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Loving spoonfuls

Feb 08. 2019
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Restaurants around Bangkok are offering special menus to celebrate the day of romance. Here are several options to mark in your Valentine’s calendar.

Spicy kicks

Celebrate love on February 14 with tantalising spices and fine Indian cuisine in Punjab Grill’s six-course tasting menus. Located in the lobby of the upscale Radisson Suites Bangkok Sukhumvit, the Indian restaurant offers both non-vegetarian and vegetarian set menus for Bt1,799-plus and Bt1,499-plus respectively per person with free-flow sparkling wine.

The non-vegetarian dishes include carom seed flavoured pastry topped with a spiced goat brain pate and tamarind chutney and crispy tempura-coated chicken mince kebabs served with chicken tikka cranberry salad. 

Among the vegetarian dishes are deconstructed samosa, home smoked fresh cottage cheeses scented with dill leaves, and char-grilled curry leaf filled zucchini flowers with lemon rice, beetroot, and coconut sauce.

Reserve a seat at (02) 645 4952 or visit www.PunjabGrillBangkok.com.

Ecology-minded meal

Haoma restaurant on Sukhumvit Soi 31, known for its sustainable approach to “progressive” cuisine and farm-to-table meals, is offering a nine-course tasting menu on the day of love for Bt2,990-plus person or Bt4,980-plus with wine pairing.

Highlights include Galauti Cornets (wild mushrooms, spices, citrus gel and fresh truffles), Oyster & Corn Tartar (local oysters, cilantro, corn and yuzu lemon) and Royal Project Caviar with panna cotta, celery and brioche croutons.

Book a table at (02) 258 4744 or http://haoma.dk.

Romancing the Waves 

Chinese restaurant Silver Waves at the Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok has a five-course set menu priced at Bt3,600 net per couple including two glasses of sparkling wine.

Begin with fresh oyster with Sichuan chilli sauce and chilled scallop with avocado dressing, followed by Peking duck roll with strawberry and plum sauce. Braised abalone and goji berry soup with crispy rock lobster are also served together with wagyu beef, snow fish, Chinese mustard leaf and fried rice.

Call (02) 307 8888 extensions 1948-49 or e-mail silverwaves.chrb@chatrium.com.

Pan-Asian delights

Chef Nanang Prasetya Aditama at Nimitr restaurant of 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok prepares a five-course menu of pan-Asian delights for Bt4,000-plus per couple or Bt6,000-plus per couple with wine pairing.

Laksa lobster soup accompanied by pickled local radish, lemon jelly and home-made rice crackers precedes the main courses of seabass ballotine or organic lamb chops. The first is served with rainbow ravioli, organic vegetable, Ossetra caviar, and saffron sauce, while the second is complemented by braised vegetables, mashed pumpkin, and cumberland sauce. 

Book a table at (02) 079 7000 or visit www.137PillarsBangkok.com.

Royal Thai tastes

Thai restaurant Praya Dining at the newly revamped riverside Praya Palazzo features a five-course menu of royal Thai cuisine specialities.

Indulge in goong sarong (deep fried prawns wrapped with vermicelli noodles), latieng (pork, shrimp and peanuts wrapped in egg mesh) and ran juan curry (pork or beef soup with shrimp paste).

The Valentine themed set dinner is available throughout this month for Bt2,119 net per couple or Bt3,296 net for four persons including soft drinks.

Reserve a seat at (02) 883 2998 or www.PrayaPalazzo.com.

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