The much anticipated “end of the world” according to the Mayan calendar came and went in Bangkok with a moan, a sigh and a un-cataclysmic culmination of stifling traffic, and everyday mediocrity. An invitation to Bed Supper club’s the “End is Near Party ” proved to be the seductive way to while away the hours with a gourmet “last meal” and a global theme of unexpected food and beverage pairings.
The Event & The Food
Even if you believed the hype and truly felt that this was the end of all time, there was no other place you would have wanted to spend your last hours than at Bed Supperclub. Nobody does a better job of combining art, fashion, food and theater than the dynamic team at this venue. According to Food & Beverage Manager Giulio Saverino, the theme of the menu was food around the world. “We tried to put together a global menu. We asked what foods would you like to eat from around the world If you knew it was you last meal, ” shared Giulio.
If you don’t already know it, Bed gets its name from their super cool seating arrangements. Forget about your standard table and chairs, this is the ultimate chill lounge where you take off your shoes and climb onto the large communal bed where you dine “breakfast-in-bed style” amidst a sea of white sheets and fluffy pillows. Chef Dan Ivarie put together a menu that you would not soon forget. The first course was Fresh Oyster served with a stout Guinness Beer. The briny raw oyster was plump and luxurious and the beer was a natural match. Next came the Hamachi Tuna Carpaccio w/ Ginger Soy Jus which was served with a Sake Ginjo Zuicho. It was light and refreshing and the quality of the tuna was very nice. The sake is another natural choice for a cocktail and worked well with the dish. The main course was Wagyu Sirloin, Beet Medallion w/ Mild Harissa & Celery Foam served with Assam Hot Tea. The Beef was fabulously tender with a seductive sauce and well matched with the earthy beets. It was quite a hearty portion and left you feeling very satisfied. My only complaint is that I wish it had been paired with a bold red wine instead of non-alcoholic tea. The dessert course was an unremarkable Panettone served with a light and fruity Moscotto D’Asti Massolino. In between courses of Chef Dan’s modern and eclectic cuisine, guests were treated to four mini live dance performances. Each show was a feast for the eyes. It’s up close and personal and always open to interpretation. Guests also enjoyed the benefit of free massages by a small team of in house-masseurs who gave 15 minute mini massage so that you could lay back, relax and enjoy your dinner all while the house DJ’s spun a sultry mix of liquid electronic music.
As we waited for the improbable end of the world to happen, bottles of wine and libations were ordered and the party moved to the adjacent night club where it was possible to dance the night away to an endless variety of Grey Goose vodka cocktails.
While Bangkok celebrated its continued existence into the wee hours of the morning, Bed Supperclub proved to be one of the coolest places to have an “End is Near” party, and I for one look forward to what Bed Supperclub has planned in the future. For something extraordinary, unique and thoroughly entertaining anytime of the year, stop by Bed Supperclub. For more information visit the website at bedsupperclub.com or Contact by phone at +662 651 3537 or +6689 205 3039.