A taste of the Big Apple in Bangkok
Celebrating its sixth year in Thailand, New York based Dean & Deluca has become one of the city’s favourite eateries and go-to marketplaces for gourmet food and quality products. With six stores in Bangkok—the flagship outlet being their stylish deli at MahaNakhon Cube Building at Chong Nonsi BTS station—they offer customers everything from mouth-watering meals and grocery goods, to an extensive selection of handcrafted coffee. Every cup is made with their special in-house blends, and while the namesake MahaNakhon Roast is used for black brews, their Bangkok Blend is matched with frothy milk and served with skillful latte art. These two blends, as well as many others, are sourced from local suppliers and also available for retail.
If you are heading to D&D for brunch, there’s a number of all-day breakfast items to pair with your morning java fix, including a delicious plate of Espresso spiced seared tuna (B445), served with avocado, salsa, egg, and micro greens.
As a light lunch or side dish, we were really impressed with the Spinach, roasted pumpkin and butternut squash salad (B175-350) which was tossed in a tasty olive oil and apple cider vinaigrette, and sprinkled with parmesan, thyme and toasted nuts. Alternatively, try one of their best-selling dishes—the Salmon teriyaki (B325). The seared fish filet is served with a flavourful teriyaki glaze and accompanied by heirloom carrots, shiitake mushrooms and grilled asparagus.
For something heartier to accompany your afternoon coffee, we recommend the Tiger prawn fettuccini (B425). The house-made pasta is covered in refreshingly spicy cilantro lime pesto, with chilli, garlic, cashews, and organic sea caviar. It’s then topped with white marinated anchovy and two meaty black tiger prawns—a perfect balance of Thai and Italian cuisine. Meanwhile, meat lovers should definitely try the Red wine braised lamb shank (B495), drizzled with a demi-glaze and served with creamy potato dauphinoise, roasted tomatoes and green asparagus.
Those with a sweet tooth will be spoilt for choice as the café offers a large selection of cakes, pastries and dessert options. As an after-dinner-treat we shared the Banana nutty caramel sundae (B195), a concoction of vanilla ice-cream, caramel sauce, banana, waffle crisps, almond icing and a macaron on top.
All these dishes we sampled at their MahaNakhon location are also available at their sixth and newest branch which recently opened at The Crystal shopping complex (GF, Crystal Veranda) on Ekamai-Ram Intra Road. While this outlet features a café, dining area, and a small retail section, its focus also extends to wine. Both an entire shelf on the back wall as well as a column in the centre of the restaurant display numerous bottles of red and whites, making for an extraordinary wine and dine experience.
Dean & Deluca
MahaNakhon Cube Building
GF, Cube Building
92 Narathiwas Ratchanakharin Rd.
Tel: 02 023 1616
Open daily: 7am-11pm
Other outlets: Central Embassy, EmQuartier, Park Ventures Ecoplex and Sathorn Square.