A Season To Savour At The House On Sathorn

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The House on Sathorn welcomes the festive season with a month of jovial feasting. For two nights only on December 8 and 9 at The Dining Room, chef Fatih Tutak will be joined by chef Andoni Luis Aduriz from Spain’s two-starred Michelin restaurant Mugaritz. The 13-course dinner menu (priced at  11,500++ baht per person and an additional 2,500++ baht per person for wine pairing) will give a glimpse of Aduriz’s culinary flair for innovative fusing of food that tease the senses. Those planning to celebrate Christmas in style at home over December 23-25 can try the dinner take-away set of wholesome holiday favourites including roasted free-range whole turkey, chicken liver parfait, sourdough bread, pecan tart and more— complete with a complimentary bottle of wine or bubbles—for 9,900+ baht.

thehouseonsathorn.com/en/ mugaritz; 0-2344-4025;

(See also: Best Interior Design: The Dining Room)

Just For Tsu

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With culinary stints in some of the world’s most established Japanese kitchens, including Nakasu Mita in Tokyo, Hyatt Regency in Dubai, Okashi in Cairo, two-Michelin-star Umu in London and Kaetsu in Hong Kong, Yukio Takeda joins JW Marriott Bangkok as the new Japanese head chef. At the hotel’s Tsu restaurant, chef Takeda has put together a brand-new set lunch menu that elegantly marries traditional flavours using the best of ingredients. From the main course options, try the Hokkaido chirashi sushi bowl topped with the freshest scallops, sea urchin and salmon roe. For beef lovers, grilled wagyu sirloin is perfectly seasoned with either salt or teriyaki sauce. From the sea, grilled miso marinated silver cod highlights a beautiful contrast of bold flavours and delicate textures. End with seared yomogi mochi filled with red bean paste.

0-2656 7700

Sweet Saturdays At The Shangri-La

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A chocoholic’s dream come true, Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok’s Chocolate Boutique presents Mad For Chocolate, a Saturday special offered from 3 to 6 pm until the end of December 2017. Priced at 988++ baht per person, indulge in an unlimited supply of all things chocolate prepared by executive pastry chef Claus Olsen. From lovely praline bites to decadent cakes, rich truffles, creamy tarts, juicy chocolatecoated strawberries and palatepleasing mille feuille slices, enjoy a candied weekend escape.

restaurants.slbk@shangri-la.com; 0-2236-7777,  0-2236-9952 

Lhong In The Making

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The Wanglee family recently celebrated the launch of Lhong 1919, a Sino-Siamese art and culture space that was once their ancestral home. Overlooking the Chao Phraya River on Khlong San’s Chiang Mai Road and overseen by architect Rujiraporn Wanglee, the project has transformed approximately six rai of land consisting of traditional Chinese architecture into a mixed-use development rich in history and culture. Charmingly ornamented with Chinese mural paintings, the sweeping riverfront expanse houses eateries, a co-working space and design and lifestyle shops such as boutique jeweller Lotus Arts de Vivre and aromatic brand Karmakamet. The venue is open daily from 10 am to 10 pm.

09-1187-1919

Bank On Citibank

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Citibank Thailand introduces its new Citigold Wealth Center at Crystal Veranda, Crystal Park shopping mall. The space provides a range of offers including basic automatic transaction services, a financial advisory zone helmed by Citi experts, a digital zone for online assistance with wealth consulting and more. The VIP area is fully furnished to provide complete financial services for Citigold customers. Additionally, all Citigold members will be presented with exclusive offers abroad including limousine services in Europe, special privileges from Marriott Club Card and international SIM cards with roaming packages.

citi.co.th

New Horizons With Bangkok Airways

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Bangkok Airways recently launched its inaugural direct flight from Bangkok to Phu Quoc, Vietnam. Phu Quoc is an island that combines the exotic beauty of Vietnamese culture with tropical waters and secluded white sand beaches. While popular activities include snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing and squid fishing, the early-morning Duong Dong market also presents an authentic local experience for vacationers. To accommodate travel enthusiasts, Bangkok Airways now has four flights a week on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday via its 70-seater ATR72- 600 aircraft.

bangkokair. com; tel. 1771

(See also: 7 Ways To Recharge On Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island)

Southern Comforts At The Ritz-Carlton, Samui

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Marking its debut on the southeastern coast of Thailand, the Ritz-Carlton group recently unveiled its latest property—Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui. The luxury escape seamlessly combines excellent hospitality with the island’s natural beauty and vibrant culture. Set on 58 acres, 175 suites and pool villas overlook the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand. At Spa Village guests can take advantage of eight treatment suites, three massage pavilions, a yoga pavilion, health bar and lap pool. Fine dining interpretations of traditional southern fare are served at Pak Tai and international delights at Shook and Sea Salt restaurants, while cocktails delight at Tides and One Rai bars. For activity lovers there is kickboxing at the Muay Thai gym or snorkelling at the region’s largest temperate swim reef.

ritzcarlton. com/en/hotels/koh-samui

(See also: Paradee Island Paradise All Year Round)

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