ONE of Bangkok’s original wine bars, Wine Pub at Pullman Bangkok King Power has been delighting oenophiles and foodies with its European-inspired cuisine, tasty tapas, and international wines for over eight years now – a remarkable achievement in a city as fickle as Bangkok, where barflies prefer to feed on the novel and usually vacate a venue as soon as they hear a new one has opened.
Take the new monthly Chef’s Table dining experience. Held the third Wednesday of each month, and served only for 12-16 people, this exciting promotion sees Executive Chef Dominique Ferchaud working with seasonal ingredients to create a unique five-course dinner paired with wines (great value at just B3,150 per person).
The talented chef, a Brittany, France, native, has been plying his trade since 1986 and his rich international experience includes stints working in renowned establishments like Chef Raymond Blanc’s two Michelin Starred Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxford, England, and the famous Plaza Athénée hotel in New York. He also worked as private chef for Abu Dhabi’s Royal Family, so he knows a thing or two about pleasing discerning palates.
“The idea is to let the ingredients really shine through,” explains Chef Dominique. “We only import the finest fish and meats, and we cook these carefully to ensure that their flavours are the star of the show. Simple food is the best – especially when paired with decent wines.”
The Chef’s Table, of course, is not the only highlight at Wine Pub. An extensive a la carte menu featuring hearty European dishes is available daily, as well as a tapas menu with over 23 selections starting at B100 per plate (or a set of nine for B985), with popular choices such as Salmon confit on basil feta cake, and Seared duck liver with polenta.
Through Sept 30, a Special Cod Tapas menu, with highlights such as Cod and potato gratin, and Cod cakes with panko bread crumbs, will also be available, starting at B250 per dish.
On our last visit Chef Dominique revealed that he’d just received a new chocolate making machine from France, and he couldn’t wait to get in the kitchen and tinker with it. So don’t be surprised if you see a selection of chocolate enhanced creations on your next visit to Wine Pub – as long as we haven’t eaten them all first!
Wine Pub, Pullman Bangkok King Power, 8/2 Rangnam Rd, Thanon-Phayathai (free tuk tuk service available from near Victory Monument BTS)☎ 02 680 9999 www.pullmanbangkokkingpower.com