Guru's Weekly Buzz: March 22-28

Guru's Weekly Buzz: March 22-28

So many things to enjoy, so little time

Guru's Weekly Buzz: March 22-28

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


Wild fish / Akira Back Restaurant and Bar / Until March 31

The innovative Asian dining destination at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park is offering a culinary journey to Japan’s seas and oceans with its “Wild Fish” promotion. Until March 31, six types of fresh, wild-caught fish and seafood: yari ika (spear squid), sakura dai (cherry blossom sea bream), hirame (olive flounder), maguro (tuna), shake (salmon), and hamachi (yellowtail) will be on the menu. These delicacies will be offered in a choice of three sushi and sashimi platters. Akira’s Sampler is a curated selection of the chef’s signature creations. Visit the hotel’s website.

Dinner buffet / Meliá Chiang Mai / March 29

Meliá Chiang Mai’s Laan Na Kitchen is hosting the “TGIF! (Thank God it’s Friday) Dinner Buffet on March 29. The buffet’s highlights include Slow-cooked beef tenderloin, Spicy salmon salad, Baked spinach cream cheese, a live-cooking ramen station and an unlimited poke bowl counter offering toppings such as salmon, tuna, chilled shrimp, octopus, tobiko, avocado, nori, eggs and winter vegetables. Round off the feast with cakes, warm Azuki red bean soup, Hokkaido milk ice-cream with toppings and more. Visit the hotel’s website.

Dine and unwind / Courtyard By Marriott Phuket Town / March 30

Courtyard By Marriott Phuket Town is organising a fun afternoon on March 30 at Kolae Pool Bar. The "Sip & Dip Pool Party” promises a day of fun in the sun with great vibes, live DJ tunes, free-flow drinks and a kids’ corner with fun games. Visit the hotel’s website.

New menu, new chef / Anju Korean Rooftop Bar

Anju Korean Rooftop Bar at Sindhorn Midtown Hotel Bangkok has got a new executive sous chef, YoungDae Shim who launches his modern Korean menu today. Chef Shim's menu is a fusion of traditional flavours and modern culinary techniques, the highlights of which are Pickled salmon and prawn, Busan style fishcake and beef tendon soup, Egg lava with caviar trio, Bone in short rib, Miso snow fish, Jooak and makgeolli ice cream and Fruit bibimbap bingsoo. Chef Shim’s new menu will also complement the Korean-inspired cocktails and mocktails, such as Beon-De-Gi, Kim-Bap, Ggul-Tteok, Baesuk and Kimchi cocktails and mocktails. Visit the hotel's website. 

Flavours of Vietnam / JW Café at JW Marriott Bangkok / Until March 30

JW Café at JW Marriott Bangkok will offer the authentic essence of Vietnamese cuisine, curated by the chefs from JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa. Prepared by chefs Tran Thi Kim Lien, cold kitchen chef at Tempus Fugit Restaurant, and Pham Hoang Phuc Thinh, sous chef from JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, the lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch menu will include classics like Pho, Banh mi, Bun cha and an array of other delectable delights. Visit the hotel's website. 

March promotions / Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach will off a Pinto Set Lunch throughout this month at The Andaman Kitchen. Available daily, the three-course Thai menu selection is presented in charming traditional stacked dishes, allowing diners to enjoy it whenever and wherever they choose. In honour of Earth Hour on March 23, the resort will host a candlelit dinner on Nai Yang Beach. Savour an extensive selection of delicacies in an enchanting ambiance, accompanied by unplugged music. Visit the hotel's website.

French oysters / Goji Kitchen + Bar / March 29 to April 7

Goji Kitchen + Bar at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park will be serving French oysters, as part of a partnership with Les Huîtres Cadoret, oyster farm in Brittany. From March 29 to April 7, savour six varieties of Les Huîtres Cadoret oysters, freshly-shucked and accompanied with a choice of condiments. Guests can choose from La Fine Cadoret, L’Héritage, La Lune, Black Pearl, Spéciale S. and Marennes Oleron, each of which has its own distinct taste and texture. Les Huîtres Cadoret is a family-run business which has been producing oysters since 1880.  In addition, three locally-sourced oysters from Chonburi, Rayong and Surat Thani, and four options from Ireland, France (Celine and Normandie) and the Netherlands (Zeeuwse) will also be served, giving diners a choice of 13 types of oysters. Visit the hotel's website.

Easter Sunday / Reap Factory / March 31

Reap Factory at Courtyard By Marriott Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 is hosting its Easter Sunday Brunch on March 31. The Salad Bar includes Western and Thai salads, plus a selection of antipasti and breads with smoked meats and salmon, premium cheeses and plenty of garnishes and accompaniments. There is also seafood on ice and French and Korean oysters, succulent white shrimp, Andaman rock lobster, blue swimming crab and black mussels, and a dedicated Japanese Station will present hand-cut sushi, sashimi and maki. There are also offerings of the usual buffet line-up. Easter chocolates, meringue wreaths and spring animal cupcakes, plus a Dessert Live Station serving rainbow waffle ice cream will also be on the menu. Throughout the afternoon, guests will be kept entertained with DJ tunes and children will be able to enjoy activities such as Easter egg painting. Visit the hotel's website. 

Festive feast / Salt Society Beach Bar & Kitchen / March 31

This Easter, Salt Society Beach Bar & Kitchen at Centara Reserve Samui will host a brunch celebration on March 31. Guests can choose from three brunch packages — Vitamin A, Vitamin B, and Vitamin Sea. Each package is carefully curated to include a lavish spread of the freshest seafood, premium grilled meats, Easter specialities, and tasty drinks, ensuring a feast that caters to all tastes and preferences. The Easter Feast goes beyond the exceptional dining experience, encompassing live entertainment with a band and DJ, and a special Easter egg hunt and movie screening for children. The feast features an array of Easter specialities, from devilled eggs to Easter rolls, complemented by our panoramic view of the white sandy beach. Visit the resort's website. 

Lavish lunch / Ventisi / March 31

On March 31, celebrate Easter at Ventisi restaurant, Centara Grand at CentralWorld. The Easter Lunch Buffet offers a selection of dishes, from succulent roasts to tantalising desserts. The spread includes Roasted lamb leg, Pasqualina Easter tart with a creamy blend of spinach and ricotta, Crêpes with asparagus and fontina cheese au gratin, Crispy egg with parmesan fondue and truffle, Cassata Siciliana and chocolate eggs for those with a sweet tooth and a rich chocolate soufflé to end the meal on a high note. The buffet also features an array of fresh seafood, appetisers, salads, soups and an assortment of Thai and Italian main courses. The culinary journey concludes with an exquisite selection of cheeses and desserts. Visit the hotel's website.


Four-hand dinner / Signature Restaurant / March 29-31

For the second edition of “Reunion”, chef Thierry Drapeau has invited a star-studded roster of chefs to the theatrical kitchen of his Michelin-starred restaurant at Vie Hotel Bangkok, on March 29-30. There will be a night of cheeses from Frères Marchand, renowned cheese masters from France, and a selection of chef Drapeau’s small dishes on March 31. Guest chefs cooking on both days are: Sakal Phoeung, chef and co-owner of Le Corto Saigon & P’ti Saigon; chefs Michelle Goh and Pongcharn “Top” Russell of Michelin-starred Mia Restaurant; and Charles Coulombeau, chef-patron of Michelin-starred La Maison dans Le Parc in Nancy, France. Visit the restaurant’s website. 

Wine soirée / Vertigo Too / March 27

The restaurant and bar at the Banyan Tree Bangkok will be hosting a journey Down Under. On March 27, partake in a wine-tasting experience that transcends continents. Savour a curated selection from Australia's esteemed Stonefish Vineyard, paired with handcrafted canapés and live music serenades. Visit the hotel’s website.

Art week / Intercontinental Koh Samui Resort / Until March 31

InterContinental Koh Samui Resort will hold "A Week At InterContinental Samui With Studio Maestro Saverio Lucci In Residence" from March 22-31, offering a week of an immersive journey into artistry, culture and creative exploration. Italian interior designer and cultural connoisseur, Lucci, epitomises artistry through mystical paintings. Drawing from extensive knowledge and research, his Encausto technique blends pigments and beeswax, bringing technical precision and richness. Portraits exude raw depth, transcending Renaissance revival with delicate shading hinting at subtle anxieties. During the week, the hotel will offer an array of special programmes. Partake in complimentary painting classes led by Lucci, explore mask-making workshops in Venetian style and immerse in an exclusive art exhibition showcasing his oeuvre. Private painting classes are also on offer with a daily evening painting performance at the Air Bar. On March 29, a "Wine & Canvas: Painting Class With A Twist" will be held at the pool bar. Visit the hotel's website. 

Book launch / SAC Gallery / March 23

SAC Gallery will host the book launch of Glass Houses, by Andrew Heid, the founding principal of No Architecture on March 23. Heid, a renowned architect, will be flying in for the launch. Glass Houses showcases a curated collection of 50 architect-designed homes built almost entirely from glass. This book takes readers on a global journey, exploring the evolution and beauty of glass architecture. Visit the gallery's website.

Opop products / Side By Side  / Until March 24 

Organised by the Police Wives Association, the Side By Side market gathers One Province One Product (Opop) products under one roof until March 24 at Emquartier's Quartier Avenue. Shop for various products from clothing items, handicrafts to food.

Thai cheese tour / Explorar Koh Samui / March 29

Explorar Koh Samui, the luxurious adults-only on Mae Nam Beach, has teamed up with Vivin Grocery to host the  Thai cheese tour. Experience a blend of local cheeses at Odyssey Restaurant on March 29 . The Thai cheese buffet will be paired with canapés and grilled food and drinks. The "Stay The Night" package includes a one-night stay (March 29-30), daily breakfast, complimentary round-trip airport transfer, 10% off food, drink and spa treatments and two tickets to the Thai chese tour. Visit the resort’s website. 


Discount stay / Tinidee Hideaway Tonsai Beach Krabi

Tinidee Hideaway Tonsai Beach Krabi's idyllic beach location makes it a great escape for rock-climbers, adventurers, families and those looking for a relaxing break. With the “Stay Longer, Save More” promotion, guests who stay there nights or more get to enjoy 30% off from Best Flexible Rates in addition to a welcome drink, daily breakfast, complimentary one-hour water sport activity, early check-in and late checkout. Visit the resort’s website.

Full board / Layana Resort & Spa / Until Oct 31

For those who want almost everything to be take care of while vacationing, the "Full Board" pacakge at Layana Resort & Spa on Phra-ae beach in Krabi comes with a two-night stay at discounted price, daily breakfast, set lunch, set dinner, roundtrip airport transfer and free highspeed Wi-Fi. Guests must be above the age of 12 as the resort has adults-only policy. Visit the resort’s website.


Exclusive collection / Uniqlo X Vitamilk X Painterball / Until May 31 

Uniqlo and Vitamilk have introduced a “UTme collection” featuring four vibrant designs by Thai illustrator Painterball. Not only are these designs inspired by the soymilk brand but they also feature the iconography of Thai culture. Available as T-shirts and canvas tote bags until May 31 at the CentralWorld branch of Uniqlo. 

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