Festive frolics at the Siam Kempinski

tasty December 11, 2018 13:14

By The Nation

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Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok has unveiled its culinary offerings and entertainment for the upcoming festive season.

For those who want to offer a gift that will please every friend and family member, there are a variety of festive hampers packed with Christmas goodies, such as cookies, Dresdner stollen, festive macaroons, traditional mince pie, and a festive chocolate tuk-tuk. This year, the hampers also include signature items from the hotel’s dining venues, including curry paste from Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin; BBQ sauce from Niche; duck rillettes from Brasserie Europa; and snacks from Hanuman Bar.

The Heritage hamper is priced at Bt3,900-plus, while the Connoisseur hamper costs Bt7,000-plus. There is a choice of rattan baskets for the Connoisseur hamper, along with a burgundy box for the Heritage hamper. A personalised hamper option is also available, where customers simply select items from an a la carte menu that includes Christmas fruitcake, Dresdner stollen, English Christmas pudding, Choco snowman and Christmas fruit bread.

Brasserie Europa also presents festive brunch every Sunday throughout this month, from 12.30pm to 4pm.The feast features roast butterball turkey with chestnut stuffing and traditional condiments; roast Angus beef with potato gratin; and honey-glazed smoked pork ham. Other highlights include a foie gras and cured meats station; foie gras creme brulee; foie gras pralines; Parma ham; and premium salami.

Or tuck into seafood on ice with a choice of Atlantic lobster, rock lobster, three kinds of oysters, Alaska king crab and New Zealand mussels. The buffet line also features a Japanese corner with sushi and hot dishes that change every Sunday. Guests can order a la carte main courses, cooked a la minute and served at the tables, such as Wagyu beef medallion Rossini style served with buttered spinach and topped with a slice of pan-fried foie gras; Australian lamb cutlets with aromatic herbs and paired with rosemary and pumpkin veloute sauce; and seared giant Hokkaido scallop served with a spoonful of soft pot-braised lentils, and sprinkled with mullet bottarga. Prices are from Bt2,900 to Bt4,900 for adults and Bt1,450 for a child aged six to 12.

There is also a feast of fun for children at the “Kids Gingerbread Decorating Class”, presented exclusively at the hotel’s Kids Club from 3 to 4.30pm. This is a complimentary benefit for all children whose families are enjoying the festive brunch and make reservations in advance (limited seats available, every Sunday until December 23).

Children from Chumchon Moobaan Pattana School in Bangkok’s Klong Toey district will be singing a selection of Christmas carols throughout this month, as part of the hotel’s commitment to supporting local communities. These Christmas performances, staged every Sunday as well as on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, are performed in partnership with BE Health Association – the non-profit organisation co-founded by Kempinski Hotels S.A. to work against the spread of devastating infectious diseases such as HIV/Aids tuberculosis and malaria through training, education and moral support. The performances will take place from 5 to 5.30pm and 6 to 6.30pm. Special performances on Christmas Day will start at noon and 1pm.

For more information, call (02) 162 9000 or email dining.siambangkok@kempinski.com.