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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: email@example.com
Le Macaron – Lobby, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit
Open daily: 7am to 11pm
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S Gallery, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, recently opened its new inspiring photography exhibition and a launch and signing of a new photo book, ‘Platform 10’ by Rammy Narula.
The solo photography exhibition is a showcase for the work of talented Thai–Indian artist, Rammy Narula. Rammy is a Bangkok-based photographer with a deep passion for travelling and exploring the streets. His work covers personal projects, portraits, and photography resulting from countless hours roaming the streets of the cities he visits. His most recent work, Platform 10, a project shot on a single platform at the Hua Lamphong Train Station in Bangkok, has been published as a photo book with Peanut Press, a publishing house in New York.
In 2013 he exhibited his first Hua Lamphong Train Station series, a black and white project of the same train station he worked on in 2015 for “Platform 10”. In 2014 he exhibited “Life is an Act”, a project consisting of candid street photographs taken on his travels.
Platform 10 is the culmination of Rammy’s work at Hua Lamphong, Bangkok Central Train Station. He went there the first time in 2012 and his early pictures of people at the station were made in black and white. That work became an exhibition in 2013. He switched to colour photography in 2014 and kept going back trying to take pictures of the station with a fresh idea.
After over a year without a real breakthrough it was very much by chance that on a random day in 2015 he found himself on a quiet platform at the far end of the station when a short train came in, made a 20-minute stop, and got going on its way. He discovered that the photographs he took that day had a very different feel to his previous work and it was the spark that he had been looking for. He kept going back every day for the next six months to photograph that window of time on the same platform.
“Life moves very quickly and a lot can happen when you’re not looking. Hua Lamphong train station, renowned for being very slow-paced, wakes into life each time a train makes a short stop. Passengers move,” says Rammy Narula. “Train officials ushering them on. Custodians begin their maintenance work. Supplies get loaded. All of it begins and ends almost just as soon as it starts. As an observer, the feeling it evokes when everything happens at the same time in that way feels oddly harmonious. Like watching an orchestra performing without a conductor, I set out to take pictures in this small window of time on a single platform. A platform blessed with atmospheric mood found when a short three cabin train makes its daily short 20-minute stop. I focused on the isolated moments. The little pauses while everything was in motion. The stillness of the different characters connected with me and they became my muse. What was everyone thinking, I often wondered. They say life’s a journey and through the people on Platform 10, I believe I made mine.”
At the opening night of the exhibition, the lobby recreated the atmosphere of Hua Lampong station. Guests enjoyed a welcome drink inspired by flavors of Thailand and light Thai street food canapés. Background music complemented the artistic ambience. Art lovers and VIPs then were invited to a new photo book launching and signing of ‘Platfrom 10’ by Rammy Narula, followed by a viewing of his works in S Gallery.
The photo book was available at THB 1,500 net and a special limited edition book numbered 001 – 100 was avilable at THB 5,500 net including a print photograph of the signature image from the exhibition signed by the artist.
Mr. William Haandrikman, General Manager of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, said recently, “Rammy has a passion for street photography. He enjoys walking and making new discoveries everywhere he goes. People and their interactions with their environment interest him. He’s always looking for situations and scenes that he can respond to visually and emotionally and he takes candid photographs in the most harmonious way possible. It is a great pleasure to showcase Rammy’s orignal work and to welcome a receptive art loving audience to another unique exhibition at S Gallery.”
Rammy’s unique photography art exhibition will be on show at S Gallery until 14 February 2017.
For further information or reservations, please contact Martin Gerlier, MoonStar Fine Arts Advisors at 093 5826588 or e-mail: Martin.firstname.lastname@example.org .
S Gallery – Lobby Level, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit
S Gallery is open daily from 10am to 10pm.
Delight your guest and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience at S Gallery. The only Bangkok art gallery in 5-star hotel, the elegant, versatile and contemporary space will make your creative event stand out from the crowd. S gallery is also enhanced by le bar de l’hôtel where guests can meet, greet and eat while enjoying the special ambience.
BOOKING PERIOD: NOW TO 31 DECEMBER 2016
Make your next event a unique artistic experience at S Gallery. Inspired by Sofitel’s four pillars of gastronomy, culture, design and wellness. Your chic evening soirée includes creative cocktails and canapés to enjoy in our new contemporary art space with a dedicated bar.
THB 1,350 net per person
(Minimum guarantee at 30 persons)
THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
• Buffet menu
• Free flow soft drinks
• Private function room
(6:30pm to 10:30pm)
• LCD projector, screen, sound system and microphone
For more information or reservations,
please contact sales department on
Tel: +66 (0) 2126 9999 or E-mail: email@example.com