Pascal Barbot, chef and owner of Astrance, the Parisian winner of a prestigious three Michelin stars, pays a special visit to La Scala at The Sukhothai Bangkok from November 10-15.
The chef will actually close his restaurant in Paris in order to bring his entire team to Bangkok. For any lover of fine dining, the chance to enjoy Chef Barbot’s exquisite cuisine is a rare treat. And especially so considering that Astrance, ranked 36 in the 2015 World’s 50 Best Restaurants,is one of the hardest places on the planet to get a seat.
Chef Barbot first visited Bangkok in 2010, taking over the kitchen at The Sukhothai then as he is now. His approach blends French haute cuisine with exotic ingredients from the Far East—modern French with Asian influences, in other words. Unlike his French contemporaries, he uses cream and butter sparingly. He has even eschewed salt in many recipes, finding flavour in fresh local ingredients.
And he also doesn’t offer a menu. Instead, he provides nightly experiences, surprise menus at every sitting, heightening the sense of anticipation before an unforgettable meal.
A few dishes to expect during his week-long stay include toast with foie gras, button mushrooms, and green grape juice; steamed toothfish, rosemary beurre noisette, and marinated leek in a seaweed broth; and Jasmin eggnog and chestnut honey madeleines.
Apart from dishes available for lunch and dinner, Barbot will also be taking over the Sunday brunch (B3000++), serving his signature tasting menus on Sunday, November 15, at Colonnade.
Set lunches, available from November 11-14, cost B4700++ for food only and B6700++ with wine.
Set dinners, available from November 10-13, cost B8900++ (food only) and B11900++ (with wine).
On the night of November 14 is a special wine dinner, which costs B12400++.
In light of the rarity of such an appearance, reservations are a must. Call 0 2344 8888 or e-mail [email protected] to book your seat today.