Archive for the ‘Bangkok’ Category

Disciples Escoffier Delegation Thailand, Epicurean Dinner, Thurs.30 Sept. 2012, Elements Restaurant, Okura Prestige Bangkok

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Sparkles Sweet Life, New Cupcakery – Bangkok

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Sapphire cupcake, the color is obtained from a natural flower (try and guess which flour & flower are used)

Sparkles Sweet Life
Sukhumvit Soi 53 (between Soi 5 & Soi 9)
Tel. 081-136-3367
Hours: 12-8pm; Sun 12-6pm
Of Course: No Trans-Fats,
only fresh, quality ingredients are used

The powder blue and silver theme that Sophie (the owner who originated the brand) used in her first shop on Sukhumvit Soi 53 just a few meters away from the Thonglor BTS Station, and across the street from Bangkok Prep School, now called Sparkles Boutique, has been brought over to the new store Sparkles Cupcakery, that has a much larger bakery space and is situated mid-way up Sukhumvit, Soi 53 between Soi 5 & Soi 9.

Her cupcakes and interior designs have been copied before and probably will be again, although this time around, it will be a more difficult undertaking, as the ceiling has a running motif of silver flowers which, are all applied by hand, a project that took weeks and weeks to complete.  To all you “copycats” out there in the bakery business, just try duplicating this one and you will find out for yourselves!

A very tedious job that never ends as the silver flowers need to be cleaned so they won’t tarnish

If it’s not Sparkles, it’s just a cupcake.

Billecart-Salmon Champagne Dinner, 24 Aug 2012 6:30pm, Reflexions, Hôtel Plaza Athénée Bangkok, Le Meridien – Bangkok

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Dalian Chinese Restaurant from Japan – Bangkok

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Dalian, Unit G-1 39 Boulevard Building, Soi Sukhumvit Rd. at Soi Prom Chit
Tel: 02-160-0306

Dalian restaurant is serving Chinese cuisine, Japanese-style as presented by Chef Ryo Haneji. They have at least two branches in Japan at Azabu Jyuban and at Yokohama in Chinatown.

The cooking is quite good and the prices quite low and in fact, 8-10 prawns bathed in chilli sauce at 420 THB is an amazing price even though shrimp is ubiquitous in this part of the world. They are also know for their gyoza joined together by a caramelized net – unique!

Pay a visit to this place, I know you will be pleased and the map below will make it easier to find.

The Japanese chef Ryo Haneji

Special fried Gyoza

Sesame chicken with onion

Shrimp with chilli sauce

Jellyfish with sweet vinegar

At Rossini’s, Sukhumvit Sheraton Grande, Alfredo Russo’s Wine Dinner with Sommelier Giulio Saverino, 23 Aug – 1 Sep 2012 – Bangkok

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

The Two Turinos at Rossini’s Michelin Star Chef Alfredo Russo & Sommelier Giulio Saverino

Two extraordinary Italians from Turin will combine their knowledge of the epicurean arts and invite discerning diners to an unforgettable dinner experience at the award-winning restaurant, Rossini’s.
Passionate innovator of ‘New Italian Style’ cuisine and the culinary tour de force behind Il Dolce Stil Novo in Turin, Michelin star Chef Alfredo Russo will present outstanding seasonal menus using authentic ingredients imported from Italy. At each dinner, gifted sommelier and fellow native of Turin, Giulio Saverino will offer his personal wine recommendations to enhance the pleasure of Chef Alfredo’s inspired cuisine.
Chef Alfredo will also host two memorable wine dinners of his inspired Michelin star cuisine on Friday August 24 and Friday August 31. Each divine dinner will be complemented by a selection of exceptional vintages personally selected by Giulio Saverino is just Baht 3,900 per person.

Don’t miss the rare opportunity to experience the combined talents of the “Two Turinos”, Chef Alfredo Russo and Giulio Saverino, from August 23 – September 1, 2012, only at Rossini’s.
Dining privileges apply for The Grande Club and Starwood Privilege Thailand members.
For further information, please contact: 02 6498364, email or visit

Taling Pling Thai Restaurant, Sukhumvit Soi 34 – Bangkok

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Taling Pling

25 Sukhumvit 34

Tel. 02 258 5308-9

The name refers to a small berry that grows on the trees planted around the parking lot. Expect excellent Thai cooking served in a lovely house which, was recently redesigned as a restaurant, it is situated on a large, landscaped property with a great deal of parking. It was the childhood house of the owner who incidentally, has 6 other restaurants of the same name in her stable. To reach it continue down from Soi Thonglor (55) and turn left on Soi 34, you will find it about 300 meters on the left-hand side of the road. It is very comfortable and the design flows into a glass enclosed terrace on the right side of the structure.

Cous Cous Party, La Villa Be your Guest, 7 Jun 2012, Bangkok

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Battle of the Wines, 08 Fri Jun 2012, Reflections Restaurant, Plaza Athenee – Bangkok

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Guest Chef Tino Giuseppe from Le Royal Meridien Shanghai, at Plaza Athenee – Bangkok

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Katsu, Sukhumvit Soi 53 – Bangkok

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Specializing in cooking from Kyushu and Okinawa, the newly opened Katsu on Sukhumvit Soi 53 in Bangkok has seven other branches in Shanghai, China. They offer a few choice Shochu and Sake selections along with the usual bar offerings in clean and crisp recently redesigned surroundings.

Katsu’s bar

A not often to be found seaweed served with a special sauce

Potato cream croquettes

Chicken meatball skewers