LET’S get this straight. Sunday Brunch at J’AIME by Jean Michel Lorain is not your run of the mill affair. No buffet, no din, no waiting in line at live cooking stations. Instead, all the food is brought directly to you at your table – starting with an exquisite selection of small plates and cold cuts, homemade breads and pastries, and Caesar salad, followed by an unlimited choice of mains, and then a selection of signature desserts.
Upon arriving at U Sathorn Bangkok Hotel you know you’re in for something special. Set within 2.5 rai of land in a peaceful plot on Sathorn Soi 1, the five-star property exudes the ambience of a beachside resort, and the walk from the car park to the lobby alone is almost enough to fool you into thinking you’ve travelled many miles from the bustle of Sathorn just five minutes up the road.
The concept of the restaurant, similar to Jean-Michel’s award-winning operation in France, is to combine the very best in both innovative and classic French cuisine with the cosseting service of the shared Asian table, and it works a dream. Particularly for the Sunday brunch, and its selection of unlimited mains, which gives you the chance to try a number of dishes before submitting to hunger-busting defeat.
Quality over quantity is the philosophy here, and each dish on the menu is created using the finest ingredients available – many imported from France. So after you’ve devoured introductory treats such as Homemade duck rillettes, Jean Michel Lorain quail and foie gras tourte, Cod mousse on toast with sun-dried tomatoes, and the delightful Smoked haddock and warm potato salad, you can sink your teeth into exquisite a la carte options like Braised beef cheeks with a carrot fantasy and red wine sauce, Grilled half lobster à L’américaine, and Pan-seared snapper with ratatouille, potato confit and thyme – all cooked to Michelin star-style perfection by Chef Amerigo Sesti, who trained with Chef Jean Michel in France.
Rounding out the experience is a serving of four miniature desserts: Lemon meringue tart, Pistachio and raspberry cream, Fruit salad, and Crêpes and chocolate sauce.
Great value at B3,999 per
person with free flow Chandon.
U Sathorn Bangkok, 105/1 Soi Ngam Duphli, Sathorn Tel: 02 119 4899 www.jaime-bangkok.com