Gourmet International and Seafood Buffets at Orchid Café
What: The lunch and dinner gourmet buffets include a wide selection of Italian antipasti and pasta dishes, fresh seafood, authentic Thai cuisine, Japanese sushi, sashimi and tempura, exotic Indian dishes, Middle Eastern favorites, and premium quality roasted meats. A choice of desserts and imported artisan cheeses are also available to complete a memorable meal.
Where: Lunch buffet, Monday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; dinner buffet, Sunday to Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Where: Orchid Café, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit
How much: Lunch buffet at THB 999++ per adult and THB 550++ per child; dinner buffet at THB 1,485++ per adult and 800++ per child. Dine after 9 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday and get 50% off
More info: 02 6498355;
TV Celebrity Chef Kristen Kish Set to Star at Elements
What: Kristen Kish, winner of the 2012 Top Chef TV show in the United States, makes a series of guest appearances at Elements. Her dinner presentations are already sold out, but the restaurant is still taking reservations for Kirsten’s series of set lunches from noon till 2:30 p.m.
Where: August 1–2
Where: Elements, The Okura Prestige Bangkok
How much: Varies
More info: 02 687 9000;
Tom Yum Cheesecake
What: Try a unique Tom Yum Cheesecake created by Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam’s pastry chef. The cake is inspired by well-known Thai dish “Tom Yum” and served in a set with Peachy Delight drink. You will love the taste of cream cheese with a little kick of spiciness from herbs ! This culinary masterpiece creation is a part of the “International Cake Day 2014” event organized at Ratchaprasong.
Where: Daily from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., from now until August 31
Where: Platinum Lounge, Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam
How much: THB 199++ per set
More info: 02 160 7123, 02 160 7100 ext. 8702, www.novotelbangkokplatinum.com
A Twist of Crunchy Noodle Wrapped Shrimp
What: InAzia’s culinary team has been casting their nets to bring you fresh and sweet meat of tiger prawns and prepare perfectly to present its most utterly irresistible seafood on your table. Indulge in a simple but uniquely tasteful dish “Crunchy Noodle Wrapped Shrimp,” a dish that features delicious taste of shrimps.
Where: Daily from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Where: InAzia, Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
How much: Varies
More info: 032 708 000 ext. 4303; firstname.lastname@example.org
Singapore Grand Prix Three Michelin-Starred Race Dinner
What: For the first time ever, chef Quique Dacosta, of his eponymous three Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain, will be designing and cooking two dinners in Singapore. His dishes will be paired with wines from renowned French wineries Castell d’Encus and Château Margaux. The event is part of the inaugural Grand Prix Race Dinner series, organized by VitisAsia, Asia’s premier wine and gastronomy experience provider, in association with Podium Lounge, the internationally acclaimed A-list party that follows the Grand Prix circuit around the world.
Where: September 19 and 20
Where: Ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
How much: Friday 18, SGD 788 (early bird) and SGD 838 (standard price); Saturday 19, SGD 938 (early bird) and SGD 988. All tickets include an entry to the exclusive Podium Lounge event which runs until 4 a.m. (standard admission fee of SGD 218 waived off for dinner guests)
More info: www.vitisasia.com/f1
A Summer of Epicurean Delights
What: Spoil yourself with an exquisite dining experience at Vertigo with a three-course menu specially designed by executive chef Jai. Start with spicy Thai tuna, avocado ceviche, cilantro, shallots or crisp saffron arancini, rucola, tomato jalapeno salsa and flame-grilled wild trout salmon, or choose flame-grilled wagyu MB5 or grilled cumin spiced eggplant, saffron risotto for your main dish, followed by mango cheesecake.
Where: Vertigo, The Banyan Tree Bangkok
How much: THB 2,700++ per person
More info: www.banyantree.com
A New Sunday Brunch by Chef Jean-Therese Mulry
What: The Siam Hotel’s executive chef, Jane-Therese Mulry, has crafted a fresh and original à la carte menu featuring modern interpretations of classic dishes emphasizing the finest, market-fresh ingredients. Enjoy your leisurely brunch on an overstuffed sofa in the Bistro, at an umbrella-shaded table along the Chao Phraya, or in an intimate, antique-infused private Thai house. As seating is limited, reservations for brunch and the round trip boat shuttle are essential.
Where: Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: The Siam Hotel
How much: Varies
More info: 02 206 6999;