebrate the arrival of spring and the bloom of the Japanese sakura blossom, Yamazato restaurant at the Okura Prestige is now offering a lunch menu and a la carte dishes showcasing the best seasonal ingredients. Highlights of the Gozen lunch include assorted tempura and grilled salmon with miso wrapped in sakura leaves. If picking from the a la carte menu, keep an eye out for the haru otsukuri moriawase, featuring the finest in-season seafood or the Spanish mackerel with sakura shrimp sauce. The Spring Gozen lunch is available from April 3-30 for 1,300++ baht and 400++ baht for a la carte dishes. For more information, call 0-2687-9000.

Nuova Cucina

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Chef David Tamburini, who has twice been awarded a Michelin star, is presenting a new tasting menu of Italian contemporary cuisine at La Scala over at The Sukhothai. Chef Tamburini’s signature is redefining regional classics in a manner that brings to the fore both the past and the present of Italian cuisine. The four-course lunch and dinner are a must for all lovers of comforting Italian dishes, featuring highlights such as Mediterranean blue lobster poached in its own juice; and gnocchi with buffalo mozzarella and herring caviar. Both lunch and dinner are priced at 3,400++ baht for four exquisite courses. For reservations, call 0-2344-8888.

The King of Buffets

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Feast, the aptly named restaurant at the Royal Orchid Sheraton hotel, has introduced a come four, pay three promotion to make its dinner buffets and Sunday brunch even more appealing. Until October, diners can feast at the Sunday to Thursday night buffets or dive into one of the biggest Sunday brunches in town. Buffet dinner times are 6pm-10pm and brunch times are 11:30am-3:pm. The regular buffet costs 1,090 baht per person while the Sunday seafood feast costs 2,000 baht, including free-flow blended fruit juices. For more information, call 0-2266-9214.

Holy Crepe

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The ever-popular French-style eatery Crepes & Co has closed its 8thonglor branch and found a larger home at the hip 9:53 mall on Thonglor Soi 53. Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy the many elegant dishes on its new revamped menu, on which you’ll now find some amazing Thai twists blended in. Dishes with a local fusion to look out for include a sensational tom yum flavoured crepe with a spicy salmon salad and a delicate coconut milk crepe served with dried shrimps and a Thai dipping sauce.

It’s not only the crepes that are done right here; other mouthwatering dishes include goat cheese pasta made with healthy whole wheat pasta, and sizzling prawns in olive oil with garlic and chillies. For those looking for an amazing start to the day, Crepes & Co offers many breakfast options to fuel the day. Emphasis now is on its pancakes, coming in many varieties including blueberry, banana bread and chocolate. Open every day from 9am to 11pm, except Sundays when it opens to the hungry hordes at 8am. For more information, call 09-7228-8516.

Mastering Vino

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Dutch chef Henk Savelberg is presenting three insightful wine masterclasses this month. Each class will include six unique wines from new and old regions, and the last three will be paired with stunning amuse-bouches crafted by Henk Savelberg himself. At each masterclass, you’ll learn to taste wine like a professional, to Wine & Spirit Education Trust standards. Classes will also focus on identifying sublime wine and food pairings. Prices are 15,000 baht for three classes, 11,000 baht for two classes and 5,900 baht for one class. In addition to this, Savelberg welcomes a new sous chef, Rick Dingen, bringing his spin on to Bangkok’s fine dining scene. Now with new dishes, head to Savelberg for a unique experience. For more information call 0-2252-8001, or email info@savelbergth.com.

From Bangkok to Milan

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Alexander Lamont in collaboration with Brazilian designer Antonio da Motta is debuting eight stunning pieces of furniture at Fuorisalone, which is part of Milan’s world-famous design week. Design pieces range from shagreen furniture to bronze, gold and mica lighting elements. As is always the case with Lamont designs, each intricately crafted piece will be a meticulous marriage of design and materials with everything being produced at Lamont’s workshops in Thailand. Be sure to see notes of natural and refined materials done with a Brazilian touch. For more information contact, warawadee@alexanderlamont.com

Five-Star Schooling

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The prestigious Dusit Thani College is proudly bringing back its international BBA programme in hotel and resort management. It has partnered with one of the best management schools in the world, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), with the aim of developing highly qualified graduates for the hospitality trade both inside and outside Thailand. Great care has been taken in employing only the staff that have been tested in Switzerland. Students also have the opportunity to utilise the Study Abroad programme; this allows them to study for two years at their home EHL certified institution. An alternative Executive Education programme is offered as a short course, aimed at hotel personnel looking to improve their skills and accelerate their professional career in the industry. For more information go to dtc.ac.th.

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