As we step into the latter half of 2023, Thailand's food industry remains as intriguing as ever. The rainy season may be upon us, but dining out continues to be our ultimate joy.
Plan your gastronomic trips and let's indulge ourselves in the August additions recommended by MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023.
Den Kushi Flori debuts in BangkokDen Kushi Flori publicly opened in July on the LG Floor of Erawan Bangkok. The restaurant marks the first overseas expansion of the popular Den (Two MICHELIN Stars and MICHELIN Green Star, MICHELIN Guide Tokyo 2023), where securing a table at Chef Zaiyu Hasegawa’s Tokyo establishment requires determination. He is renowned for his strict selection of quality, organic, local produce. The original Den Kushi Flori (One MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Tokyo 2023) is a collaboration with Chef Hiroyasu Kawate of Tokyo-based Florilège (Two MICHELIN Stars and MICHELIN Green Star, MICHELIN Guide Tokyo 2023), which offers creative French menus crafted with Japanese seasonal ingredients.
Den Kushi Flori has now arrived in Bangkok where diners get a distinctive experience with kaiseki-style skewers prepared by the talented Chef Susumu Shimizu, who earned the Tokyo branch its MICHELIN Star in the 2022 edition.
In addition to the Two MICHELIN Stars and the MICHELIN Green Star that guarantee their culinary expertise and eco-friendliness, the service at Den in Tokyo is also praised by our Inspectors. The hospitality team is led by Emi Hasegawa, Chef Hasegawa’s spouse, who was recently awarded the Service Award by the MICHELIN Guide Tokyo 2023.
No need to gamble for your seats in Tokyo. Den Kushi Flori Bangkok offers a 5-dish lunch at 2,800++ THB per person (12pm-3pm, with the last booking at 1pm). For dinner, a 7-dish course is priced at 3,500++ THB per person (6pm-9.30pm, with the last booking at 7.30pm).
Location: LG Floor, Erawan Bangkok Building, Phloen Chit Road, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok. Den Kushi Flori Bangkok is open daily, except on Tuesdays. For inquiries and reservations, please call +66 2022 0200 or message us via LINE OA: @denkushifloribkk.
Try Uno Mas’ appetising paellasUno Mas (Recommended by MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023) proudly presents its signature paellas. Each Spanish rice dish is filled with quality meat or seafood. The ingredients are pan-fried to perfection with a touch of various spices for a pleasing aroma. Diners can choose from 5 styles of delicious paellas – the Uno Mas (Chicken and seafood), Seafood ‘Mariscos’ (Lobster and tiger prawns), Lobster, Pyrenees (Wild mushrooms, Ibérico Secreto pork, Catalan sausage, and black truffle), and Half & Half (a choice between Lobster and Pyrenees).
Paella menus start at 1,490++ THB per serving.
Location: 54th Floor, Centara Grand at CentralWorld, 999/99 Rama 1 Road, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan, Bangkok. For reservations, please call +66 2100 6255.
Mezzaluna’s new lookAfter a full month of renovation, Mezzaluna (Two MICHELIN Stars, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023) unveiled its gorgeous new look to eager gourmands on August 3rd, 2023. This French establishment still boasts a breathtaking view from the 65th floor of the MICHELIN listed Lebua at State Tower, along with Japanese-inspired menus featuring Chef Ryuki Kawasaki’s French culinary techniques.
Location: 65th Floor, Tower Club at Lebua, 1055 Si Lom Road, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok. For reservations, please call +66 2624 9555.
Resonance meets FleuretteResonance (Recommended by MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023) is introducing new tasting menus in its latest pop-up dinner series. This time, Chef Shunsuke Shinomura is collaborating with Chef Tariq Helou from Singapore’s Fleurette. Chef Helou gained culinary experience in Japan and France before settling in Singapore, and his creations reflect techniques and styles from all three nations.
The fusion dinner by Chef Shinomura and Chef Helou is priced at 7,900++ THB per person. An additional 6-glass wine pairing is available for 4,500++ THB per person, or a 6-glass tea pairing at 1,500++ THB per person. Dinners will be served at 5pm or 8.30pm on August 10th and 11th, 2023.
Location: 108/4 Soi Sukhumvit 65, Phra Khanong Nuea, Wattana, Bangkok. For reservations, please call +66 9 4798 2897.
Exclusive four-hands dinners at Côte by Mauro ColagrecoThe contemporary Côte by Mauro Colagreco (One MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023) proudly presents a unique four-hands culinary experience. Chefs Davide Garavaglia, the winner of MICHELIN Guide Young Chef Award presented by Blancpain 2023, and Syrco BASÈ’s Chef Syrco Bakker are taking diners on a journey of diverse tastes spanning from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indonesian archipelago.
The Four-hands Culinary Experience is priced at 8,900++ THB per person. These dinners are offered only on the 25th and 26th of August 2023.
Location: 2nd Floor, Capella Bangkok 300/2 Charoen Krung Road, Yan Nawa, Sathon, Bangkok. For reservation, call +66 2098 3818.
Afternoon tea at Blue by Alain DucasseBlue by Alain Ducasse (One MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023) has unveiled the Blue Lounge, an elegant and serene space perfect for savoring desserts, wine, and cocktails. It is open daily from 12pm to 10pm. To celebrate its debut, the Blue Lounge offers a Bespoke Afternoon Tea Experience crafted by Executive Chef Wilfrid Hocquet and Executive Pastry Chef Christophe Glio. This delightful set includes 3 savory bites, 4 sweet treats, including the Viennoiserie Du Jour (Pastry of the day), and daily surprises from the Sweets Trolley. Choose a beverage to complement your delicacies: house-made craft soda, organic tea from Chaidim, a special coffee blend from La Manufacture, or an exclusive hot chocolate.
The Bespoke Afternoon Tea Experience is priced at 1,500++ THB per person, with an optional 1,000++ THB per person for a glass of curated champagne. It is available from 2pm to 5pm daily.
Location: Unit L101, 1st Floor, ICONLUXE ICONSIAM Shopping Centre, Charoen Nakhon Road, Klongtonsai, Khlong San, Bangkok. For reservations, please call +66 6 5731 2346.
Seasonal French and Mediterranean tastes with New Zealand ingredients at ScarlettScarlett (Recommended by MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023) is offering Tour De Lamb experience. French culinary finesse with Mediterranean touch transform the free-range and pasture-raised lamb from the acclaimed Lumina Farm into memorable dishes. The meat is aged 21 days before being skillfully prepared. Lamb Tartare features lamb tenderloin that gets flavoured with yoghurt, fennel, basil, and pomegranate. 250-gramme Rack of Lamb is accompanied by asparagus, broccolini, and peas, with black garlic aioli. The 1.5-kilogram Lamb Shoulder is served with Panisse (Chickpea fries) and tamarind sauce. Diners can perfectly pair these dishes with select New Zealand wines.
Tour De Lamb menus start at 380++ THB per serving. They are available until 31st August 2023. The New Zealand wines start at 2,000++ THB per bottle.
Location: 37th Floor, Pullman Bangkok Hotel G 188 Si Lom Road, Suriya Wong, Bangrak, Bangkok. For reservation, call +66 9 6860 7990.
The new feast from ‘Friend of Mia - Next Gen Series’ is hereMia (Recommended by MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023) is excited to announce the upcoming 'Friend of Mia – Next Gen Series'. This new collaboration celebrates Mia’s 4th anniversary and marks another step in the culinary experience. Scottish Chef Seumas Smith from SKAI Singapore will be co-presenting a special 8-course tasting menu that includes signature touches from the hosts, Chef Top Russell and Chef Michelle Goh. Diners are in for a treat with Japanese-inspired grilled meats and seafood.
Friend of Mia – Next Gen is priced at 5,850++ THB per person, with an optional wine pairing available for 3,100++ THB per person. This experience will be offered on August 23rd and 24th, 2023.
Location: 30 Soi Attha Kawi 1, Rama 4 Road, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok. For reservation, call +66 9 8862 9659.
Australian black truffle menu at ClaraClara (Recommended by MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023) is introducing a new truffle-inspired 7-course tasting menu. Each dish features the exquisite touch of seasonal Australian black truffle. Indulge in sourdough brioche topped with Uni (sea urchin roe) and truffle, Arborio rice risotto with parmesan and yolk, generously garnished with truffle, or homemade Tagliolini with truffle.
The Australian Black Truffle tasting menu is priced at 4,880+ THB per person. It will be available from August 4th to August 19th, 2023.
Location: 69 Soi Prasat Suk, Chong Nonsi, Yan Nawa, Bangkok. For reservations, please call +66 9 5879 6257.
Samrub Samrub Thai’s new contemporary upper Isan menuSamrub Samrub Thai (Recommended by MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023) is now offering the 'Contemporary Upper Isan' tasting menu. Chef Prin Polsuk reinterprets Lao, Vietnamese, and tribal cultures that have been exchanged and passed down through generations. Although presented with the traditional concept of an assorted food tray (Samrub), diners can still expect full courses of snacks, appetizers, mains, and desserts. The star of this seasonal offering is Yoi, an intriguing Vietnamese dish featuring braised duck in a five-spice curry (similar to Chinese-style braised pork belly) and curry powder. In another province, it can be likened to steamed blood sausage. The dish is served with a variety of wild vegetables.
The Contemporary Upper Isan tasting menu is priced at 3,900++ THB per person.
Location: 31 Soi Yommarat, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok. For reservations, please call +66 9 9651 7292.
CONTINUE READING: July 2023: 4 New Additions To The MICHELIN Guide Thailand
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