French creative cuisine takes centre stage at the elegant new La Vie restaurant on the 11th floor of VIE Hotel Bangkok. The fine dining venue aims to leverage the hotel’s growing reputation as a top local culinary destination, thanks in part to the many chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants overseas who have visited here in recent years. To celebrate the opening of La Vie – technically a reopening as the space was previously home to an international all-day dining venue – it is offering a special promotion through the end of May in which diners can ‘Come 2, Pay 1’.
La Vie sets out to combine French flavours with a bold modern approach to presentation, ensuring some welcome surprises along the way. There’s a choice between three-course set lunches (B599) and four- (B1800) and five-course (B2000) set dinners, along with an extensive à la carte menu. It’s hard to go wrong with any of the chef’s signature dishes, such as the snow fish, mushroom ragout, sautéed baby spinach and fish vaelouté emulsion (B800 on the à la carte menu) or the wild mushroom cappuccino with parmesan emulsion (B180 à la carte).
Another stand-out is the fragrant Hokkaido scallop carpaccio with cold cappellini salad (B550 à la carte) and the foie gras escalope with raspberry coulis and rocket salad (B650 à la carte). The five-course dinner menu includes a choice of starter, soup, pasta, main dish and dessert. Desserts including the vanilla ice macaroon with berries compote (B180 à la carte), strawberry yoghurt mousse with berry compote (B150 à la carte) and French crème brulee (B150 à la carte) also draw high marks.
With a selection of old-world and new-world wines from the restaurant’s large showcase wine cellar, La Vie also offers the perfect pairing for your meal.
The elegant 70-seat space is furnished in salmonhued armchairs and soft dark leather sofas and gently illuminated by flickering candles and graceful chandeliers.
The comfortable ambience is matched with subdued electronic music and occasionally the delightful sounds of a live piano.
La VIE – Creative French Cuisine
11F VIE Hotel Bangkok, 117/39-40 Phaya Thai Rd | 02-309-3939
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