IF you’re looking for a good lunch or dinner option in the Silom or Sathorn area, look no further than Amontre. For here, top quality food at reasonable prices is the order of the day.
Developed from the simple wish to “just give people a good time,” Amontre is a trendy-yet-casual restaurant with a real emphasis on good food. Ingredients from the owners’ own organic farm add plenty of freshness to dishes, and the expert hand of Chef Wanchai Chatchotianan, who has over 13 years’ experience cooking in top hotels in Thailand, ensures the international cuisine and fusion fare on offer has plenty of flavour and flair.
Chef Wanchai’s hotel experience shines through in both the taste and presentation of his dishes, which look like they’ve been prepared in the kitchens of a five-star hotel. But the difference here, of course, is that you’re not paying hotel prices.
You can, for instance, tuck into a bowl of Caesar salad for just B140++, Cold cuts platter for B350++, and a delightfully messy Le Deluxe Burger, which features a huge meat patty topped with Swiss cheese, strawberries, and foie gras, for just B260++.
A recent addition to the menu, and a must try for starters, is the Horse D’Oeuvres Short (B120++). This features a selection of shot glasses filled with either Prawn salad with pomelo, toasted coconut and chilli dressing; or Fried sour pork and garlic. It’s a real tongue zinger.
Another newcomer, and a good follow up to the shots, is the Lobster Tom Yaam (B160++), a hot and sour lobster bisque soup topped with a tiger prawn, which blends eastern and western flavours to great effect. Another dish which perfects this balance is the Foie gras fried rice (B160++), which has a delicate blend of foie gras and minced beef and is topped with a Thai omelet fused with organic Italian sweet basil.
One of the menu’s most popular items is the Teppan cheese steak (B480++), which comes served in two parts – Steak and berries on one side; a Switzerland raclette on the other. Dip the steak in the melted mozzarella cheese and the results are heavenly.
If you’re not too keen on beef, though, you can always try the Gindara boiled rice (B280++), which is basically a gourmet version of popular Thai favourite Khao Tom, with a subtle mix of ginger and pickled plum, and topped with caviar. The Roti green curry (B100), which comes wrapped with a generous filling of seafood and mozzarella cheese, is also worth a look.
Lunch isn’t the only good time to visit Amontre. Drop by in the evenings and you can mingle with young professionals from nearby offices and enjoy great deals too. Daily from 6pm-10pm, you can enjoy two-for-one draught beer, house wine, and cocktails. And, starting this month, selected wines are buy one bottle, get one free.
55 South Sathorn Road (next to Fraser Suites),Tel: 02 359 9667-8