I was first taken to Bacco Restaurant two years ago by a Singaporean friend working in Bangkok, and immediately fell in love with it. What struck me was the large dining area, and you can watch the cooks working inside the glass-panelled kitchen in the middle.
Both the wine list and the menu (over 300 dishes) are extensive, so I asked one of the waiters to pick some popular dishes. With a bottle of Prosecco, we started with salads served in “piada” (thin bread) baskets. Truly enjoyable.
I skipped pizzas, which are the must-haves for true Bacco fans, and opted for steak florentine, and finished the night with the inevitable tiramisu. Yummy!
Bacco–Osteria da Sergio ,
35/1 Sukhumvit Soi 53 Bangkok, Thailand
Nearest Train: BTS Thong Lo
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm, 5:30pm-midnight; Sat-Sun 11:30am-midnight
Dress requirements: Smart Casual
Summer specials around Bangkok’s Sukhumvit area:
Am Café, Ambassador Hotel Bangkok, Soi 11, 02-254-0444, This summer cool down with Khao Chae at April 1-30. A traditional dish, “Khao Chae” is a combination of boiled rice in scented iced water served with a variety of side dishes such as deep-fried shrimp paste balls, deep-fried stuffed shallots, sweet and crispy shredded beef, chili pepper stuffed with seasoned minced pork and shrimp wrapped in crispy egg net and carved fresh fruit. The price is 220 baht++ per set. Starting from April 5, every Saturday night there is an all-you- can eat authentic Thai cuisine dinner. Thai classical music is featured and also fruit carving and Thai food demonstrations. The price is 599 baht++ and it runs from 6 -10 PM.
Atrium International Buffet, Landmark Hotel, Sukhumvit Road, 02-254-0404, Kids can eat for free at Atrium's buffet when accompanied by their parents. Every child under 12 years of age accompanied by one adult eats free during lunch or dinner. Maximum two children per adult. The Sunday Roast features a large selection from the carvery that includes roasted Australian beef prime rib, roasted New Zealand lamb, honey glazed Gammon Ham and much more. Every Sunday from 11:30 AM - 4 PM. at 690 baht++.
Imperial Queen's Park Hotel, Soi 22, 02-261-9000, From April 4-15, 5 PM til midnight, a Beer Garden will be created to celebrate the month of summer. There will be live music and cold beer paired with over 20 selections of snacks including grilled pork neck, grilled imported Australian Rib Eye Beef, Papaya Salad, Grilled Marinated Spring Chicken, French Fries, Deep Fried Chicken Tendons, Deep Fried Spring Rolls and many more and beers include Chang and Erdinger along with spirits from Mekhong, Campari and Bacardi. Prices start from 80 baht++.
Moments, AETAS Bangkok Hotel, Soi Ruam Rudee, 02-618-9000 Celebrate the Thai New Year with a lunch buffet highlighting the four culinary regions of Thailand. Among many regional specialties will be spicy north-eastern foods like sai grok Isaan sausage, piquant northern dips and salads, and fiery southern curries. On the buffet will be desserts including mango with coconut milk and sticky rice.
An International buffet with Thai regional cuisine focus is available not only during the three-day Songkran holiday from 13 to 15 April, but also throughout the month of April 2014. Traditional holiday dishes are featured as well on the buffet including Khao Chae, which is available 13 to 15 April only. Lunch is served from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.The price is 450 baht++ including coffee or tea.
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, 250 Sukhumvit Road, 02-649-8353, is celebrating the 14th anniversary of its Sunday Jazzy Brunch on every Sunday in April. Live jazz from international jazz stars is combined with food served from three venues: Rossini’s, basil, and The Living Room. The choice includes an array of antipasti, cold cuts, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, artisan breads and imported cheeses. There are live cooking stations while the carvery serves traditional Sunday roasts with all the trimmings. Seafood includes French oysters, Alaskan king crab, sushi and sashimi, and much more. Experience the Sunday Jazzy Brunch every Sunday from Noon to 3 PM for 2,300 baht++ per adult and 1,200 baht++ per child (3–11 years old). Additional free flow prosecco, wines, and beers are priced at 1,200 baht++.
The Terrace, Landmark Hotel, Sukhumvit Road, 02-254-0404, All through April you can get a beer and prawn popcorn double act served with wasabi mayonnaise for 320 baht++ every day.
Flava Restaurant & Bar. Dream Hotel, Soi 15, 02 -254-8500, Celebrate the Songkran Festival or Thai New Year with a Songkran Thai Set Menu from April 13-15, 2014. A four-course set menu presents authentic Thai tastes including the appetizer, “Khao Tang Na Tang”, deep fried crispy rice crackers with red curry sauce followed by pickled cabbage soup boiled with pork ribs. Two choices of main dishes include spicy grilled pork neck salad with streamed Jasmine rice or grilled chicken Isaan style dipped with spicy tamarind sauce and served with fried rice vegetables.There are also Thai traditional dessert likes fresh mango with sticky rice. The price is 650 baht net with a complimentary fresh young coconut. Guests can also order dishes from an extensive a la cart menu during this Songkran promotion.Served daily for lunch from noon and dinner.
Note: Please call the hotels first for confirmation of their menus and prices.