By THE NATION
Running through the rice fields
The Khon Kaen International Marathon returns to the Northeast province on January 24 for a 42.195-kilometre run through the rustic yet beautiful countryside along canals and through hamlets and paddy fields. The event also features 21.1 km, 11.55 km and 4.5 km distances for those who don’t feel up to the real thing. Find out more at www.KhonKaenMarathon.com.
Feast for winter’s end
Yamazato, the award-winning Japanese restaurant at The Okura Prestige Bangkok, is presenting new Gozen and Kaiseki set menus for the Setsubun Bean Throwing Festival, which runs from January 28 to February 6. The Setsubun Festival in Japan marks the final day of winter in the ancient Japanese calendar. Setsubun literally means the “day before Spring”. The rituals include bean throwing to keep away evil spirits and the eating of an Ehomaki roll whilst facing towards the “lucky direction” for that year. The Gozen set menu is priced at Bt900 and the seven-course Kaiseki dinner at Bt3,000. Book a table at (02) 687 9000 or email email@example.com.
Make Sunday So special with the Magnifique Moet & Chandon Sunday Brunch at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhummvit. Voila restaurant offers an amazing culinary experience with the restaurant’s signature Canadian lobster bisque crowned with puff pastry and a shot of Napoleon brandy as well as lobster, smoked trout, Alaskan king crab, green-lipped New Zealand mussels and more. It’s priced at Bt2,200 with soft drinks, Bt3,750 with Chandon wines and cocktails and Bt4,750 with Moet & Chandon Champagne, wines and cocktails. Call (02) 126 9999 extension 3304.
That’s the spirit
Theo Mio, the Italian restaurant at InterContinental Bangkok hotel, introduces a special Ladies Night every Saturday from this week with such cocktails as the Moji Theo’s Passion, Very Sexy Daiquiri and Martini Therapy, as well as spirit-soaring prosecco mixes that combine Italian sparkling wine with fresh juices, spices and even cheese. Find out more at (02) 656 0444 extension 6273 or visit www.Bangkok.InterContinental.com.