An evening of cultural and culinary splendour at Jim Thompson
A memorable night of culinary and cultural delights at Jim Thompson
It was a night of culinary delights and cultural displays at Jim Thompson: A Thai Restaurant and Wine Bar, which welcomed more than 150 guests to enjoy its refreshed interiors. Housed within a historic building at Dempsey Hill, the restaurant features architectural and decor elements that, in the style of classical Siamese palaces, honour Thailand’s rich heritage and culture. True to the fabric and lifestyle company’s storied history of craftsmanship, its use of handwoven Thai silks and fabrics pays homage to the legacy left behind by its eponymous founder, who made headways in introducing these artisan-made textiles to the world.
Canapes and cocktails served at the live stations gave guests a sampling of the fine-dining establishment’s updated menu, which features some 80 authentic Thai dishes, including its popular boat noodle soup and tom yum goong, as well as a selection of signature cocktails. Paired with melodious traditional music and dance performances as well as a silk tool demonstration, it made for an evening to remember. CULTURAL AFFAIR Drawing cues from Thailand’s cultural heritage, the restaurant’s adjoining wine bar is accented with Northern Thai artifacts and shelving panels clad in Thai silk.
GATHER TOGETHER For cosy gatherings, look to the King and Queen private dining rooms, which can seat up to 24 guests each. Jim Thompson: A Thai Restaurant and Wine Bar is located at 45 Minden Road, Dempsey Hill, Tel: 6475 6088
Shamsudin Abdul Rahman, Stephane Sengier, Aree Dangngam, Patrick Booth and Acharee Lee
Lawrence and Celeste Basapa with Margie Van Elten and Joe Blommaert
Peggy and Tony Jeffs
Benjamin Kim and Serene Tan
Deborah Fong and Cephas Tan
Adrian Ng, Loh May-han and Cheryl Cheong Shaun Tay and Marilyn Lum Tan Khar Nai with Chloe and Nina Ng Grace Wong and Leonica Kei Emmaline Ng and Simone Ng