BANGKOK may be famous for its sumptuous Sunday brunches, but the weekend’s not the only time diners can indulge in mountains of top quality international cuisines at great value for money.
Take, for instance, Café@2 at the Conrad Bangkok. Every day of the week (for both lunch and dinner) this European-style buffet restaurant puts on a splendid spread of Asian and international cuisines, most of which are cooked to order at live cooking stations. So once you’ve had your fill of fresh salads, cold cuts, sushi, sashimi, and prawns and crab on ice, you can then load your plate with hearty, European options like Rosemary braised lamb shank and Fish and white beans stew, Asian favourites such as Peking duck and Barbecued pork, and then ask the chefs to grill selected meats and seafood, or cook pasta or noodle dishes, just as you like them.
On top of this, there’s also a selection of à la carte dishes to choose from, including gourmet highlights such as Seared salmon fillet served with roesti potato, rocket leaves, and an orange caper dressing; Singapore chilli crab; and Spicy Thai salad with Australian beef flank.
Overseeing the culinary team in this bustling operation is the hotel’s new Executive Chef, Hans Kahrs, a German national with over 20 years’ experience working for the Hilton Group, who joined the hotel last month from the Hilton Guangzhou.
No stranger to Thailand, Chef Hans counts the Nai Lert Park Hotel Bangkok (now Swissotel) and Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa among his former workplaces, and he knows exactly what Thai foodies expect from a buffet dining experience.
“Diners in Thailand are well educated about food and they expect only the finest quality,” he says. “So the dining experience at Café@2 is designed to reflect this. We use only the best vegetables, the finest meats, and we work hard to ensure that all the imported ingredients we use are balanced perfectly with local ones. Only the perfect marriage of flavours will do.”
To keep things exciting at Café@2, each day Chef Hans changes the range of dishes available as part of the restaurant’s buffet, so visitors can expect to find new delicious surprises on every visit. With so many tempting options to choose from, just make sure you arrive hungry.
Buffet lunch Mon-Sat is B920 per person; daily buffet dinner is B1,400 per person; and Sunday brunch is B1,750 per person, or B2,250 per person with free-flow house wines.
Conrad Bangkok 87 Wireless Rd. ☎ 02 690 9999 www.conradhotels.com/bangkok