Author: GL Staff

Written by the Gastronomer Lifestyle Editorial team.

From Phuket to F*nkytown: Heh & Chef Oat’s F*nkytown Takeover in collaboration with Bacardi F*nkytowns upcoming chef takeover spotlights Tatler’s Rising Star Chef Oat from Heh, Phuket, recognized by the Michelin Guide. In collaboration with the Bacardi, Chef Oat will bring his culinary prowess to F*nkytown’s kitchen, with a focus on locality and sustainability on Andaman seafood and funky vibes.Rising Star Chef Oat from Heh Phuket will take over F*nkytown’s kitchen on 29th May from 6PM to 10 PM. During this event, Chef Oat will showcase his expertise by using locally sourced seafood from the Andaman Sea.  Heh, recently added…

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Na Oh’ at Hyundai Innovation Center Singapore In an innovative collaboration, world-renowned three-Michelin-star Chef Corey Lee and the Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center Singapore (HMGICS) announce the opening of Na Oh, a pioneering restaurant concept that will enhance Singapore’s vibrant culinary scene.Born in Seoul and raised in the United States, Chef Lee honed his skills over nearly a decade at the three-Michelin-starred French Laundry under the renowned restaurateur Thomas Keller in Napa Valley. His own San Francisco restaurant, Benu, achieved three Michelin stars in 2014.Na Oh, which translates to “moving from inside out” in Korean, is envisioned as more than…

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Rémy Martin Bartender Talent Academy 2024 Rémy Martin, the renowned French cognac house celebrated for its impeccably crafted blends, is marking a monumental occasion in 2024 — its 300th anniversary. With a legacy spanning three centuries, Rémy Martin epitomizes timelessness and tradition.A series of captivating events have been planned globally in honor of this milestone, including here in Thailand.As part of the celebrations, the Rémy Martin Bartender Talent Academy makes a triumphant return, asking bartenders in Bangkok to concoct a cocktail that pays homage to the Cognac house’s 300-year history. Bars from across Thailand participated, employing Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal…

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Authenticity and Storytelling Concepts In this episode, Chris talks to Rohit Sachdev leads Soho Hospitality’s food and beverage, hospitality and interior design business and develops the company’s strategic vision as the CEO of the company.Rohit Sachdev takes the helm at Soho Hospitality, overseeing its food and beverage, hospitality, and interior design endeavours while shaping the company’s strategic direction.Having earned his degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University, Rohit’s fascination with the hospitality industry ignited during a visit to the Royalton hotel, a pioneering boutique establishment in New York. Designed by Ian Schrager and Philippe Starck in 1988,…

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Choo Chee Goong Mae Nam Recipe Choo Chee Curry has garnered recognition beyond the borders of Thailand. Chef Joe has elevated this traditional Thai dish by pairing it with giant local grilled river prawns. This innovative pairing showcases the versatility of Choo Chee Curry, with the rich and creamy sauce complementing the succulent sweetness of the grilled prawns. Served against the backdrop of The House on Sathorn’s historic setting, it offers diners an unforgettable culinary experience that celebrates the best of Thailand’s culinary heritage. Preparation and ServingThe preparation of Choo Chee Curry is a labor of love, requiring patience and precision to…

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The Most Beautiful Temples in Bangkok Welcome, travellers, to our guide of Bangkok temples, where ancient traditions meet modern delights! If you’re anything like us at Gastronomer Lifestyle, you’re itching to explore every inch of this bustling metropolis. What better way to start than by immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Bangkok’s stunning Buddhist temples?Thailand is a country steeped in culture with over 400 beautiful temples to explore. With each dynasty of Thailand’s Royal Family has come its unique architecture. The importance of the Buddhist religion has remained paramount in keeping these famous temples pristine and ready to…

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Situated at the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok, Baan Phraya is a historic Thai house on the riverside that was built in the early 20th century and used to entertain the Thai elite, high-ranking officers and visiting diplomats and emissaries. Fast forward almost five decades, the house reopens its doors to welcome gastronomes for a fine Thai dining experience orchestrated by the young and talented Chef Pom Phatchara. Originally owned by the Minister of Commerce and his wife during the reign of King Rama IX, Baan Phraya was once the setting of prestigious social events and it developed a reputation for…

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Classic Aperol Spritz Time for some Italian summer sipping with this refreshing Aperol Spritz recipe! Grab that bottle of Aperol, pop open that Prosecco bottle and lets mix and pretend we are in Venice watching the sun glisten on the Italian riviera.The Aperol spritz is a super simple yet perfectly refreshing drink for summertime. Of course, choosing quality ingredients is always the best way forward so let us explain what you need in this article to make the perfect cocktail.This cocktail is a great pre dinner drink or even a daytime session drink due to its low alcohol content. So…

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When one mentions Cheese, Thailand is not the first country that comes to mind, but VIVIN Grocery is about to change that with a nationwide tour that will pop up at 6 key tourist destinations in collaboration with 5 Star Hotels and beloved Michelin-star rated restaurants, bringing an all-Thai cheese experience to cheese lovers across the nation. Currently ongoing until September 2024, guests can anticipate surprise side tours, adding an extra layer of excitement and discovery to the culinary journey. Cheese and Wine also go hand in hand, and VIVIN Grocery has partnered with GranMonte Vineyard and Winery for this tour. Gastronomer…

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Critique by The Hungry Bartender I love fried chicken. It’s a weakness. Whether it’s a naughty late-night order of Bon Chon with a dollop of coleslaw or savouring Gai Yang alongside some sticky rice, fried chicken has become a staple in my diet.  But my experience at Birdies was a delightful revelation. The chef’s humorous remark, “We also serve chicken,” perfectly summed up my dining experience. Every detail, from the butter adorned with sustainable ash made from shallots to the option of adding Kaviari caviar to everything, showcased unapologetic indulgence.  Jennifer Evans, the mastermind behind Birdies, draws inspiration from her…

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Cocktail Shrub Recipe Let’s Shrub it up! I always love making shrubs. There’s something rustic and farm like about being in the kitchen making juicy libations and letting them sit on the shelf to marinate.Once a colonial shrub drink recipe they can now be found in many cocktail bars around the world and are made in the same process as a sugar syrup recipe by simmering the fruit, sugar, and water together.Vinegar is then added to the syrup once cooled. The common ratio for a heated process is 1:1:1:1 of fruit, sugar, water, and vinegar. For a cold process Shrub,…

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Espresso Martini Recipe Where is the Espresso Martini from? This caffeine-fueled cocktail can be traced back to 1983 and has made its name as a classic cocktail recipe.  Legendary bartender Dick Bradsell created the espresso martini at the Soho Brasserie, London for a female guest when she asked for a drink that would “wake me up and F*CK me up”. When asked how he came up with it, Bradsell explains that at the time Vodka was all everyone was drinking.  His station at Soho Brasserie was next to the coffee machine so coffee was very much on his mind. He…

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Brunch in Bangkok has never been better! New restaurants have sprung up everywhere in the last few years, bringing a proliferation of trendy eateries serving international classics and tasty treats. We searched the city and made a list of the best Brunch spots in Bangkok for 2024, covering everything from Aussie fry ups to egg centric dishes. Venues were chosen for their flexible menus that offered a variety of choices. On our list you will find not only eggs, bacon and beans but also sweet sticky French toast, nutrient-packed smoothie bowls, and the occasional avocado. When you get together with…

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How to Make Honeycomb Rum Honeycomb is a true marvel of nature. A mass of hexagonal cells is created with wax and used to store honey and larvae for the humble bee. The Honeycomb is actually edible too and has a unique texture.We can also class this as a wax wash (similar to fat washing) due to the mouth-feel found after infusing in your chosen alcohol. An aged rum, like Doorly’s XO, has a delicious flavour profile that very much suits honeycomb. The sweet spices and tropical fruit found is a beautiful marriage. Similar to bee pollen, honeycomb can be purchased…

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When it comes to fruit juices, orange juice and apple juice are two of the most popular choices. Both offer a refreshing taste and a range of health benefits, but which one is truly better? In this article, we will delve into the debate of orange juice vs. apple juice, exploring their nutritional values, health benefits, and potential risks. By answering commonly asked questions and examining key factors, we aim to help you make an informed decision about which juice suits your personal preferences and dietary needs. Which is better: Apple Juice or Orange Juice? The question of which juice…

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Coconut trees (Cocos nucifera) are a common sight in tropical regions such as Southeast Asia, known for their versatility and the wide range of valuable products they offer. Among the various offerings of coconut trees, coconut water and its derivatives hold a special place in the hearts of food and drink enthusiasts. In this comprehensive article, we will delve into the main differences between green coconuts and brown coconuts, focusing specifically on their water content, nutritional value, and the health benefits they provide. By the end, you’ll have a better understanding of which coconut variety suits your needs and preferences.…

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100+ Foodie Quotes for Food Captions Looking for foodie quotes for Instagram posts? Look no further. We searched the web for the best catchy food quotes and nice food comments so you add them to your feed. Whether you have a ton of photos ready to post or a trip to Bangkok booked with a brunch list going, use this list when you are stuck on what to write. We know what it’s like trying to choose the best foodie quotes so let us help by giving you this list of over 100 food quotes for your social media.If these don’t get…

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The Results of a Coffee Obsession. What does It take to be in a Forbes 30 under 30 list, work In Australia’s best bar and be regarded as one of the worlds leading coffee cocktail experts? A great deal of persistence and an obsession with coffee according to Martin Hudak. Hailing from Slovakia, Martin’s career has taken him across the world. His tenure has included time at the Savoy hotel in London with the likes of Eric Lorincz and now to the other side of the world in the Maybe Sammy bar, which was awarded Best Bar in Australia in the World’s…

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Introduction to Beer Barrel Measurements How much beer does a barrel hold? Let’s start by answering this question. In the United States, a standard beer barrel measures at 31 gallons, equating to approximately 3968 ounces or 330.66 twelve-ounce beers. That’s a lot of beer! It’s important to note that some individuals mistakenly refer to a 1/2 barrel keg as a ‘barrel,’ when in fact, a keg holds 15.5 gallons, containing roughly 165.33 twelve-ounce beers. The brewing industry has a lot of tradition and precision, where every measurement counts toward crafting the perfect brew. It can be difficult to know how many ounces…

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Without spices there would be no Indian food and without Indian food there would be no spices. Lucky for us, Bangkok is not without its fair share of Indian restaurants that have made their mark on the culinary scene with exciting fresh concepts brimming with a variety of spices. One such restaurant is Jhol, under the direction of Chef Hari Nayak, whose distinctive cuisine is focused on the regions around Konkan and Malabar on the West Coast as well as Chettinad, Pondicherry and Bay of Bengal on the East Coast of India. ‘JHOL’ is used colloquially in Mumbai to denote ‘mischief’,…

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A list of 100 + Wine Quotes to Use for Instagram Captions or more We wanted to find out the best wine quotes on the internet. Because ‘wine’ not?We all love a cheeky glass of vino, whether red, white or pink. A glass in hand makes us smile and is the perfect way to enjoy a date.But for those who want to post their favourite tipple on the gram, then here is a list of 100 + best wine quotes for Instagram. Best Wine Quotes 1. Wine… the intellectual part of the meal.2.  Music is the wine that fills the…

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How To Make Apple Mint Gin Apple mint (Mentha suaveolens) is often seen as a weed, most likely because of its aggressive growing but I find the flavour to be incredible compared to its perennial cousins.It has a more pronounced flavour and because of its large woolly leaves, you need to use a lot less than normal mint. Interestingly, mint works perfectly well alongside strong flavours such as rich meats and dark chocolate.Remember to take care of the delicate leaves. Damaging the leaf too much can cause the colour pigment chlorophyll to create a bitter taste and turns the leaves…

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How To Make A Martini The Martini cocktail has been the queen of mixed drinks in bars and pop culture alike. From H. L. Mencken calling it “the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet” to James Bond ordering his “shaken not stirred”, it’s certainly done the rounds in being the star of the cocktail world.We take a deep dive into the history, procedure, and science that makes this perfectly simple drink a cult classic.via GIPHY What Is A Martini? The Martini cocktail in the grand scheme of things is a rather simple drink. It calls for gin or vodka, vermouth and…

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The Daiquiri cocktail is a balanced drink, simple yet perfect.A blend of rum, lime juice and sugar make this cocktail a first love for many bartenders and a national favourite in its hometown of Cuba. Interestingly, the drink is named after the small mining town of Daiquiri on the Southeastern end of Cuba.It was invented as far back as 1898 by an American mining engineer named Jennings Cox. Recipe for Daiquri For a Daiquiri you will need the following ingredients: White Rum: BarSol Pisco Primero Quebranta is a good choice but most piscos are affordable and made for the cocktail. Freshly Squeezed Lime…

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How To Make a Simple Syrup. The clue is in the name. Syrup or stock syrup in the kitchen is super simple to make. It is equal parts of sugar and water or 1:1 ratio and It has been used in a variety of classic cocktails and in many speed bars where spoons of sugar for every drink are just not productive. But why do we always use white sugar? And how do we flavour syrups with Fruit, herbs, and spices?And what does a bee pollen syrup taste like? We answer it all in this article. You’ll Learn How…

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Pisco Sour Cocktail Recipe The Pisco Sour is a South American classic loved by the masses and fiercely contested over its origin. Chile and Peru both lay claim to the cocktail including Pisco itself! Most accounts agree that it was American ex-pat Victor Morris who created the Pisco Sour recipe at his Morris’s bar in Lima, Peru 1915. Pisco Sour Ingredients For a pisco sour you will need the following ingredients: Pisco: BarSol Pisco Primero Quebranta is a good choice but most Pisco’s are affordable and made for the cocktail. Freshly Squeezed Lemon & Lime juice: Fresh citrus is always best as acidity…

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Guide to Nam Prik. The famous Thai dipping sauce. Nam Prik, or Nam Phrik, (น้ำพริก) is one of Thailands most loved food types but often one that doesn’t get the praise it deserves. In essence, Nam prik is a chilli dipping sauce. However, the way it is consumed and the variety of recipes depends on the region and the family that prepares it. In our eyes, it is one of Thailands most loved national dishes. Nam prik is not something you would order as a main going out. It is often used as a condiment although it can also be consumed…

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Mark your calendars for the return of Thailand’s “Chilli Fest” at the Urban Oasis of Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok on Saturday, April 27, 2024. This year, expect an even bigger lineup of spicy delights from Bangkok’s top restaurants and chefs, alongside lively entertainment, including fire shows and a chilli-eating competition. Plus, don’t miss out on the special five-course dinner featuring Chef Ian Kittichai’s cuisine.Spice enthusiasts can embark on a culinary journey sampling fiery dishes from around the world, including Myanmar, India, China, South Korea, Pakistan, Mexico, Malaysia, Spain, and Thailand. With prices starting from just THB 120, there’s something for everyone,…

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On the 26th of March 2024, Sézanne in Tokyo proudly clinched the title of The Best Restaurant in Asia, graciously sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna. The thrilling announcement unfolded amidst the electric ambiance of the live awards ceremony for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024. This esteemed event, a pinnacle of culinary celebration, unfolded in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) and the Seoul Metropolitan Government, serving as gracious hosts.Crafted from the discerning choices of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, a judiciously curated assembly of 318 experts characterized by gender parity, the list epitomizes a tapestry of…

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Gourmet Theatre debuts a groundbreaking culinary experience in Bangkok with Chef’s Table on the Move at The Food School, a progressive culinary institution situated near Samyan Market. This innovative concept brings together acclaimed chefs from Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, alongside top mixologists, for an immersive evening of gastronomic exploration across three floors.Originally launched in Hong Kong in 2020, Gourmet Theatre redefines traditional dining by transforming unexpected spaces into vibrant culinary destinations. Bangkok’s thriving culinary scene and access to premium ingredients make it an ideal host for Gourmet Theatre’s first overseas event, with The Food School serving as the perfect venue partner.At…

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EDITION Hotels proudly introduced its newest addition, The Tokyo EDITION, Ginza, marking its 19th global property and second venture within Tokyo’s bustling streets. The launch, spanning March 14th and 15th, welcomed a diverse array of international and local guests to both EDITION establishments in Tokyo, offering a rich showcase of Japanese tradition and modernity alongside an array new F&B and captivating performances.On the evening of March 14th, guests were greeted at the 14-storey boutique hotel, where Sophie at EDITION, the hotel’s Japanese-infused modern brasserie, played host to an evening of culinary delights. The dinner menu showcased seasonal ingredients sourced directly…

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Experience some summer indulgence with Khao Chae at Balcony Lounge, a timeless Thai tradition reimagined for modern palates. Originating from the regal courts of King Rama II’s era, Khao Chae has evolved into a cherished delicacy, particularly during scorching summer days in Thailand!Throughout April, InterContinental Bangkok warmly invites you to enjoy in the cool embrace of Khao Chae within the elegant confines of Balcony Lounge. Picture yourself savoring fragrant jasmine rice delicately immersed in chilled water, a symphony of flavors heightened by an array of savory accompaniments. From stuffed shallots to a tantalizing blend of shredded sweetened pork and crispy…

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Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, presented by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, unveils the lineup of top dining destinations ranked between 51st and 100th in the region ahead of its live awards ceremony. This prestigious list is curated by the votes of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential and gender-balanced group comprising 318 leaders from various sectors including food critics, chefs, restaurateurs, and culinary experts. With 12 fresh faces joining this year’s 51-100 list, the culinary landscape is set for a thrilling shake-up.Here’s a glimpse of the 51-100 list:Covering a diverse array of cuisines, the 51-100 list showcases restaurants hailing from…

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Prepare for a culinary team up as Chef Ian Kittichai joins with Chiang Mai’s esteemed Chef Noy Busarin of Magnolia Café and Busarin Cuisine. For two exceptional evenings on March 15th and 16th at Chef Ian’s Khum Hom restaurant, guests can join the gastronomic magic from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Chef Noy, known for her expertise in Northern Thai cuisine, will present a series of dishes including her acclaimed “Khao Niaw Durian” (Durian Sticky Rice), a dish honored with the prestigious Michelin Plate Award for multiple years. The two nights will feature a number of other classsic Thai cuisine dishes crafted by…

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In honor of Rosewood Bangkok’s 5th anniversary and the celebration of International Women’s Day throughout March, Executive Chef Dustin Baxter cordially invites guests to immerse themselves in an afternoon tea experience inspired by an enchanting imaginary flower garden, crafted in collaboration with Tawn C. This delightful journey unfolds exclusively at the Lakorn European Brasserie, from now until May 31, 2024.Dubbed “In Her Garden,” the concept unveils floral-patterned boxes brimming with delectable delights envisioned by Tawn Chatchavalvong, the renowned fashion designer and television personality behind Tawn C. Each whimsical tea set design guides guests through three acts symbolizing the stages of…

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Mastering the Classic Manhattan Cocktail: A Timeless Recipe Ah, the Manhattan. A heavyweight cocktail that has stood the test of time. Named after the New York City borough, the Manhattan cocktail is a spirit-forward recipe calling for Whiskey, vermouth and bitters.One of the earliest records of the drink traces it back to 1884 in a by O.H. Byron’s titled ‘The Modern Bartender’s Guide’. Yet some variations of been documented as far back as 1860. Alongside the Martini cocktail, it has paved the way for numerous other classic and contemporary cocktail recipes.  Introduction to the Manhattan Cocktail In the illustrious world…

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Having worked in the entertainment industry since a young age as a model, television actress, and singer under Buzz Music label, “Bebe” Thanchanok Rithnaka is now best known for her fitness regimen as one of Thailand’s most successful influencers. With 2.5 million followers on Instagram and 1.4 million subscribers on her Bebe Fit Routine YouTube channel, Bebe’s fitness documenting journey began eight years ago when she was preparing to wed to her now-husband Sutee Bavornvanich. A talented dancer and aerial hoop artist as well, Bebe has since racked up numerous recognitions in the content creation space with top awards from…

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CreatorsLab proudly announces the acquisition of its cinematic documentary series, ‘Chefs Uncut,’ by major international platforms. Netflix and SBS Australia have secured distribution rights for the series, set to premiere on Netflix Southeast Asia on Friday, 1 March 2024. ‘Chefs Uncut’ delves into the untold stories of six renowned chefs across Southeast Asia, offering an in-depth exploration of their inspirations and challenges. From Michelin-starred luminaries to rising stars, the series showcases their creativity and dedication to the culinary craft. Season one features acclaimed chefs such as: LG Han – Owner of Labyrinth, a Michelin-starred restaurant based in Singapore, renowned for…

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Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort introduces its Romantic Cocoon, an idyllic choice for couples seeking a stylish celebration of love. This exclusive experience, part of the resort’s Dining by Design program, offers a secluded setting inspired by the symbolism of a cocoon. The elegant rattan structure, set against the backdrop of the sunset sky, creates a mesmerizing ambiance for an unforgettable evening.With Anantara Bophut’s Romantic Cocoon Dinner, couples embark on a multisensory culinary journey tailored to their preferences, complete with a personal chef and butler. Menu options such as Mediterranean Allure, Ocean’s Treasure, and Southern Thai Relish feature fresh, local…

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Experience an exclusive Catalonian chef collaboration between Chef Ferran Tadeo of Embassy Room – Catalan Cuisine and Chef Mateu Villaret of Masia Tokyo.Both chefs, deeply rooted in Catalonia’s nature, bring their passion for cuisine to Bangkok. Chef Mateu, with international experience spanning Spain, Holland, and Singapore, showcases his talents at MASIA in Tokyo’s Ginza district.Indulge in highlighted dishes like Grill Lettuce and Entrecot de Vedella, crafted by Chef Mateu and Chef Ferran respectively. Don’t miss the 8-course dinner set menu.On Friday, 1 March 2024, there will be an 8-course dinner set menu at THB 5,500++ per person inclusive of wine…

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Introducing Chef André Chiang as Culinary Curator Eastern & Oriental Express, a Belmond Train in Southeast Asia, proudly welcomes Chef André Chiang as its new Culinary Curator. With two Michelin stars and recognition in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Chef Chiang brings his innovative touch to curate a dining experience showcasing Southeast Asia’s diverse terroir. From Laksa Bouillabaisse to Jungle Spices Cacao Ganache, guests can savor a menu that celebrates the region’s biodiversity. Enjoy botanical-inspired libations at the Piano Bar Carriage and Observation Car, crafted by The Cocktail Professor. Veuve Clicquot Solaire Journey Onboard Join the Eastern & Oriental Express…

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Marriott International, a global hospitality leader boasting a portfolio of over 30 hotel brands worldwide, proudly announces the transformation of Le Meridien Chiang Mai into the Chiang Mai Marriott Hotel. This rebranding follows an extensive renovation and refurbishment, positioning Chiang Mai Marriott Hotel as the premier destination for both leisure and business travelers seeking an elevated experience.Nestled in the heart of Chiang Mai’s dynamic tourist and business hub, Chiang Mai Marriott Hotel offers unparalleled access to the city’s historic landmarks and vibrant attractions. Guests can embark on leisurely walks to explore the ancient brick walls encircling the centuries-old city or…

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Playroom, the saucy speakeasy nestled in Ekamai by Chef Jay – Sainisa Sangsingkeaw, is igniting this year with the debut of its latest cocktail selection. Embracing a return to simplicity while maintaining the essence of Playroom’s identity, the new line-up beckons cocktail enthusiasts to embark on a journey of flavors. Indulge in offerings like the Stolen Kiss, Summer Fling, Pool Boy, Boulevard Saint Germain, Second Date and Lisa which uses Short Story White Rum, Galliano, Amaretto, Apple, Lemon with Parmesan ice cream. Beyond libations, Playroom entices patrons with delectable bar snacks and comforting cuisine. More than just a living room,…

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Introducing the latest addition to the vibrant culinary scene of mid-Sukhumvit: Gigi, the beloved Italian restaurant brand, has unveiled its newest location in Soi Ekkamai, conveniently situated just steps away from the BTS station.The recently revamped 70-seat venue showcases a lively and eclectic interior design, complete with a striking facade on the ground floor, a cozy terrace, and a convenient takeaway kiosk.Dubbed Gigi – Eatery & Café, this fresh establishment pledges to deliver authentic Italian comfort cuisine at exceptional value, catering to the discerning tastes of residents in the upper-Sukhumvit locale.Here, patrons can indulge in all-day breakfast options, grab quick…

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Asia’s iconic lifestyle brand, Jim Thompson, joins forces with GranMonte in a groundbreaking collaboration to introduce an exquisite wine collection, heralding a new era of culinary excellence for the renowned brand. This venture marries Jim Thompson’s culinary finesse with GranMonte’s expertise in viticulture, spotlighting a shared dedication to innovation and quality in the gastronomy sphere.The Jim Thompson X GranMonte Collection debuts with two exceptional wines: the Jim Thompson X GranMonte Syrah and the Jim Thompson X GranMonte Verdelho. The robust Syrah boasts flavors of ripe raspberry and blackcurrant culminating in a tantalizing vanilla oak finish, while the crisp Verdelho presents…

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Chinese New Year is here and of course, as with every celebration, it involves food… lots and lots of food!! Many countries with Chinese influence start their new calendar according to the lunisolar calendar, so it’s not the same date every year. In 2022, the celebration begins on the 1st of February and will last for three days.One of the world’s most popular cuisines is Chinese and what people eat during the festival is very important. According to Taoism, the country’s primary belief, the food they eat will determine their fortune that year.Each food has its meaning, and here is a…

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To celebrate the grand opening of The Pickwicks Chronicles, Gabriel has teamed up with The Foundry Asia and Gastronomer Lifestyle. They’re set to host an epic evening, uniting the talents of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, along with esteemed friends from Hong Kong and Tokyo. Joining the festivities will be renowned figures featuring Nikita Mateev (#47 Asia’s 50 Best, The Old Man HK), Holly Graham (Ex 50 Best Academy, HK/Macay, Tokyo Confidential, Japan), Edgar Santilian (#58 Asia’s 50 Best, Honky Tonks HK), and Gagan Gurung (Tell Camelia, #22 Asia’s 50 Best), promising a night filled with celebration and revelry. 25th January, 2024, 9pm…

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As F&B consumers move towards increasingly health-conscious lifestyle choices, Giffard equips bartenders with high-quality alcohol-free liqueurs to boost their non-alcoholic menus.Maison Giffard has been in the liqueurs and syrups game since 1885, producing some of the most exceptional flavours in a bartender’s arsenal for over a century. Having lasted this long not simply by chance but by a good intuition for what’s needed in the market, Giffard has now come out with its alcohol-free range to help bartenders extend their creativity in an increasingly low-alcoholic world.“We wanted to answer the need for non-alcoholic, sophisticated cocktails,” says Emilie Giffard, the brand…

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Gastronomer Lifestyle is delighted to unveil the latest sensation in Bangkok’s cocktail scene, courtesy of Dry Wave Cocktail Studio, a visionary creation by the seasoned mixologist, Palm Supawit Muttarattana. Boasting nearly two decades of industry expertise, Palm’s journey as a barista, award-winning bartender, and group beverage director has culminated in the establishment of this groundbreaking cocktail haven.Nestled in the heart of Bangkok at Sodality Thong Lo 13, Dry Wave Cocktail Studio promises an immersive experience, seamlessly blending inspiration from nature – notably trees and ocean waves. Picture wave-patterned walls enveloping the bar, creating a warm and inviting ambiance reminiscent of…

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Situated on the fourth and fifth floors of the renowned Sarnies cafe in Sukhumvit, the new cocktail bar F*nkytown stands as a testament to the group’s commitment to redefining Bangkok’s culinary and mixology landscape.From the moment you step through the doors, F*nkytown invites you on a gastronomic journey with a menu showcasing a symphony of flavours deeply rooted in local and seasonal inspirations. As with all their concepts, Sarnies has crafted an offering from a result of sustainable practices and innovative techniques. The new venture seamlessly marries its creatively curated food selection with signature drinks, promising an immersive experience for…

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Embarking on a new venture, the team behind Vesper, renowned for revolutionizing Bangkok’s cocktail landscape since 2014 and consistently named among ASIA’S 50 BEST BARS from 2016 to 2023, introduces 4th Wall, a fresh addition to the Langsuan neighborhood. Scheduled to open its doors on December 16, 4th Wall is poised to redefine classic cocktails by infusing them with sophistication, featuring meticulously crafted beverages and a dynamically changing menu.Derived from cinema terminology, the term ‘4th Wall’ signifies an imaginary barrier between a performer and the audience. Breaking this barrier enhances intimacy and immerses the audience in the narrative. True to…

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Bangkok, Thailand – 21st-25th December 2023 – Opium Bar is thrilled to announce its 2nd-anniversary celebration, “Opium’s Anniversary Blowout.” This extraordinary event promises to be a one-of-a-kind experience, featuring a five-day back-to-back guest shift by bartending luminaries from around the world. The festivities will run from December 21st to December 25th, with a unique lineup of different guest bartenders each night. The grand finale on Christmas night will be an extraordinary one, featuring seven of Thailand’s finest bartenders from Bamboo bar, Bar Us, Tropic City, Mahaniyom, Asia Today, BKK Social Club and Vesper.Event Details:What: Opium’s Bartenders Blowout – 2nd Anniversary…

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Unforgettable Culinary Collaboration Unveiled: Mia Restaurant and The House of Sathorn to Host Exclusive Cocktail and Dining ExperienceBangkok’s epicureans are in for a memorable evening as Mia Restaurant and The House of Sathorn proudly announce their participation in the Gastronomy Dinner series by Gastronomer Lifestyle with Glenfiddich Whisky. Scheduled forDecember 21st, 2023, at Mia Restaurant, this exclusive event promises an extraordinary blend of culinary expertise and mixology finesse.Mia, a well known fine dining establishment, was established by the culinary partnership of Pongcharn “Top” Russell and Michelle Goh. The restaurant presents an exquisite seasonal tasting menu, drawing inspiration from the chefs’…

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With 2 new two Stars, 6 new one Star and one new MICHELIN Green Star, Thailand pursues its culinary journey to excellence. Of the 6 new one MICHELIN Star entries, 3 mark their debut in the selection.The 2024 MICHELIN Guide Thailand showcases a total of 447 food establishments: 7 two MICHELIN Stars, 28 one MICHELIN Star, 196 Bib Gourmand and 216 MICHELIN Selected venues. Among new additions to the Guide, 23 are from Ko Samui and Surat Thani Mainland, newly covered in this seventh local edition.The newly released Guide features 447 establishments – with 7 two MICHELIN Stars (2 promoted from…

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Get ready for an evening of sensational vibes as Bardo Social Bistro and Bar proudly announce their role in the Gastronomy Dinner series by Gastronomer Lifestyle. Scheduled for a night to remember on December 9th, 2023, at Bardo, this exclusive affair promises a thrilling fusion of culinary wizardry and mixology mastery. Bardo Social Bistro and Bar, a Mediterranean-style artsy hangout in the heart of Sathorn, is all about embracing the vibrant and the unconventional. This event is set to amplify the fun, showcasing Bardo’s playful take on Mediterranean cuisine. Guests are in for a treat as they step into the…

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Announcing the Exclusive Arrival of Japan’s Finest Gourmet Fruit: Yuzu Safari 2023 in BangkokThe three-day gastronomic extravaganza. Yuzu Safari, has been in full effect celebrating Japan’s renowned gourmet fruit harvest. Following the resounding success of last year’s sold-out Yuzu Safari dinner at Park Hyatt Bangkok’s Embassy Room – Catalan Cuisine, this year’s event promises an even more sensational experience.Commenced on November 25, 2023, with a grand omakase dinner at Penthouse Bar + Grill, Yuzu Safari 2023 featured exquisite creations incorporating the fragrant and increasingly popular yuzu citrus from Kochi Prefecture on Shikoku Island. The menu showcased not only yuzu but…

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Nestled in the vibrant heart of Bangkok’s bustling business and shopping district, Courtyard by Marriott Bangkok has recently unveiled the outcomes of an extensive renovation venture. The upscale hotel, with its tranquil location, now boasts a refreshing natural design vernacular throughout its contemporary rooms and suites, upgraded public spaces, and a new elevated venue for meetings and events, promising guests invigorating experiences.Under the theme “Touch of Nature,” all 314 rooms and two suites have been revitalized to offer travelers a rejuvenating retreat. Embracing earthy tones and incorporating elements like trees, leaves, and stones, the newly renovated rooms radiate a profound…

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Explore the exquisite ‘Urbani White Truffle Dinner,’ a culinary experience where four esteemed chefs unveil their unique menus, highlighting the unrivaled freshness of Urbani Truffles, Italy’s leading truffle producer for over 170 years. Chef Carlo, Chef Gianni, Chef Christian, and Chef Marco have meticulously crafted a gastronomic odyssey featuring authentic and tantalizing Italian delicacies, infused with flavors that elevate the sublime essence of Urbani’s freshly harvested white truffles, masterfully sliced before your eyes, in accordance with tradition.Renowned mixologist Matteo Cadeddu of Opium Bar Bangkok, acclaimed as one of Asia’s top 50 bars in 2023, will captivate guests with two exclusive pre-cocktails,…

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In partnership with Rustichella d’Abruzzo, the Thai-Italian Chamber of Commerce invites you to Pasta Day at The Food School on Monday, October 16, 2023. Through Italian regional recipes that incorporate Rustichella d’Abruzzo high-quality ingredients, Pasta Day aims to promote and showcase the authenticity of pasta in all its forms and flavours. Since 1924, Rustichella d’Abruzzo has been a symbol of tradition, quality, and a deep connection to its land. Today, their pasta, crafted with care and bronze dyes, is renowned worldwide, capturing the essence of Italian cuisine in 70 countries. Chefs from some of the best Italian restaurants in Bangkok will…

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Join Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort this October as they immerse themselves in the rich traditions of German culture, food, and beer during the special Oktoberfest celebrations from October 6th to 15th, 2023!Experience the festive atmosphere at Longtail by the River, where you can indulge in hearty German sausages, schnitzels, sauerkraut, and warm pretzels from our exclusive a la carte menu. We’ve got fantastic beer specials, including a 3-for-1 deal on frosty bottles of Federbrau during Happy Hour, two hours of unlimited Federbrau for just THB 1,199++, and tempting food and beer packages. Join us for the festivities at Longtail by…

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In the heart of bustling Bangkok, Yakiniku Great Bangkok, a distinguished Japanese culinary haven, beckons those with a penchant for all things meaty to embark on a refined dining adventure. Exuding an air of sophistication and warmth, this establishment prides itself on its unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional service, ensuring that every guest’s experience is nothing short of extraordinary. The menu unfolds like a culinary symphony, boasting a medley of highlights. The Premium Omakase, a treasure trove of meticulously selected Wagyu beef cuts, is a testament to the chef’s discerning craftsmanship. Meanwhile, the Kiwami Omakase stands as an embodiment of culinary mastery,…

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Chef Pat-In “Knock” Promsawadi, formerly with Taahra takes another step into gastronomy with Restaurant INT. The fine dining concept beckons with an intriguing name that invites patrons to embark on a culinary journey of their own making—a dining experience that unfolds like an open-ended novel, where each visit can be tailored to personal preferences, much like interpreting “international” or “interest” in myriad ways. At its heart, this establishment weaves a captivating tale of French culinary expertise, skillfully interwoven with the vibrant tapestry of Thai flavors, a cuisine that defies the constraints of definition. For the chef, cooking transcends mere sustenance; it…

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Bangkok get ready for the 11th edition of SO Amazing Chefs. A remarkable lineup of 11 internationally acclaimed chefs with 12 Michelin Stars will visit Thailand and work with the SO in-house culinary team, for 9 days of gastronomic celebration from 3rd – 11th November 2023 with 12 amazing programs.Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey that will treat your senses and showcase Bangkok’s vibrant culinary scene. Highlights include vineyard experiences, enlightening Masterclasses, a charming Cheese event at SO/, the iconic SO Amazing Sunday Brunch, and exclusive Chef’s Table collaborations and a Dinner Cruise for the best of culinary…

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Prepare your taste buds as we introduce the sizzling sensation that’s set to tantalize Bangkok’s Langsuan district. “Yakitori by CRAFT” is your passport to a mouthwatering adventure, unfolding every Friday and Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. amidst the lush greenery of CRAFT Terrace.At the heart of this delectable experience are a variety of yakitori skewers, thoughtfully priced between THB 80 and THB 150. Each skewer is generously loaded with a choice of unique ingredients, including chicken heart, pork cheek, beef hanger, tiger prawn, and more, all expertly glazed with either Shio sea salt or a sweet and salty…

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Bangkok, Thailand – Diageo Moët Hennessey’s flagship brand, Johnnie Walker, has unveiled a captivating invitation for whisky enthusiasts. Nestled on the 35th floor of the Park Hyatt Bangkok, the “Johnnie Walker Depth of Blue Room” makes its debut in Thailand and Southeast Asia, promising an immersive experience into the world of Johnnie Walker Blue Label, renowned in the world of Scotch whisky. At the heart of the “Johnnie Walker Depth of Blue Room” is a commitment to delivering an exclusive consumer experience. Visitors can savor the unique Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch whisky, a rare find in just one out…

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Compared to Bangkok, Phuket isn’t as endowed with as many Japanese eateries. But, if you are looking to enjoy some sushi, sashimi, yakitori, or teppanyaki on your southern island escapade, you can find one of the finest experiences at Sri Panwa.The luxurious resort really needs no introduction—but we’ll give you one anyways. Perched high atop Phuket’s secluded Cape Panwa on the island’s southeastern peninsula, Sri Panwa is the award-winning luxury beach resort of Charn Issara Group, one of the nation’s most prominent property development families. Not too shabby for past guests such as Gordon Ramsay, Rita Ora, Flo Rida, H.R.H.…

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Japanese curry, or kare, the rich, flavourful sauce served over a bed of fluffy rice and often with katsu and a side of red relish holds a special place in my heart as Japan’s ultimate comfort food. In a recent survey by S&B Foods, a Japanese company known for producing and selling curry and condiments, it was found that the average individual in Japan consumes more than 80 servings of curry each year, or approximately one and a half servings per week. One of the reasons the dish is so popular is its ease of preparation in the home. With instant curry…

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Renowned worldwide for highly attentive and meticulously detailed customer service, Japan is truly second to none when it comes to hospitality. While we know Japanese hospitality when we experience it, it is perhaps more complicated to explain how it is done and exactly why it is so remarkable—and that perhaps speaks to the stealth with which the Japanese take care of their guests.Helping us to understand Japanese hospitality in this issue is Tomomi Kitagawa, The Okura Prestige Bangkok’s Japanese guest relations supervisor, who oversees everything from pre-arrival preparations to check-in and check-out procedures for the esteemed Japanese hotel’s VIP guests.…

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First opened in Shibuya, in 2020, as a collaboration between two Japanese culinary maestros, Den Kushi Flori combines the best of Chef Zaiyu Hasegawa’s kaiseki cuisine, as showcased at his two-Michelin starred Tokyo restaurant Den, and the French flair of Chef Hiroyasu Kawate of Florilège (another two-Michelin starred Tokyo restaurant), with a third component of Japanese skewered cuisine—hence “Den Kushi Flori”, kushi referring to skewers. For their restaurant, the two chefs had a vision of raising the bar of innovative dining with a passion for skewers serving as their canvas for creativity. Coming up with gourmet inventions such as “Boudin…

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The title of our degustation menu at Acqua Restaurant is “Memories and after…” It is inspired by my memories of living in Italy as well as the afterwards, when I left to work around the world. The first dish on this menu is an antipasto called “Sicily Meet Japan”. It represents my experience in Asia, which led to my discovery of and love for Japanese food and ingredients. This oceanic dish combines the ingredients and cuisine styles of southern Italy and Japan. “Sicily Meet Japan” Antipasto 12 pieces Japanese amaebi prawns, peeled and cleaned12 pieces Sicilian red prawns, peeled and…

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You love their sourdough, now, are you ready to fall in love with their mooncakes? Singaporean-originated coffeehouse Sarnies is bringing its unique take to the mooncake scene this mid-autumn festival by incorporating the finest local ingredients and launching four innovative flavours. Whether you are a sweets lover or looking for a more savoury mooncake, Sarnies’ mooncake set has everything for you.From left to right, the Pineapple with Salted Egg Yolk mooncake combines the traditional mug bean paste with pineapple paste from Prachuap Khiri Khan and a salted egg yolk, which gives this piece just the right amount of saltiness to cut through…

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An artist-turned-mixologist, Fabio Brugnolaro has carved a unique niche for himself in the vibrant city of Bangkok. Born and raised in a small town in Piedmont, North Italy, Fabio’s journey has been one of diverse experiences, the relentless pursuit of knowledge, and a burning desire to create. After completing school, he took up a series of odd jobs ranging from being an electrician and plumber to a floor carpenter and postman, before leaning into a calling for the arts and enrolling at the prestigious Istituto Europeo di Design in Turin. A short while after obtaining his degree in illustration, Fabio moved…

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Born and raised in Southern Italy to a Thai mum and Italian father, singer-songwriter “Valentina Ploy” has made Bangkok her home for the last few years, releasing music under Thai indie label What the Duck. Known for her intimate style of storytelling through song, Valentina started writing lyrics at the tender age of 7 whilst picking up violin and guitar. As a student, the talented musician appeared in several televised singing competitions, including Italy’s X Factor and the Thai edition of The Voice.Her personal experiences and multilingualism—Valentina is fluent in Italian, Thai, English, Spanish, and French—influencing her songwriting, which has…

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Slowly rebuilding Italy region by region in Bangkok with his multiple trattorias across city, Paolo Vitaletti is the master restaurateur who somehow manages to make any outlet he opens an instant staple in town. Having grown up in a family of butchers with a deli, the man behind Appia, Peppina, and Giglio has never been a stranger to home cooking, big family dinners, and artisanal-quality foods. Taking notes from his upbringing, the chef has journeyed across the globe with his culinary know-how, passion for fine ingredients, and fervent desire to share the delights and diversity of traditional Italian cooking. In…

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Brace yourselves, because we’re about to mention pizza a whole lot on this page.Every year, an Italian organisation known as 50 Top Pizza ranks pizzerias all over the world to determine the 50 best, regionally and globally. The Asia-Pacific rankings for 2023 were announced at the end of May, crowning the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo’s The Pizza Bar on 38th in the top spot for the region. Bottega in Beijing and Tokyo’s Pizzeria da Peppe Napoli Sta’ Ca” took second and third ranks, respectively. Two Bangkok-based pizzerias made the top 10 of the Asia-Pacific list this year: Ruamrudee’s Pizza Massilia at 8th…

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Just for fun, here’s what you should have for your next aperitivo, based on your zodiac sign.Aries(March 21–April 19)Campari SpritzAries, known for their bold and energetic nature, can enjoy the vibrant and bitter Campari Spritz, a refreshing cocktail made with Campari, prosecco, and soda water.Taurus(April 20–May 20)Negroni SbagliatoBest-suited for Tauruses—and their appreciation for the finer things in life—is the Negroni Sbagliato, a lighter and bubbly version of the classic Negroni, made with sparkling wine instead of gin.Gemini(May 21–June 20)Aperol SpritzGemini, being social and versatile, can find semblance in the lively and effervescent Aperol Spritz, a popular aperitivo made with Aperol,…

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Thailand’s Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re still looking for the perfect city getaway for mum, Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park has got you covered! Why not start off the day by pampering her at the relaxing Quan Spa, nestled on the ninth floor of the hotel. Quan Spa is offering three special packages this holiday. The 60-minute Active Release Massage with Warm Oil (2,943 baht per person) to help you and your mum relieve tense muscles. The massage is also proven to boost circulation and energy flow, giving all mothers the zing they need to keep up with…

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Flying to Thailand Thailand, with its vibrant culture, tantalizing cuisine, and stunning landscapes, has long been a sought-after destination for travellers around the world. If you’re planning a trip to this Southeast Asian gem, finding the cheapest time to fly can make a significant difference in your overall travel expenses. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the best time to visit, uncover the secrets to securing cheap flights, and reveal the hidden treasures that await you in this land of smiles. Understanding the Seasons and Best Time to Visit Thailand Thailand experiences distinct seasons, each offering unique experiences for travellers.…

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Inspired by eight of Bangkok’s many districts, the creative minds behind ABAR Rooftop, located on the 38th floor of the Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, have crafted 12 new cocktails representing the history and unique charms of the capital city. Here’s what to expect: Phra Nakhon Discover the taste of Bangkok’s most historic district through four cocktails. Big Swing (top left), inspired by the iconic landmark, is a bespoke cocktail highlighting flavours of Monkey Shoulder Whiskey and Thai Red Bull.Meanwhile, Muay Thai Smash (top right), a Thai rum-based cocktail, pays homage to the country’s first Muay Thai stadium, Rajadamnern. On the bottom left, Krung Thep,…

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Ravipa, Thailand’s leading lucky jewellery brand worn by many celebrities including Blackpink’s Lisa, and 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok wants you to experience afternoon tea with a dash of good fortune.The new ‘Have a Blessed Path’ afternoon tea set will take you on a unique journey with delectable bites and lucky charms from around the world. The afternoon tea starts with a symbol of new beginnings—a butterfly adorning a sea crab, basil, and tomato choux. Then, it’s time to get really lucky. A pork and avocado mini burger with a horseshoe marking will grant you good fortune, while a…

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Opulent, innovative, and adventurous, Pullman Singapore Hill Street is ready to open its door to cosmopolitan travellers and global nomads in the third quarter of 2023.With a forward-thinking approach weaving experiences and productivity into a singular interconnected property, guests at Pullman Singapore Hill Street can fully realise their need to focus, work, and play all in one space.The design of this contemporary new hotel is the brainchild of the award-winning DP Architects. With the U-shaped structure, guests of the 350 Art Noveau-inspired rooms and suites will have access to an array of views from the lush Fort Canning Park to majestic Marina…

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Invented the 1950s by a woman who wanted her daughter to see the endless possibilities of who she could be, Barbie is now the ultimate icon who excels in more than 200 careers while maintaining her bubbly and carefree spirit. To celebrate the launch of the highly anticipated Greta Gerwig film, Barbie, which stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken (one of many), we have curated a list of places where you can live out your Barbie fantasy right here in Bangkok. As Aqua once said: Come on, Barbie, let’s go party Pink Bar It would be a…

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Bangkok chefs tell us about their favourite desserts from their home country.Jakthong “Mumu” Ubolsootvanich, Executive Chef & Co-Founder, Maison Bleue“Som chun is my favourite as it’s very delicate and very ‘Haute Bangkokian’. It’s seasonal, which makes it contemporary, but most importantly, it represents the uniqueness of Thai cuisine the way scents from fruits and flowers and even vegetables are combined. It’s an explosion of tastes and a beautiful alliance between sweet and savoury—a concept which has served as a foundation for my own work for many, many years.”Davide Caló, Chef de Cuisine, Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok“My favourite dessert from Italy is…

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Step aside ordinary burgers, because Stock.Room takes its smash burgers very seriously. More than six sizzling hot-off-the-grill choices, complete with buttery buns and all the juicy fixings await all burgers fanatics on the fifth floor of the Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok. From the Kimpton Smash Burger, The Reuben, and the Pastrami Buddy to Shrooms Shrooms Party and Cow VS Veggie, meat lovers can indulge in their patty of choice, while vegans have the meat-free Where’s The Cow burger. (The vegan patty is also available with all the other burger choices.) Crispy golden sides are also essential when it comes to burgers, and…

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Boasting top-quality ingredients, charming cake design, and an abundance of aesthetic florals, part-bakery and part-florist Baker x Florist has become a household name among Bangkok’s cutesy community. Further hyped up by their celebrity clientele—Lalisa from BlackPink recently celebrated her 26th birthday with two Baker x Florist cakes— the brand has been able to expand, adding a new location in town with a wider range of F&B offerings. Gastronomer Lifestyle chats with chef and co-founder Sawanya Ngamprasetchai about how the brand came to be, the local market, and what her lesser-known but favourite item on the menu is. Q: Could you tell…

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Rembrandt Hotel and Suites, a premier luxury hotel in the heart of Bangkok, is proud to announce its 30th anniversary of providing exceptional hospitality and unforgettable experiences to guests worldwide. This momentous occasion marks three decades of excellence, dedication, and commitment to delivering unparalleled service in the hospitality industry.The hotel boasts 407 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, each exquisitely designed to provide a haven of relaxation and tranquillity amidst the bustling cityscape. Rembrandt is also known for its exceptional culinary offerings. Two acclaimed dining establishments have delighted guests with an array of international cuisines, from award-winning Rang Mahal Indian Restaurant,…

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Raised in Turin by Sicilian parents, Chef Andrea Bonaffini has since travelled the world with his remarkable culinary gifts. Before settling in his current home of Bangkok, he had previously worked at numerous Michelin-starred restaurants, including the famed three-starred Fat Duck in London. With his talents taking him everywhere, from Milan to Japan, Andrea eventually fell in love with Asia and all its cultures and flavours.Now leading the pastry team at the Four Seasons Bangkok, the friendly and bubbly chef can often be seen around the hotel in his chef whites, priding himself on using the best local ingredients, managing…

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Best known by the mononym “Milli”, rapper Danupha Khanatheerakul first catapulted herself into stardom at the age of 17 with the single “Phak Kon”, which went viral for its speedy, sassy lyrics and use of Thai regional dialects as well as English. She followed that up with another hit in the same year, “Sud Pang”, which upped the ante with even more dialects as well as foreign languages like Japanese. Perhaps what has made Milli not just a household name but an international superstar, however, was becoming the first Thai solo artist to perform at Coachella. Rapping about corruption and mango sticky…

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Bangkok’s artisanal bakery and charcuterie, Larder BKK, is celebrating its first anniversary this July with a spectacular sandwich fiesta! Larder is teaming up with 11 chefs across Thailand, from Michelin-acclaimed restaurants to beloved wine bars, and the result is 12 unique, mouthwatering sandwiches. The 12 chefs, including Adrian Klonowski from Larder, have drawn inspiration from diverse cuisines, culinary traditions, and their own personal experiences to create their own masterpiece on the canvas that is Larder’s bread.Here’s the full list of chefs and their creations for Larder’s anniversary: The Larder Friends Sandos will be available for dine-in only from July 1–16,…

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Mark your calendars for a mesmerising one-night-only truffle dinner on July 13th at Mia Restaurant. The gastronomic symphony is coming to life via a collaboration of culinary virtuosos. While Embassy Room’s Chef Ferran Tadeo will be bringing his Catalan flair to the evening, chef duo Pongcharn “Top” Russell and Michelle Goh (our Dessert Issue cover star) from Mia will be bringing their unique blend of European cuisine and Asian soul to the table. Each dish, from the starters right down to the dessert, will be meticulously crafted using the finest truffle products sourced exclusively from Truffle Hill by Verduno. Aside from snacks, hot starters,…

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The Fig Lobby, a new-wave hotel and self-proclaimed fluid space for playful adults, invites you to a weekend of music, art, and community-gathering. Immerse yourself in the lively ambiance of the ’90s–early 2000s themed party on Saturday night. The entertainment lineup includes talents such as electrifying drag queens Léo Pattra, Lucy Bull, and Gawdland. As the night progresses, the music will progress into more electronic vibes, courtesy of Bangkok and international DJs, such as Koish and Elaheh from Unstๆ, and Mo-Funk from Kang Kao. While you revel in the one-of-a-kind atmosphere, the hotel’s Gaudi-meets-Basquiat lobby will come alive with an…

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Anchored by a picture-perfect swimming pool, Meliá Chiang Mai has introduced Tien Pool Bar with a design that pays tribute to some of Chiang Mai’s most famous landmarks including Tha Phae Gate, the province’s famed red bricked barrier. Situated on the second floor of the hotel on the lively Charoen Prathet Road by the River Ping and city’s Night Bazaar, Tien Pool Bar is open daily from 10am until 7pm. The venue contains mixed seating options, including bar stools, outdoor sofas, and sunbeds, which combined can host about 28 guests maximum, while the pool highlights striking tiling meant to be an interpretation…

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80/20, an experimental Thai restaurant located in Charoenkrung, welcomes its new head chef, Thav Phouthavong, who comes with a new tasting menu this month. Chef Thav is looking to continue 80/20’s philosophy of an innovative take on Thai cuisine but with a touch of his story. Born in Belgium and raised in the UK to a Laotian family, Thav brings with him over a decade of diverse culinary experience. In 2018, he decided to move to Thailand to hone his skills and knowledge in the local cuisine and ingredients. He joined the Blue Elephant Group as development chef, in charge of creating new…

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Chefs from the top restaurants, assembled at the Italian fine dining restaurant La Scala at The Sukhothai Bangkok, waited anxiously the announcement all hoping their hard work and dedication will be recognized and rewarded. Cheers erupted and smiles illuminate faces, as a collective sense of accomplishment filled the room.The highly anticipated 2023 selection of the top 25 restaurants in Bangkok highlighting the best restaurants in the Thai capital. This year’s awards recognise the achievements of Bangkok’s best 25 restaurants, chosen and ranked by the Restaurant Rating Index, an objective curation and measuring standard based on artificial intelligence and enhanced by professional…

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Located in Soi Langsuan, Inddee might be a new dining concept, but it occupies a venue that’s been around longer than any of us. Seeking to frame the restaurant’s elevated Indian cuisine in an ethereal and uncomplicated manner, the owners had the century-old property renovated with the concept of simplicity, spirituality, and reflectiveness in mind. Matteo Messervy, who is recognised in particular for his lighting design, was hired for landscaping and illumination, as well as the interior decor. As the venue was already blessed with a lush green space and large shady trees—some more than 50 years old—the landscaper added a…

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Gastronomer Lifestyle talks to “Tap” Vorathit Kruavanichkit, the chief creative officer of one of Thailand’s most prominent design firms that brought us experiences like Hotel Art Fair. In 2005, whilst completing his MBA, graphic design graduate Vorathit “Tap” Kruavanichkit, founded his Bangkok-based design consultancy, Farmgroup, offering services ranging from branding and logo design to interior design and physical brand experiences. Nearly two decades later, Tap’s design agency has amassed an impressive list of clients who have wanted to get in on that Farmgroup magic—a number of them from the food and beverage industry. We catch up with the design veteran to…

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Tropic City’s Sebastian De La Cruz talks about the roots of tiki cocktails, his love for them, and how his bar pays homage to the culture while carving out its own unique identity.Where to get the best tiki cocktails in Bangkok other than at the award-winning Tropic City on Charoenkrung? Bartending owners Sebastian De La Cruz and Philip Stefanescu have created a uniquely tropical and vibrant drinking oasis in a city that sometimes gets too caught up in its own urbanisation. Gastronomer Lifestyle has a chat with Sebastian about all things tiki and Tropic. As you are known for them,…

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Waldorf Astoria Bangkok’s beverage manager Michele Montauti on creation, balance, simplicity, and the good old fashioned.Originally from Pescara, Italy, Michele Montauti, for several years, has been a familiar face behind some of Bangkok’s most prestigious bars, including The Loft at Waldorf Astoria Bangkok. With over a decade of experience entertaining discerning drinkers, the seasoned bar manager shares with us some of his tips of the trade as well as his personal style when it comes to cocktails.  Please tell us about the process of coming up with a new cocktail or new cocktail menu. For me, creating new cocktails is…

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Gastronomer Lifestyle talks to Haoma’s food and beverage director, Vishvas Sidana, about the significance of the “B” in F&B.Heading into its sixth year, Haoma is a prime example of a finessed dining experience that is more than just about the food. For one thing, the restaurant of Chef Deepanker Khosla—known to many as Chef DK—takes great pride in its in-house herb garden and urban farm, from which it sources its vegetables and proteins with full transparency. These ingredients are transformed into dishes that are described by the chef as “neo-Indian”, something that is rooted in familiarity but is also guaranteed…

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Commemorating Europe’s spring season, a new menu blossoms at Mia Restaurant. Resident chefs Top and Michelle have devised eight beautiful courses showcasing the finest in-season ingredients—both imported and locally sourced—paired with fine curated wines. Among the highlights of the Spring Tasting Menu are some all-time favourites of the restaurant: Josephine Oyster with Champagne and Shiso Granita, Smoked Haddock Tart with Hollandaise, and Three Cheese Cigar with Pancetta. For the main course, diners have the option of either the Hay Aged Pigeon, served with red endive and figs, or the premium 48-hour Braised Beef Short Rib, paired with oyster cream and…

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A name synonymous with excellence in Thai wine, the award-winning GranMonte Vineyard and Winery in Nakhon Ratchasima stands out from the rest.Located on the rolling hills of Khao Yai, one of Thailand’s most scenic tourism destinations, GranMonte Vineyard and Winery is a popular wine attraction for foreign visitors and Thais alike, offering activities such as vineyard tours, tastings, and wine and food pairing workshops. The 100-rai estate owned by the Lohitnavy family boasts cutting-edge winemaking facilities and winemakers who are committed to producing wines that highlight the region’s terroir as well as the distinct characteristics of the grapes, such as Syrah,…

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Something of a maverick in the local culinary scene, Chalee Kader’s latest project takes a commonplace meal in Thai culture and lifts it to new heights. Gastronomer Lifestyle chats with the chef to find out what he finds so fascinating about khao gaeng and how it has become the heart and soul of his new (not) fine dining restaurant, Wana Yook. To our readers who have never been to Wana Yook, can you tell us a little bit about your restaurant and its concept?Wana Yook is a juxtaposition of classic Thai flavours and modern-day elements, wherein we pay homage to…

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Prepare yourselves as “Friends of Mia – Next Gen Series!” is back once again with the first instalment of the year hosting “LØYROM” for a culinary masterpiece on April 4, 2023. The culinary event brings four esteemed chefs together, with Mia’s very own chefs Michelle Goh and Pongcharn ‘Top’ Russell alongside Chef Bass Narubate Srisompost and Chef Natt Narisara Maluengsin from LØYROM. The delightful experience will showcase the chefs’ signature culinary prowess, highlighting their iconic mouth-watering crafted dishes. The eight courses journey takes off with a selection of snacks, carefully prepared by Mia and LØYROM including Mia’s Vitello Tonnato with…

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In December of last year, in an effort to galvanise the creative spirit of restaurant, Root The Future, a Bangkok-based plant-powered and sustainability community, launched the ‘Innovate Your Plate’ competition, calling for restaurants to create innovative recipes that required no meat or animal products while also showcasing specific sources of plant-based protein.To compete for selection, applicants were challenged to create a dish highlighting products from the USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council (dry peas, lentils, and chickpeas) and another dish using products from the US Dry Bean Council, sponsors of the programme. In addition, the dishes had to be included…

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The Paper Plane Project Group gives us yet another reason to pay a visit to Thonglor after work with their new destination cocktail bar, Gir. Known for Bar Scofflaws, Bar 335, Tichuca, and the co-working-space-slash-bar Paper Plane Project, the team is introducing a speakeasy – that specialises in using distinctive ingredients and techniques to create new tastes.Hidden at the T-One Building office building, Gir appears to be the perfect combination of nature and human creativity, drawing inspiration from Gir National Park in India. The dimly lit atmosphere with cave-like-interiors accented by foliage removes you from the usual experiences of the…

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CHAR Restaurant at the Hotel Indigo Bangkok is inviting InterContinental Chiang Mai Pae Ping chefs Jamrian “La” Chumpoo and Denwers Rattan for a Lanna x Latin culinary collaboration with the restaurant’s own Mexican-native chef, Jaime “Jimmy” Rojas. The unique culinary experience is taking place over two days at CHAR, from March 16–17, 2023. With over 30 years of experience in Northern traditional cooking techniques, Chef La is flying down to Bangkok with her executive chef, Chef Denwers, bringing with them fresh herbs and produce picked from the hotel’s onsite garden. Known for their authentic Lanna cuisine, the two chefs will…

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This Thursday, March 9, find Vesper’s assistant bar manager, Siriwan “Ploy” Sinpan, on the 26th floor of Hotel indigo Bangkok, as she will be taking over CHAR Rooftop Bar for a guest shift from 6–9pm. Known for her refreshing, low AVB concoctions, as a mixologist, Ploy draws inspiration from a variety of spirits and ingredients. The assistant bar manager also recently flexed her creativity as a finalist in the first Thailand chapter of Rémy Martin’s Bartender Talent Academy 2022.Some of the highlights Ploy is bringing to CHAR Rooftop Bar include the classic Negroni and Aperol Spritz, along with custom creations…

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Oracles of the local F&B scene look into their crystal balls and tell us what they see for the year ahead. Arnon “KK” HoontrakulBar Director, Opiumbkk BarIt’s been less than a year since reopening, and things appear to be pretty much back in full swing. In Thailand, despite mask-wearing individuals, foodies and bar crawlers are out soaking up all the missed opportunities of yesteryears.During the shutdowns, an army of colourful riders battled out on the streets of Bangkok for delivery supreme of anything from bubble teas and celebrity-endorsed takeaway meals to discounted everything from alcohol merchants—despite Thailand’s infamous laws working…

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The first thing we tend to think of when we dine at fine dining restaurants—or any restaurant for that matter—is the menu. What considerations go into creating a menu for some of the world’s top restaurants? We talk to the head chef of IGNIV Bangkok, David Hartwig, to find out his own process as well as what he looks for in others’ menus when it’s his turn to dine. So what is a degustation or tasting menu and why do we see it in fine dining?I don’t remember the classic, textbook definition but, to me, it is a sequence of dishes…

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Who says you can’t travel to the North and the South of Thailand at the same time? A culinary journey awaits at Capella Bangkok’s “Four-Hand Local Feast: From Lanna to Andaman”. Capella Bangkok is inviting Pramkamon “Bas” Suantong, the executive chef of Kiti Panit, a restaurant in Chiang Mai specialising in Northern Thai cuisine,  for a show-stopping four-hand culinary collaboration with the hotel’s own Thai Chef de Cuisine Kannika Jitsangworn. The display of Thai culinary excellence will take place over three days at Capella Bangkok, from March 10–12, 2023. Known for his authentic Lanna cuisine, Chef Bas will be pairing his…

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Having been awarded one 1-Michelin star a couple of months ago, Signature Bangkok is now hosting a celebration for the achievement in culinary excellence and to show its gratitude to the restaurant’s biggest supporters. Known for Chef Theirry Drapeau’s modern interpretation of French & floral cuisine and skillful use of edible delicate florals, Signature is inviting four more guest chefs to flex their culinary prowess over a three-day event at the Vie Hotel, from March 30 to April 1, 2023.  The Reunion chefs include two Michelin star French chef Patrick Jeffroy; Master Chef judge Alain Caron from the Netherlands; Asia’s…

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Valentine’s Day is coming up in a week, and we know that those of you who are head over heels in love are already thinking about where to take your significant other for a romantic dinner. With that in mind, we scoured the local hospitality industry grapevine for some of the best Valentine’s Day meals in Bangkok. From extravagant champagne dinners to more down-to-earth comfort menus and even dim sum, find the most fitting for you and your partner from our curated list: IGNIV Bangkok Available on Valentine’s Day (Tuesday, February 14) as well as February 13 for those who…

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For tea-loving couples who are looking to spend Valentine’s Day afternoon together, we’ve gathered the best Valentine’s Day-themed afternoon tea sets in Bangkok that are sure to sweeten things up! Anantara Siam Bangkok For couples who prefer to celebrate in the afternoon with a special tea set, the Anantara Siam Bangkok has prepared a very special programme, in collaboration with jewellery brand Pandora and Thai artist Tossapon Kongpipattanakarn. Called “The House of Eternity”, couples can enjoy delights such as floral macarons, rose and lychee choux, chocolate fondue, house-smoked duck breast in a bun, and more, alongside tea or coffee. There…

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Earlier this week on January 16, 2023, members of Thailand’s F&B industry, as well as press and VIP guests, gathered at Villa Frantzén in Yenakart to see which competing bartender will represent Thailand in the final stage of Rémy Martin’s Bartender Talent Academy 2022 in Cognac, France. This is the first time ever for Bangkok and for Thailand to be included in the Rémy Martin brand competition, which typically includes established bar capitals like London and New York—adding to the pressure of the contenders.Narrowed down from nine to five bartenders after a video submission round, the Thailand finalists who competed…

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The Last Word Cocktail History The Last Word cocktail is a classic pre-prohibition drink with a heavy blend of sweet, sour and herbaceous notes. The drink was created by famous monologist, Frank Fogarty at the Detroit Athletic Club in 1915. Frank was practically a stand-up comedian of that era. The recipe name is a nod to his performances. Ted saucier published The Last Word recipe in his 1951 cocktail book “Bottoms Up.” However, shortly after the cocktail had fallen out of fashion and was almost forgotten until decades later. It wasn’t until the early aughts at the start of the…

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Thonglor get ready as the YOLO group take on their fifth destination bar, ‘Untitled’. Known for Iconic Soi Nana destinations such as Teens of Thailand, Asia Today, Tax, and Independence, the notorious Group comes under the guidance of Niks Anuman-rajadhon, Gunn Lee, and Attapon De-silva.“Untitled leverages our group’s characteristics as ‘cheeky bars in the Old Town’ and represents that in a loud and simple manner, resulting in noticeable contrasts between our shopfront and the interior,” explained Gunn Lee on the inspiration behind the design.Untitled appears to be a pawn shop inside a triple-unit shophouse with three stories. However, step inside…

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Dinner & lunch with the iconic German winemaker Bangkok welcomes one of the most renowned and influential wine producers in the world Ernst “Erni” Loosen for an exclusive wine dinner or lunch event. Ernst “Erni” Loosen’s family has been producing Rieslings for over 200 years in the Mosel. Since 1988 Erni has taken over the estate, and over time extended the family portfolio with two more wineries: Villa Wolf in Pfalz and J.Christopher in Oregon to produce Pinot Noirs.In conjunction with Erni, Villa Frantzén’s newly appointed sommelier Jochen Sandkuhl has been curating the perfect wine pairing for the Nordic-inspired menu featuring…

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In honour of the many diverse characters that make Vesper such a unique place, Federico Balzarini and his talented team have released their latest menu. The bartenders have created 14 new cocktails based on guests who frequent the bar, each with a unique caricature and flavour profile. A pioneer in Bangkok’s bustling cocktail scene since 2014, (ASIA’S 50 BEST BARS 2016-2022 & No. 79 WORLD’S 50 BEST BARS 2022) their well respected ‘Contrast’ menu is waving goodbye to welcome the all-new ‘People of Vesper’ menu. Some of the highlights include: ‘Mango Manhattan’ – a playful twist to Manhattan but still…

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The multi-award-winning single malt brand, Glenfiddich, presented the ‘TIME RE: IMAGINED Exclusive Dinner’ in Thailand to unveil its latest special collection, a masterful expression of time, exquisite craftsmanship, and enduring legacy – a truly unique statement of Glenfiddich.Glenfiddich Single Malt 30-Year-Old, 40-Year-Old, and 50-Year-Old are part of the TIME RE: IMAGINED Collection. Each expression has been aged for decades to produce a robust and sensually deep single malt. Made with Mastery, Refined by Time. Since the 1960s, a total of three ‘Malt Masters’ have been at the helm, overseeing the maturation of these rare and precious casks. Several decades later,…

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Chef Chumpol Jangprai, co-owner of the highly regarded R-HAAN restaurant, now has a new venture, “Waan Thai”, a venue to elevate traditional Thai desserts, with authentic flavour and experience.taking an innovative approach to the unique charm of Thai desserts, the beautifully lit venue offers elegant comfort next door to the Thai fine dining restaurant. The dishes are exquisitely crafted with creativity and delicateness like Thai style, each with different textures.A rich culinary history exists in Thailand, particularly with desserts. Waan Thai sources the best ingredients to replicate them. They have also developed some unique dishes using modern techniques, like the…

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An incredible 8 hand collaboration of four trail blazing chefs will be held at Le Du and Potong this week. Chef Varun Totlani, MASQUE Head Chef, (Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 | Ranked No.21 and Number #1 Restaurant in India) and Chef Dej Kewkacha Kyo Bar, Chef Owner (operates over 50 F&B outlets under 7 leading brands including the flagship Kyo Roll En) will be in Bangkok for this collaboration.This collaboration was sparked by Indian cuisine’s influence on Thai cuisine. Over the last four months, Chef “Ton” Thitid Tassanakajohn (LEDU and Nusara Chef Owner, Asia’s 50 Best 2022 | Ledu:…

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Luca Abbruzzino x Eugenio CannoniFour Hands Collaboration As part of its celebration of four hands dining, La Scala invites Luca Abbruzzino of Michelin-starred Ristorante Abbruzzino to join Chef de Cuisine Eugenio Cannoni for an exciting four-handed dining experience.As one of the leaders of the Calabrian food scene, Ristorante Abbruzzino has taken local produce and transformed it into world-class cuisine, earning it the coveted Michelin star since 2013. A complete renovation of the restaurant was carried out in 2016 by architect Michele Panza, creating an elegant atmosphere that focused all attention on the food.Diners can enjoy this special collaboration of the…

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A two-day cocktail pairing dinner is being held this weekend at Charcoal Tandoor Grill & Mixology featuring Stranger & Sons Gin, the award-winning Indian artisanal gin! A special 4-course dinner with vegetarian options will be served at Charcoal on September 23rd and 24th, 2022, with each dish paired with a Stranger & Sons Gin cocktail. Guests can enjoy the 4-course dinner for only 1490THB++ per person, or 2800THB++ per couple. A selection of amuse-bouche, appetisers, main courses, and desserts will be served in conjunction with carefully crafted cocktails by Stranger & Sons Gin. Head Chef Abhay Pardeshi collaborated with Arron…

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In collaboration with Amy Diener, a Bangkok-based artist from New York, guests will be able to enjoy an exclusive art and fine dining lunch on September 24th and 25th. Her paintings feature vibrant dotwork paintings inspired by the colours and patterns she encounters on her travels. Sacred geometry, the Fibonacci sequence, as well as the cosmos are all influences on her artwork. Having struggled with OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) for a long time, she uses art to release anxiety through meditative processes. Through mindfulness practices and art, Amy aims to increase awareness about mental health and reduce stigma. She sees herself…

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The Sunday Social – a brunch concept by Scarlett Introducing The Sunday Social at Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant in Bangkok, complete with a 1 metre grazing board, free flowing wine, and DIY mimosas!Featuring Provençal-inspired brunch dishes and a la carte dishes from Scarlett’s menu, Scarlett will serve a variety of options perfect for sharing.You can expect to find decadent eggs with caviar, truffled scrambled eggs, salmon quiche, fresh shucked oysters and more.The 1-metre Brunch Grazing board is perfect for larger groups, featuring a choice of 2 cheeses, 2 cold cuts, a whole roasted baby chicken, salmon ceviche and egg…

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Finest Beans, Gastronomically Fashioned The Riva del Fiume Ristorante is offering an exclusive five-course lunch menu designed by Executive Chef Andrea Accordi for two weeks only. A delicious selection of dishes is complemented by freshly crafted cocktails or mocktails and a selection of Nespresso coffees. For all you coffee and Italian cuisine lovers this is an event not to miss! Tasting menu priced at ฿2,500++ per person. Limited seats per day — advance bookings recommended. Dates: 15 – 29 September 2022 Location: Riva del Fiume Ristorante, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya RiverTel. 02 032 0888

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Negroni Week is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, with over 10,000 establishments worldwide participating with more than 100 bars taking part in Thailand from Sep 12-18.Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok started the party by breaking the 𝗚𝗨𝗜𝗡𝗡𝗘𝗦𝗦 𝗪𝗢𝗥𝗟𝗗 𝗥𝗘𝗖𝗢𝗥𝗗𝗦™ title for the world’s largest Negroni cocktail on Monday, 12th September 2022!Beverage Manager, Stan Andruskevic and his team mixed a 633L classic Negroni in a specially built container, made entirely of ice, displayed at the hotel’s outdoor garden, Urban Oasis.Throughout the week, every bar will offer their own interpretation of negronis. Slow Food International, an organisation devoted to promoting local cultures and…

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Fine Dining in Bangkok 2024 As a gastronomic hub of South East Asia, Thailand is fast becoming a top destination for fine dining, with both old and new restaurants thriving in this city. The pandemic has caused some institutions to close in the past few years, saddening many food lovers. In any case, things are beginning to look up, and more people are feeling confident about going out, so Gastronomer Lifestyle has put together a list of Bangkok’s best fine dining restaurants in 2022.But what is fine dining? Despite the rise in restaurant standards, have consumer expectations risen? The concept…

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Best Boutique Hotels in Chiang Mai 2024 Chiang Mai is a city enriched with arts, culture, cuisine and a harmonious blend of old traditions and modern lifestyle. Among Thailand’s tourist destinations, it is one of the most popular. With the backdrop of a growing hipster and digital nomad community, the former seat of the Lanna kingdom is blissfully calm and laid-back. You will encounter lush green countryside, pristine rainforests, serene wáts, peaceful country villages, and a wide variety of markets and elephant sanctuaries. But ‘Where to stay in Chiang Mai?’ Some of you might wonder. There are plenty of accommodation…

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Following his latest trip to Italy, chef-partner Francesco Deiana has returned fully energised and proud to introduce seven all-new pasta dishes! La Dotta has always been known as a pasta haven but their new menu has been uplifted with inspiration from the beautiful culinary regions of Italy.First to try is a delicious pasta dish inspired by Northern Italian flavours. The Pici Wild Boar is handmade eggless topped with a rich Tuscan-style wild boar ragu.A trip to Southern Italy recreates the traditional Sicilian recipes of Rigatoni alla Norma – pasta with eggplants, tomatoes and sheep’s Ricotta and Bucatini c’Anciova e Muddica…

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A vibrant, colourful, and lively Mexican party awaits at the Beach Club at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G this Thursday 28th July! The hotel beach club will become home to “La Fiesta” Mexican night, serving up some tasty Mexican dishes and cocktails.The Beach Club Bar will undergo an exciting transformation for one night, – featuringMexican-inspired elements and decorations to emulate that “La Fiesta” mood.You can enjoy Beef Nachos, Quesadillas, Pork Empanadas, and even Fish Tacos all for THB 999 net.Besides food, you can sip on classic cocktails like the Margarita and Paloma. There will also be special pricing on a bottle…

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Let’s Turn Food Waste into Water It is common practice to throw away our meals after we have cooked and eaten them and then wait for the garbage trucks to pick them up. But do you really know where it goes or what happens to it?When the garbage trucks pick up our trash, they take it to the landfill, out of our sight and out of our minds. Although we cannot see or smell decomposing food waste, we are still affected by it.Food waste that rots produces methane, which is one of the climate-changing gasses that causes the greenhouse effect.…

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Pizza Massilia has done the impossible and made their pizza taste even better!Since opening its doors in December 2015, the pizza establishment has consistently committed to research and development using the finest Italian produce. In keeping with its focus on constant improvement, Bangkok’s finest Italian pizza joint now features a new dough celebrating health and lightness.The pizzaiolo Michele of Pizza Massilia has experimented to the point of achieving his goal of serving a pizza with a flavorful, light dough. This pizza is all about lightness, so forget about feeling full after finishing a whole pizza. Chef Michele has carefully balanced…

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Taking inspiration from the golden age of train travel, Intercontinental Khao Yai Resort is set to open on 22nd August 2022. This highly anticipated opening will offer guests a chance to explore the natural beauty of the region, take in the wildlife, and discover the land’s historic stories.The natural sanctuary was designed by award-winning architect and interior designer Bill Bensley, who recognized the area’s significance in connecting North-East Thailand to the rest of the country via rail transit.The 64-key sanctuary includes 45 rooms, in addition to 19 suites and villas, housed within repurposed heritage train cars. “There’s something truly magical…

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The second edition of “An Italian Affair” is here reuniting Chef Marco Avesani (La Bottega di Luca Restaurant), and Federico Balzarini (Bar Manager of Vesper Bar, Bangkok) to bring their sparkling personality to Phuket where Chef Nicola Pandolfo Testino is hosting them at Age Restaurant, Anantara Layan Resort.Caviar Giaveri, the major sponsor of the event, is an expression of a thirty-year passion for excellence in fish farming, bringing together three rising Italian stars in Thailand.This exclusive product, well known worldwide as an expression of excellence Made in Italy, will accompany not only the majority of the dishes presented by Chef…

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We had the opportunity to test out Mia’s new summer menu and we like the changes. The latest seven-course meal features premium ingredients from around the world, as well as those sourced locally.In an attempt to provide further excellence, Top & Michelle are moving to tablecloths and more intimate service for dining, but don’t expect this to be a stuffy atmosphere. Throughout the meal, the duo deliver their dishes frequently and their fun characters and humour shine through.There are several star dishes you can look forward to at the restaurant. Such as the North Sea Crab dish with Ajo Blanco…

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On 8th June 2022, family-owned distillery William Grant & Sons opened the Distillers Library Bangkok. This exclusive space created for the continuously growing number of whisky enthusiasts in Bangkok is a way to celebrate the Grant family’s legacy. The Grant family’s illustrious history began in 1887 when William Grant built his first distillery in the Northeast of Scotland with the help of his nine children and a stonemason. His goal was to create the ‘best dram in the valley’. Six generations later, William Grant & Sons, a pioneer of the single malt category, remains family-owned and upholds the spirit of…

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A list of 100 + Coffee Quotes to Use for Instagram Captions or more What is a good coffee quote for Instagram posts? Look no further. We searched the web for the best catchy coffee quotes and nice coffee captions so you can add them to your feed. We all love a good cup of joy and with half the world addicted to caffeine there’s no wonder everyone loves to talk about it! We know what it’s like trying to choose the best coffee quotes so let us help by giving you this list of over 100 coffee quotes for your social…

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Chef Saritwat “Earth” Wanvichitkun joins the family at Saawaan and debuts his first menu sticking to the core concept of traditional Thai techniques. Hailing from Phuket, Chef Earth brings his own distinct flair to the fine dining restaurant.He demonstrates his roots in Phuket with the “Fermented” course, which features grilled river prawns from Surat Thani and homemade rice noodles with herbs and a sauce of “tai pla” or fermented fish entrails from southern Thailand. Unmistakably southern, yet beautiful and refined. The “Boiled” dish is inspired by the chef’s grandmother and her “tom katinua khem” or coconut soup with salted beef.…

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Hendricks Neptunia On 31st May 2022, Hendrick’s Neptunia reached the shores of Thailand, making its debut at the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World. This latest release from Hendrick’s Cabinet of Curiosities offers a stimulating experience fueled by wonders from the ocean. As the Master Distiller, Lesley Gracie, strolled along the beaches of Hendrick’s Gin Palace grounds in southwest Scotland, the entrancing melody of waves captured her attention. It served as the inspiration for the name Hendrick’s Neptunia.The Neptunia is unmistakably Hendrick’s, awash in roses and cucumber, with added depth and flavour from its mysterious blend of Scottish coastal botanicals. By…

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Join Masala Magazine in celebrating global flavours at Masala’s first-ever Food Festival. Mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss this one!The day event will bring some of the best restaurants and bars in the city together for a foodie dream weekend. Expect tasty cocktails from the likes of Stranger & Sons the Indian crafted gin and also one stop BKK beverage service GULP. The international cuisine section invites fan favourites such as Mexican restaurant Cholos, Italian Prego and lifestyle hotel Kimpton Maa-Lai. A unique aspect of the Masala Food Festival is their emphasis on plant based/ vegetarian food with…

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Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants is an award-giving ceremony to restaurants and culinary individuals for their excellent performance. These awards give spotlight to restaurants in Asia and help to boost tourism in Asia. The first Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants started in 2013, and restaurants in Thailand have been on this list, not only in the top 50 but also top 10 best restaurants every year.This has been an incredible year for Thailand because so many Thai restaurants have made their way to the list. With this being the first physical awards in some time there was a lot to celebrate. Here’s…

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International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women every year on March 8.On this day, the world acknowledges a pivotal event in the women’s rights movement that encouraged positive change for women across all industries. A new generation of women entrepreneurs and achievers are breaking down glass ceilings in every field, and in the F&B industry as well. In honour of this we wanted to raise a toast to these seven achievers who have carved out a path for themselves, achieving success and inspiring others in the process. Kwang Patra Director of F&B at The Okura…

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Sourdough in Bangkok The slight tangy taste, the crunchy crust and the fluffy inside are the descriptions for a perfect sourdough. Sourdough’s popularity has grown over the years, and people can’t get enough of it. Some decent places sell high-quality sourdough in Bangkok, but recently, a new sourdough shop emerged.In Charoen Krung District, not so far away from their flagship Sarnies Bangkok, the first establishment of Sarnies Group in Thailand, in a small alley called Charoen Krung 42/1 aka Wat Suan Phlu Alley, lies a sourdough shop called Sarnies Sourdough, which is the group’s outlets’ central kitchen.The Sarnies Sourdough in…

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World Bartender Day Bars were the first community to close during the pandemic and the last to reopen, resulting in some of Thailand’s gems being lost. Without many conveniences, many people in this industry changed their career path or moved to another country but there are some who chose to stay and did whatever they could to survive.Today, 24th February 2022, is World Bartender Day. Gastronomer Lifestyle thinks there isn’t any better time than this for these men and women’s stories to be heard better, so we decided to talk with some of the leading bartenders in Thailand. These bartenders…

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One Love, One Slice Tony’s, the American-Italian restaurant in the heart of Sukhumvit 11, has launched a campaign to help those in need in Bangkok through their pizza for charity campaign. As a way of raising money for local charities, executive chef Anthony Burd has invited his media friends and fellow chefs in the city to create a variety of limited edition pizza toppings. By now, most people will know the pizzas are pretty epic at Tony’s. Because of their wood-fire oven, they are able to produce rustic, light and crispy pizza bases topped with flavoursome, aromatic ingredients. Now, Tony’s will host…

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Here are the top places for a decent bagel in Bangkok It’s National Bagel Day!The bagel is a rustic bread concoction with a dense, chewy, doughy interior. Many New Yorkers love to spread cream cheese on top of the bagel and top it with thinly sliced orange salmon called lox, dills, and capers. It is unknown when this ring-shaped bread originated. The common belief is that the bagel originated in a Jewish Community in Poland, and it became a staple in Polish cuisine around the 16th-17th Century. It was later brought to the U.S. by Polish Jewish immigrants and developed in…

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You have probably had wine from Noble Grapes, and simply not known that it was somehow significant.  These six grapes have achieved such popularity to be planted and harvested for wine for thousands of years. You could go back 1,000 years and find a glass of these wines that would have similar characteristics to today’s vintage made from the same grapes. The Color of Nobility For red wines, the noble grapes are Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Merlot. The colour may be more of a deep purple. The flavours are stronger and stand up best to rich foods such as red…

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If you love wine, you want it to be at its best when you drink it.  You may want to collect good wine and be ready when you are in the mood for it.  Knowing how to store it properly is essential to maintaining your wines.The good news is that, unless you are buying some historical vintage, you won’t be storing the wine for generations. Why? Most wines today are meant to be enjoyed within a few years of the day they were bottled. Temperature Control While it isn’t always possible to control the temperature of your wines, it is…

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Pairing wine with grilled food can be a trick. Here are the basics about how to choose wine based on what you are throwing on the barbecue. After discussing the main dish, we’ll look at how sauces can affect the wine choice. Pairing Wine with Grilled Beef Beef is usually best paired with a good Cabernet Sauvignon. This traditional red wine has a strong finish that lingers, helping it stand up to the fatty flavours in beef. You’ll find it is excellent alongside hamburgers fresh off the grill. Steaks will pair well with a Cabernet, whether you want it rare,…

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Thai food is one of the world’s most popular foods due to its flavourful and vibrant character. Dishes like Tom Yum Goong, Tom Kha Gai, Pad Thai, Green Curry a.k.a. Gang Keow Waan etc. have their places in foodies’ hearts around the world. But people often overlook Thai desserts, which are equally exquisite as the main dishes. Many Thai desserts started to fade away from Thais’ favour and may disappear soon.So here is the list of the Thai Desserts you need to try before you die! Khanom Kee Noo This Thai dessert has many names depending on the region; some…

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Farewell to Backstage Cocktail Bar Every party has its end. Every show has its finale. Backstage Cocktail Bar, which opened on March 1st 2016, has announced it will be closed permanently, saddening fans in the region and worldwide. This renowned cocktail bar in Bangkok won many awards and was ranked one of the best bars in Asia and the world. Founded by a group of cocktail geniuses and eccentric bartenders; Bacardi Legacy Global Champion 2019 Ronnaporn “Neung” Kanivichaporn, Campari Bartender Competition Asia Winner 2018 Supawit “Palm” Muttaratta, Local Ingredient Wizard Kitibordee “Gov” Chortubtim, Cocktail Theorist Chennarong “Janz” Bhumichitr, Cocktail Author…

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How to Make a Margarita Cocktail A good margarita recipe depends on choosing the right ingredients. So stay away from that margarita mix and let us show you what you need to make this tasty Tequila cocktail at home!Agave love has now spread across the world with a number of celebrities even putting their name to their own Tequila bottles. We’re looking at you Elon Musk.The Margarita cocktail is definitely one of the most popular cocktails in the world. However, many people still don’t know how to make it! There are many variations out there but we will teach you how…

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InterContinental Phuket Resort, invites ‘Chef Ton Thitid Tassanakajohn’ of Le Du restaurant, the modern fine dining Thai restaurant, to showcase authentic flavours of exquisite Thai cuisine and fine wine, through two exclusive dining events at, Jaras on Saturday 30 October and Pine on Sunday 31 October.Chef Ton Thitid Tassanakajohn, creator of Le Du, is the first Thai chef to win the most popular restaurant award in Thailand, as well as 4th place in Asia, in the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 competition. His specialty in Thai Fine Dining helps him source and prepare Thai products from all areas of Thailand,…

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Together Again at Hyde & Seek Athenee Written by Christopher Menning | October 8, 2021 Share this post Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Together Again As dining out is now an option and Bangkok’s patient gourmets are anxious to visit their favourite restaurants, Kin Plus One, a well known event organiser in the drink space, Hyde & Seek, and Wasteland have created a Together Again feast to celebrate. On Friday 15 October 2021, guests are welcomed to the ‘Hyde & Seek’ Athenee by Chef Piamsak Vonglek. The guests will enjoy…

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Sarnies Roastery, a new Bangkok Foodie Haven Written by Christopher Menning | October 5, 2021 Share this post Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Innovative Coffee and Indulgent Croissants The Sarnies group has done it again with a new location serving their usual elevated comfort food in the heart of their roastery in Soi Tonson. Sarnies Roastery is the new location with the same food-forward cafe yet a bright, open feel as opposed to the dark atmosphere of its flagship restaurant.Sarnies’ newest addition expands their growing coffee program with the addition…

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#BagelItForward Campaign Wild Nature Artisan, bagel entrepreneurs VOLKS, and Thai chef Andy Yang have teamed up for a limited edition #NYBKKBagel, an original jam-filled and fun-filled bagel that takes inspiration from New York and Bangkok.The NYBKK Bagel is founded upon the expert experience of Chef Andy Yang of Michelin Star Restaurant, Table 38 in Bangkok (2010) and the initiative of two bright and ambitious entrepreneurs who graduated from colleges in New York to return home to launch their bagel brand, VOLKS. Volks is a bagel company that sells freshly baked New York-style bagels as well as cream cheese and other…

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Where to Eat Street Food in Bangkok. Street food in Bangkok is a melting pot of culture. It brings people together, it celebrates history and is part of showcasing some of the tastiest food each respective country has to offer. There is something magical about walking down a narrow street. Smelling a rich broth cooked by a converted bicycle and being served a heart warming noodle soup whilst sitting on a tiny chair, watching the world go by. You could live in a city like Bangkok for years and still be surprised by a tiny woman cooking Thai food on a…

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Best Cocktail Books for Your Library. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”It’s clear to see that having a selection of cocktail books is like having a treasure trove of knowledge. From asking a panel of experts through our podcast, we compiled a list of the best cocktail books and bartender guides for you to delve into.We separated this article into three main sections. Classic Cocktail Books and History, The Modern Bartender and specialist cocktail books. Classic Cocktail Books & History These books were the first books for bartenders around and have stood the test of time.…

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Duff in Bangkok When most people think of Genever they tend to think of gin first but as Philip Duff explains to us, Genever is related closer to whiskey than gin.Philip is renowned for being the industry’s much-loved cocktail and spirits expert and presenter. He joined us ‘On the Back Bar’ bartender podcast recently to discuss his own brand of Genever, ‘Old Duff’.He served as the Director of Education at Tales of the Cocktail and through his consultancy brand ‘Liquid Solutions’, created trade engagement programs such as the Bols Around The World and G’Vine Gin Connoisseur global bartending competitions.After the…

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The Essential Bar Tools Guide. Making cocktails at home may be a lucrative and enjoyable experience. Especially whether impressing your buddies or impressing a date!However, keep in mind that a skilled bartender is only as good as his or her bar tools. As a result, make sure to get the correct cocktail equipment.We’ll go through how to utilize bar tools appropriately and how to arrange the must-have materials so you can appear and feel like a home mixologist.After you’ve completed reading this article, check out our Best Cocktail Book List to learn how to prepare some excellent cocktails and put…

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Best Cafes in Bangkok In Bangkok, exploring ancient temples, haggling over pricing in huge marketplaces, and trekking in scorching heat may leave you tired. You need a cafe where we can escape the stresses of the day and recharge our batteries with caffeinated beverages and delicious sweets.There are many great coffee shops and wonderfully built cafes in Bangkok, but some merit more than a passing mention and a visit. These cafes go above and above to provide you with wonderfully farmed, roasted, and brewed coffee, allowing you to experience the whole bean-to-cup journey.Many of these cafes are pioneers in Bangkok’s…

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Chatting to Lauren about her twenty-four years in hospitality reveals a passion for culinary practices and using it to bring people together. Lauren’s entrepreneurial spirit and love for food and drink have propelled her career forward to being the DIAGEO Reserve & World Class Global Cocktailian, a co-creator of Bittered Sling Bitters, a sommelier, writer, and spirits’ judge.  It sounds like a lot of hats to wear but the key to this is Lauren’s ambitions to create community and authenticity in all she does whether through educational programs or her trade communication.   “We tried to take as much of…

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Having celebrated its third birthday as of this year, The Empty Plates dining concept has been in full swing, with Chef Steven John making waves in the F&B scene. From serving creative dishes to hungry diners in his own home to now private dining in various unique locations, he has taken his own twist on fine dining to new heights.Steven’s Thai/ Swiss background is evident in his cuisine. He uses a wide array of  Asian flavours alongside classic European dishes. One such dish featuring on his latest menu being smoked duck breast, smoked leaks, “ratatouille”, white sweet potato with fermented…

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Madame President Cocktail Recipe Jigger and Pony in Singapore is without doubt one of the best bars in Asia, even being crowned number 1 on Asia’s 50 Best Bar list back in 2019. When we asked Jerrold Khoo, the Bar Manager at the time, to join us on the podcast he told us all about how the bar reached its fame. The bar has been known for its creative cocktails and Jerrold shared with us this epic Negroni twist!This deconstructed negroni even comes with its own Campari Lollipop!  Madame President Jerrold Khoo shows us one of his popular cocktails during his time…

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Easy Drinking Ocho Tequila Spritz Jesse Estes joined us for episode 10 of the On The Back Bar podcast to talk about all things Ocho Tequila and how the agave world is changing. Jesse lent us this recipe the Altena Spritz to show tequila’s versatility in cocktails beyond the classic margarita. You can hear more about Jesse and his life as the Ocho Global Brand Ambassador by heading over to our podcast page.  Pin! Ingredients for Altena Spritz Tequila: Ocho Blanco is the choice for the tequila cocktail. Ocho is produced from 100% Blue Weber Agave. Pink Grapefruit Juice: Grapefruit and Tequila…

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Non-Alcoholic Spritz Cocktail If you want to know more about non-alcoholic cocktails there is usually one person that springs to mind.Camille Vidal is known for her work promoting healthy hedonism and mindful drinking over at Maison Wellness. The founder of La Maison Wellness a mindful drinking brand and creative consultancy, joined us on our podcast to discuss more about her career and also gave us this tasty recipe, Pamplemousse!She spent her career as a consultant and global brand ambassador for St-Germain and the Bacardi family of brands. She is internationally recognized as a leading voice in the drinks industry and now…

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Porter’s Old Tom Cocktail Jack Wareing joined us for episode 35 of the On The Back Bar podcast and gave us this tasty cocktail recipe using Porter’s Tropical Old Tom.Jack is a part of the Porter’s gin family and has helped its growth and education from day 1. You can hear more about Jack and his journey through the world of gin by heading over to our podcast page.  Tropical Floradora Ingredients This fruity cocktail comes with a nice hit of spice from the ginger! Gin: Obviously as a Porter’s cocktail we are going to use Porter’s Tropical Old Tom. This cold…

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Best Night Markets in Bangkok 2024 Bangkok is a land of charms, and the sprawling night markets are no different. Bringing thousands of tourists every year to the Thai capital, The night markets of Bangkok are treasure troves of trinkets, fashion and street food treats. Many of these night markets are permanent however there a few seasonal pop-ups which are worth a visit. Many will know Chatuchak, the largest market in the world and the Rot Fai train market is a mecca for Chinese tourism. Some of these markets offer boutique fashion at affordable prices letting you shop your whole wardrobe…

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Chef Tam of Baan Tepa Chef Chudaree “Tam” Debhakam has made a name for herself travelling the world to showcase modern Thai cuisine. She is an advocate of food waste reduction after being the Chef Ambassador for Thai Harvest/ SOS and UNEP campaigns 2015 – 2017 and she was crowned the first winner of Top Chef Thailand whilst also being the youngest in the competition. To say she is a leader in her field would be an understatement. Her background in farm-driven cuisine from her tenure at Blue Hill by Chef Dan Barber in New York piqued her interest to replicate a…

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White Shuffle BKK I’m always one for finding new hideaways where I can fuel my love for caffeine and casually eat to sustain my appetite for the day. Bangkok certainly has its fair share of venues dripping with style and serving delicious brunch options and White Shuffle BKK is the latest to join the rosta. The restaurant sits comfortably underneath the shade of the Novotel Suites, a modern chic full service accommodation nestled on the edge of Bangkok’s trendiest neighbourhood.White Shuffle BKK itself offers a scene of tranquility with its white ceramics, grey marble tables and open plan spacing showing off the…

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This is a simple twist from the classic cocktail Bee’s Knee. A classic cocktail during the prohibition era. The phrase bee’s knee was a slang during the prohibition for “The Best”. The cocktail has 3 ingredients; gin, lemon juice, and honey. With the taste of the bathtub gin at that time, lemon and honey helped the gin to be more drinkable. In my personal twist, everything is still there; gin, lemon juice, and honey. However, I chose Nouaison gin from Maison Villevert in place of regular London Dry gin. Nouaison is a perfect gin to enhance the classic cocktail, slightly…

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Succulent Braised Beef Bowls at Yik Sahp Luhk We love the Bangkok street food scene and its abundance of options. But it’s the family-run shophouse stories of old recipes taken through the generations that make us go the extra mile to eat.Yih Sahp Luhk, also known as 26 Braised Beef, is one such place. The original destination being the legendary noodle house, Nai Soie Beef Noodle over on Phra Athit Road a 40 years old establishment that has been keeping hungry wanderers satiated due to their rich broth and moreish dishes.  But to appeal to a larger audience, Owner/ Chef Tee…

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The Momotaro Story This week, besides a cocktail recipe, we will explore the Japanese Folktale, Momotarō, a story that I inspired me to make this cocktail. As one of the Thai boys who grew up in the 90s, we grew up with the Japanese media influence, such as anime, manga, and games. If you ask a guy in their late 20s to early 30s like me, I can guarantee that 80% of them know or have heard of the name Momotaro.The Momotaro story started as an oral story, as traced back, the first written down version in the Edo era, sometime between…

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Thai Desert Cocktail Recipe Kanom Tuoy Talai, commonly known as ‘Kanom Tuoy’, is a coconut rice custard. It’s one of the traditional Thai desserts that can be easily found in all regions of Thailand.Strangely, you can find this dessert in the Boat Noodle restaurant (Thai style noodle dish, similar to beef noodle soup, the stronger flavor with pork/beef blood added, another cool story for another time), on every table. We have a great boat noodle restaurant in our Bangkok street food guide here.No one really knows the real reason how or why Kanom Tuoy Talai ended up being in the…

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