Nibble on canceled Wonderfruit at weekend mini-fest in Chinatown

Photo: Teirra Kamolvattanavith/ Coconuts Media
Photo: Teirra Kamolvattanavith/ Coconuts Media

Sad about missing Wonderfruit this year? Dry those eyes: You can still get those happy, hippie Wonderfruit vibes Saturday and Sunday at the Asai Chinatown hotel where festival camp The Hamlet will take place in lieu of the canceled festival.

The new boutique hotel will be hosting a jam-packed weekend of exciting workshops, wellness events, special dinners, and electro-Isan music, reuniting with old friends from Tropic City and teaming up with new friends like Monkey Shoulder Scotch whisky and Err.

The weekend starts with specialty workshops, like a “coffee sensory exploration” with Lee Ayu of Chiang Mai’s Akha Ama and a cacao ceremony with Light Room that also incorporates “ecstatic dance” (both THB550). Later in the evening, you can hang in the courtyard sipping on cocktails like the Hamlet Collins, the signature cocktail for the event made by Tropic City, featuring Hendrick’s Gin, umeshu, a lychee-Thai tea cordial, and soda.

Stay for dinner at Jam Jam, where guest chefs Duangporn “Bo” Songvasiva and Dylan Jones from Err will be serving up rustic Thai fare accompanied by creative cocktail pairings from Tropic City (THB2,200). That will be followed by live electronic music by Tontrakul, who performs “world-beat nu-jazz Isaan music,” as well as tracks from DJs Funkygangster, Supersonic, and Slowlygreen & Seba.

The hotel is also offering a staycation package for the ultra-low price of B999 per night from Oct 2-4, so you can stay late and wake up the next day to a special Sunday morning brunch crafted by chefs Paolo Vitaletti and Jarrett Wrisley (THB999) from 11am-3pm.

You can get the Hamlet Full Experience Package for (THB7,300 for two persons), which includes the dinner, two cocktails, access to the live music sets, and two seats for the Sunday roast.

Tickets are available via Ticketmelon.

Asai Hotel Bangkok Chinatown is located on Charoen Krung Road and can be reached from MRT Wat Mangkon. More details are available online.

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