Luxury on a Plate

April 19, 2019

For the gourmets looking for some of the finest dining experiences in Thailand, there are numerous Michelin-star restaurants. Here are some of them. Thailand is famous for its street food. In fact, Bangkok is believed to have the best street food in the world. But the culinary experiences in the country go beyond street food or the numerous restaurants offering a variety of global cuisine. Thailand also has several exclusive fine dining outlets that cater to the palates searching the creations of the most reputed chefs, that have been recognised by Michelin, the guide to best dining experiences around the world.

Le Normandie Famed for serving contemporary French cuisine,Le Normandie is Bangkok’s firstfine dining restaurant. Awarded two stars by Michelin, this restaurant is the pride of the place in the Mandarin Oriental hotel that stands pretty on the banks of Chao Phraya River.  Le Normandie, rated at 2 stars by Michelin Guide 2019, follows a strict dress code.Shorts, T-shirts, denims, sandals, flip flops and sport shoes are strictly prohibited. Vintage handcrafted chandeliers, wine cellars and stunning flower arrangements mark this place. A creation of reputed French chef, Arnaud DunandSauthier, Le Normandie offers a wide variety of celebrated dishes that bear the imprint of his culinary identity, including caviar with sea urchin roe, potato and Champagne sauce at 2,300 Baht or INR 4800 and roasted pigeon with endive, pear and cocoa, priced at 2,700 Baht or INR 5700. Sühring Transformation of the home of two twin Thai chefs – Thomas and Mathias Sühring, gave birth to this fine dining restaurant serving modern German cuisine. Visitors are free to dine either in the open kitchen, the living room or out in the cool and bright conservatory at the front of the house as per their preferences. The restaurant is full of mementos from the Chefs’ home back in Berlin and their grandparents’ summerhouse.The restaurant’s philosophy of quality, seasonality and simplicity is reflected in the dedicated service. This eclectic blend of fine dining and comfort of home is sure to give its diners an unforgettable experience. Dishes at the two-star restaurant is priced between 1600-2400 Baht (INR 3300-5100).
Mezzaluna Situated at the 65th floor of Tower Club at the Lebuahotel in Bangkok, Mezzaluna has also been awarded two Michelin stars for two consecutive years now. Praised for the innovative presentation of French cuisine with a Japanese touch, this restaurant offers a unique experience of high gastronomy from the top of the sky, while you can also savour a 180° view of the Thai capital. The food is priced upwards of 2400 Baht (INR 5100). Michelin says the cuisine is innovative and flavours balanced and sophisticated.
Gaggan Recognised as one of the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for the fourth consecutive year, Gaggan has been ranked 7th overall worldwide. Founded by Indian chef-owner Anand, the two-starred restaurant is located in a former 19th century townhouse its dining area spreads across two floors. Gaggan is popular for the artful presentation of Indian dishes.Those curious to see the 30 chefs of the restaurant in action can ask for seating near the counter. The dishes are priced upwards of 2400 Baht (INR 5100) in the restaurant situated on Phloen Chit Road in Bangkok.
Ledu Brainchild of Chef TonThitid, who had served at the Eleven Madison Park in New York, Ledureinterprets the traditional Thai cusine. The name means seasons in Thai and is popular for its wine list, reputed to be the best in town. Living up to its name, the restaurant, with a single star, adapts its menu according to the season. For instance, in summer, the menu’s highlights the signature dish, Khao Chae, as well as KhaoKhlukKapi; the organicrice, cookedwithsaltyaromaticshrimppaste and pork jam, isservedwithperfectlydone river prawns. A relaxedambiencemakesLedua welcomeretreat for diners, says Michelin, and the price ranges between 1600 and 2400 Baht (INR 3300-5100). Leduislocatednear Chong Nonsimetro station in the Thai capital.




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