Bangkok Post reviews
The Last Dance?
- Writer: Bangkok Post Editorial
- Published: December 28, 2011 at 10:08 am
As people are predicting the end of the world in 2012, visit Siam@Siam and ensure you go out with a bang this New Year
At the risk in injecting a sense of gloom into the holiday season, I'm afraid to tell you that we're all doomed. Yes, the world is now only a few months from its end and humanity is facing the final curtain.
Of course, this somewhat depressing prediction is based on the prophecies of the Mayans, so let's not take it too seriously. After all, these were a people who never even got around to inventing the wheel and thought Llamas the epitome of luxury travel.
But there is no reason why you shouldn't actually party like Armageddon is imminent. After all, everyone wants to go out with a bang rather than a fizzle. So, if this New Year's Eve really is to be your last, you'll want to celebrate it with the people most special to you, while enjoying fine foods and an electric atmosphere. Make it a night to remember, if only for a few short months.
So for the best bash in town, head to the heart of things. This means celebrating in the arty environs of Siam@Siam Design Hotel and Spa. The hotel is known for attracting bright young things from across the planet so there is always a good mix of people to meet, as well as great food and well-priced drinks. And by putting your party in the hands of the experts, all you need to worry about is what to wear, (oh, and that end of the world thing).
THE HOTTEST, YET COOLEST PARTY IN TOWN
The destructive elements of Fire and Ice will provide the backdrop for New Year's Eve in Siam@Siam Design Hotel and Spa. The theme is an apt one. After all, these almost, but not quite nippy evenings at the end of December are the nearest that Bangkok ever gets to an ice-age, and when the stokes of midnight ring out , the city's skyline lights up with the fire of thousands of fireworks, best observed from the hotel's roof.
- Party House 1 (THB 2,500 per person)
The 31st of December will see the hotel's party hub turned into a magical kingdom of red and silver. There will be a magnificent themed buffet, the centrepiece of which is sure to be the 'seafood on ice' boasting treats such as wild Canadian lobster and smoked salmon, all served fresh and cool from slabs of ice. To warm yourself up, simply enjoy a dish pulled sizzling from the fire of the grill; prime rib, Colorado leg of lamb, tuna steaks or juicy roasted pig are just some of the mouthwatering meats to try.
New Year's Eve will be your last chance to dance and your last chance for romance. The sexually charged atmosphere will be enhanced by gypsy violinists who'll weave their way among the tables serenading your date. And when you're filled up with food, and the lights go down, the party will really get started. Sexy dance shows from nubile young performers should get you in the mood to strut your stuff. Music from the DJ and house band should keep you dancing till the early hours, as long as you stay fuelled up with regular cocktails from the bar. The charming MC will also offer the chance to win some fantastic prizes over the course of the evening.
The lucky few still standing the next morning, can revitalize themselves with Party House 1's healthy New Year's Day brunch (THB 999).
- La Vue and The Rooftop (THB6,500)
When midnight comes, Siam@Siam's rooftop is pretty much the hottest ticket in town. Thanks to its sweeping views that take in everything from the curves of the river to the canyons of Sukhumvit, the rooftop is the perfect viewing platform for Bangkok's stunning fireworks. On this special night, La Vue restaurant and the rooftop are joining forces to offer a five-star set dinner that may even out-sparkle the pyrotechnics. Sticking with the theme of fire and ice, the meal includes treats such as praline of smoked truffle foie gras, with cinnamon pear chutney served under an icy cloud of CO2 (Ice of course) followed by a vongole clam soup served with a flambe of quality cognac (fire, quite literally). The most anticipated dish is sure to be the apple-wood char-grilled Chalorais beef served with peppered foie gras. Having being grain-fed for over 350 days, your main course, has eaten as sumptuously as you have, so you'll be enjoying a tender and tasty cut of meat.
This fire and ice theme adds to the sense of occasion but will not distract from the food. This is to be an elegant meal, lovingly prepared with the finest ingredients known to man and careful attention to detail. Even the apple-wood for the grill has been ordered specially. While you eat and enjoy the company, there will be subtle music from the DJ and, as midnight approaches, you'll be treated to a glass of champagne to see in 2012.
New Year's Day itself will see the set menu return (THB 2,000). It is always lovely to begin the year with friends as you anticipate the delights and possible disasters to come over the next 12 months. This is a popular time for families so book early to get the best seats.
- The Roof Champagne and Wine Bar
For some people, New Year's Eve is all about dancing, flirting and fun rather than food. So if you want to join Bangkok's biggest party but don't fancy a sit-down meal, Siam@Siam's Champagne and Wine bar is offering you a tasty alternative. For a mere 2,000 baht you can enjoy drinks and a range of tasty, snacks that won't weigh you down on the dance floor.
For more information and bookings, please visit
SIAM@SIAM DESIGN HOTEL & SPA
865 Rama 1 Road, Wang Mai, Patumwan, Bangkok or call 0 2217 3000.