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Guru Weekly's Buzz: Sept 15-21

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

STUFF

Uniqlo : C / Uniqlo

Japanese apparel brand Uniqlo has launched “Uniqlo : C”, a womanwear collection created in collaboration with British fashion designer Clare Waight Keller. The “C” in the colleciton’s name stands for six Cs namely curiosity, conversation, city, clarity, conneciton, creativity and Clare. Keller strikes delicate a balance between tailor made feel and ready to wear fun in this collection, which provides ease and function for everyday lifestyle of modern women. The collection for autumn and winter, which drops today, comprises of 36 items, ranging from coats, dresses, shoes and bags.

Autumn Winter 2023 / Cos

London-born fashion brand Cos returned to New York Fashion Week to present its Autumn Winter 2023 collection to showcase an evolution of Cos where tradition meets innovation. The runway came to life within the Manhattan Classic Car Club against the backdrop of the Hudson River at sunset. The rich, deep brown catwalk surface contrasted with the iridescent shine of metallic sculptural forms that framed the space and captured the evening light. Galvanised steel curves raised to reveal a soft, illuminating glow as the models walked, radiating confidence and ease in the elegant yet powerful collection — the 43 looks encapsulating the core principles of timelessness, uncompromising quality, and day-to-evening dressing. The show also debuted the Autumn Winter 2023 COS Atelier collection, marking the third capsule of its kind. A selection of items from the show collection are available immediately at COS stores and th.cos.com and limited numbers will continue to drop throughout the season. COS Atelier will be available from October.

New sneaker / Bottega Veneta

Orbit is a new line of unisex trainers by Bottega Veneta. The low top lace-ups are casual and classic yet meticulously designed. The lightweight shoes apply house codes such as ergonomic innovation and a carefully selected mesh that recalls the signature Intreccio. In its truest form, Orbit is a shoe for those on the go. Remarkably comfortable, Orbit elegantly flatter the foot yet pair well with trousers or dresses, embodying versatility and a considered everyday uniform. Orbit create a subtle, stylish take on an essential trainer. The hybrid effect of their function and form celebrates individual style and timeless dressing. Available in women’s sizes in Silver/White, Silver/Parakeet Available in men’s sizes in Black, Silver/White, Silver/Parakeet. Visit bottegaveneta.com/en-th.


JOIN

Negroni Week / ABar Rooftop, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park / Sept 18-24

ABar Rooftop, the rooftop lounge at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, is celebrating Negroni Week from Sept 18-24 with a trio of original drinks. Choose from MalaMala, which features premium tequila, strawberry purée and bursts with the flavour of mala; Vacanza, a sweet blend of coffee liqueur, soda and vanilla ice cream; and The Frenchie, an almond-infused cocktail with Amaretto. Prices start from B375++ per drink. Call 02-059-5999, email restaurant-reservations.bkkqp@marriotthotels.com or visit bit.ly/3pd1zxR.

Bar-hopping / Anju Korean Rooftop Bar, Char Rooftop Bar, Bar.Yard / Sept 18-24

The highly anticipated Negroni Week Bar-Hopping is back with three of Bangkok’s rooftop joining forces to celebrate the iconic cocktail. Anju Korean Rooftop Bar at Sindhorn Midtown Hotel Bangkok, Bar.Yard at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok and Char Rooftop Bar at Hotel Indigo Bangkok will have specials from Setp 18-24. Guests who explore all three participating bars in one night or throughout the week will be rewarded with a free drink and a chance to win a free stay at any of the three hotels. At Anju, with Negroni purchase indulge in Dalgona candy and test your luck. Winners of the Dalcona challenge will be treated to a free Soju Bomb. Visit fb.com/anjukoreanrooftopbar.

Emerge: Photo Thesis Exhibition 2023 / HOP Photo Gallery / Sept 16 to Nov 5

Witness the works of future photography masters at this thesis exhibition, which showcases 30 thesis from the academic years of 2022 and 2023. Expect a tapestry of imagination and creation from 30 emerging photographers, who may one day shape the Thai photography scene. The opening reception is tomorrow from 5pm. HOP, or Hub of Photography, is on the third floor of Seacon Square on Srinakarin. Visit fb.com/hubofphotographybangkok.

Tiew Nok Sud Fin With AirAsia / Central Ladprao / Sept 18-20

In time for tourism high season and its 14th anniversary, AirAsia will kick off its major campaign with a three-day event at Central Ladprao. Besides great deals available on 60 international flights, you can participate in activities in three zones for a chance to win prizes such as free tickets and 50% discount.

Be@rbrick World Wide Tour 3 / King Power Mahanakhon / Oct 5 to Nov 5

The Be@rbrick World Wide Tour will make its much anticipated stop for one month only at King Power Mahanakhon, the highest observatory deck in Thailand. It features a diverse showcase of Be@rbrick figures designed by 100 world top creators and artists from different cultures, who express their individual styles and artistic flair through the iconic designer toy. Commemorative Be@rbrick figures will be available for purchase at a pop-up shop. Another time-limited experience during the exhibition includes a pop-up collaboration between Other Café x Be@rbrick, which features Be@rbrick themed latte art and sweet treats at Thailand’s highest café on the 74th floor of King Power Mahanakhon. It opens from 10am-9pm. On your way out, check out unique souvenirs from King Power Mahanakhon x Be@rbrick, such as penny presses, keychains, folding tote bags, t-shirts, tumbler and much more. Be@rbrick World Wide Tour 3 at King Power Mahanakhon opens daily from 10am-midnight (last admission at 11pm). Buy tickets at bit.ly/Book-Ticket-BEARBRICK. Early bird tickets at B350 are available until Sept 30.

Fly For Less / Central World Square C / Until Sept 16

Digital travel platform Agoda is hosting its first-ever immersive event to highlight its flights offering. The “Fly For Less” event takes travellers on a visual voyage via projection mapping that showcase the most popular destinations on Agoda. The event is open to the public free of charge. A captivating photo booth allows attendees to capture their travel dreams and there are Agoda flight discounts of up to B350 to be found. Attendees also have a chance to win a free flight by participating in an electrifying game. It opens from 10am-10pm.


EAT

Seafood experience / The Crystal Grill House / Until Oct 31

“Harvest Of The Sea”, a seafood and wine experience is the newest offering from The Crystal Grill House, Available until Oct 31, “Harvest Of The Sea” features some of the most sought-after local and imported marine delicacies. Savour king crab leg, Spanish octopus tentacle, jumbo tiger prawns and four half-shell scallops, all grilled to perfection using the Josper Grill. Served with three delectable sauces: white wine sauce, Thai seafood dip and the chef’s signature sauce, the platter is priced at B3,580++. Diners will also be offered a 20% discount on a choice of selected fine white wines. Call 02-059-5999 or email mhrs.bkkqp.reservation@marriotthotels.com.

Chocolate high / Cocoa Xo, Centara Grand at CentralWorld

Perched atop the 57th floor of Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Cocoa Xo remains the city’s beloved chocolate sanctuary. A testament to timeless tastes, the sky bar and lounge’s iconic Chocolatier Buffet at an enticing B812 nett is just what you need for an indulgent evening out. Dive into this ever-popular offering, further enhanced by an impressive range of Cognac cocktails and premium selections, all waiting to be savoured amidst unparalleled city views. The Chocolatier Buffet is Bangkok’s only rooftop chocolate cave — Cocoa Xo Pod — brims with 49 artisan Cacao Barry delights, where every nook cradles a scrumptious treasure ready for exploration. For aficionados, the B790 nett chocolate tree is for tableside luxury, along with the B490++ chocolate shoe. The B480++ nine-piece cocoa xo Box makes an ideal gift, while the B999++ 16-piece chocolate box promises a medley of flavours. Call 02-100-6255, email diningcgcw@chr.co.th or visit cocoaxobangkok.com.

Latin brunch / Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok / Oct 1

The “El Sabor de Kimpton Brunch” is a monthly affair that’s a celebration of “Vivir Mi Vida” throughout Latin America. The Latin brunch showcases not just the Mexican side, but also brings a few wild flavours from the rest of the Latin X cuisine nations. The brunch will feature a Mayan-Caribbean section, the Nikkei Cuisine of Peru, Mexican hallmarks, including regional favourites from Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas from the South Pacific coast, Boliveria street food, highlights from Brazil and who can go past the astonishing culinary landscape of the Argentine-Italian meat scene — giving the region its nod to fine beef cuts and charcuteries, not to mention the chorizo Argentino, bresaola, lyoner and salchicha parrillera. The brunch features DJ Camillo and The Accordion Player, a four-piece live band the Rumberos and entertainment Madame Rouge Performance with salsa, flamenco and carnival-style bachata, promising that no two months will be the same. El Sabor de Kimpton Brunch is available on every first Sunday of the month from noon to 3pm at Stock.Room. It is priced at B2,500++ per adult for unlimited food and soft drinks, B3,500++ per adult for unlimited food, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages and B1,250++ per child below the age of 12. Call 02-056-9999 or email taste.kimptonmaalai@ihg.com.

Taste of Korea / JW Café, JW Marriott Bangkok / Sept 20-24

Dive into the culinary culture infused into every bite as JW Marriott Seoul brings the culinary experience to JW Café, JW Marriott Bangkok. Bang Jin Su, chef de partie at JW Marriott Seoul, will tantalise your tastebuds with an array of Korean dishes, including Kimchi fried rice, Japchae (stir-fried glass noodles), Bulgogi (Korean beef barbecue), Korean pancake and other delights that have captured the hearts of many. Available for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch from Sept 20-24. The lunch buffet is priced at B1,795 nett per person, the dinner buffet is B2,325 nett per person, International Grand Dinner Buffet at B2,678 nett per person, available on Friday and Saturday, and the Sunday brunch is B2,972 nett per person. Call 02-656-7700.

Taste of Italian-French Alps / Alati, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok / Sept 17

Executive chef Carlo Valenziano and Maison Dunand’s chef Arnaud Dunand join hands to feature an exclusive Italian and French Sunday Brunch on Sept 17. The “Tastes Of Italian-French Alps — Sparkling Sunday Brunch” will be at Alati Mediterranean restaurant. The brunch will offer an array of unlimited classic Italian and French à la carte dishes. A welcome seafood platter will be served to start and it includes unlimited poached fresh Canadian lobster, freshly shucked “La Friandise” oysters from Marennes-Oléron, steamed Alaskan king crab, kutai mussels from New Zealand and steamed white prawns from the crystal-clear water of Surat Thani. Chef Dunand will cook his French Alps dishes of Chicken, mushrooms and albufera; Wild trout, grenobloise sauce; Croziflette, ham and reblochon; Alpea burger, fondue and mushroom ketchup; and more. While chef Valenziano will showcase Italian Alps recipes of Beetroot dumplings, Trentingrana fondue, speck ham crisps, fried sage; Salmon trout and leek casoncelli, smoked trout butter sauce, watercress, poppy seeds; Cured duck breast, rosemary pumpkin mustard, raspberry vinegar duck jus; Beef cheek frisse, red currants, juniper jus; and more. the brunch is priced at B3,500++ per person, including mineral and sparkling water, soft drinks, signature mocktails, coffee and tea. Children between the ages of six and 12 pay B1,750++ per child. Call 02-162-9000, email dining.siambangkok@kempinski.com, or visit kempinski.com/en/siam-hotel/restaurants-bars/alati.

Thai cheese tour / J’aime by Jean-Michel Lorain / Sept 24

J’aime by Jean-Michel Lorain is launching “The Thai Cheese Tour 2023-2024” on Sept 24, where chefs Amerigo Tito Sesti and Yoan Martin will team up with Vivin Grocery. The year-long Thai Cheese Tour, presented as “The Cheese Tour with VIVIN Grocery & Friends” will move across Thailand in the form of a cheese brunch. The tour is priced at B2,500++ for more than 20 local Thai cheeses, artisanal and homemade cold cuts, and charcuterie. Savour welcome canapes and unlimited orders of fine à la carte dishes. The experience is paired with four hours of free-flow GranMonte Vineyard & Winery wine for B990++. Open from noon to 9pm, seating is limited to 40 people per round. Call 02-119-4899, email reserve@jaime-bangkok.com or visit jaime-bangkok.com/reservation.

Monday buffet / Ventisi, Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Bangkok

Centara Grand at CentralWorld’s culinary gem, Ventisi has launched the pizza, pasta and international “Monday Night Buffet”. Under the aegis of executive chef Andrea Montella, the buffet will capture the soul of Italy. From handcrafted pizzas to authentic pasta dishes, every bite is a testament to Italy’s rich culinary heritage and each dish echoes the passionate spirit of Italian kitchens. Diners can anticipate a medley of dishes: Ham ricotta and mozzarella pasta roulade, House-made tagliolini with black truffle cream sauce, Linguine with seafood, Gnocchi infused with the richness of four cheeses, an inventive Rice & pasta ball stuffed with cheese and meat bathed in a carbonara sauce, and selection of mini pizza made to order served to your table. The buffet is priced at B1,155++ per adult and B577++ for children between the ages of six and 11. Call 02-100-6255 or email diningcgcw@chr.co.th.

Steak-licious / Red Oven, So/ Bangkok

Turn your work day around with “Steak-licious” for lunch at Red Oven on 7th floor of So/ Bangkok. Choices of premium imported meat are yours to choose from to uplift your weekday lunch, including striplion, picanha, rib eye, t-bone and more. Or try the chef recommended “Smash Wagyu Burger”. All steaks are served with side dish and organic salad. Plus, select your favourite sauce to elevate the meal Available for lunch with prices starting from B550++. Call 02-624-0000, email h6835-fb4@so-hotels.com or visit bit.ly/3P7JYE4.

Japanese beef highlight / The District Grill Room & Bar / Until Sept 30

At Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, The District Grill Room & Bar, will hold a limited-time highlight, Japanese Wagyu beef. Until the end of the month, diners can expect a curated selection of the finest Japanese Wagyu beef cuts. The Japanese Kagoshima Wagyu Tenderloin is priced at B3,790++, Japanese Miyazaki Wagyu Ribeye at B3,590 and the Japanese Hokkaido Wagyu Striploin at B2,950++. Call 02-797-0000 or email diningbangkok@marriott.com.

Yellowfin tuna / Big Fish & Bar, Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa / Until Sept 30

Savour the sublime flavour of yellowfin tuna at Big Fish & Bar, the seafront dining destination at Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa. The freshest yellowfin tuna will feature in four dishes, in a choice of traditional Thai, delicate Japanese, classical Chinese, and delectable Western styles. Choose from Yellowfin tuna tom yum; Yellowfin tuna tataki, a perfectly tender Japanese delicacy served with chuka wakame, spicy salsa, shoyu-garlic mayo, and crispy wonton; Yellowfin tuna XO, which blends stunning seared tuna loin with stir-fried asparagus, kalian, shiitake and a heavenly XO sauce; and Yellowfin tuna tacos, an elevated version of this classic comfort food, accompanied with avocado, shallots, green onion and spicy mayo. The menu is available daily until Sept 30. Prices start from B675++ per dish. Call 032-904-666, email huahinrestaurants@marriott.com or visit bit.ly/bigfish-rsvnpr.


STAY

Phuket reopening / Amanpuri

Having reopened following a three-month closure, Aman’s flagship resort celebrates 35 years with a renewed energy, revealing an extensive renovation ranging from a Kengo Kuma designed restaurant to a private Spa House, alongside new experiences. The pavilions have received a meticulous reconfiguration, enhancing their Thai design heritage, while the interior updates include new Makha wood flooring and new bathroom suites. Balconies have been upgraded with sand wash flooring, while nine pavilions see the addition of private pools with panoramic ocean views. The resort’s restaurants has also diversified, introducing new dining options and relocating existing venues. Amanpuri has launched sushi masterclasses at Nama. The beachfront has been transformed into a new Beach Restaurant, which will open in December, serving Mediterranean flavours. The Sunset Terrace, Pool Terrace and Beach Terrace dining areas benefit from additional seating. Amanpuri’s Holistic Wellness Centre has been upgraded with the addition of a new Spa House, boasting hydrotherapy facilities, a Vichy shower room, a Banya and an infrared sauna, a steam room, a cold plunge pool and indoor jacuzzi, complemented by an outdoor lounging deck, swimming pool and a second jacuzzi overlooking the Andaman Sea. Visit aman.com/resorts/amanpuri.

Weekday Luxury Upgrade / Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa / Until Sept 30

Take an advantage of a weekday stay (Sunday to Thursday) at Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa to enjoy extra perks. Book a Superior Room at the beachfront property to be bumped up to a Deluxe Sea View Room for free, with rates starting from B3,920++ per night. Visit huahinmarriott.com to book.

Unlimited package / Soneva Kiri / Until Dec 20

Indulge in a true barefoot escape at Soneva Kiri on Trat’s Koh Kood, which offers unlimited package for a flat rate of US$710 (B25,400) per person per day or half of that per child. All paying guests within one villa must be on Soneva Unlimited, which entitles them to experience everything that Soneva Kiri has to offer, but room rate is not included. With Soneva Unlimited, they can dine at bars, restaurants or in-villa, savour dinners by visiting chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants, enjoy non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks at bars and restaurants as well as wines from the Soneva Unlimited wine list, access selections from the Experiences Menu, spa treatments and massages and many more. Visit soneva.com/resorts/soneva-kiri.

Luxury River Cruise / Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort has launched a luxury cruise along the Ping River. The resort’s new river barge, Nam Jai, is available for both group and private cruises. The barge, whose name translates to kindness, is an antique teak rice vessel, which has been restored by hand and outfitted with comfortable seating for eight. The cruise will leave the resort’s newly built private pier for either Wat Ket Karam to catch morning light or to enjoy the twilight while appreciating iconic bridges, small temples and lush green along the way. The sunrise cruise costs B1,800 per person and includes merit-making with monks and steamed rice dumplings at Michelin-recommened roadside stall Lung Kajohn. The sunset cruise costs B2,800 and includes free-flow sparkling wine and canapes. Visit anantara.com/chiang-mai/restaurants/nam-jai-river-cruise.


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