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Fah Thai Magazine May-June 2017

HAPPENINGS THAILAND

HAPPENINGS THAILAND BANGKOK SPOTLIGHT Opening to Creativity Open House is Central Embassy’s iconic creative space in collaboration with celebrated Tokyo design studio Klein Dytham Architecture. As the name suggests, Open House boasts a sense of openness with a vast floor space, high ceilings and an unobstructed view of the city. Its vantage point is its location on the 6th floor of Central Embassy, as well as the stunning interior of organic and man-made elements to symbolise harmony. The community-oriented space divides into 8 zones: Eating Deck, Eat by the Park, Open House Bookshop by Hardcover, Co-Thinking Space, Art Tower, Design Shop, Open Playground and Diplomat Screens Embassy by AIS, to cover every aspect of life and fulfil the search for inspiration. It is a new co-living space for creators, designers, food lovers and families looking to embrace the aesthetics in life. centralembassy.com/anchor/open-house, +66 (0) 2119 7777 BEST IN CHOW For the 3rd year in a row, Gaggan was named the No.1 restaurant in Asia, as announced at the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2017. The progressive Indian restaurant’s impressive win was announced at the annual event sponsored by San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. A total of 9 restaurants from Thailand make the culinary rankings and among the list are familiar names like Nahm (No.15), Issaya Siamese Club (No.21), Eat Me (No.31) and Bo.Lan (No.19) and new favourites Sühring (No.13), The Dining Room at The House on Sathorn (No.36), Le Du (No.37) and l’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Bangkok (No.40). This year’s list of restaurants came mostly from Thailand, China, Japan and Singapore, and were selected by the region’s most renowned chefs, food critics, and gastronomes. Consultancy firm Deloitte ensured the authenticity of the voting process and results. 86