NEWSLETTER OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2019 DINE ON AUTUMN BLACK TRUFFLE SPECIALITIES SET THE NIGHT ALIGHT THIS LOY KRATHONG COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS ON THANKSGIVING DAY
CONCIERGE IN THE KNOW LOY KRATHONG MONDAY, 11 NOVEMBER 2019 One of Thailand’s most well-known and celebrated festivals is Loy Krathong, which falls on the full moon of the twelfth lunar month. During that time, rivers and canals all over Thailand are bathed in candlelight emanating from the banana leaf-wrapped floats, offered as gifts for the Water Goddess. It is said that this is a way to thank her for a good year of harvest, and let go of any personal anger or grudges you may be holding onto. If you want to celebrate Loy Krathong in Bangkok, the best place is riverside at the Chao Phraya River. Asiatique The Riverfront is the site of the main festivities, where you can enjoy music and dance performances, as well as a dazzling firework display. For more information about Loy Krathong or any other local event, do stop by our Concierge Lounge where our Concierge team are all always eager to share their knowledge and insights.
WELCOME NOTE FROM OUR GENERAL MANAGER Dear Esteemed Guests, As we head into the final quarter of 2019, I am sure we are all eagerly anticipating the festive season and New Year, together with all the joyful memories it will bring. At InterContinental Bangkok, we have several fourth quarter promotions planned, designed to delight and inspire. A series of important festivals are taking place throughout October to December 2019, including Loy Krathong, Thanksgiving and of course, the merry Christmas festive season, so there will be many promotions to look out for. For instance, for Loy Krathong, our hotel is giving guests the chance to participate in this major Thai festival by offering Krathongs for sale at Espresso on the night itself.
CHEF OF THE QUARTER CHEF SAIFUL HUDA
Both Theo Mio and Fireplace Grill and Bar are also offering dining promotions featuring the autumn black truffle, a rare delicacy beloved for its bold, earthy flavour. The Italian style dishes at Theo Mio make the ideal base for the luxurious ingredient. Similarly, at Fireplace Grill and Bar, the unique taste of the black truffle is played up in a variety of creative ways for diners to relish.
As the man behind all of InterContinental Bangkok’s delectable sweet treats, Indonesian-born Executive Pastry Chef Saiful Huda is an expert at creating stunning desserts that speak to the eye and palate. He has enjoyed a vibrant 20-year long career working for some of the world’s biggest hotel chains.
Moreover, Espresso will also be providing guests with some exciting deals focused on premium ingredients like salmon for October and November, and Alaskan king crab in December. Chinese cuisine is also spotlighted this quarter with Summer Palace’s special Hakka dishes, which include baked whole chicken with sea salt, and baked pork spare ribs with dried pickled cabbage.
In the course of his four years with InterContinental Bangkok, he has created more than 1,000 types of unique pastries alone. Guests can look forward to sampling his creative and delicious desserts this festive season, as he will be baking his own varieties of classic Christmas goodies.
Christmas season has always been traditionally known as a time for gift-giving, and there is no better way to show your appreciation for someone than presenting them with one of our merry gift hampers, on sale throughout the festive season. With all these exciting promotions to look forward to, it is our hope that you will continue to make our hotel your preferred destination for your stay in Bangkok. We wish you a wonderful year-end and hope to see you back at the hotel in 2020. Kind regards,
Thane J. Kuhlman General Manager
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FIREPLACE GRILL AND BAR AUTUMN BLACK TRUFFLE DELIGHTS
The 2019 Michelin-recommended Fireplace Grill and Bar is back with a curated selection of black truffle specialities, covering appetisers, soups, side dishes and steak, which play up the ingredient’s bold flavour with finesse. First up is the tourte of foie gras, a French staple, and beef tartare, made with a truffle emulsion. For the steak section, a Rossini-style steak is accompanied by pan-seared foie gras, sliced autumn truffle and truffle jus. Guests can also have the option to choose mashed potatoes, topped with black truffle and truffle jus. Available 1 October to end of season
CATCH OF THE MONTH Equally nutrient-rich and delicious, salmon continues to be an enduring crowd favourite. At Espresso, take advantage of our latest promotion during October and November, and indulge in a variety of Eastern and Western style dishes that showcase the versatility of this delicious seafood. Then in December, fill up your plate with the Alaskan king crab, the most famous of the Alaskan crab species. Relished for its size and generous portions of white, tender leg meat, Espresso will be serving the majestic crustacean four ways, on ice, or wok-fried with your choice of Thai curry sauce, ginger and lemongrass-infused sauce, and chilli sauce. Available 1 October to 30 December 2019 Baht 1,400++ per person
SUMMER PALACE HAKKA STYLE DISHES
The enchanting flavours of Hakka cuisine are brought to life at Summer Palace, with a menu filled with must-try specialties, characterised by roast meats and preserved vegetables. Highlights include the classic baked whole chicken with sea salt, steamed bean curd stuffed with minced pork and shrimp in soya sauce, and baked pork spare ribs with dried pickled cabbage. Available 1 October to 30 December 2019
BALCONY LOUNGE RASPBERRY HIGH TEA
Balcony Lounge turns to the bright, juicy raspberry for inspiration for their popular afternoon tea sets. An elegant tray of sweet and savoury treats await guests, encompassing tomato and cheese with truffle butter sandwiches, as well as prawn thermidor quiches, and an extensive range of coffee and teas. However, the real highlight are the raspberry tarts and cakes, which come in all styles, from raspberry pavlova and raspberry shortcake to raspberry pistachio tart and raspberry lemon cheesecake.
THEO MIO SEASONAL FAVOURITES: AUTUMN BLACK TRUFFLE Experience the many facets of this exotic delicacy with Theo Mio’s three-month long promotion, featuring classic Italian dishes enhanced with the rich and aromatic flavour profile of the autumn black truffle. Pasta lovers will savour the taglierini in butter and parmesan emulsion with black truffle and handmade gnocchi with black truffle, spinach and cream, while those who are after a quality steak dish, won’t want to miss the Australian sirloin tagliata, served with true meat juices, rocket, parmesan and truffle. Available 1 October to end of season
Available 1 October to 30 November 2019 Baht 550++ for one person Baht 850++ for two persons
DELI CHEF SAIFUL’S EXCLUSIVE RASPBERRY CREATIONS Executive Pastry Chef has been busy working on some exciting new sweet delights centred on the popular bright red fruit. His handcrafted desserts of raspberry white chocolate and raspberry pistachio tart are sure to captivate guests with their stunning presentations and irresistible flavours. Available 1 October to 30 December 2019
CELEBRATIONS TO REMEMBER HALLOWEEN
ESPRESSO A BEWITCHING EVENING
LET’S GIVE THANKS FOR OUR BLESSINGS
It is all treats and no tricks this Halloween, with Espresso’s exclusive buffet dinner, featuring the best of Thai and international culinary specialties. With dedicated sections for premium seafood on ice, sushi and sashimi, pasta, dim sum, and barbequed meats, the menu ensures you and your loved ones will savour all your favourites in one seating. Additionally, all in-house guests are entitled to a 20% discount on dinner and will receive a complimentary Halloween mocktail upon arrival. Available on 31 October 2019 (dinner only) Baht 1,400++ per person
Make Thanksgiving an occasion to remember with InterContinental Bangkok’s special dining promotion.
Bring your family to our hotel and tuck into a feast at our signature all-day dining venue. Our international buffet is a culinary extravaganza, featuring some of the world’s most popular cuisines. Besides our special sections dedicated to seafood on ice and roasted Wagyu beef, the menu also includes a roasted turkey corner, with all the classic sides and condiments. Available on 28 November 2019 (dinner only) Baht 1,400++ per person
SPA INTERCONTINENTAL AROMATIC BODY TREATMENT Pamper and invigorate your entire physique with our full-body treatment to get you ready for the New Year. Begin with a combination of a steam, sauna and Jacuzzi session to get the blood flowing before indulging in our relaxing foot massage, followed by an exfoliating body scrub to promote radiant and glowing skin. Afterwards, your aching joints will be soothed with a blissful aromatherapy massage, using an oil made with shea butter. Treatment package includes one HARNN gift set. Available 1 October to 31 December 2019 Baht 5,000++ per person
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