The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon rolls into the festive season with a larger-than-life retro glam fest
With The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon gearing up for its busiest season yet since throwing the doors open earlier this year, the hotel's dining and venues are putting on their best acts – from limited-edition pours at The Parlor to a glitzy New Year's Eve party at Sky Beach to gourmet nightlife feasting at The Standard Grill, Ojo and Mott 32. Wowing guests from the first point of entry, The Plaza in front of the hotel, complete with its own roller disco, will turn into a Rockefeller Center-esque festive wonderland steeped in 1980's Hollywood glamour, while The Standard's Christmas Tree in the lobby, decorated in collaboration with Dhanut Tungsuwan, one of Bangkok's hottest creatives which promises to be a gift for all those who want to “glam their gram” this festive season.
Roller Disco at The Plaza
Throwing it back to the 1980s in Hollywood, where The Standard was born, The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon will bring its all-American retro glam roller disco inspired by the legendary Sunset Strip to The Plaza with daily DJ sets curated by The Standard. A groovy combination of art, fashion and rollerskating, the disco is open to all, with hourly skate rentals available from December 17-27, 2022.
December 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023
Those who are already ramping up for the festive season can start celebrations as early as the beginning of December with a daily Christmas-inspired Afternoon Tea at Tease. The playful menu features a delightful selection of savoury treats, from Iberico tarts with peach and hazelnuts to Canadian lobster rolls with caviar. On the sweet side are spiced cranberry scones with blackberry jam; Christmas Tree sponge cakes with pecans and more. Priced at THB 1,400++ per set per person, the experience can be upgraded to a boozy version with a glass of bubbly for an extra THB 275++.
December 19-31, 2022
Guests can also get their cheer on at The Parlor where a special selection of Christmas cocktails paired with tasty locally-inspired bites will be on offer from December 19 through December 31. Some of the highlights include The 31st Night – a blushing concoction of gin, Pampelle Ruby, peach and pineapple paired with spicy prawn and banana blossom egg nets, and Blissini Slipper – a heady mix of vodka, blackberry, thyme, lemon and cava brut served with coconut sticky rice, black salt and toasted mung beans. Prices start from THB 500++ per cocktail.
The Standard Grill
Christmas Eve – December 24, 2022
On Christmas Eve, The Standard Grill will be putting on a four-course dinner rooted in American culinary tradition with entertainment from Sunny Trio & Natt Buntita. The menu opens on a high note with foie gras terrine and is followed by a clam chowder served in a bread bowl with serrano and celeriac. Carved table-side are Norfolk turkey, CopperTree beef prime rib and Kurobuta pork loin served with butternut pumpkin confit, sauteed Swiss chard and Brussel sprouts with black truffle jus. Saving room for the moreish pumpkin pie with crème fraîche ice cream is highly recommended. Christmas Eve Dinner at The Standard Grill will take place on December 24 from 5:30 pm and is priced at THB 3,200++ per person (add THB 1,200++ for optional wine pairings).
Christmas Day – December 25, 2022
On Christmas Day, The Standard Grill will follow up with a lavish Christmas Day lunch served family-style. Guests will be offered heaving plates of oysters, Canadian lobster, tiger prawns, black lip mussels and Hokkaido scallop tartare as well as premium charcuterie, including paleta Iberica, Parma ham, house-cured duck pastrami, mortadella and truffled salami. The main course, carved table-side, is a celebration of traditional Christmas flavours – think roast prime rib, lamb leg and rotisserie chicken served with all the trimmings. For dessert, Not Your Standard Christmas Pudding with brandy custard and vanilla bean ice cream will round out the experience nicely. Christmas Day lunch will be served from 12:00 pm till 2:30 pm, accompanied by live music, and is priced at THB 2,800++ per person for a four-course set menu, with an optional two-hour adult drinks package available for THB 1,900++.
New Year's Eve – December 31, 2022
The revelries will continue with a five-course New Year's Eve dinner. An amuse-bouche of Wagyu steak sandwich with caviar and freshly shucked oysters and Champagne granita will be followed by jamón ibérico carved tableside. Next up is a choice of wood-fired seafood with saffron bisque or fagottini with pork cheeks, morels and winter truffle consommé. The next two courses offer harder choices still: Canadian lobster with white asparagus or sautéed foie gras with native fruits followed by roasted turbot with squid ink and surf clams or David Blackmore's Fullblood Wagyu sirloin. The closing act is a flaming bombe Alaska. The first seating is at 5:30 pm, while the second seating, from 8:30 pm till late, will feature live music and a set from one of the world's most sought-after vinyl spinners after midnight. The experience is priced at THB 4,500++ per person for first seating and THB 6,000++ per person for second seating, with extra THB 2,800++ for wine/Champagne pairings.
New Year's Eve, Ringing It In – December 31, 2022
The perfect perch to enjoy Bangkok's spectacular riverside fireworks display, Ojo will be pulling out all the stops with a six-course set menu served indoors and Ojo's Last Sunset of 2022 experience on the breezy terrace with live DJ sets. Inspired by the season, the menu will include such highlights as lobster tostada, veal sweetbreads, wild coral trout, roasted duck, chamoy sorbet and a glass or more of Billecart-Salmon Brut. The price is from THB 12,000++ per person.
Mott 32 Bangkok
New Year's Eve – December 31, 2022
At Mott 32 Bangkok, an upmarket Chinese restaurant, a set dinner priced at THB 8,888++ per person will be served indoors in the elegant glass-enclosed main dining room as well as outside on the terrace, with a glass of Billecart-Salmon Brut and live DJ entertainment included. Menu highlights include delectable dishes such as fire-roasted suckling pig, caviar and fish maw jelly, signature apple wood-roasted 42-day Peking duck and more.
New Year's Eve – December 31, 2022
At Sky Beach, Bangkok's most dramatic rooftop venue, the New Year's Eve party options range from a general admission ticket priced at THB 8,000 net with a two-hour open bar from 10 pm till midnight to a VIP experience at “The Peak” for THB 18,000 net per person (minimum of four guests per table) with one bottle of premium Champagne per person and countdown shots at midnight included. Revellers can also look forward to DJs sets from local nightlife heroes and world-renowned international DJ Lost Frequencies, ranked no.28 in the world, and Aroop Roy.
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