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Love for the tummy and the soul

Feb 04. 2018
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By The Nation

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok celebrates the month of love with a range of culinary treats designed to appeal to couples of all ages.

The Hanuman Bar offers a Sweet Romance Afternoon Tea set with rosewater and mango Battenberg cake, glazed passionfruit eclair, velvet pear Williams and praline bar, and macaron creme brulee. Savoury delights include manchego and quince paste red bread sandwich, and salmon and asparagus jalousie. Guest can choose their favourite coffee and tea blends from the extensive Ronnefeldt selection or sip on Chandon Brut sparkling wine or Louis Roederer Champagne. The afternoon tea is served daily from 2 to 5pm until the end of the month and costs Bt750-plus per person or Bt1,500-plus per couple.      

On Valentine’s Day, Niche serves up “Just the Two of U” at Niche – an exclusive dinner with overnight luxury accommodation available for one couple only. With the table for two located in the romantic and enchanting setting of the garden cabana, one lucky couple will enjoy dinner beneath the stars with a private butler.

This amazingly romantic dinner, with live violin, includes an exclusive 10-course menu, one bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne, and one bottle of Chateau les Justices Cru Bourgeois 2005 Sauternes paired with the dessert.

This special package also includes a one-night stay in a luxury Suite at the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok with breakfast and use of a Mercedes Benz S300 limousine roundtrip within the Bangkok metropolis. This prestige romantic dinner and accommodation is priced at Bt89,000-plus per couple.

The 10-course dinner menu features Majestic oysters from Ireland served with citrus and beetroot vinegar; tamarind-glazed foie gras with roasted pineapple compote and peanut brittle; seared giant Hokkaido scallop served with cauliflower cream and black truffle; pulled Wagyu beef rib with pickled mustard seeds, potato foam and rosemary dust, and Iberico baby lamb rack served with salted butter potato mash and homemade chimichurri. The dinner concludes in style with Valrhona chocolate surprise, confit kumquat and passionfruit cream served with pink Champagne ice-cream.

Niche also presents a five-course al fresco dinner by candlelight on the hotel’s lush green lawn priced at Bt3,900-plus per couple. This romantic occasion features six Fin de Claire oysters to share; tamarind glazed foie gras with roasted pineapple compote and peanut brittle; seared Hokkaido scallops served with cauliflower variations and truffle vinaigrette; a choice of either Wagyu beef medallion served with tagliata, parmesan arugula with balsamic and black pepper or snow fish fillet with olive baked, smoked tomato, capers and garlic.

For romantic couples seeking the ultimate in modern Thai cuisine, the ten-course Valentine’s Day menu, served with Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne, at the one-Michelin-star Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin meets all expectations. Menu highlights include hot and cold variations of the same dish such as warm red curry with lobster (for him) and frozen red curry with lobster (for her), and tom kha snow with mushrooms and pickled lemon (for him) and warm tom kha with baby corn and Chanterelle mushrooms (for her).

The dinner begins with oysters for two and concludes with cherries marinated with sticky rice for him and mango with sticky rice for her. The passionfruit souffle with sorbet is for him and the passionfruit with vanilla ice-cream in coconut dome for the ladies is served with red roses as the perfect conclusion. It costs Bt10,900-plus per couple.

Love reigns supreme at Brasserie Europa on Valentine’s Day when the restaurant presents a themed Valentine’s buffet dinner with special a la carte dishes included in the price for Bt1,900-plus per person. After the appetiser of Akami tuna carpaccio with herbal beetroot cream, pickled mustard, cucumber and apple relish, served at table for each couple, the à la carte main courses cooked to order include steamed snow fish served with burned watermelon, tomatoes confit and sweet basil yogurt sauce, and beef medallion with braised red cabbage, foie gras sauce and black truffles.

The international buffet features a tempting choice of Asian and Western dishes to suit all palates. To sweeten this special occasion the dessert counter will be decorated in pink with pink-themed desserts and ingredients.

 Make your reservation at (02) 162 9000 or visit

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