The best events this week to ring in November, including the return of World Gourmet Festival, and a spin-off of the popular Wonderfruit.
Entering November, Bangkok seems ready to jump straight into the winter festivities, with warming hints of early Christmas lights, and the return of our favourite year-end signatures at Starbucks. While the season to be jolly hasn’t arrived just yet, there’s still plenty of reason to celebrate. For one, World Gourmet Festival is making its much-anticipated return, while on the other hand, this weekend also sees the launch of Fruitfull — an event by the team behind Wonderfruit. Scroll to see your plans!
WINE & DINE — Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel’s annual World Gourmet Festival is back for another round, bringing together a line-up of star-studded Thailand-based chefs for a celebration of truly spectacular cuisine, and incredible wines. Offering an exciting mix of unique Thai and western collaborations, alongside a selection of innovative dishes, regulars at the event can rest assured that this year is set to be as diverse as ever, despite not having international visiting chefs take part.
November 4 – 8, 2020. Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2126 8866.
NEWS & EVENTS — While, don’t get us wrong, we are beyond sad that Wonderfruit was cancelled this year, not all is lost. The team behind Wonderfruit have announced the launch of Fruitfull, a mini-festival taking place over the weekend, that brings together local chefs, avid gourmands, and those who love a great party, to gather at the Jim Thompson House Museum. Wonderfruit-vibes aside, this will also mark the first time a pop-up event has taken place at the museum in over 50 years, so it’s definitely one to catch.
THB490. November 6 – 8, 2020. Jim Thompson House Museum. To get your tickets or find out more, visit ticketmelon.com.
ART & CULTURE — The latest exhibition at Speedy Grandma, Inhibition offers a glimpse of what it’s like to enter an artist’s studio, for a feel of their original reality. Offering a clear look at the other side of art, the exhibition features Pasuth Sa-ingthong and Peerada Puapoomcharoen, transporting us to the artist’s natural habitat, where we’re given the rare opportunity to see a work of art before it is officially revealed.
1- 7pm, every Friday and Saturday. Until December 23, 2020. Speedy Grandma. To find out more, visit the Official Facebook Event Page.
Monument of Hope
ART & CULTURE — Patcharapol Tangruen, better known as Alex Face, presents a solo exhibition at Bangkok City City Gallery. The showcase features a collection of new still life paintings that were created during Thailand’s recent lockdown, along with two large-scale bronze sculptures. Drawing from painterly traditions to result in a poetic experience, the renowned Thai artist retains his signature style — cute on the surface, yet filled with a dark seriousness that encourages audiences to truly ponder.
1 – 7pm, every Wednesday to Sunday. Until December 27, 2020. Bangkok City City Gallery. To find out more, visit the Official Facebook Event Page.