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Meandering Down the River - Manohra Dining Cruise on the Chao Phraya in Bangkok

09.06.2012

Manohra Dining Cruise guest Khun Pla enjoys a glass of wine while cruising past the sights

 

Some of Bangkok's most famous sights are at your fingertips as you journey along the city's fabled river, the Chao Phraya, sipping wine and savouring a nine course banquet.  And there is something magical about the experience when you do it aboard The Manohra, a beautifully restored antique rice barge, especially after a thunderstorm when the air is crisp and fresh. 


The dining cruise departs nightly from the Anantara Resort and Spa's private pier, and provides a compelling glimpse of Bangkok's heritage.  Tantalising sightings of The Royal Palace and Wat Rakhang await, along with Phra Sumen Fort, The Royal Barges Boat House, The Royal Seminary, The Temple of Dawn and Santa Cruz Church.


Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.


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Brunch with Mark Twain at Cafe Claire, Oriental Residence, Bangkok.

07.06.2012

 

Pornchita "Nut" Kotrapat serves breakfast at Cafe Claire

 

"Nothing helps scenery like bacon and eggs."  So goes the famous quote by Mark Twain.  But the scenery at Cafe Claire is not too bad as it is, bacon and eggs or not.  The cafe sits on the ground floor of the Oriental Residence in Wireless Road, and has the greenery of the gardens of the American Embassy within view; whether Mark Twain would have approved we can only imagine.  But he would almost certainly have approved of the generous breakfast menu.  In fact, the cafe has intriguing selections for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.


Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.

 

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Live Sports at Sambal Bar and Grill, Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Bangkok

07.06.2012

Naruemol "Boom" Sumruayphol stands by to welcome sports fans with the latest menu at Sambal Bar and Grill.

 

Sports lovers now have the chance to follow the latest action live from Europe while wining and dining on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in the heart of Bangkok, with the opening of Sambal's live sports programme.  The bar and grill will be screening top class events such as Euro 2012, Wimbledon and the London Olympics in special late night sessions.


Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.

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Creative Cuisine and iPads at Crave, Aloft Hotel, Bangkok.

31.05.2012

Sinya "Milk" Kireechokchai (above) serves diners using the latest iPad technology

 

Crave Restaurant at Aloft Hotel in Sukhumvit 11, Bangkok, is embracing the latest in design and technology with the implementation of mix and match cuisine and iPad menus.


Bold concepts and culinary creativity are being incorporated within the stylish surroundings to produce a memorable wining and dining experience.


Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.


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Saturday Night Wine Fever Party at Oriental Residence, Bangkok.

31.05.2012

 

FIN (Fabulous Is Needed) held a wine tasting party at the Oriental Residence in Wireless Road in Bangkok to celebrate the visit of winemaker Hunter Smith, from Frankland Estate Winery in Frankland, Western Australia.

 

The "Saturday Night Wine Fever" party featured dancing reminiscent of John Travolta in his pomp, and was held in the Play Room of the Oriental Residence.  Disco balls and vibrant lighting were to the fore, with guests introduced to 11 free flow wines from the Frankland Estate.

 

Guest DJ Gavin Nazareth helped recreate the 70's mood by spinning discs from the era.


Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.


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ZUMA Introduces Brand New Range of Business Lunches in Bangkok

30.05.2012

An all new Donburi menu has been released at the ZUMA Japanese Restaurant at the St. Regis in Bangkok.  The zuma chefs have created a selection of their award winning dishes for busy executives and people on the go. 

 

Served from noon to 3pm daily, the set lunches offer a tantalising selection of eight main dishes and three salads accompanied by either red or white miso soup.

 

Dishes like sake no teriyaki (teriyaki glazed salmon and picked cucumber), gyu niku no sumibiyaki (Australian beef sirloin with wafu sauce and crispy garlic) and tempura moriawase (assorted tempura with seafood and vegetable), and specially for vegetarians, yasai kushiyaki moriawase (5 kinds of vegetable skewers) will be among those available and the Donburi set menus range from Baht 350++ to Baht 490++.

 

               yasai kushiyaki moriawase (above)

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A Sizzling Hot Burger Menu at 25 Degrees, Pullman Bangkok Hotel G

29.05.2012

Burgers in Bangkok are going upmarket with the opening of Twenty Five Degrees Burgers, Wine and Liquor Bar at the newly rebranded Pullman Bangkok Hotel G. 

 

You can now enjoy your burger with Gorgonzola Cheese, Caramelised Onions, Roasted Red Peppers, Gruyere Swiss Cheese, Avocado, Jalapenos, Portobello Mushrooms, Prosciutto, Bacon, Fried Egg and Chilli Peppers. 

 

The range of dressings include Chipotle, Thousand Island, Horseradish, Gallego, Dijon, Garlic Parmesan, Tarragon Remoulade, Ranch, Pesto, Lemon Dill and Barbecue, and there are 14 different cheeses to select, ranging from mild Burrata to tart and creamy Crescenza.

 

Sirilak "May" Samransuk (left) serves a burger and salad at Twenty Five Degrees.

 

Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.


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A Guinness Beside the Chao Phraya in Bangkok at Flann O'Brien's, Asiatique the Riverfront

28.05.2012

 

There is a taste of Ireland awaiting beer lovers at the newly developed Asiatique The Riverfront, with the opening of Flann O'Brien's Irish Pub.  The large 300 seat venue opened in May 2012 and is now the second Flann O'Brien's in the city, following on from the original concept at Impact Arena.

 

"Gift" Sarinya (above) welcomes visitors to Flann O'Brien's Irish Pub.


Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.

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Cancer Care Charity Fun Run at Lumpini Park, Bangkok.

28.05.2012

 

 

The Fifth Annual Cancer Care Charity Fun Run was recently held in Bangkok’s Lumpini Park.  Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok organized the event, in conjunction with the Thai Red Cross Society, to raise funds for cancer research programmes.  This year’s recipient from the proceeds of the run is the ‘Hematological Cancer Research Centre’ at Chulalongkorn Hospital.

 

Photos courtesy of Four Seasons Bangkok.


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The Wildside Band - A Musical League of Nations in Bangkok

25.05.2012

 

Five talented musicians from around the world have got together in Bangkok to perform as The Wildside Band at The Sundowner's Bar at the Imperial Queen's Park Hotel in Sukhumvit Soi 22.  The band consists of lead singer Kevin, from England, keyboardist Steve, from Canada, bassist Rick, from Italy, guitarist Greg, from New Zealand and drummer Chris, from America.


The band can be found performing classic hits by all the legendary rock stars along with contemporary pop covers every Thursday to Saturday night.

 

Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.

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