The best events to catch this week, including an event for lovers of Old Fashioned, a film screening, and a chance to enjoy evening desserts.
As we inch closer to the festive season, an interesting vibe hangs in the air — one that beckons us to start looking up the best hotels to escape to, and makes it just a tad more difficult to focus at work. If you simply can’t wait for the holidays to start already, but can’t quite leave your responsibilities just yet, worry not — this week’s list of events are filled with unique experiences designed to liven up your days. From Rosewood Bangkok’s Sweet Soirée, to film screenings, music festivals and more, scroll to see your plans for the week!
Chit Beer Crafted Pairing Dinner
WINE & DINE — Craft beer lovers take note, the Anantara Siam Bangkok is the place to be this Friday, as the hotel’s Aqua Bar plays host to a craft beer pairing dinner with Chit Beer. Khun Chit is known locally as the “godfather” of the Thai craft beer scene and this dinner, which gets underway at 6pm, shines a spotlight on several of his most acclaimed brews. His beer’s complex blend of exotic hops will beautifully complement the savory flavours of the six-course dinner, which features oysters with a tempura crunch (paired with Chitbeer She-Wit), Wagyu rib-eye (paired with Hippo IPA) and a deconstructed black forest cake (paired with Chit porter). This special celebration will be followed by an after-party with free-flow Chit beer, is bound to sell out so reserve your place at the table now – because, as the brewmaster himself says, “it’s good chit!”
THB3,000 per person. November 27, 2020. Aqua Bar Anantara Siam Bangkok. To book your seats or find out more, call 0 2126 8866, ext. Aqua, or visit anantara.com/en/siam-bangkok/restaurants/aqua.
Sweet Soirée: A Love Letter to Thailand
WINE & DINE — Here’s one sweet-toothed readers mustn’t miss! Rosewood Bangkok is launching a new concept, where evening desserts will be made available at Lakorn European Brasserie every Friday, from 6:30pm till late. Expect an extravagant dessert buffet, with unlimited servings of sugary delights — the perfect reward for those looking to pamper themselves after a long week. Even better is, unlimited infused gin pairings are also available from 8pm onwards, to be enjoyed to the backdrop of soul, R&B, and jazz numbers spun on vinyl by the resident DJ.
THB888++ per person, from 6:30pm – 11:30pm. Lakorn European Brasserie, Rosewood Bangkok. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2080 0070, or email email@example.com.
‘Stilyagi’ Film Screening
ART & CULTURE — The RCB Film Club’s closing film of the year will be Stilyagi, from Russia. The title means “hipsters” in Russian, and this cult musical and romantic comedy, which has bagged many awards and won over audiences around the world, centres around a unique youth-movement in the Soviet Union of the 50’s. At the height of the Cold War, the titular “stilyagi” were a bunch of Western-oriented hipsters who loved jazz, dances like the swing and the boogie-woogie, exhibited questionable morals, and enjoyed dressing with flamboyant style. This film event is supported by the Embassy of Russia, who will host a Reception after the screening. The Ambassador of Russia, HE Evgeny Tomikhin, will also introduce the film.
4pm onwards, November 28, 2020. RCB Film Club, River City Bangkok. To get your tickets or find out more, visit ticketmelon.com.
ART & CULTURE — Fans of progressive electronic music in a beautiful outdoor setting – namely the Mountain Creek Golf Resort – can head to the hills of Khao Yai this weekend for the Mystic Valley Festival 2020. By night explore over 10 stages of the most diverse, boundary-pushing musical genres – something to suit every taste – and by day chill at the large tropical pool music areas, taking advantage of the tasty food markets as well. Those who opt for the VIP pass can also gain access to an exclusive VIP zone that will be well-stocked with life’s little luxuries (such as lounge sofas and a cocktail bar).
THB3,900 for a 3-Day VIP pass. Mountain Creek Golf Resort, Khao Yai. November 27 – 29, 2020. To get your tickets or find out more, visit ticketmelon.com.
Old Fashioned Week
WINE & DINE — The Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok hotel presents ‘Old Fashioned Week’ at the newly opened Ms.Jigger cocktail bar. Enjoy innovative and narrative-driven spirit-forward cocktails, specially created for this occasion. Start with the 1808 (THB 420), a pre-prohibition old-fashioned made with Bulleit rye, followed by a Post Prohibition Old Fashioned (THB 420) which combines Woodford Reserve bourbon with Bitter Truth aromatic, sugar, cherry and an orange slice. However, don’t miss the wonderful Oaxaca Old Fashioned (THB 480) made with tequila and mezcal, and the Benton’s Old Fashioned (THB 480), with bacon fat washed bourbon, maple syrup, and a bacon slice garnish.
November 27 – December 6, 2020. Ms.Jigger Cocktail Bar, Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2056 9999, or visit kimptonmaalaibangkok.com.