Guru Weekly's Buzz: Oct 27-Nov 2
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Guru Weekly's Buzz: Oct 27-Nov 2

So many things to enjoy, so little time

SOCIAL & LIFESTYLE
Guru Weekly's Buzz: Oct 27-Nov 2

Guru by Bangkok Post's pick of the most exciting products, activities, food and travel to indulge in.

EAT

Seafood on fire / Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel / Until Nov 30

Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel delights seafood lovers with a sensational international dinner buffet at Flavors restaurant. The “Seafood On Fire” International Dinner Buffet will showcase a range of delectable dishes made a la mintue from around the world. The live cooking station offers fresh made-to-order dishes, mostly in a wok. The highlight menu includes Asian wok-fried dishes like Singapore-style chili crab, hard-shell crabs simmered in a flavourful Singaporean spicy-sweet chili, served with fried mantou; Pad cha or spicy wok-fried with Thai herbs, Pad mee ka ched or wok-fried vermicelli with water mimosa, Tom yum or Thai hot and sour soup, Shanghai-style sauce with seafood of your choice, Pad nam prik pao or wok-fried seafood with Thai chili paste, and much more. The buffet also offers pork belly, squid, New Zealand mussel, sea bass fillet, Japanese scallop, river prawn and rock lobster. Seafood on ice is the other part of the buffet, which also has a Japanese Station, Carving Station and a BBQ Grill Station. The buffet is offered from Thursday to Sunday, 6-10.30pm until Nov 30 and is priced at B1,799++ per person. Free-flow beverage packages include B199 nett per person for soft drinks, juices, coffee, and tea; B499 nett per person for beers; and B699 nett per person for wines. Call 02-125-5000, Line:@renaissancebkk or visit  renaissancebangkok.com.

Captain’s Cabin Experience / Sirimahannop Bangkok  

Sirimahannop, the reimagined Thai tall ship, is inviting guests to “The Captain’s Cabin Experience”, an intimate gatherings for up to six guests. Guests will be invited to step into The Bridge, which features elegant décor and a private dining table and the Hidden Rum Bar, for welcome drinks. A series of succulent seafood appetisers includes a Seafood Tower, a dozen freshly-shucked oysters, a Scandinavian fish board and 30g of Oscietra caviar with condiments. This will be followed by an authentic Scandinavian seafood soup. The fish course of pan-fried Atlantic halibut steak, served with sautéed green beans, capers, lemon and white wine sauce, before the mouth-watering main course of Java beef flank steak with roasted root vegetables and red wine sauce. This memorable meal concludes with a delectable dessert of Crêpe with mixed berry compote and vanilla ice cream. Guests will be treated to free-flow soft drinks until 11.30pm, one bottle of rum from selected premium global labels and a group photo to create a lasting memento of this unforgettable experience. The Captain’s Cabin Experience is priced at B20,000++ for up to six guests and a 48-hour advanced reservation is required. Visit sevn.ly/xNlkwzZU. Call 02-059-5999 or email restaurantreservations.bkkqp@marriotthotels.com.

Boston lobster / Pagoda Chinese Restaurant / Until Nov 30

Pagoda Chinese Restaurant at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park will have showcase the Boston lobster in six special dishes. Under the “Sumptuous Boston Lobster” promotion, savour a choice of exquisite seafood dishes, including sautéed Boston lobster with shallots, onions and scallions, Sichuan-style mapo tofu with Boston lobster and an opulent version of the classic clay pot rice with black truffles and Boston lobster. Alternatively, diners can discover Hong Kong-style steamed Boston lobster with garlic soya sauce, sublime stir-fried egg noodles with Boston lobster in tomato sauce, and succulent steamed egg white with Boston lobster in Chinese wine and chicken sauce. This menu will be available daily for lunch and dinner. Each dish is priced at B2,888++ Call 02-059-5999, email restaurantreservations.bkkqp@marriotthotels.com or visit sevn.ly/xKWlPAj2.

Afternoon tea / Shangri-La Bangkok / Until Jan 31

Discover a magical treat of festive flavours at Lobby Lounge of Shangri-La Bangkok while taking in captivating views of the Chao Phraya River. Executive pastry chef Alexandar Hekimov and his team have conjured up a set of sweet and savoury treats – Pepper roasted beef, Smoked salmon with cream cheese pinwheel, Curried egg mimosa while sweet cravings will be delighted with the Merry massaman macaron, Tamarind masala cheesecake and other sweet treats that just as extra nice. ‘The Enchanted Wonders – Sugar, Spice, and All Things Nice’ afternoon tea is available from 2-6pm until Jan 31 and is priced at B1,999 nett per set for two people, inclusive of a fine selection of hand-picked teas and premium coffee. Call 02-236-7777, email restaurants.slbk@shangri-la.com or visit bit.ly/2023EnchantedWondersAfternoonTea.

Chef collab / Igniv Bangkok / Nov 5 and Nov 7

Founding Igniv Bangkok chef Andreas Caminada will be collaborating with head chef David Hartwig and sous and pastry chef Arne Riehn, chef Supaksorn Jongsiri from two-Michelin-starred Sorn on Nov 5 and pastry chef Dej Kewkacha from Kyo Roll En on Nov 7. The first collab will see a combination of Swiss, modern European and fine southern Thai cuisine in a tasting menu priced at B8,500++ with an optional wine pairing for B4,000++ or B5,000++. On Nov 7, sweet lovers can look forward to a surprise menu, co-created by chefs Caminada, Dej, and Igniv, where pastry becomes the highlight. Experience a combination of savoury and scrumptious desserts for B6,500++ with an optional wine pairing for B4,000++ or B5,000++. Meanwhile, from Oct 29 Igniv Bangkok will be offering a monthly Sunday Brunch experience Expect a casual but refined interpretation of a brunch with classic Swiss dishes in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with a DJ. Guests may choose from a large selection of savoury and sweet additions like Truffle French toast, Waffles with crème fraiche tin of caviar, Pancake tower — Chantilly — strawberry and more (cost varies by selection). A variety of beverages including an extended wine by the glass list and our special cocktail menu is also available. This exclusive taste of Switzerland will happen once a month on Oct 29, Nov 26 and Dec 24 from noon to 3pd is priced at B1,900++ per person, excluding beverages. Call 02-207-7822, email igniv.bangkok@stregishotels.com or visit ignivbangkok.com or bit.ly/IGNIVBangkokReservationAP.

Spanish delights / Uno Mas

Dive deep into the vibrant flavours of Spain's coastal regions at Uno Mas at Centara Grand at CentralWorld with “Spanish Delights From The Sea” promotion. Priced at B2,190++, it introduces an ensemble of dishes, including fresh Hokkaido scallop ceviche combined with cockles and kikos. Deep-fried Pipas de mar, or blue shrimps, promise a blend of oceanic sweetness and savoury crunch while a refreshing delight awaits in the Almadraba tuna tartare, nestled in baby cos lettuce. The Carabinero croquettes have the robust taste of the Carabinero red prawn encased in a crunchy exterior. The Razor clams are served in a sofrito sauce topped with the freshness of lemon air but the tender Snow fish skewers are drizzled in a zesty lemon sauce, and the Txangurro stew, cradled in shiso leaves, surprises with a burst of citrus caviar. Lastly, the reimagined classic, Baked oyster with cecina. The dishes are a testament to Spain's rich culinary history. Call 02-100-6255 or email diningcgcw@chr.co.th. 

Night at the opera / Rossini’s / Oct 28

Hosted on Oct 28, the epicurean evening features a sublime set menu accompanied by the finest European premium beverages and a live opera performance at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit. A sophisticated “French & Italian Premium Beverage Dinner” accompanied by live opera singing will take place at Rossini’s, where an eight-course set menu, crafted using the finest ingredients paired with French and Italian premium beverages by Premium beverage Dee Dee, will be served. Diners will be serenaded by opera singers from Fivera, a pop opera group that has performed in more than 18 countries and 25 cities with more than 500 performances. The dinner is priced at B3,500++ per person or B4,500++ with the full premium beverage pairing. Call 02-649-8888, email bkklcdining@marriott.com or Line: lin.ee/6Lb32ZZ.


STAY

Soulful awakening / Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai  

The award-winning spa at the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai  breaks ground with a half-day, self-paced balanced living programme . "Soulful Awakening"  is designed to provide guests with a holistic approach to well-being, encompassing physical, mental and spiritual aspects. Email spa.chiangmai@fourseasons.com.

Jet lag massage / Spa InterContinental / Until Nov 30

Long-haul travellers are now able to  enjoy their stay in Bangkok with Spa InterContinental at InterContinental Bangkok introducing its new “Jet Lag Recovery” treatment. This invigorating experience blends traditional Balinese and Ayurvedic wisdom together into a treatment that refreshes, energises and supports deep and restorative sleep. The 120-minute Jet Lag Recovery spa journey begins with a blissful Balinese body massage that employs an elegant fusion of acupressure, reflexology and aromatherapy techniques that promote inner harmony, soothe sore muscles and release stress. The therapy furthermore stimulates blood circulation, supporting a heightened state of energy. The tranquil journey then progresses onwards to an Indian head massage combined with shirodhara, an ancient Ayurvedic technique whereby gently warmed oil is poured in a slow and continuous manner onto the centre of the forehead. This treatment has been said to reduce insomnia, improve sleep quality and reduce stress and anxiety. Call 02-656-0444 or email spa.bkkhb@ihg.com.


JOIN

Sapore di terra / Wine Garage / Nov 3-5

To get you into the groove for the oncoming festive season with even more reasons to eat, drink and be merry, Wine Garage is partnering with a selection of Bangkok’s finest Italian restaurants, to present "Sapore di Terra", flavours of the lands. On the first weekend of November each of the five restaurants representing their distinct regional cuisines will highlight a curated selection of indigenous Italian varietals to showcase along. Collaborating outlets are About Eatery, Appia, Cetara, Giglio and Zanotti, each pouring five to six labels by the glass from their respective regional terroirs. For this local festivity and convivial occasion, the restaurants plan to offer preferential prices by bottle to be enjoyed with a selection of regional dishes. About Eatery, famous for its uncompromisingly fun wine list and excellent handmade pasta will feature the wines from the Veneto. Bangkok institution of Italian cuisine, Zanotti will be featuring a luxurious lineup from Piedmont. Appia, the house of Roman cooking, will see an array red and white from Lazio, Emilia-Romagna and Abbruzo. Giglio Trattoria Fiorentina, a whole-heartedly Tuscan affair will feature prominent wines from classic varietals of the region, and Cetara and its culinary Mediterranean love letter will be paired with wines from Campania and Sicily to reflect their coastal nature. Email marketing@winegarage.asia or call the respective restaurants for bookings.

Young Leader Award / Red Club x Cartier / Until Jan 31, 2024

Red Club x Cartier, a global membership community of multicultural entrepreneurs, that aims to positively influence the next generation of conscious leaders is launching the 2024 edition of the “Young Leader Award”, its annual international award that recognises socially impactful young initiatives. Open to emerging social entrepreneurs, between the ages of 20-40, running impact-driven businesses or nonprofit organisations, the award aims to support young entrepreneurial leaders to grow their businesses and amplify their voices. Applications will be accepted until Jan 31, 2024. Eligibility criteria and the online application form are available at apply.redclubcartier.com/submit. The top four applicants for the award will be revealed in June 2024, and the final winner will be announced at the Young Leader Award Ceremony, held in Singapore in October 2024. The winner will take home a grant of €50,000 (nearly B2 million), while the remaining three runners-up will each receive €10,000 (nearly B400,000). The 2024 Young Leader Award winner will also benefit from a mentorship programme by the academic partners of this year’s edition namely the National University of Singapore Business School (NUS Business School) and the University of Sydney Business School. They will also receive international exposure, media visibility, as well as ad-hoc coaching and mentoring sessions from the Red Club x Cartier networks.

Space K / Next Tech, Siam Paragon / Until Sept 30, 2024

Metaverse expert Live K, XR Tech from Korea and Siam Paragon are co-hosting the "Space K" exhibition, which has been described as a futuristic media art, at Next Tech, on the fourth floor of Siam Paragon. It's divided into two zones namely The Next and The Future. The former showcases Korean palaces and culture while transporting viewers to space while the latter is dedicated to the future of humankind featuring cyborgs, futuristic cities and more. During the festive season, a lounge and a pop-up store will be added to the exhibition. Get your tickets at  ticketmelon.com. B400 per person or B250 for students (B300 until Oct 31). Children younger than seven can enter for free. It opens daily from 11am-9pm.   

People and Their World: Tsam - The Dance of Gods / River City Bangkok / Until Dec 5

This photography exhibition beautifully captures an enchanting narrative created by Jatenipat Ketpradit (JKboy), a Thai photographer deeply captivated by the tales of tribes and cultures. JKboy will guide you to unlock the gates of an ancient palace, more than 300 years old, concealed amidst the deep mountains of Mongolia. Experience the sacred and secretive ritual of venerating an ancient deity through masked dances, amidst the rhythmic verses and the aromatic allure of incense, aiming to banish all evil forces from existence. The exhibition runs until Dec 5 at RCB Galleria 3 on the second floor of River City Bangkok in Charoen Krung 24. Free admission. Visit fb.com/RiverCityBangkok. 

Central Anniversary 2023 / Central Childlom & Central Embassy / Until Oct 30

As a yearly tradition, Central marks another anniversary with extravaganza floral displays at Central Chidlom and Central Embassy and this year is no exception. Central turns 76 as a beloved retail and dining destination for Thai people. Held under the theme of “Into The Season Of Happiness,” Central's signature floral event features a remarkable display of blossoms from around the world. Central Chidlom allows customers to wander in an exquisite floral at various spots for your photo ops until Oct 30. Cute insects and cats show up too. Each type of flower on display symbolises well wishes to their beholders through various emotions and sentiments, such as love, courage, friendship, inspiration, serenity, and exhilaration. Meanwhile, the Central Embassy also partakes in this celebration by highlighting many jovial activities, including a floral pop-up by a prominent flower garden in Thailand. Winter florets and rare orchids are exhibited and available for purchase along with exclusive deals. 

The Bed Cinema by Omazz / SFX Cinema, Central Ladprao

SF Cinema has launched the third Bed Cinema by Omazz at Central Ladprao's SFX Cinema. If you want to take your moviegoing experience to the next level, you should consider this luxurious cinema. You get to enjoy food at a lounge before the movie starts before you watch the movie from an electric comfy bed. Need a popcorn? It'll be served to you on your bed.    


STUFF

The Ultimate S Experiences / Sulwhasoo 

Sulwhasoo recently launched The Ultimate S, a hi-end skincare line, with a grand star-studded event at Rosewood Bangkok. The new line comprises prized ingredients such as "Ginseng Berry SR™" to combat ageing and provide a lifting effect for your face. The Ultimate S includes a cream, a serum and an eye cream. They are available at  Sulwhasoo counters and online at th.sulwhasoo.com.

Uniqlo x JW Anderson / Uniqlo Thailand / From Nov 3

UK fashion label JW Anderson will drop another collab collection with Uniqlo as part of the Autumn/Winter collection 2023 on Nov 3. It blends college aesthetics and Uniqlo's LifeWear philosophy. Expect traditional styles with a twist from Johnathan Anderson, JW Anderson's founder, through oversized coats, unisex styling, knitwear and preppy items. The new collection comprises 11 womenswear items, nine menswear items and four accessory items. Visit uniqlo.com/th/th/contents/collaboration/jwanderson/23fw.


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