SWISS cuisine in Bangkok doesn’t get any more authentic than the fare on offer at Chesa. For just over 12 years this homely restaurant, located in a beautifully renovated teak house on Sukhumvit Soi 20, has been satiating Swiss appetites with a wide range of the country’s most popular dishes plus traditional favourites you won’t find elsewhere in Bangkok.
Take Capuns Auf Chesa Art (B350++), for example. This dish, which originated in Canton Grison, Western Switzerland, was first created by farmers in search of a simple yet tasty meal and has since gone on to become a national delicacy.
Featuring spiced dough mixed with bacon, wrapped with Swiss chard, topped with cheese and served in a creamy sauce, it has a deliciously chewy texture and rich flavour that balances perfectly with the bitter tastes of the chard. It’s a real treat, and in Bangkok you’ll only find it at Chesa.
Another option unique to Chesa, albeit not a single dish, is Bangkok’s only a la carte Sunday Brunch. Served from 11am-3pm, it offers a family-style serving of dishes brought directly to your table. Select as many items from the menu as you like, and as many items as you want. Priced at just B1,350++ per adult and B750++ for kids aged 6-12, it’s a great deal. What’s more, pay B1,980++ per person and this includes free-flow beers, wine and Prosecco.
Swiss cuisine is influenced by German, Italian, and French cuisines, and Chesa’s a la carte menu reflects this with a selection of pasta, meat and seafood dishes, many of which will be instantly familiar to fans of hearty