Tantalisingly close to the holiday season, we’re seeing the last few non-festive events before the Christmas and New Year spirit starts kicking in full-force. From gourmet, to arts and automobiles, we’ve gathered the best things to do in Bangkok this week. In the gourmet scene, clear your schedules for an exciting collab between two award-winning chefs, as well as Asia’s best and biggest annual wine event. The Motor Expo also makes its return this week, so car aficionados or those looking to get a new set of wheels should prepare for a trip to Muang Thong Thani.
In the art scene, the Bangkok Art Biennale is still exhibiting across various key venues throughout the city. Be sure not to miss Kraisak Chirachaisakul’s solo exhibition at Cho Why gallery, and drop by River City Bangkok for a breathtaking exhibition celebrating over a century of friendship between Thailand and Italy. Scroll to see your plans for the week!
WINE & DINE — Two Michelin stars meet as chef Kristian Baumann of Copenhagen’s 108 restaurant flies into town for a collaboration with Bangkok’s very own Garima Arora from Gaa—aka the world’s first Indian woman with a Michelin star on her profile. Expect an exciting menu of signatures from both restaurants, recreated in collaboration by the two celebrity chefs.
WINE & DINE — Drink over 180 Italian wines in one evening at the largest and best premium Italian wine showcase in Asia. Enjoy wines from Italy’s top wine regions—all of which have been personally selected with a minimum of 90 points by wine critic James Suckling—and delectable bites from Grand Hyatt Bangkok.
THB1,699. 5-8pm, December 7. Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel. Get your tickets here.
CARS — Car aficionados, mark your calendars! The Motor Expo makes its comeback at Impact Challenger, Muang Thong Thani. Check out the most coveted new releases in the market, and experience the latest supercar features first-hand. From Aston Martin, to Maserati to good ole Lexus, there’s something here for everyone.
THB100 per person per day. Until December 10. Impact Challenger Muang Thong Thani. motorexpo.co.th
ART & CULTURE — Award-winning artist Kraisak Chirachaisakul takes over the whole of Cho Why with two unique shows. Check out an extension of his blurred memory show from Korea’s CICA Museum on the first floor. The upper floor features his iconic series of Royal portraits, telling tales of powerful moments from the past.
1-10pm, until December 15. Cho Why. Official Facebook event page.
ART & CULTURE — Celebrating 150 years of friendship between Italy and Thailand, the exhibition features large scale paintings and photographs by Italian artists Massimo Catalani and Antonio Saba. The artwork explores the artists’ impressions and interpretations of both countries and cultures.
Until January 15, 2019. RCB Photographers’ Galleries. rivercitybangkok.com