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As we welcome another yet another week in Bangkok, there’s quite a lot to look forward to in the city. While PM2.5 has reared its terrifyingly smoggy head once more, everyone seems accustomed by now to pollution in general, and alas, life goes on. As you go about your day, it is highly recommended however to invest in health — whether it’s in the form of protective masks, or wearable air purifiers

In the city, we see a series of dining experiences as Bangkok’s top kitchens make their comeback from the fiery and fun New Year season. From a truffle-based dining experience over at Mahanakhon Bangkok Skybar, to a visit by chef Andrea Cannalire from his Michelin-starred experience, hunger is not on the agenda this week. The art scene is also getting pretty active, with yet another interactive multimedia art exhibition from our friends at River City Bangkok, as well as a solar-powered exhibit that pays tribute to the importance of energy conservation. Scroll to see your plans!

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White Truffle by Chef Luca Fassone

WINE & DINE — Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar is welcoming the new year with a special, truffle-infused, dining experience. Courtesy of chef Luca Fassone from Restaurant L’Angolo di Rosina, expect a seven-course dinner menu that’s all about the white truffle. Expect plates ranging from Vitello tonnato — the old way — to egg in pasta raviolo, hand cut piedmontese beef tartare with truffle and more. Flavourful and delicious, the dishes bring to light the flavours, aroma, and longstanding tradition of the Langhe — the hilly area located south and east of the river Tanaro in Italy, that’s long been renowned for its cheeses, truffles, and wines.

THB7,000++ per person. 12-3pm and 6-10pm, January 17, 2020. Mahanakhon Bangkok Skybar. To reserve your seats or find out more, visit this link, or see the official Facebook event page

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Michelin Star Chef Andrea Cannalire at Rossini’s

WINE & DINE — Kicking off this year’s Michelin-worthy guest chef experiences is Rossini’s at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit. Hailing from acclaimed restaurant Cielo Relais La Sommità in Ostuni, Southern Italy, chef Andrea Cannalire will be dropping by for a special series of popup experiences. Guests can choose dishes from a carefully composed menu, where exemplary dishes and optional wine pairings — wines sourced from Conti Zecca, Puglia, Italy — create special sensory journeys that blend traditional Italian fare with chef Andrea’s flair for experimentation. The set menus are available in 3 courses, 4 courses, and 5 courses.

THB2,450 – THB3,500. January 17 – 18, 2020. Rossini’s, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2649 8364, or visit the official Facebook Event Page.

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Jaras Light Fest Exhibition

ART & CULTURE — In a plight to raise awareness of over-consumption and the energy crisis, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is hosting an outdoor light art festival, inviting guests to experience alternative energy first-hand and gain a deeper understanding of how clean and renewable energy works. The exhibited pieces are all carefully curated using electric light generated by solar panels, put together by a list of prominent names in Bangkok’s art scene.

Until February 2, 2020. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. To find out more, visit en.bacc.or.th.

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Secret Ingredient Dinner at Madison

WINE & DINE — Celebrating the success of winning challenger Chef de Cuisine Rick Dingen on the acclaimed televised cooking show, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel is hosting a special five-course dinner at Madison. As part of the so-called ‘Secret Ingredient’ dinners, chef Rick will be recreating the iconic competition through five specially prepared dishes, all made using his winning ingredient, chicken liver. Whether it’s the glazed chicken liver in balsamic with black truffle, or the rather daring chicken liver panna cotta, there’s much for diners to look forward to. Of course, those who’ve seen the original challenge will know that a surprise ingredient is unveiled for the dessert 15 minutes before the deadline — for chef Rick’s round, the surprise happened to be wonton sheets, and in this special dining experience, his winning desert of crispy wonton with citrus, vanilla, and tarragon naturally makes an appearance.

THB1,850++ per person for five courses. Available until February 29, 2020. Madison, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2126 8866, or email madison.asia@anantara.com.

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Something Nouveau

ART & CULTURE — By now, River City Bangkok is known for bringing great artistic geniuses of the past to life through its iconic multimedia exhibitions. This 2020, the spot for all things art and culture is back, with an exhibition that sets to revive some of the world’s best masterpieces, through a fully-immersive virtual reality tour. In this stunning use of cutting-edge technology, artwork collections are awakened, and exciting stories brought to life. Expect dreamy flowing lines and hues, reflecting the most prominent Art Nouveau artists such as Gustav Klimt, Alphonse Mucha, and Aubrey Beardsley. 

THB350 for adults (THB250 for children, students, and seniors). 10am-8pm, January 15 – April 16, 2020. River City Bangkok. To get your tickets or find out more, click here

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