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    Dining Specials – October 2012

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    Vegetarian Fest

    Dishes for the Mind, Body & Soul
    Cleanse your body and soul during the Annual Vegetarian (Vegan) Festival, Oct. 15-23, at Lok Wah Hin Chinese restaurant of Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square and enjoy a selection of soups, Szechwan style, stir-fried vegetarian prawns with asparagus, broccoli topped with enoki mushroom in gravy and dim sum that contain only vegetables and meat substitutes such as soy bean and mushrooms. These selections are great for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians from only Bt200-++. For diners seeking an International dining experience, the Square will highlight special vegetarian corners at Bt700++ for lunch and Bt950++ for dinner.
    For more information, contact the Square or Lok Wah Hin on 02-209-8888 or visit

    Decadent Vegetarian Festival at Su Tha Ros
    Su Tha Ros restaurant, the exquisitely appointed Royal Thai eatery at Hotel Muse Bangkok, offers a magnificent vegetarian menu from Oct. 14-23 to mark Bangkok’s annual vegetarian festival. Executive Chef Purida will present a highly tempting vegetarian menu, featuring a choice of three appetizers including crispy tofu with peanut sauce and cucumber relish satays, three soups with a choice of spicy, clear and creamy detox options, and four salads including authentically fiery “Pon Hed Ruam (chili with mixed mushrooms served with fresh boiled vegetables and bean curd)” and more. All from just Bt150 ++ per dish.
    For more information, call 02-630-4000

    ‘primoVino by Rossini’s’
    At Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit’s Rossini’s, “Iron Chef Thailand” winning challenger, Chef Stefano Merlo and talented sommelier, Giulio Saverino invite you to embark on a culinary journey that pairs creative Italian cuisine with fine wines. The unforgettable personalized dining experience is part of the award-winning restaurant’s “primoVino by Rossini’s” concept and introduces diners to “the art of experiencing top shelf wine at cellar prices.” Bringing together the passions of the culinary team at the award-winning restaurant and the expertise of its partners and sommeliers, this journey offers a large selection of exceptional wines at outstanding prices, each carefully chosen to complement exquisite Italian cuisine for an enhanced epicurean evening.
    For reservations, contact: 02-649-8364, e-mail:
    “Wrap Me” at Blue Sapphire
    Blue Sapphire, Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom’s lobby lounge, presents a new menu for those on the go or anyone wishing to enjoy a quick and light meal – the “Wrap Me” easy-menu now available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and feature tasty Italian favorites, panini sandwiches, and delectable desserts served at a moment’s notice. Enjoy a combination of panini with coffee or tea at only Bt190 net.
    For reservations, call 02-206-9293 or e-mail:
    Voila: Taste of the Ocean
    Every Friday and Saturday evening at Voila! of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, French Chef Aurélien Poirot invites you to experience a spectacular Seafood Buffet. Bursting with the fresh flavors of the ocean, the gastronomic event is simply “magnifique!” The weekly gourmet Seafood Buffet includes enticing appetizers and salads, and a wide selection of the freshest crustaceans served in their shells, or cooked in his signature style. Available every Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Price is Bt1,999 net; 50% discount for children aged six-12, free for those under six.
    For reservations, contact: 02-126-9999 ext.3304
    Halloween Treats @ The Square
    Treat yourself and the family to an array of international selections and sumptuous desserts during the Halloween inspired dinner buffet on Oct.31 at The Square of Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square. Delight in an array of creative Halloween selections that compliment the international buffet dinner, for only Bt950 ++ with a “scary” welcome drink, they are as cute as they are delicious. Kids who come in Halloween costume will receive extra special treats.
    For more information, contact The Square on 02-209-8888, ext. The Square or visit:
    Australian Food @ Windsor Cafe
    As varied as the country itself, Australian cuisine offers lots of fresh flavorful surprises even for the jaded gourmet. Just try the “Sautéed Trout with Butter Sauce” that the chefs of Windsor Café, Windsor Suites Hotel are highlighting during the Australian Food Promotion. Relish the distinct flavor of food from Down Under daily throughout the month at only t499++ (lunch) and Bt699++ (seafood and international buffet dinner) per person.
    For more information and reservation, call 02-262-1221, ext. 1406
    Kacho’s new a la carte menu
    Kacho, on the 37th floor of Imperial Queen’s Park Tower (Hotel), unveils its new extensive a la carte menu of more than 60 tantalizing dishes cooked to perfection. Lunch and Dinner specialties include signature dishes such as Yawaraka Kani Kara Age (Deep-fried Soft Shell Crab in Tempura Batter), Wafu Steak and Shake Teriyaki (Combination of Australian Rib Eye Steak and Salmon Teriyaki served on a hot iron plate with House Sauce and Seasonal Vegetables) and Hamachi Kama (Grilled Yellow Tail Cheek with Sea Salt). Additionally, a selection of Japanese Bento and Keiseki set menus are also available to please every palate.
    For more information and reservations, call 02-261-9000, ext. 5111-2
    Abalone at The Golden Palace
    In time with the Vegetarian Food Festival in October, The Golden Palace of Windsor Suites Hotel presents a food of the month that proves how a vegan dish can be tasty and savory: “Sautéed Artificial Abalone with Sea Cucumber and Black Mushroom in Brown Sauce.” Dim Sum buffet lunch is Bt 499++ per person and Bt699++ per person (with shark’s fin soup).
    For more information and reservation: 02-262-1221, ext. 1410
    Best of Viu
    From Monday to Sunday, Viu Restaurant of The St. Regis Bangkok holds an exclusive epicurean experience – the “Chef’s Table.” Begin with a glass of Moet Chandon Grand Vintage champagne while Executive Chef Leonardo Concezzi personalizes an eight-course menu crafted around your preferences paired with exquisite wine. Price is Bt4,000++ per person and Bt7,800++ per person including wine pairing (minimum of six persons). Meanwhile, there’s a “Bubble & Oyster Experience” every Tuesday, when guests can enjoy the combination of fizz and flavor: free-flow New Zealand oyster and Moët & Chandon at Bt1,650++ from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    For more information and reservations, call 02-207-7777
    Salmon at Youzen
    Salmon has always been an irresistible dish with its subtle, delicate flavor. Especially when the chefs at Youzen of Windsor Suites Hotel prepare them in a style that is unique as the “Salmon Ishikiri Nabe” (Salmon Hot Pot) – with all its glorious Oriental taste! Don’t miss it! Available for lunch in ala carte menu. Also enjoy buffet Seafood Dinner at Bt 699++ per person.
    For more information and reservation, call 02-262-1221, ext. 1408
    Glass House’s Seafood Parade
    From Oct. 23 onwards, The Glass House at Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn presents a “Seafood Parade” to satisfy the cravings of seafood fans everywhere. Alongside the extensive international buffet will be the very best from Bangkok’s seafood suppliers: Alaskan crab claws, black and soft-shelled crabs, Sydney rock oysters, rock lobsters, New Zealand green-lipped mussels, tiger prawns, and squid. The Seafood Parade is available on Friday-Sunday evenings until Dec. 23. Priced at Bt1,199 Baht ++ per person. Children under 16 get a 50% discount and Facebook Fans get 30% discount!
    For more information and reservations, please call The Glass House 02-210-8100
    Lok Wah Hin: Chinese Classics
    All the way from Hong Kong, Chef Leung brings his mom’s secret recipes to life at Lok Wah Hin Chinese Restaurant of Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square for diners seeking classical Chinese dishes that are not only traditional, but also family favorites. Sample Chef Leung’s home-style baked garlic chicken in clay pot, old timer tofu and Szechuan style mixed seafood in clay pot, from just 350 Baht++ per dish throughout October.
    For more information, contact 02-209-8888, ext. Lok Wah Hin or visit
    Quick Lunch at GLOW
    To celebrate the opening of GLOW Pratunam, from now until Oct. 31, the hotel’s Luna Sky Garden Cafe presents a set lunch menu suitable for every day rush hours. The delicious menu is created by an award-winning chef and available from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at only Bt179 net. For more information and reservations, contact 02-257-3999
    Lucky Six @ Señor Pico
    Number Six might be a lucky number for you in October. Just dine in with friends and family for six adults up at Señor Pico (Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok) and get a complimentary pitcher of any margarita. Enjoy the truly Mexican dining experience everyday at Señor Pico, temporarily relocated to the ground floor of the Rembrandt Tower. Open daily from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
    For more information and reservations, call 02-261-7100 ext. 7550)
    Saturday Seafood at Flare
    Hilton Pattaya has a new Saturday Seafood Set Lunch at Flare. Guests will enjoy dining in sophisticated, contemporary surroundings where a magnificent ceiling to floor wine cellar adds a truly distinctive backdrop at this Pattaya restaurant.

    The delectable set lunch is available every Saturday from noon till 2:30 p.m. at Bt650 net per person. The three-course set menu includes an impressive choice of fresh seafood and vegetables including: choices of seared tuna “Nicoise” and romaine and roasted corn salad for starter, choices of butter poached lobster and corn fed chicken breast for main course and choices of chocolate temptation and sweet caviar for dessert.
    For reservations and more info, call +66 (0)38 253 000

    Azzuro: Stylish Italian food
    Chef Gabriele of Azzuro, the Italian restaurant of Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket presents a menu that includes a signature dish of roasted New Zealand lamb chop crusted with rosemary and breadcrumbs, along with a wonderful selection of pasta, pizza and fresh salads every day from 6.30 to 11 p.m.
    For more information or reservations, call 076-201-234, ext. Azzurro restaurant or visit
    Opening of Mango Parfait Charity Cake at Central Center Pattaya
    Amari Orchid Pattaya and Central Center Pattaya jointly organized a Charity Cake Sale recently at the Central Center Pattaya. His Excellency Itthiphol Khunplome (3rd from left), mayor of Pattaya City, presided over the ceremony. The event was attended by Oramase Ngampiches (3rd from right), Chonburi Province MP, Jintana Mansuring (2nd from right), acting director of the Education office of Pattaya City, Praichit Jetapai (extreme right), chairwoman of YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center, Pairoj Boonjun (extreme left), general manager of Central Center Pattaya; and David Cumming, area general manager Pattaya for Amari.

    Le Cordon Bleu Dusit’s somtum book gets ‘World’s Best Cookbook’ award
    Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School (LCBD) recently held a grand reception to celebrate the victory of its book “Somtum: A Meeting of Flavors, Tastes & Cultures,” which won the World’s Best Cookbook Award 2012 (Asia category). A glittering array of hi-so and showbiz celebrities attended the event.

    The first part of the book examines the origins and history of somtum – the evolution of different types of somtum; its health benefits; what is usually eaten with it; and what local and international wines and other beverages go best with it. The second half of the book contains 23 recipes, which are mostly classic French or fusion dishes that incorporate the tastes and flavors and ingredients of somtum in very creative ways. Included in the book are appetizers, desserts and breads, cakes and petits fours; fish and seafood, and meat and poultry recipes.

    LCBD brand ambassador, Phol Tantasanthien, and Thai celebrity chef, Khun Reed, also contributed their own recipes for the book. The book is now on sale at Bt1,000 (Thailand) and Bt1,500 (overseas price). All revenue generated by the book sales will go to Operation Smile Thailand.