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CONCIERGE LETTER AUGUST 2017

Discover in your room at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit our Concierge Letter. A monthly letter that we created specially for our valued guest to keep up with the latest news from Thailand, Bangkok and Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit!

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Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit Concierge letter August 2017

 

GOÛT DE FRANCE 2017 AT L’APPART

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

Open Daily

Bar: 5pm to 1am
Dinner: 7pm to 10:30pm
Tapas: 5pm to midnight

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INTERNATIONAL MACARON DAY 2017

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: h5213-fb8@sofitel.com

Le Macaron – Lobby, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit
Open daily: 7am to 11pm

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ART SOIRÉE AT S GALLERY

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.

PRICE:
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: h5213-sl7@sofitel.com

L’APPART WINS PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL “WINE SPECTATOR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 2016” FOR THE 4th CONSECUTIVE YEAR

 

L'Appart Wins International Wine Spectator Award of Execellence 2016

Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit is delighted to announce that L’Appart, its elegant rooftop bar and restaurant, has been awarded the prestigious “Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2016”. This is the fourth consecutive year that the restaurant has won the award.

Acknowledged as one of the most important accolades within the hospitality industry, the international “Wine Spectator Award of Excellence” is seldom won by restaurant in a country where the wine culture is still maturing. Wine Spectator is a highly respected American magazine that specializes in tasting notes, industry news and wine-personality profiles by some of the most respected and knowledgeable wine experts.

L’Appart’s success is attributed to the introduction in June 2012 of a unique concept, “Voyage du Vin” that allows lovers of fine wines and French-inspired cuisine to discover fine wines chosen by our knowledgeable wine advisor, Rémi Prim. Thanks to a partnership between Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit and Bangkok’s five leading wine merchants including Diageo, IWS, Italasia, Italthai and Wine DD, diners at L’Appart enjoy an extensive selection of wines at reasonable prices, each complementing the cuisine of Chef Jerome Deconninck.

L’Appart won the award for “Wine by the Glass” in the “Wine List of the Year Thailand Awards 2013”, and also won the “Wine Spectator Award of Excellence” in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Sofitel’s “Voyage du Vin” concept takes wine lovers on a journey through the world of wine. The leading luxury hotel presents a unique collection wines, each the perfect example of its region. Wines include the traditional excellence of the Old World and the inventive vigour of the New World.

 

Mr.William Haandrikman, General Manager of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, said recently, “My team and I are delighted that L’Appart has been awarded the “Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2016.”  To win for the fourth consecutive year is an outstanding achievement and testament to the passion and dedication of the entire team at L’Appart. Over the past year at L’Appart, Chef Jerome has delighted diners with an extraordinary new menu, hosted special gourmet evenings to compliment French wines at ‘Sofitel Wine Days’ events, and worked alongside guest Michelin star chefs such as Patrick Jeffroy and Herve Rodriquez. L’Appart’s menu and our sommelier selection of wines  of the world make it a truly exceptional destination for lovers of gourmet cuisine and fine wines.

L’Appart’s numerous accolades include ‘Thailand Tatler Best Restaurants Awards’ for four consecutive years from 2013 – 2016, TripAdvisor “Certificate of Excellence” winner for three consecutive years from 2014 -2016, the coveted “Wine Spectator Award of Excellence from 2013 – 2016, and many more.

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 5 pm to 7 pm ensure life is always magnifique!

To enjoy your unique award-winning personal wines experience at L’Appart, please call : +66 (0) 2126 9999 ext. L’Appart for reservations or email: H5213-FB10@sofitel.com

L’Appart – 32nd Floor, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

Open Daily

Bar: 5 pm to 1 am

Dinner: 7 pm to 10:30 pm

Tapas: 5 pm to midnight