OVERSEEING seven restaurants, a convention center, outside catering, and other F&B operations, Eric Berrigaud, Executive Chef of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao, is a busy man. But he’s never short of inspiration and passion for his craft.
There’s plenty of evidence of this at Blue Sky, the hotel’s signature rooftop restaurant, where he’s just introduced a new menu featuring a modern take on French bistro favourites.
Piquillo peppers, tomato, avocado with sardines rillette and olive oil (B380++) is a good introduction to what’s on offer, artfully layered within a glass and featuring fresh and balanced flavours that underscore the quality of the ingredients. Ditto the Spanish chorizo julienne, poached egg, sautéed mushrooms and espuma (B390++), whose subtle spicy tastes, courtesy of the chorizo, become increasingly moreish with every bite. For mains, the Seared Japanese Miyazaki striploin A4 (B2,800++) gets our vote – its fine marbled meat (from Japan’s prized Miyazaki cattle), cooked medium-rare, dissipates in the mouth in a riot of juicy, earthy, slightly salty flavours. Other highlights include the Pan-fried foie gras lasagna with mushrooms, black truffle emulsion (B850++), and the Dijon herb crusted Australian lamb rack (B1,100++).
Rounding out the offerings at this restaurant with a superb view is an ample selection of cocktails, spirits, beers and a comprehensive range of worldwide wines – all offered at reasonable prices.
Blue Sky is open daily 6pm-2am (last meal orders at 10pm; snacks served until 11.45pm).
Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok 1695 Phaholyothin Rd. (Ladprao MRT) ☎ 02 541 1234 ext 4178 www.centarahotelsresorts.com/cglb