Archive for January, 2012

Now Open, Sukhumvit 47, Wine Connection, Tapas Bar & Bistro, Wine Store – Bangkok

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Wine Tasting 26 Jan 2012: Château Meyre, Optima de Château Meyre & L’Enclos Gallen, Distributed by Siam Winery at the St. Regis Hotel – Bangkok

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Pictured above: The son of, Khun Pracha Hetrakul, the owner of Château Meyre distributed by Siam Winery in Thailand

St. Regis Hotel Bangkok

159 Rajadamri Road

Wines Tasted at this event:

Château Meyre Haut Medoc: Classic Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot Year: 2003

Optima A.O.C. Haut Medoc: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 15%Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot. Average age of vines 25 years, Production: 10,000 bottles, Year:2002

L’Enclos Gallen A.O.C. Margaux: 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Average age of vines: 25 years, Production: 80,000 Year: 2004

Clearly the bottle of Optima 2002 tasted last evening was drinking better than the other two selections tasted approximately at the same time; possibly due to the year or bottle variation.

The new St. Regis Hotel in Bangkok could not be more different than the original hotel, located at 55th and 5th Ave in New York City, although it is located in the prime area of Radjadamnri Road across the street from the Royal Sports Club race track and is designed in Thai-style. The objective of His Majesty and the Club was to introduce and promote the quality of horse-racing and breeding in Thailand, while providing sports facilities of international standards for Thais and expatriates. Occupying a prime spot on Henri Dunant Road the prestigious and private Royal Bangkok Sports Club holds horse-racing events that are open to the public every other Sunday.

Water Grill Reopens With New Look Downtown – Los Angeles

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Water Grill
544 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071

The new Water Grill opens with an entirely new decor and layout: with polished oak floors, a marble-countered oyster & seafood bar, two new lobster tanks, a wide-open bar area, and the entire space has been notched-up to a ultra modern feel with a sleeker look however, the convenient address and menu favorites that you enjoyed in the past, have not changed.

The Barbican Beach Party, Fri 27 Jan 2012, Soi Thaniya Silom – Bangkok

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Laura Chenel Founder of Laura Chenel’s Chèvre – Sonoma, California

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
image credit: Peter DaSilva for The New York Times

I met Laura Chenel at a food exposition in Texas, where we both were in a booth displaying our products from California in the early 1980’s, when I was President of Cruvinet.  She is the founder of Laura Chenel’s Chèvre in Sonoma, California who established goat cheese in America. I was familiar with her cheese and found it on par or better than many French equivalents.

In 2006, she sold her business to a family-owned French firm, The Rians Group that makes AOC name-controlled (appellation d’origine controlee), French cheeses. They sent two young French women to Sonoma to run the company: Marie Lesoudier as general manager and Isabelle Dion as cheesemaker.

The completion of an all-new and larger creamery has given the Sonoma facility maturing rooms that will allow cheesemaker, Dion to produce more aged goat cheeses, a category of cheese that has not been made in quantity at Laura Chenel until now.

Alhough Laura Chenel sold her goat cheese company, she is keeping the 500 goats at her farm and is selling the milk to her former company.

Letting go physically and psychologically of a company you have owned and founded is never easy, but this sale seems to be a perfect match as both seller and buyer vow not to change the cheese. Outwardly, it seems everything is intact six years on, if the quality of the cheese is any gauge.

Bar Su, Sheraton Grand Sukhumvit, Taste La Linda Wines From Luigi Bosca – Bangkok

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Chinese New Year, At Summer Palace, InterContinental Hotel – Bangkok

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Chinese New Year at Dicey Reilly’s, Pattaya Marriot Resort & Spa – Bangkok

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Chinese New Year falls on 21st January 2012

Chinese New Year at Dicey Reilly’s

Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa
218 M.10 Beach Road, Pattaya 20260, Thailand
t: (66) 38 412 120 | f: (66) 38 429 926 |

The perfect excuse to celebrate Chinese New Year at the Pattaya Marriot Resort & Spa where our master chefs look forward to exceeding all your expectations, with an endless buffet of classic temptation. Baht 599 net.

For more information please contact 038 411 755 E-mail:

Massage & Spa’s in Bangkok

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Traditional Massage & Spa’s in Bangkok

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Sumalai Massage

159/14 Sukhumvit 55 Thonglor 7-9
Opposite Thonglor 8 Wattana BKK
Opening Hours: 9.00 – 24.00
Tel. +66 (0)2392 1663

Royal Thai Massage or Ayurveda Massage

Royal Thai Massage or Ayurveda Massage is unique and focus mainly on treatment. Emphasis on courtesy and ability to secure an outcome to Organs and tissue that is deep by increasing blood circulation and activity of nerve.The massage is used in the palace. Thus, styles must be polite and usually by fingers and palms only pressing massage on the body (friction massage) not only for weight control and a weight in the direction of the force properly discharged, still with the soft focus.Sumalai is one of the best Thai traditional massage available in Bangkok. The massage therapists I consider to be excellent to good in this order are: Na, Gee, Ja, Jan, Sei, and Mai.

Traditional Classic Thai Massage     60 min 200 Bht.     90 min 300 Bht.     120 min 400 Bht.

Foot Reflexology Massage     60 min 250 Bht.     90 min 400 Bht.     120 min 500 Bht.

Head-Neck-Shoulders Massage     60 min 200 Bht.     90 min 300 Bht.     120 min 400 Bht.
Foot Massage & Head, Neck, Shoulder, Back     250 Bht.     350 Bht.     450 Bht.

Aroma Touch Therapy     60 min 600 Bht.     90 min 900 Bht.     120 min 1200 Bht.

Thai Heritage Herbal Compress     60 min 500 Bht.
Body Scrub     60 min 500 Bht.

Facial Massage     60 min 500 Bht.

 Orchid House Spa & Massage

Orchid House Spa & Massage
479, Soi 24, Naratiwas Ratchanakarin Rd, Chong Nonsi, Yan Nawa, Bangkok, 10120
One of the best in this area. Clean, comfortable and well decorated with many private rooms and foot massage area.
Excellent – Good: Gai 20, Phet 5, Da 18, Su
It is located down the road from the Oakwood and The Oyster Bar.

Bua Spa

Bua Spa
81 Sukumvit Soi 53, BTS-Thonglor
Tel. 02-260-7304
Opening Hours: 10am-10pm Daily  

High-quality, Balinese style spa that overlooks a quiet garden with fountains on Sukhumvit Soi 53 running parallel to bustling Thonglor. It is a renovated old Thai house with 7 private rooms  for treatments and 5 beds for Thai massage.
Prices: Thai massage B1400, Body scrub B1800, Facial B1800

Tantara Spa

Tantara Spa

Pathumwan Princess Hotel
444 Phayathai Road
BTS- National Stadium
Tel. 02-216-3700 ext.14
Opening Hours: 9am-11pm Daily

Following: Gentlemen’s Massage & Spas

Tulip Massage Bangkok

Under the Thonglor Skytrain Staion

Tel. +66 (0) 2391 7564

Foot Massage

1 hour 300 baht
2 hours 550 baht

Thai Massage

1 hour 350 baht
2 hours 700 baht

Oil Massage

1 hour 400 baht
1.5 hours 600 baht
2 hours 800 baht

Gentlemen’s Massage & Spas /Soapy/Oil/Body Massage

Amsterdam Massage Parlor Bangkok
333, Asok-Din Daeng, Din Daeng, Bangkok 10400
Opposite Grand Mercure Fortune Hotel at Asoke
Tel: 0-2642-0801 — 9
★ ★ ★ ★
Angara Massage Parlor Bangkok
New Petchburi Road, 10400 Rajthevee, Bangkok
Tel. 662 6527926 8
★ ★ ★ ★
Angel Massage
Sukhumvit soi 26
Tel. 02-665-6265
website english:
website Japanese:
★ ★ ★ ★
Angelina Massage Parlor Bangkok
2351 New Petchaburi Road,
Tel: 0-2318-1673 — 4
★ ★ ★ ★
Annie’s Sauna & Massage Bangkok
18 Sukhumvit Soi 2 — 4
Tel: 0-2251-5680, 0-2255-0040
★ ★ ★ ★
Arkane Fashion Massage
Two locations: soi 33 and Chit Lom
Hours: 1:00pm-12:00am
Phone: +66 (0) 2655 0966
★ ★ ★ ★
Avita Massage Parlor Bangkok
New Petchaburi Road
Tel. 02-319-7070-1
★ ★ ★ ★
Biwa Cafe
1573 New Petchaburi Road (after Soi 41)
Tel: 0-2318-1696
★ ★ ★ ★
Caesars Entertainment Massage Parlor Bangkok
Rachadapisek Road, Bangkok
Tel: 0-2692-5069—79
★ ★ ★ ★
Cara Massage Center
261/31 Sukhumvit soi 22
Tel. 02-261-8624, 02-262-8509
★ ★ ★ ★
Catherine Massage Parlor Bangkok
(Behind Juliana and Royal Pacific Hotel)
341 Rama 9 Road, Bangkapi
Tel: 0-2719-6672—4
★ ★ ★ ★
Chavala 2 Massage Parlor Bangkok
Sukhumvit Road, (near Soi 34)
Tel: 0-2258-5374
★ ★ ★ ★
Christina Massage Parlor Bangkok
2115 New Petchaburi Road
Tel: 0-2314-3590
★ ★ ★ ★
Cupidy Massage Parlor Bangkok
Ground Floor,
Plaza Entertainment Building,
Petchburi Road, Makkasan Junction
★ ★ ★ ★
Darling Massage Parlor Bangkok
Sukhumvit Soi 12
Tel: 0-2229-4652—4
★ ★ ★ ★
Embassy Massage Parlor Bangkok
Petchburi Soi 39
Tel: 0-2252-0393
★ ★ ★ ★
Emmanuelle Massage Parlor Bangkok
Next to Emerald Hotel on Ratchadapisek Road
Tel: 0-2229-4652—4, Website:
★ ★ ★ ★
Geisha Massage
Sukhumvit soi 33
★ ★ ★ ★
Honey House 1
6/3-4 Sukhumvit 22
Tel. +662-663-7418
Operating Hours: 10.00 AM. – 12.00 AM
Website :
★ ★ ★ ★
Honey House 2
106/3-4 Sukhumwit 22,
Tel. +662-663-4184
Operating Hours: 10.00 AM. – 12.00 AM
Website :
★ ★ ★ ★
La Belle Entertainment Massage Parlor Bangkok
Past the overheard bridge near Asoke
on New Petchburi Road
Next door to Siam Hotel
Tel: 0-2252-3955—6
★ ★ ★ ★
La Defense Massage Parlor Bangkok
333 Soi Yaem Nuan
Rama IX (next to Royal Pacific Hotel)
Huay Kwang, Bangkok
Tel: 0-2319-7612—16
★ ★ ★ ★
Meree Massage Parlor Bangkok
3138 Petchburi Road
Bangkapi, Bangkok
Tel: 0-2318-1796—8
★ ★ ★ ★
Nancy Massage Parlor Bangkok
333 Soi Yaem Nuan
Rama IX (next to Royal Pacific Hotel)
Huay Kwang, Bangkok
Tel: 0-2319-7612—16
★ ★ ★ ★
Nataree Entertainment Massage Parlor Bangkok
167/17-20 Ratchadaphisek Rd.
(near Emerald Hotel)
Huay Kwang, Bangkok 10310
Tel: 0-292-9144 — 8
★ ★ ★ ★
Plaza Entertainment Complex
Petchburi Road, Makkasan Junction
Tel: 0-2253-1502—4
★ ★ ★ ★
Pornpetch Massage Parlor
2235 New Petchaburi Road
(100 m before Soi Soon Vijai)
Tel: 0-2318-2982
★ ★ ★ ★
Poseidon Entertrainment Complex Massage Parlor Bangkok
209 Ratchadapisek Road, Din Daeng
Bangkok 10320
Tel: 0-2693-8222
★ ★ ★ ★
Riviera Soapy Massage Parlor Bangkok
2277 New Petchaburi Road,
near Soi Soon Vijai
Tel: 0-2314-5113
★ ★ ★ ★
Utopia Massage Parlor Bangkok
69,69/1-3 Rama IX Road, HuayKwang,
Bangkok 10320
Tel: 0-2354-1300—8
★ ★ ★ ★
V2 Night Entertainment Bangkok
203/6-15 Chokchai 4,
Ladprao, Bangkapi
Tel: 0-2933-1370—5
Opening Hours: 1400-2400

Orchid House Spa & Massage, Soi 24, Naratchanakarin Road – Bangkok

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Orchid House Spa & Massage

479, Soi 24, Naratiwas Ratchanakarin Rd, Chong Nonsi, Yan Nawa, Bangkok, 10120

One of the best in this area. Clean, comfortable and well decorated with many private rooms and foot massage area. Excellent – Good: Gai 20, Phet 5, Da 18, Su

It is located down the road from the Oakwood and The Oyster Bar.