BUILDING on the huge success of its nationwide chain of affordable wine shops, delis and bistros, Wine Connection has now opened its very first steakhouse – and it’s a meaty triumph.
Located on the ground-floor of trendy dining hotspot Groove at CentralWorld, Wine Connection The Grill is the brand’s most upmarket offering yet. Similar to its other ventures around Thailand, though, the focus remains on affordable quality. And this translates here into some of the most reasonably priced high-quality steaks in town.
The Australian Tenderloin (240g; grain fed for 150 days; B1,190+*) is wonderfully tender and tasty to boot; the Rib eye bone in (850g; B1,890+) for two to share is eye-popping in size and simply delicious; and the premium Chateaubriand (500g; B2,390+), a center cut fillet and most tender part of the beef, also for two to share, is truly a meaty masterpiece.
Don’t fancy beef? Try the New Zealand lamb rack (420g; B790+), which, testament to the quality of the meat, is lean and tender and rich with flavour.
All steaks come with a choice of sauce (BBQ herbs and butter, Green peppercorn, Red wine, Blue cheese, and homemade Bearnaise) while optional sides, priced just B90+ each, include highlights such as Belgian fries served with truffle aioli; Portobello mushroom with feta cheese; and Potato gratin.
*All prices already include 7% VAT. The + refers to 10% service charge.
Groove at CentralWorld, 999/9 Rama 1 Rd. Open daily 11am-1am. 02 613 1036.