Many were heartbroken when Bo.lan announced its permanent closure last year. But forever turned out to be about 10 months, as the power couple – chefs Duangporn “Bo” Songvisava and Dylan Jones – next week will open a new “special dining experience” at the same establishment.
Starting Monday and on occasion after that, Bo.lan’s fine-dining meals still follow Bo.lan’s zero-waste philosophy and celebrate local ingredients. Each seating is THB4,800, while a wine pairing is another THB3,200.
Seats are very limited, however, with only a few rounds per month. Each round can accommodate up to 12 seats. Diners must reserve in advance; more information is available online.
Bo and Dylan opened their pioneering Thai fine dining restaurant in 2009. Taking Thai fine dining to another level with a focus on traditional Thai dishes, uncompromising flavors and sustainability; Bo.lan rose to fame and became a stalwart in annual guides including Michelin. Famously, Bo and Dylan appeared in the Netflix anthology Chef’s Table.
The couple announced its closure in May, citing a lack of government support during the throes of the long pandemic. Bo told Coconuts Bangkok that she had to keep her business going with her own funds for several months. Dylan wrote in Coconuts that the administration had failed many restaurants including his.