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A DINNER TO CELEBRATE FRENCH GASTRONOMY
L’Appart, the renowned Parisian-styled rooftop restaurant and bar at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, is delighted to be participating in Goût de France 2017.
For the third consecutive year, the international gastronomic event, Goût de France or Good France, will bring together more than 2,000 chefs on five continents to celebrate French cuisine. This year, the event will be held on 21 March, the first day of spring. Goût de France or Good France was initiated by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and Chef Alain Ducasse as a celebration of French gastronomy and the art of living. Organized in the form of a dinner, it will honor the excellence of French cuisine, its capacity for innovation, and the values that it conveys: sharing, enjoyment, and respect for our peers, the planet, and the art of eating well.
In the words of Alain Ducasse, “French cuisine is the interpreter of a cuisine that has evolved towards lightness in harmony with its environment… The common point of Goût de France is generosity, sharing, and the love of what is beautiful and tastes good. It is a delightful interlude and an opportunity to celebrate French cuisine worldwide.”
At the stylish rooftop bar and restaurant, L’Appart, Chef Jérome Deconinck will embrace the philosophy of Goût de France 2017 with an exceptional menu of modern French cooking. Share in mouth-watering cuisine, unique cocktails and great wines while enjoying one the best views of the Bangkok skyline.
Our gifted French chef began his extraordinary culinary journey as apprentice to Michelin star chef, Georges Paccard at his restaurant, La Ciboulette in Annecy, France. Jerome was awarded “Best Apprentice of Haute Savoie 1996”, and selected for the “Best Apprentice in France” contest.
Chef Jérome went on to work as Chef de Partie in the Department of the French Prime Minister where he created the daily menus for the prime minister and his cabinet. The talented chef was also co-owner and Chef de Cuisine of the restaurant Fancy Feats in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The venue was voted one of the city’s top ten restaurants by Malaysian Tatler, and Chef Jérome won the “Award of Excellence for the Most Outstanding Festival Cuisine” during the Kuala Lumpur Gourmet Festival. The brilliant young chef’s impressive pedigree also includes a position as Chef de Cuisine at Le Pergolese at the Hilton Tokyo, sister restaurant of Meilleur Ouvrier de France Stephane Gaborieau’s one Michelin star restaurant in Paris.
With his remarkable knowledge of traditional French techniques and many years’ experience as an expatriate, Chef Jérome brings passion and a new vision to the tables of L’Appart.
Seated in the sophisticated surroundings of the Parisian-styled apartment of L’Appart, diners will enjoy a sublime 5-course set menu which will begin with a welcome dish of gougère with aged Comte cheese, followed by truffled vegetable macedoine with a lobster medallion.
Diners will also be served a choice of spring lamb navarin with rosemary jus or Britany cotriade with seabass and mussels, followed by mini blue cheese soufflé, and a tropical savarin with pina colada espuma.
Enjoy an intimate 5-course Goût de France Dinner for only THB 1,990++ per person.
Celebrate Goût de France 2017 with Chef Jérome at L’Appart and enjoy an unforgettable evening of traditional French gastronomy infused with modern creativity.
Advance reservations are recommended.
For reservations or further information, please call: 02 126 9999 ext. L’Appart or e-mail: H5213-FB10@sofitel.com
Intimate and distinctly Parisian, L’Appart is an elegant rooftop bar and restaurant in the heart of downtown Sukhumvit. Diners can savour a creative menu of French-inspired cuisine made to share among friends or individually, sip wines or cocktails, and listen to cool DJ music while enjoying glittering 360-degree city views from the 32nd floor balcony. Daily offers from 5pm to 7pm ensure life is always magnifique!
L’Appart – 32nd Floor, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit
Bar: 5pm to 1am
Dinner: 7pm to 10:30pm
Tapas: 5pm to midnight
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FOR THE LOVE OF SUMPTUOUS MACARONS
“MACARON DAY 2017”
Join us at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit on Monday 20 March from 3pm – 4pm as we celebrate “Macaron Day 2017”.
Started in France by Pierre Hermé, the man that Vogue called “the Picasso of Pastry”, Macaron Day is now celebrated around the world.
Pierre Hermé once said of these delightful little creations, “Macarons only weigh a few grams, but that’s enough to leave your senses quivering with pleasure. Their thin, crisp shell, slightly rounded shape, tempting colors and tender interiors draw devotees to devour them with their eyes and caress their smooth surfaces. Their flavors solicit the nose and, when one bites into that crisp shell, the ears tingle with pleasure and the palate is finally rewarded.”
To mark the occasion of “Macaron Day 2017” at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, the talented Pastry Chef Joffrey Jacob from our Parisian-style café, Le Macaron, has created an array of special macarons. Guests can buy a macaron shell at THB 20 net each or ‘buy 5, get 1 free’ to stick on a 1.5 metre high elephant located in the hotel lobby. Proceeds from sales will be donated to the Elephant Foundation of Thailand. The charitable event is the perfect blend of Thai and French art and culture.
At Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit’s distinctly Parisian café, Le Macaron, guests can also enjoy our Macaron Special with 6 macarons of your choice for only THB 299++ or take home a box of 12 for only THB 599++ from 7 am – 11 pm only from 20 March – 20 April.
Guests are invited to join us at the “International Macaron Day 2017 Celebration” on Monday 20 March from 3pm – 4pm where they will enjoy our delightful pass-around macarons in many enticing flavors with free flow tea shakes.
Open daily from 7 am – 11 pm, Le Macaron serves morning coffees and smoothies to enjoy in air conditioned comfort or on the Parisian-style terrace. Temptations to accompany a menu of fine coffees and teas include exquisite French pâtisserie items, freshly baked breads, heavenly Viennoiserie, and our signature macarons, all complemented by friendly service from welcoming Sofitel Ambassadors. At Le Macaron, you can also rediscover the enduring tradition of Afternoon Tea or a decadent Champagne Afternoon Tea, served daily from 2pm – 5pm.
Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Bangkok on Sukhumvit Road, Le Macaron is also ideal to pick up a light bite and a coffee to take away.
For further information or reservations, please contact: 02 126 9999 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Le Macaron – Lobby, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit
Open daily: 7am to 11pm
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On Tuesday 21 March 2017 from 5pm – 10pm, S Gallery at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit opens the much anticipated art exhibition, Val 1967 – 2016, a retrospective of the late French artist and Bangkok residence, Valérie Goutard.
Born in France in 1967, Valérie Goutard, known simply as Val, grew up in South America, Africa, and Europe. She first came upon sculpture in 2001 and, up until her passing in 2016, had followed her inner journey, immersing herself in observations of nature and listening to her intuition.
In 2004, Val established her workshop in Bangkok, where she worked surrounded by her team, who assisted her in creating her sculptures. Over the years, these took on monumental proportions. Her works are held in permanent collections in Thailand, and have been widely exhibited across Asia from Hong Kong to Singapore, Shanghai to Taiwan. Her noted participation at the Shanghai Art Fair in 2010, together with the unveiling of a huge sculpture named Urban Life as part of the Jing’An International Sculpture Project, established Val’s reputation amongst renowned sculptors.
Val was often commissioned to create her large-scale artworks for public and private settings. These included Inle Balance III and Urban Gathering for the Sofitel in Bangkok, Waiting III which was installed in Taipei New Times Square in 2014, and more recently in 2015, Inéquilibre, which is on display in the highest residential tower in Singapore.
Amongst numerous other high profile projects, Val was also invited by the glass masters of ARS Murano to work with them in their studio on new glass creations. After several journeys in Venice, she married glass, bronze and light to create a collection of unique pieces titled Tenth Eonian Initiative.
In 2015, Val was honored with the Trophée des Français de l’Etranger, the Trophy of French Expatriates in the Art of Living category, rewarding her work and her singular life abroad.
>In October 2016, Val passed away in a tragic road accident in Thailand. A few days before, she had just finished a 36-metre sculpture for a private collector in Taiwan.
Val’s work has been seen all over Asia and Europe and has enjoyed great critical acclaim. Val 1967 – 2016 at S Gallery is a chance to view 17 pieces of artwork by the gifted French artist.
At the opening night of the exhibition, the centre of the lobby will feature one of Val’s most important sculptures. Sixteen other artworks will be displayed throughout S Gallery. Guests will be welcomed with an art cocktail and light canapés while our DJ creates a special ambience. Art lovers and VIPs will then be invited to view Val’s works in S Gallery.
Mr. William Haandrikman, General Manager of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, said recently, “It is with both joy and sadness that we present the exhibition, Val 1967 – 2016. This incredible collection of art is a celebration of Valérie Goutard’s life and her unique creative vision. What is evident in each of the 17 pieces of her work on display at S Gallery is Val’s enormous and undeniable talent, her curiosity and her artistic vision. Val was a truly great French artist who made Bangkok her home and embraced l’art de vivre in its truest sense. Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit is proud to be able to host this fabulous exhibition and share her work with you.”
Val 1967 – 2016 will be on show at S Gallery from 21 March – 21 May 2017.
For further information or reservations, please contact Martin Gerlier, MoonStar Fine Arts Advisors at 093 5826588 or e-mail: Martin.email@example.com .
S Gallery – Lobby Level, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit
S Gallery is open daily from 10am to 10pm.
S Gallery Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sgallerysukhumvit
Black Valentine’s at L’Appart
Valentine’s is just around the corner and you are still single?
Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit invites you to join our special Black Valentine’s Party at L’Appart!
Whether you wish to find your soulmate or get together with your friends, L’Appart rooftop bar and restaurant is the place to be on Friday 10 February. Dance to the funky beats of DJ Sebastian Keusch from the famous Kolour festival team and enjoy our special free flow drink package including wines, spirits and black cocktail creations at only THB 999++ per person from 9pm – 11pm.
There will be colored bracelets for guests who are single, in a relationship or not sure, as well as free love potions, pass-around chocolates and lollipops served by our ambassadors, and a chance to win a complimentary one night stay in a Luxury Club Millésime with Club Benefits at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit!
Friday 10 February, 9 pm until late!
L’Appart restaurant and rooftop bar on the 32nd floor of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit.
No entrance fee
Dress code: Black and chic
Valentine’s Day Dinner at L’Appart
Love is in the air on the 32nd floor. There is no better place to seduce your loved one than at L’Appart rooftop bar and restaurant, where the city of angels lies at your feet. Watch the stars and enjoy special dinner creations for Him and Her. Make your Valentine’s Day perfect with our Magnifique dinner for two. Dinner prices THB 6,500 ++ per couple.
Indulge your sweetheart at L’Appart!
Valentine’s Day Buffet Dinner at Voila!
Join us for a romantic dining experience
and win the heart of your darling with an exclusive Valentine’s Day Dinner Buffet. Treat your sweetheart with culinary highlights such as roasted sirloin in red wine sauce and Dijon mustard, baked whole red snapper with tomato salsa and white wine sauce, and more.
End your meal with a romantic dessert creation such as a white chocolate strawberry mousse shot!
Dinner buffet prices at only THB 1,450 net per person!
Magnifique Valentine’s Room Package
Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit is where romance blossoms!
Celebrate the day of love with our Magnifique Valentine’s Room Package. Spend the night sipping Veuve Clicquot Champagne in one of our sumptuous Prestige Suites, delight in romance of an intimate dinner under the stars at our French rooftop bar and restaurant, L’Appart, savor a sumptuous breakfast in bed followed by a relaxing massage with your loved one at Le Spa with L’Occitane, and taste sweet Valentine’s delights from Le Macaron in your room.
Make your Valentine ’s Day Magnifique at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit.
Limited availability for Suite with a Jacuzzi. Book now and start looking forward to a night of love and romance.