Bangkok August 13th 2014
Body Sense 2014
Your Fortnightly Whatâ€™s On Guide to Bangkok
10 COVER: Body Sense 2014. Photo by Paul Hutton.
Page 4 Sanrio Hello Kitty House Opening Night.
Page 10 ZEN Body Sense at Central World.
Page 24 Thailand W-I-D-E
Page 26 W District - Bangkokâ€™s latest art hub.
Page 40 Elemis Spa at St. Regis.
Page 46 Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit.
Page 58 Anatara Phuket Layan Resort and Spa
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Daily Events Treasures of the Sea @ Celadon, The Sukhothai Chef Chamlong (Jimmy) Pewthaisong is preparing six special seafood dishes, selections from the finest of treasures of the sea including Soft Shell Crab, Manila Clam, Prawn and Ruby Fish seasoning with the freshest ingredients and herbs. A very unique dining experience to be enjoyed while dining alongside the picturesque lotus pond. Available lunch and dinner. Throughout August.
Special Anniversary Menu @ Kisso What better way to enjoy Kisso’s auspicious anniversary than to experience its signature dishes all at once? Offered for both lunch and dinner, the menu includes an appetizer, soup, sashimi, yaki, nabe, age, rice and dessert. The eight course special set menu is priced at 2,000 baht ++ Throughout August.
Vira’s Etchings @ Sombat Permpoon Gallery Vira Jothaprasert was a leading figure of Thai modern art who received a B.F.A from Silpakorn University and a scholarship in 1962 to further his education in Italy at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma. Vira specialized in watercolours and etching techniques. He is remembered as one of the few artists dedicated to the arts of prints, etchings and monotypes. The artist applied the traditional Thai painting technique of showing subjects in his works in two dimensions without perspective. His works resembled the early period of Thai visual art, which combined both western technique and Thai spirit. August 15th to October 15th.
Seafood Couscous Week @ La Scala Chef Antonio Michele Totaro, Italian Chef of iconic Italian restaurant La Scala at The Sukhothai is introducing six special à la carte dishes. Indulge in the freshest of seafood delights including Octopus, Tuna, Sea Bass, Red Snapper and Cod Fish, cooked to perfection with a variety of irresistible couscous as you relax and enjoy watching the team in action at La Scala’s Open Kitchen. August 18th to 24th.
Kittyâ€™s Cute New Home Hello Kitty House Opens at Siam Square One Shopping Centre
Thailand’s love of cute icons is set to go into overdrive with the opening of the three storey Hello Kitty Home complex in Bangkok’s latest shopping mall. Celebrities galore, many dressed pretty in pink, attended last Friday’s lavish opening night celebration party at Siam Square One.
Unique signature dishes adorably decorated with Hello Kitty’s cute character have been specially created to gratify the cat’s numerous fans, who can now also have their nails painted with the cutest designs from Hello Kitty.
With over 800 square metres of floor space, the development consists of a Hello Kitty House Café, a Hello Kitty House Nail Art Spa and a Hello Kitty Souvenir Shop.
Ms. Rapeepan Luangaramrut, one of Dream House’s management team said, “This investment was specifically meant for Thai Hello Kitty fans as we have received the official license from Sanrio filling every detail
of Sanrio Hello Kitty House with the finest products and service, including the unique Hello Kitty designs.
Our Hello kitty House Spa and Nail Art will give beauty to your nails with many adorable kitty designs and you can experience all of this right now at SQ1 Siam Square”.
Our Hello Kitty House Bangkok, one of a kind complex in Thailand, will be comprised of a Hello Kitty House Shop filled with Sanrio items and souvenirs, Hello Kitty House Café with many delicious bakery items including Thai sweets such as Luk Chub, Thai coconut jelly, and also Thai food which has been harmoniously combined with Hello Kitty’s cuteness can only be found here.
Ms. Rapeepan went on to reveal that the target market for Sanrio Hello Kitty House Bangkok is Sanrio fan clubs and Hello Kitty lovers, but tourists are also expected to visit due to the prime location right in heart of Bangkok. Siam Square is easy to reach by several transportation means and is well known as a gathering centre for teenagers.
A special coffee using our unique Kitty Blend recipe is also served and it has a great aroma.
Hello Kitty fans also have the chance to acquire a Sanrio Hello Kitty House membership card that will give special privileges.
Opening Night Photos by Paul Hutton F&B photos courtesy of Hello Kitty House
ZEN BODY SENSE 2014
THE ART OF SEDUCTION
Above: Pu Priya Suandokmai Lundberg was everybodyâ€™s favourite interviewee
ZEN Body Sense 2014: The Art of Seduction The annual ZEN Body Sense lingerie, swimwear and innerwear fashion show featured more than 30 famous brands this year. Red hot models featured in two runway shows and special performances were staged by many celebrity performers when the event was held on Friday 1st August at ZEN Event Gallery at Central World in Bangkok.
Photos by Paul Hutton
Thursday August 14th The Remastered @ Number 1 Gallery Exhibition by Krissadank Intasorn Artwork inspired by masterpieces from Europe and painted with the soul of Lanna. Until 6th June. I’ll Spread My Wings @ Koi Art Gallery This exhibition showcases the latest artworks by Sudrak Khongpuang who explores the simplicity of Thai life in the cradle of Mother Nature. Until September 14th. Thai International Travel Fair 2014 @ QSNCC The fair promises to bring together bargain tour packages from leading local and international tourism industry operators, along with representatives from international tourism boards, hotel packages, resorts, spas, tourism-related equipment, and car rental firms. 14th to 17th, 10am to 8pm.
So Bring Me Back: Madonna @ Sofitel So Free Entry. Hi-So Bar is staging their regular themed music night once again, this time featuring the hits of Madonna. Open Bar from 9pm until 10pm. Ummet Ozcan @ Safe House Brought to you by ZAAP, Ummet Ozcan is a veteran performer who has has played at major festivals around the world, including Godskitchen, Tomorrowland and Global Gathering.
I’ll Spread My Wings
Issues Live in Bangkok @ Overtone You can catch the American hardcore rockers at RCA’s Overtone. Tickets on the night are 1,200 baht. VIP packages at 1,800 baht get you some souvenirs including a photo with the band.
Friday August 15th Say Wine and Say Cheese @ Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel Held on every third Friday of the month from 6.30pm – 8.30pm at Sambal Bar & Grill, Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel and Towers, for free flow of wines and a wide variety of cheeses. In August, the event will be held on Friday 15 August 2014 with South Australian Wines. In September, the event will be held on Friday 19 September 2014 with Chilean Wines.
Kolour Nights @ W Bangkok To be held in the Great Room of W Bangkok. The lineup features the Kolour Krew resident DJs: Moodwax, Coran and Boris Rubin. You can also catch the Australian DJ and Producer ATMA. 9pm until late. Trasher @ The Mansion Come on down to RCA for this theme night. Dress Code: Blackalicious. Best Ghetto Costume gets one free bottle of Vodka. Lost in Bangkok @ Neilson Hays Library An exhibition by Ellie Dixon, an Australian-born artist living in Bangkok. Inspired by the surrealists, Mexican muralists and Marvel comics, her characters and environments are conceptualized through a personal interpretation of her own surroundings and Imagination. The combined opening reception on Friday 15th August at 6pm. also features Life is an Act, an exhibition by Rammy Narula, who presents a series of street photographs, images that mix real and artificial elements in curious ways. Page 22
Lost in Bangkok
Shade Borders @ BACC Performed by Sineenadh, Korjai Ouiwatanapong, Ladda Kongdach, Sukanya Pheansri and Orada Lelanuja, Shade Borders is inspired by the works of female contemporary visual artist Pinnaree Sanpitak, which explores the stories and movements of the female body. August 15th to 17th. Friday at 7pm. Saturday and Sunday at 3pm and 7pm.
Saturday August 16th Blonde 2 Be Wild @ ZEN Event Gallery Chic cross dressing artist Gene Kasidit in a special party night for the launch of the latest album â€œBlondeâ€? with a full light and sound show as well as a fashion show that will be a collaboration of 10 brand names. Also featuring surprise guests. A Tribute to Elvis @ Hard Rock Cafe Special performances by three of Thailand's best Elvis impersonators, Jaruk Viriyaku, Auther Husen, and Vasu Sangsinkaew. Each will take turns to belt out a collection of Elvis's best loved hits. Elvis fans can also view a collection of Elvis memorabilia, including albums, photos, and old concert tickets. Le Flux Asia Party @ Hof Art Residency Rooftop Music with guest DJ Mizuyo Fukui. Free Entry. This casual party will feature a tantalizing popup menu by Sea Truffle and Hola Spanish restaurant. Blonde 2 Be Wild
Sunday August 17th The Aristocrats @ Aksra Theatre King Power The Aristocrats is a rock group formed in 2011. The band consists of Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller, and Marco Minnemann. In July 2013, their second studio album Culture Clash was released, which was followed by a supporting tour; first in North America in 2013 and then in Europe, South America and now Asia in 2014. Jail Break Party @ Demo Free Entry. Special Guest: Yukio. Dress Code: Black and White Stripes (jail wear).
Tuesday August 19th The Aristocrats
Girlies Nite Out @ The Club Khaosan 9pm until late. The four sexiest dressed will win a bottle of Bacardi and mixers. Featuring DJs Gift, Kinetic, Peachy and Lady Sweety Secret. Business in Heels Bangkok - All That Jazz @ Smiles Jazz & Bistro Featuring the fabulous Natasha Patamapongs, co-founder of Smiles and vocalist for Southeast Asia's leading Jazz band, Mellow Motif. An event for women only!
Centara Grand Phratumnak
Swimming Pool in Pattaya Composite Photo by Paul Hutton
Photos by Paul Hutton
ART MEETS LIFESTYLE The latest hangout for Bangkok’s art crowd is undoubtedly the trendy new W District on Sukhumvit Road, close to Soi 69. Art dominates the entire complex, with hundreds of 2D and 3D artworks positioned throughout. Hof Art is now based here, providing a large exhibition space for the latest paintings and sculptures, and an art residency for like-minded individuals to come together to share ideas. Beat Hotel is also located here and is now taking bookings under the theme of “stay in the art of Bangkok”. Each area has been given the stamp of individuality by leading Thai artists, who have each been designated a room, and here they have decorated the walls in their own inimitable way. As the sun sets W District’s social scene lights up, with an open air dining zone being serviced by dozens of food and drink kiosks. A profusion of wall murals and sculptures also decorate this area. Mr.Wichai Poolworaluk, President of Woraluk Property Company, founded the W District project: the new lifestyle mall in downtown Sukhumvit Road, right next to the Phra Khanong BTS station. He understands the importance of contemporary art in various fields, and also supports artists who love to be creative. Consequently, he set up a project for Hof Art to saturate this downtown area with artwork with the aim to bring in not only art schemes created for artists to show their work but also calling on the local community to devote a space for the benefit of Thai society.
Elemis Spa: Reju
Elemis Spa at the St. Regis Bangkok is an extraordinary setting of spa elegance that reflects the Elemis balance of tradition and innovation, offering a luxurious haven of rejuvenation from the hectic pace of Thailandâ€™s capital.
The Face & Body Sculpt Room features the latest in anti-aging and cellulite reduction technology with an LPG System that provides noninvasive treatments to firm, smooth and sculpt problem areas on the face and body.
Beyond pampering, guests of Elemis Spa have their beauty and wellness concerns lavishly addressed with scientifically-proven treatments, lifestyle enhancing products and well being traditions that encourage continuing transformation, all tailored to meet their individual needs.
In addition, two Coupleâ€™s Treatment Suites feature glass showers and luxury soaking baths, and Single and Double Thai Massage Rooms come complete with traditional platforms.
The ultra-modern treatment areas are designed in soothing sand and cream tones with accents of soft white leather and silvery Thai silk throughout, and feature sophisticated skin and body care equipment.
Elemis Spa features two levels of extensive amenities including water features and relaxation zones designed to help guests de-stress before treatments begin and to extend therapy benefits when treatments are completed.
A mezzanine level of wet facilities includes Rasul Chambers in which guests can experience an ancient Arabian bathing ritual that incorporates mineral-rich clay, heat and steam to cleanse, exfoliate and increase circulation. These signature facilities are further accompanied by steam rooms, hot and cold plunge pools and Experience Showers that allow for a personalised selection of water pressure, lighting and music. Each locker area features comfortable seating lounges, suspended Relaxation Pods that float like nests above the water features, providing a unique place to recline and rest. A Reflexology-inspired Foot Ritual Pool of smooth stones, triggers acupressure points, unblocks energy channels and improves overall feelings of well-being.
In addition, a with therapeutic lighting and music offers a private place for meditation, sleep and sound therapy to help balance energy levels. Each Elemis Spa experience begins with a detailed consultation led by highly qualified and experienced staff, enhanced greatly by a technologically-advanced Elemis Skin Lab that assists with making tailored treatment recommendations by providing a detailed photographic skin analysis which produces a lifestyle prescription advising on Elemis treatments and products suitable for each skin type. Following the in-depth analysis, guests are guided to the perfect therapy suite for their selected treatments. Rounding off the comprehensive facilities, a Pedicure & Manicure Lounge invites guests to walk away with perfect feet and hands.
Photos courtesy of Elemis Spa
SHERATON GRAN Page 46
Photos by Paul Hutton
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, A Luxury Collection Hotel in Bangkok, is an iconic address in the heart of Sukhumvit Road. This renowned luxury Bangkok hotel features a pedestrian sky bridge link from the hotel entrance to BTS Asok SkyTrain station, MRT Sukhumvit subway station, Terminal 21 Shopping Mall and more. Hotel guests are just minutes away from all entertainments, cultural sites and the many other attractions that Bangkok has to offer. The emblematic hotel offers a luxurious selection of 420 spacious accommodation options including 40 exceptional Grande suites, three
exquisite Thai Theme Suites each with a tropical garden and three palatial Presidential and Governor suites all featuring the signature Luxury Collection bed. The personal butler service, available at all Grande Deluxe rooms and suites, will make your stay at this luxury five star Bangkok hotel a memorable experience. Let the Concierge be your guide and unlock the most authentic experiences with a spectacular journey through Siam. Additionally, enjoy broadband and wireless Internet access, up to
60 Mbps, throughout the hotel with intelligent access point. Delight at distinguished and award-winning restaurant venues for authentic Thai cuisine served in a sophisticated surrounding at basil, contemporary Italian cuisine served within a Tuscan villa setting at Rossini’s. Extend your epicurean pleasures at the unique Sunday Jazzy Brunch.
Sip a cocktail with live jazz from international artists at The Living Room, Bangkok’s premier jazz venue or enjoy entertaining live bands at BarSu, Bangkok’s most sophisticated club. Relax in style at The Sala nestled in a tropical oasis surrounding the swimming pool or at The Grande Spa a sanctuary where purity, stillness and silence create a refuge for body and mind.
Full Chef Line-Up Confirmed for 15th Annual World Gourmet Festival at Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok Excitement continues to grow around this year's 15th World Gourmet Festival as the full line-up of chefs is confirmed. Seven master chefs from six different countries will take part in the seven-day festival scheduled to take place this year from September 1 to 7, 2014 at Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok. Chefs who confirmed to participate in the 15th Annual World Gourmet Festival are: • Chef Akrame Benallal from two-Michelin starred Akrame, Paris, France A not-to-be-missed dish by Chef Akrame at the Festival this year is Bamboo Charcoal Pineapple. • Chef Paolo Casagrande from two- Michelin starred Lasarte Restaurante, Barcelona, Spain A not-to-be-missed dish by Chef Paolo at the Festival this year is an egg menu. • Chef Thierry Dufroux, Bistrot Belhara, Paris, France • Chef João Rodrigues from one-Michelin starred Feitoria, Lisbon, Portugal Chef Joao is looking forward to present his recommended Scarlet Shrimp from the Algarve with cucumber and nasturtium. • Chef Hideaki Sato from two-Michelin starred Tenku RyuGin, Hong Kong This year Tenku RyuGin made it on to the coveted San Pellegrino list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. • Chef James Syhabout from one-Michelin starred Commis, Oakland, California, USA Born in Ubon Ratchathani, Chef James is thrilled to come back home and cook in Bangkok after 20 years since his last visit to Thailand. His recommended dish is an Egg with Potato, sweet and savoury spices. • Chef James Viles from two-hatted Biota Dining, Bowral, NSW, Australia A not-to-be-missed dish by Chef James at the Festival is a dish made from smoked, local fish roe and lettuce as he will be focusing on local ingredients of Thailand. Once again this year, the World Gourmet Festival is proud to support HRH Princess Soamsawali's Save A Child's Life from AIDS Project under the auspices of the Thai Red Cross Society. THB 600 from the price of every World Gourmet dinner ticket, as well as proceeds from the World Gourmet live auction, will be donated to this charity.
Wednesday August 20th DJ Festival Levels Discotheque Level’s Club and Lounge along with V Club are pulling out all the stops and are once again bringing you an exclusive DJ Festival featuring two of dance music’s biggest trendsetters, Justin Prime (Netherlands) and M.A.N.D.Y. (Get Physical, Berlin)
Friday August 22nd Dope As Funk Wine Bibber Sangria DJ Luck-E will be joined by DJ Logan Bay, DJ Karl Andy and guest host UNDA (Bangkok/Atlanta). They will perform on the second floor’s illuminated LED dance floor. The Haunted Wedding Mystery Ocean Bangkok Come, be a guest at this hilarious wedding/haunting/murder mystery! Come and play a role as part of the mystery, or just participate as a wedding guest and enjoy this dinner-theatre production, presented by the cast of Bangkok Improv, Bangkok's only professional improvised comedy training company.
Tofu Music Festival Impact Arena Asian artists 2NE1 and GOT7 from South Korea and Japan’s Lucifer, SuG and TEMPURA KIDZ are bringing their full shows to the stage at Impact Arena.
Eddie Autobahn My Inner Secret Concert Siam Pavalai
Saturday August 23rd
Thursday August 21st Flower Power KU DE TA Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival and express your anti-war attitude with love for the underground house music. Woodstock was held in August 1969 and is widely regarded as a pivotal moment in music History. Dress Code: Neo Hippie, Bohemian, Urban Gypsy, Flower Crown, Anti-War signs. Free Entry. 9pm until late.
Allure Thailand Tour 2014 KU DE TA DJ Dave Dixon aka Allure is on a whistle stop tour of Thailand, appearing in Pattaya, Bangkok and Koh Samui. He recently stepped out from behind the curtain with a full album, distributed in over 20 countries, with 14 pure trance tracks featuring familiar vocalists like JES, Emma Hewitt and Christian Burns. Eddie Autobahn is well-known as one of the members of Autobahn, who had many massive hits such as Thon Dai Thon Pai, Khon Tee Jeb and many more. After the band split in 1995, Eddie released his solo album called “For Autobahn” including hits like Muen Yoo Nai Fun and his very first foray in jazz writing style “Sukhumvit 11”. Then he and many famous musicians formed the band called “ATB” or The Average Thai Band in 2002 to 2007 and released his second album with Lupus in 2010. Tickets are priced at 1,000 baht, 1,500 baht, 2,000 baht and 2,500 baht.
Gold Medal for Royal Orchid Sheraton’s Pastry Chefs
Chusak Kesorn, Gunter Angermann and Sakdiphun Sawangsri, from left, with their gold medals and winning cake creation
Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers is celebrating the gold medal awarded during the ‘Thailand Retail Food & Hospitality Services 2014’ (TRAFS). This is an annual hospitality industry event, where professional chefs showcase their culinary skills by preparing different types of food, such as Western cuisine, Thai cuisine as well as wedding cake showpieces and petits fours. The event took place over four days from 24-27 July at Bitec Bangkok. ROSH’s pastry chef team, led by Mr. Sakdiphun Sawangsri and Mr. Chusak Kesorn were awarded the gold medal in the "wedding cake showpieces and petits fours" category. The theme “Paradise” was used which represents the beginning of a happy married life coupled with love and romance.
An Exclusive Tasting of The Balvenie Single Malt Whisky for Members of Ferrari Owner’s Club Thailand The Balvenie and Italasia played host to a whisky tasting of The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch whisky with the members of Ferrari Owner’s Club Thailand recently. Taking place at A.R Sutton Engineers Siam, distinguished guests of the Ferrari Owner’s Club Thailand were treated to an experiential showcase of rare talent and craftsmanship in celebration of the heritage and skill that define The Balvenie single malt Scotch whisky.
From left: Matthew Fergusson-Stewart, Regional Brand Ambassador South East Asia & Third Party Markets, Glenfiddich, Pol.Lt.Col. Apinace Phornphiboon, President of Ferrari Owner's Club Thailand, “Max” Chakrit Benedetti, Managing Director of Italasia, ”Rotmay” Kaneungnij Jaksamittanon and Ashley Sutton, owner of A.R Sutton Engineers Siam Page 56
Holiday Inn Pattaya Unveils New Executive Tower Top-floor Executive Club Offers Panoramic View of Pattaya City
Holiday Inn Pattaya has just opened its newest 25-floor Executive Tower, with 200 additional rooms featuring latest up-to-date innovations in design that offer guests a comfortable stay with scenic views of Pattaya Bay. The tower features a top-floor Executive Club for breakfast and evening drinks with fantastic views from both indoor as well as on the club’s expansive terrace. The 200 newly built contemporary décor rooms and suites offer the highest level of comfort and relaxation, where guests can enjoy an expansive sea view from their private balcony. Also featured is an additional main dining restaurant offering buffet breakfast and international favourites throughout the afternoon while being transformed to be a market concept with live cooking stations at dinner. Recreational options include infinity and children’s swimming pools, a well-equipped fitness centre and a kids’ club. There is also a dedicated innovative meeting space called “Workshop” featuring an industrial setting containing all tools needed for serious work while providing the ambience of an artist’s studio. The space includes Pattaya’s first auditorium facility within a hotel, a 115-square-metre theatre-style venue with a capacity of up to 75 persons for presentations, lectures and concerts. Three meeting rooms, enhanced by natural daylight, are highly configurable and can be arranged to meet requirements. “There is strong demand for MICE (Meetings Incentives Conferences Exhibitions) in Thailand every year, and Holiday Inn Pattaya Executive Tower is well positioned to meet this growing market by offering state-of-the-art technologies and quality of services.” said Kate Gerits, general manager, Holiday Inn Pattaya.
Anantara Phuket Layan Resort Getting back to nature was never intended to be as luxurious as a visit to the brand new Anantara Phuket Layan Resort and Spa turns out to be. A deviation from the island’s main west coast thoroughfare takes you down a discreet meandering side road that ultimately delivers you to the ultra-tranquil Layan Beach. The resort is set on a hillside, giving majestic views across the bay to the nearby Kala island, and the sand spit by which it can be reached on foot. Direct access to the beach is provided, and an early morning stroll will see you wander alone with your thoughts. A luxury collection of 30 rooms and suites are on site, as well as 47 pool villas in seven uniquely impressive styles. Choose between a Premier Room, a Deluxe Sea View Suite, a Deluxe Pool Villa, a Sala Pool Villa, a Beachfront Pool Villa, a Beachfront Layan Pool Villa, a Two Bedroom Family Pool Villa, a Two Bedroom Pool Villa or an Anantara Pool Villa.
You can spend a lazy hour or more sampling these delights on the poolside sun deck, overlooking the bay. Only recently completed, the spa sits halfway up the hillside in a delightfully designed rustic yet ultra- contemporary complex. Here you can put your well being and beauty desires in the healing hands of well-trained therapists in one of seven luxurious treatment suites. Romance is high on the agenda at Anantara Phuket Layan Resort, and it is not surprising to discover that the establishment features its very own wedding chapel. This is also located on the hill and offers magnificent views of the Andaman Sea and Layan Beach for up to 50 wedding guests. Alternatively, a ceremony on the resort’s private beach allows you to invite up to 150 guests. Anantara Phuket Layan Resort and Spa is destined to become one of Phuket’s most sought after holiday destinations. It is the perfect retreat for anybody wishing to get away from the crowds while still being able to pamper oneself.
Guests can dine beachside or atop the hill, with Sala Layan and Dee Plee providing the best of international and Thai cuisine. The breakfast buffet is one of Thailand’s best, with an incredible array of choices to suit the most discerning of diners. Word: Paul Hutton. Photos: Paul Hutton and courtesy Anantara.
and Spa: A Secluded Sanctuary
International Beer Day 2014 at Beer Vault
International Beer Day is a worldwide celebration of beer that takes place on the first Friday in August, in pubs, bars, breweries, and back yards all over the world. This year the beer celebration covered 207 cities across 50 countries, and Bangkok was no exception, with Beer Vault at Four Points by Sheraton one of the many city wide venues offering special drink promotions and competitions. The first International Beer Day took place in 2008, and the event has grown exponentially ever since.
Risotto at Jojo: Available Throughout August
By popular demand, Chef Carlo Valenziano continues to serve up rustic risotto recipes using the highly-prized Carnaroli rice. You can select from a special menu of risotto specialties prepared using only the finest ingredients, fresh cream butter and 24 month old parmesan. Risotto Zucca e Foie Gras - Pumpkin, pan fried foie gras, smoked duck, balsamic vinegar reduction, amaretti nuggets Peperoni Arrostiti - Roasted bell peppers, saffron, burrata cheese, marinated mackerel Risotto Allâ€™ Isolana - White meat ragout, parmesan cheese, cinnamon Risotto Alle Melanzane - Eggplant, smoked provola, basil sauce, tomato confit Risotto Con Asparagi - Asparagus, smoked salmon, egg dust Budino Di Riso - Carnaroli rice pudding, lemon compote, cinnamon, chocolate crumble A la carte menu for lunch and dinner are available, priced from THB280++ to THB950 ++ Page 70
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