Our 59th-floor ‘top of the world’ rooftop bar here at Centara Grand at CentralWorld may be most famous for being the highest alfresco Champagne bar in the world – but apart from the stunning views and luxurious Mumm No.1 Pink Exclusive, CRU Champagne Bar also offers an exciting menu of gourmet snacks to soak up the bubbles!
For this month and onwards, the high-rise snack menu has been updated, combining premium produce with a touch of artistic flair – perfect for that all-important Instagram shot (while holding up a pretty Champagne flute, of course).
Some of our new additions to taste on your next trip up to CRU include Sweet Potato Hummus, Fish and Sweet Potato Chips, Popcorn Shrimps, Pork Rillettes Sliders, and Flavor Dynamics of Cheese.
All of these snacks – alongside our menu of exclusive Champagne and Champagne-inspired cocktails, can be enjoyed every day above downtown Bangkok from 17.00 to 01.00 hrs.
Don’t forget to reserve your ‘table-with-a-view’ next to the edge of the bar by calling +66(0)2 100 6255 or emailing email@example.com
Executive Chef and Director of Culinary and F&B Services
What’s your signature dish?
Fillet of beef with potato risotto, bean sprouts, mange tout and a ginger & beetroot jus
More of a series of cookbooks called Art Culinaire, features some amazing chefs, very inspiring
Most difficult ingredient to cook with?
Fresh abalone, great flavours but so easy to overcook
How do you keep in touch with latest food trends?
Eat out at up and coming restaurants and scroll through various online sights
Have you ever created an entirely new dish?
Yes although these days I am not sure how entirely “new” dishes are. It was vanilla poached lobster tail with fresh and pickled garden vegetables and a cider fond Jacqueline
Greatest achievement to date?
Being awarded a chef’s hat in my first chef de cuisine role at Blakes restaurant in Adelaide. I am also immensely proud to be a part of the Bangkok Chef’s Charity since 2013 which raises funds for HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn charities
Famous people you’ve cooked for?
Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, Princess Di, Prince Charles and of course HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
Utensils you can’t do without?
Hand held kitchen blender
Most influential chef?
Urs Inauen when I was at the Fleurieu restaurant in Adelaide. He has a great philosophy with food and life
Music you listen to while cooking?
In kitchens you get an eclectic mix of people so I am happy to listen to Meatloaf, Queen, Bob Marley, New Romantic style, Frank Sinatra
Best advice you’ve ever received?
The hospitality industry is a very small world, treat everyone with respect as you never know when your paths will cross again
Favorite dish cooked by someone else?
Slow cooked lamb leg topped with mash potato foam by Stefan Trepp, sounds so simple but the flavours
If you weren’t a chef, what would you be?
In my dreams a professional golfer, but in the real world unusually for a chef I enjoy working with numbers
so maybe some form of accountant, or a teacher
What’s next for you?
I am really enjoying my new role looking after the kitchen and service side, it gives an opportunity to create one harmonious team, so to take that further into a similar cluster role
From questionable beginnings, the world's greatest snack food has finally caught on in the capital, so farewell to those dodgy white bread infiltrators and hello to super sandwiches.
Invented 300 hundred years ago by a roguish member of Britain's gentry whose title gave the dish its name, the humble sandwich has slowly conquered the real and culinary world ever since.
John Montagu, fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792), a notorious gambler who came up with the idea of food stuffed between two pieces of bread so that he would not have to leave his gaming table to take supper, naturally had no inkling of the impact his snack would have thereafter.
Bangkok, after a slow start when tasteless white bread and highly inappropriate fillings were the norm, is now coming to terms with the sandwich in all its glory and multitude of delicious forms. True, while some street vendors still ply their take on what constitutes a sandwich, and it's generally not great, more and more independent outlets and hotels are coming up with increasingly sophisticated sandwiches made using international quality bread that are equal to anywhere in the world.
But it's not just the Brits who developed a dish based on bread. The French have their version - albeit on a single slice - known as Croque Monsieur, essentially grilled ham and cheese with a white sauce. They also have Croque Madame, which in its most basic form, has fried or poached egg on top.
The Big Chilli has been in search of the best and most scrumptious sandwiches in Bangkok and the following is a selection of those that caught our eye and delighted our taste buds.
Clearly, we haven't covered all possibilities available in Bangkok, so send your favorite sandwich or Croque Monsieur / Madame or even baguette to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pastrami Sandwich Siam Tea Room at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park 275 Baht
From now until the end of August, Scarlett’s Chef de Cuisine, Sylvain Royer is drawing inspiration from edible gardens to adorn a stunning selection of dishes that feature blossoms to brighten your plate.
Taste the beauty and savour the purity of nature in colourful and creative dishes including tempura courgette flowers with aioli and delicate Alaskan king crab salad served with confit melon and rocket sauce. Heavenly burrata cheese panna cotta with a bouquet of seasonal garden vegetables is almost too pretty to eat, and velouté crécy with jasmine flower emulsion is a delight to the senses.
A main of refreshingly light and flavourful cucumber and mint ravioli is perfectly complement by sweet and sour lobster coulis de Cavaillon. Tender and succulent slow cooked chicken breast is glazed with organic honey and lavender, while organic lamb filet is matched with robust olive tapenade and courgettes.
Finally, dessert of matcha tea chocolate is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate, or goes for a selection of fresh and seasonal sorbets created with the finest florals and herbs.
Celebrate nature’s beauty and culinary creativity with Scarlett’s exclusive edible blossoms menu, only available from now until end of August.
Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant is open daily from 6pm – 1am. For reservations, please call 02 352 4000, 096 860 7990, email email@example.com, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Scarlettwinebarbangkok or Line us at @Scarlettbkk.
A bright, spacious dining destination based on an East Meets West concept with exquisite Thai cuisine complemented by international specials and a wide selection of fine wines to bring out the flavour of the freshest ingredients.
The restaurant lives up to its name with no less than 5 different Som Tam dishes on the menu; Thailand’s famous green papaya salad, served with shrimp, soft shell crab, fish, Thai sausage or even as a mixed fruit platter. Som Tam & Chardonnay opens onto the expansive pool terrace and is also the venue for the daily gourmet breakfast, an indulgent spread providing a nourishing start to an inspiring day in the city.
In July, the BigChilli will get you to know about hot new restaurants, bars & cafes in Bangkok
The most sophisticated and beautifully crafted “Afternoon Tea Reimagined” is divulged at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok is unveiling a new-look week-end Afternoon Tea concept as part of the hotel’s magnificent eighth anniversary celebrations this September.
“At Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok we recognise the importance of a well-spent week-end afternoon, especially for those who live and work amid the hustle and bustle of busy Bangkok. There is surely no better way to unwind than by enjoying Afternoon Tea Reimagined in the company of family and friends whilst at the same time sipping a cup of delicious aromatic tea,” added Stefan Trepp. “We look forward to welcoming local and international culinary connoisseurs to savour this creative transformation of a fine afternoon tradition.”
The new sophisticated and state-of-the-art afternoon tea is Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok’s latest beautiful and uplifting crafted gastronomy experience. Guests can enjoy a true performance as one course after another is perfectly orchestrated whilst the harpist is serenading beautifully, adding a graceful atmosphere to a mellow week-end afternoon.
“Afternoon Tea Reimagined” is available every week-end at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok from Saturday 1 September 2018, served between 14:00 hrs and 17:00 hrs. A harpist will serenade guests with a tranquil background of musical entertainment every week-end afternoon. Priced at THB 999++ per person.
For more information about Hanuman Bar, please call +66 (0) 2 162 9000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cali-Mex Bar & Grill restaurants features a brand-new dining experience - think California-vibes design with diner booths seating – everything you need for a relaxed environment and good vibes. Bar & Grill is also the only restaurant in Hong Kong to have beer taps at each table, custom-made and flown in from Canada.
Cali-Mex Bar & Grill features American food with a Mexican twist. Psttt! The brand-new Cali-Mex flagship store is coming to Silom and Sukhumvit Soi 11 too, more details to follow!
Cali-Mex Bar & Grill locations
• Sukhumvit Soi 22 – July 18, 2018
• Silom - September 1, 2018
• Sukhumvit Soi 11 - December 1, 2018
• Thonglor - TBC
Opening hours: Mon-Sun Morning till 2AM
Tel: 02 318 4748
02 318 4750 (Delivery)
Facebook: Cali-Mex Bar&Grill Thailand
Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel Appoints Chef Benz As Chef De Cuisine of Zoom Sky Bar &Restaurant and Zoom Sky Lounge
Now cooking to impress for the discerning guests of Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel, diners can savour Chef Benz’s creative modern cuisine of Asian and global flavours in designer sky high spaces. Zoom Sky Lounge on the 38th floor offers a swanky urban den with a city-view bar and cosy dining booths. Just steps away, Zoom Sky Bar & Restaurant reveals panoramic rooftop views from the central light bar, plush dining areas and hidden lower sofas.
Discover trendsetting city dining by Chef Benz – exclusively at ZOOM Sky Bar & Restaurant and ZOOM Sky Lounge.
For reservations and more information:
Please contact 0 2210 9000 Ext. 4304 or email email@example.com.