The Park Hyatt invites you to succumb to the pleasures of succulent seafood
The long wait is over and the Embassy Room, at the flagship Park Hyatt Bangkok hotel, has finally arrived. Ultra-modern and sophisticated, the restaurant co-exists in a space where several living areas ebb and flow into one another with an understated charm that blurs the lines between function and style. An evocative colour palate of earth tones in crème, soft white, and black set a scene highlighted by polished limestone floors, silk accents in soft lavender and green tones, and striking contemporary art gracing the expansive walls and ceilings. Another intriguing design aspect is that seating options within the same space vary—with intimate semicircle bench style seating, traditional tables along the glass viewing wall, al fresco poolside dining, and the ever popular tables facing the open kitchen where you can watch the food being prepared (and you are encouraged to interact with the chefs in action).
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Embassy Room features an all-day menu of contemporary European cuisine with an Asian flair. The venue boasts several wood burning ovens, and they have beef and poultry available, but the main focus is on high quality seafood dishes that are both internationally and locally sourced. Another highlight is that dishes can be ordered by an individual portion or a “shared” portion. Start your meal off with their version of bouillabaisse called “Gran Ma” Fish Soup (B400), with mud crab ravioli, tarragon and kaffir lime oil. It’s a refined version, with a deep and rich complex seafood aroma.
I also recommend the Australian King Fish Ceviche (B420) with grilled avocado, coriander, and sweet potato chips, as well as the Hokkaido Scallop (B450) with cauliflower, broccoli, hazelnut, and wholegrain mustard—both are stunning! For a main dish you won’t go wrong with either their creamy and rich Canadian Lobster Risotto (B950), or the perfectly executed Atlantic Cod Fish (B610). But my hands down favourite was the Wild French Monkfish Osso Bucco (B760), with polenta, black olive, and grilled jalapeño. This dish is a celebration of subtle Mediterranean flavours that have been elevated to surpass the sum of its parts.
Be sure to enjoy a nice wine with your meal, such as the crisp and clean 2016 Broglia, Gavi “Il Doge” Del Comune di Gavi DOCG (B360/glass), from Piedmont, Italy which works well with every dish mentioned thus far. The Embassy Room also gets high marks for their professional service, striking minimalist design aesthetics, and thoughtful and vibrant cuisine that fills you up without ever weighing you down. After your meal be sure to extend your pleasure by enjoying a signature cocktail, or single malt scotch and cigar, at The Bar, which is located just one level up from Embassy Room.
By Melissa Richter
9F, The Park Hyatt Bangkok
Central Embassy, 88 Wireless Rd.
Tel: 02 012 1234
Open daily: 6am-10:30am, noon-2pm, 6pm-10pm