AFTER undergoing a recent revamp Siam@Siam Design Hotel & Spa’s Party House One is now back on the scene with an artsy New York-loft inspired design and a new food menu packed with creative dishes. Bold and striking, the venue’s redesign is a real riot of colour. A large bar runs down the centre of the room and displays over 100 spirits illuminated red, blue, and green. Canvases painted with floral images and Picasso-style portraits are dotted around the ceiling; and a mannequin who looks like he’s been the victim of a paintball-gun attack stands near the entrance. At the farthest end of the room, a floor to ceiling window is covered with a huge transparent image of a woodland. During the day, the light filters through the branches and creates a wonderfully serene, outdoorsy atmosphere.
The best thing about this artistic overhaul is that there’s nothing pretentious about it. Every lick of paint, every addition of furniture, every little tweak to the design, has all been done in the spirit of fun and creativity. What’s more, even the chef has got in on the action.
“We wanted to take dishes that people know and put a new imaginative spin on them,” says Executive Sous Chef Stefan Nietsche. “Not just in flavour, but also in presentation. It’s a real ‘fun food’ concept that allows us to present dishes in an exciting new way.”
Chef Stefan’s new a la carte menu features a wide range of dishes that are immediately familiar but which come with extra flair, such as the Laarb Siam, a vibrant blend of tuna, salmon, and octopus carpaccio, drizzled with sesame vinaigrette, and Japanese Shimeji Mushrooms (B220++); and Lamb satay, which arrives on a mini charcoal grill so you can keep it hot at your table (B250. Pork and chicken options available). Other highlights include Siam Chicken Rice, which is a gourmet version of Kow Man Gai served inside a bamboo case (B320++), and Krapow foie gras, chicken breast served with spicy basil sauce and rice, topped with a generous portion of foie gras (B395++).
Every Wednesday night an Asian buffet is available for B750 net, and on Friday nights a Seafood buffet is B1,499 net.
At night, PH1’s atmosphere transforms from bright and airy to intimate den and it’s a great place to enjoy a fun get together with friends. A house band takes to the stage to play a blend of swing, jazz, blues, and lounge, and black-and-white classic movies are projected onto a polished concrete wall. A long list of unique cocktails are on offer, all priced B200++.
Let the parties begin!
865 Rama 1 Road, Opposite National Stadium (a short walk from the BTS station)
Tel: 02 217 3000 www.siamatsiam.com