CAPELLA BANGKOK CELEBRATES A MAGICAL MOONLIT ‘LOY KRATHONG’ ON THE BANKS OF THE CHAO PHRAYA RIVER
BANGKOK’S RIVERSIDE RETREAT INVITES GUESTS TO EXPERIENCE THAILAND’S MOST ENCHANTING FESTIVAL WITH ELEGANT DINING, CULTURAL SHOWS AND FIREWORKS
Crafting storied moments during one of Thailand’s most picturesque festivals, Capella Bangkok invites guests to experience the magic of Loy Krathong with a moonlit celebration of gastronomy and entertainment on the banks of the Chao Phraya river.
Believed to date from the 14th Century, Loy Krathong embraces the ancient ritual of paying respects to the water spirits. On the full moon of the 12th lunar month, Thai people gather at waterways across the Kingdom to float (“loy”) decorative floral vessels (“krathong”) as a way to cleanse their souls for the year ahead.
When the sun sets on Friday 19th November 2021, Capella Bangkok’s Loy Krathong celebrations will be staged in the resort’s serene riverside courtyard. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens and kissed by the soft lunar glow, diners will be transported on a journey deep into the cultural and culinary heritage of Thailand.
At Phra Nakhon, the resort’s Thai restaurant, a team of master chefs will showcase authentic Thai cuisine using herbs and vegetables from Capella Bangkok’s own organic Greenhouse. At the restaurant’s alfresco terrace on the water’s edge, live cooking stations and Thai-family sharing plates will echo the street food stall experience. Guests can savor Old-Siamese recipes and flavors with fresh local seafood, salads and soups, marinated grilled meats, fragrant curries, noodles, wok dishes and more. Desserts will include handcrafted delicacies and homemade ice cream.
For guests after an unforgettable epicurean adventure, Côte by Mauro Colagreco – the resort’s signature restaurant by three-Michelin starred Chef Mauro Colagreco, will offer nine-course ‘Carte Blanche’ blind menu experience featuring a seasonally inspired tasting of the finest flavors of the French and Italian Rivieras.
Throughout the evening, graceful Thai dancing and live music on classical instruments will create an ethereal ambience. Every guest will then be able to take part in the timeless tradition of Loy Krathong, as they are invited to the riverbank to light candles, arrange flowers and release their own “krathong” on the Chao Phraya while the silvery light of the full moon dances on the water. Guests can be reassured that every handcrafted krathong at Capella Bangkok is fully biodegradable and eco-friendly.
Starting from 18:00 to 22:00 hrs., the Loy Krathong dinner at Phra Nakhon, including a Thai buffet dinner and entertainment, is priced at THB 6,000 net per adult and THB 2,000 net per child (aged below 12 years old). The nine-course ‘Carte Blanche’ menu at Côte by Mauro Colagreco is priced at THB 9,000 net per person with an optional wine pairing available.
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