Bangkok is an exciting city filled with all kinds of eateries and culinary institutions, and the town’s food scene only keeps flourishing. Undoubtedly, the city has turned into a true hotspot for food lovers, inviting both newbies and insiders to explore and taste the ever-changing offerings. This perhaps explains why restaurants keep bringing a number of visiting guest chefs and temporary pop-ups to make sure city-dwellers are fuelled joyously with new eats and drinks each month.

If you are currently circling around town looking for an exclusive excuse to wine and dine this December, here are five dining pop-ups you should look out for.

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Conkey’s Garden Picnic

When: 8 December

Take advantage of the crisp air and picnic out and about at Conkey’s Garden Picnic hosted by Conkey’s Bakery. Brimming with bread and pastries fresh out of the oven along with meatballs, pizzas, and pies, the picnic is a place to unwind as well as fuel your body with scrumptious bites. Those who live on a “coffee first” motto, Conkey’s offers brewed coffee and other caffeinated beverages, too. It’s also pet-friendly, so make sure to bring your four-legged buddies to enjoy the nice weekend weather.

Conkey’s Bakery, 72 Ekamai soi 22, Wattana, Bangkok, +6683 040 5911; Open: Tue-Sun, 9 am-5 pm.

3 Michelin-Starred Chef Alain Passard 8-Course Lunch

When: 11 December
Price: 12,000 ++

Don’t wait for dinner to get fancy because this month Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar will serve up a star-studded 8-course lunch curated by the world-famous, three-Michelin-starred Chef Alain Passard of L’Arpège, Paris. The wizard of veggie-based French cuisine who pioneered plant-based cooking in the fine-dining world, will grace the sky-high restaurant with dishes like Vegetal Sushi with Fig Leaf Perfume, Vegetable Garden Ravioli Trilogy and his famed Rose Bouquet Apple Pie.

Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar, King Power Mahanakhon, 114 Narathiwas Road, Silom, Bangkok, +662 677 8722; Open: Mon-Sun, 5 pm-1 am.

World of Wine Festival 2019

Price: THB 1,250++
When: 11 December

Take a stroll through the vineyards of 10 countries through over 150 grade-A wines at this year’s World of Wine Festival 2019 by Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. Following the success of the first series, the 2nd edition of Wine Festival is here to bless your wine-worshiping souls with an extensive selection of Old World wines (from (France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Portugal and Spain) and New World wines (From New Zealand, Australia,USA, and Chile) along with succulent and substantial fare.

Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, 494 Rajdamri Road, Bangkok, +662 254 1234

SEEN Bangkok – Four Hands Dinner and Chef’s Table

When: 13 December
Price: THB 3,800 net for 5-course meal with wine pairing on 13 December; THB 4,000 net for 6-course meal with wine pairing on 14 December

Get ready to tuck into the finest mashup of Peruvian, Brazilian, and Portuguese food you’ve ever seen at SEEN Restaurant & Bar within the Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel. Joining hands with SEEN’s Chef de Cuisine Alexandre Castaldi is Peruvian-native Chef Arturo Melendez from Hong Kong. The two will have you mesmerising over drool-inducing dishes touched with South American charm with the Chao Phraya River and cityscape as a backdrop.

SEEN Restaurant & Bar, Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel, 257 Charoenkorn Road, Thonburi, Bangkok, +6624 319 100; Open: Sat-Thu, 5:30 pm-1 am; Fri: 5 pm-1 am.

The Peak pop-up by Swiss star chef Andreas Caminada

When: now until 2 January, 2020
Price: THB 3,200++ per person

From now until early January, fine dining devotees find yourself in luck here with The Peak, a countertop dining pop-up at Jojo within The St.Regis Bangkok, curated by the three-Michelin-starred Chef Andreas Caminada of Schloss Schauenstein, Switzerland. The inclusive six-course dinner will showcase Swiss cuisine at its best and is also limited to only 12 diners a night.

Jojo, The St. Regis Bangkok, 159 Rajadamri Road, Bangkok, +662 207 7815

Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.