Saturday Brunch at Hotel Muse
Medici Restaurant Chit Lom
Saturday afternoons are sometimes a little slow, but thankfully the team at Muse Hotel have come up with the perfect antidote: a champagne filled Saturday brunch and day club, where you can party from lunch until sunset and still be fresh as a daisy for your Sunday morning round of golf or trip to the spa with the ladies.
Running from 11:30 until 17:00 on the first Saturday of every month, this weekend shindig brings together entertainment in the form of belly dancers, opera singers and DJs, and Italian rustic cuisine at Medici Kitchen Bar, topping the event off with a glass of Moet & Chandon and free flow alcoholic wines, cocktails and long pours. Known as The Saturday Guild, this event is sure to become a monthly highlight for Bangkok’s beautiful people. Brunch costs 1,500 baht per person.
Although spending daylight hours in the basement of a hotel doesn’t sound fabulous, it’s just because you have yet to discover Medici restaurant. The space is a blend of gentleman’s club and homage to the steel industry, with arches that are reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower. Leather bucket chairs make the ideal spot for lounging: grab a seat and enjoy your complimentary glass of Moet & Chandon. The impressive drinks list doesn’t stop there. All you can drink options include some fantastic Italian wines, spirits and a nice spread of cocktails that run from the sweet and bubbly Bellini to a dirty martini with a strong kick. The drinks are free flow, so make the most of the impressive quality options on offer. Fresh juices, mocktails and soft drinks are also available.
The brunch brings together the best of Medici’s dining, with small plates that make it almost possible to try the entire selection. Appetisers included large slices of creamy mozzarella with cherry tomatoes and basil, a selection of cured meats including Parma ham, saucisson and chunky salami. Italian favourites didn’t stop there, with bruscetta, smoked salmon delicately presented between a sliver of cucumber and topped with fish roe and crumbly parmesan that is delicious enough to be eaten alone. As for the stand out mains, the selection is equally impressive: the lamb chops are seasoned to perfection and still pink on the inside, the black sesame covered salmon was finished with sour cream and fresh pesto, and the rolled cut of tenderloin beef and foie gras duo was a perfect combination of two of our favourite delicacies.
The entertainment is definitely what makes The Saturday Guild stand out. From the moment we arrived DJ Eddy Frampton was behind the decks, playing a blend of acid jazz whilst a belly dancer twirled between the tables with colourful silk scarves. We were then treated to the opera singers who grace the dining room at Medici every night, singing classics including the Phantom of the Opera. To really get the party going DJ Christ, who was a regular at Ministry of Sound and Pacha in London plays his own unique blend of tunes. Although the ending time is billed for 17:00, if you’re still in the mood, head up to the Speakeasy for a more chilled out end to your evening.
Saturday Gild at Medici restaurant is a gorgeous, decadent way to party, straddling the line between the relaxed ambiance of a daytime beach party and the glamour of evening cocktail party in a way not seen in Bangkok before.
Saturday Brunch at Hotel Muse
- Opening Hours: First Saturday of the month 11:30 – 17:00
- BTS: Chit Lom
- Address: 55/555 Langsuan Road
- Tel: +66 (0) 2 630 4000
- Price Range: 1,500 with a glass of Moet & Chandon free flow wines and cocktails (prices not including tax and service charge)