If you happen to be spending the much anticipated New Year in Bangkok, our recommendation would bring in the celebrations at the Okura Prestige Bangkok. Why one may ask? Well, between the five tempting options of gourmet dining and live entertainment, the Okura is definitely our choice!
Up & Above
To begin with, there’s Up & Above which is offering a New Year’s Eve Brunch and Dinner Buffet! Visualise a tempting mix of gourmet cuisine, live entertainment and jaw-dropping views of the Bangkok skyline. For your palates, brunch will include lamb rack herb crusted on ratatouille. Of course, there will also be an array of seafood including lobster, blue crab and oysters, live stations with Japanese, Chinese, and Thai specialties and a selection of pastries and desserts.
While the New Year’s Brunch is priced at Baht 2,200++ per person with one welcome New Year cocktail and soft drinks, the Sparkling New Year’s Eve Brunch is priced at Baht 3,200++ per person with free flow Prosecco and selected wines, local beers, and cocktails. If you’re feeling the urge to splurge, the glamorous Champagne New Year’s Eve Brunch is Baht 4,200++ per person with free flow Champagne and selected wines, local beers, and cocktails.
About the New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet, visualise a Japanese station with the finest sushi, sashimi, and Sushi Brulé, Japanese beef shabu shabu, a wide selection of seafood on ice, roasted rib-eye with parsley mashed potatoes and mushroom jus, delicious Thai and Chinese dishes, a variety of international dishes including cod fish with clams and ravioli in tomato-bell pepper stock, lobster casserole with vegetables, a choice of artisan cheeses, and a simply amazing selection of homemade desserts.
The New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet is priced at Baht 3,900++ per person with one welcome New Year cocktail and soft drinks. The Sparkling New Year’s Eve Dinner is Baht 4,900++ per person with free flow Prosecco and selected wines, local beers, and cocktails. Champagne New Year’s Eve Dinner is Baht 5,900++ per person with free flow Champagne and selected wines, local beers, and cocktails.
On 1st January, 2018, Up & Above Restaurant welcomes 2018 with a spectacular New Year’s Day Brunch. The feast will include roasted wagyu beef Wellington with red wine sauce, lobster bisque flavored with cognac, seafood and whipped cream, and chilled seafood such as lobster, king crab, Manila clams and much more.
The New Year’s Day Brunch on 1 January 2018 is Baht 2,900++ per person with one welcome New Year cocktail and soft drinks. Sparkling New Year’s Day Brunch is Baht 3,900++ per person with free flow Prosecco and selected wines, local beers, and cocktails. Champagne New Year’s Day Brunch is Baht 4,900++ per person with free flow Champagne and selected wines, local beers, and cocktails.
If you’re one to appreciate a lavish 7-course dinner, we’d definitely recommend Elements. Overflowing with signature French cuisine coupled with Japanese influences, the meal also includes gastronomic highlights such as tuna tartare served with yuzu jelly, watercress, fresh wasabi and sashimi sorbet, foie gras mousse served with smoked potato, shimeji mushrooms, and crispy duck skin.
For mains, guest can choose from Australian wagyu sirloin (marble score 5) and portobello mushroom, onion, and beetroot or edamame crusted lamb rack with petits farcis, ginko nuts and Sarawak pepper, and the fabulous celebration dinner ends with delightful petits fours.
At Baht 5,600++ per person, the 7-course dinner includes a glass of Champagne or signature cocktail.
For our Japanese connoisseurs, Yamazato entails an authentic Japanese Gozen, Kaiseki and Teppanyaki menus at Yamazato. Highlights from the New Year’s Eve Gozen and Kaiseki menus include delights such as steamed red snapper kabura mushi, crab meat, matsutake mushroom, and salmon roe and sarashina soba with kakiage tempura of scallop and sakura shrimp, while our New Year’s eve Teppanyaki menu includes two kinds of sashimi, ezo abalone, snow crab and satsuma wagyu beef sirloin.
The New Year’s Eve Gozen lunch is Baht 1,600++ per person, New Year’s Eve Dinner Kaiseki is Baht 4,500++ per person and New Year’s Eve Teppanyaki dinner, Baht 4,500++ per person. À la carte is from Baht 250++.
Thankfully, close to midnight on 31 December 2017, Yamazato concludes the evening with traditional Toshikoshi Soba noodles served with kakiage tempura of shrimp and scallop and deep-fried tofu sushi at Baht 800++ per person, available from 10 p.m. – 11:30 pm.
On 1 and 2 January 2018, Master Chef Shigeru Hagiwara presents special Gozen set lunch and Kaiseki set dinner menus as well as Teppanyaki dinner to welcome New Year’s Day. Highlights menus include assorted Osechi, a traditional Japanese New Year treat including simmered black soy beans, marinated herring roe, fish roe rolled in kombu kelp, and much more. Each item is carefully chosen to symbolize good health, fertility, happiness, and a long life.
The New Year Gozen lunch is Baht 2,500++ per person, New Year Kaiseki dinner is Baht 4,500++ per person and New Year Teppanyaki set is Baht 4,500++ per person. À la carte is from Baht 250++.
Yamazato’s Master Chef Shigeru Hagiwara has also curated a jubako box of Osechi Ryori at Baht 9,500 net. Each item is carefully chosen to symbolize good health, fertility, happiness, and a long life.
Finally, the mochi ceremony! The traditional New Year mochi rice cakes ceremony on the 1st of January 2018 at the lobby on the 24th floor of The Okura Prestige Bangkok at 10 a.m.
Where: The Okura Prestige Bangkok – A member of The Leading Hotels of the World
57 Wireless Rd, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan,
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 687 9000