A delicious line-up of international treats at Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi.
After a long week at work, I felt the need to spoil myself and thanks to some online surfing, discovered Le Meridien’s weekend brunch deal. Specialising in Western and Asian cuisine, they also offer a 30 percent discount for online bookings, so my girlfriend and I headed over for some oysters, fizz, and gossip.
Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Golf Resort & Spa is part of a golf club and upon my arrival, I spotted groups of international putters at the reception. I shimmied past and headed to Latest Recipe, the hotel’s contemporary-style restaurant overlooking the golf course. Surveying the area, I spot a series of chef stations, all ready to please ravenous visitors, with their friendly smiles and all prepare and cook food fresh for every order.
The general assortments are mostly seafood concentrated such as large scrumptious river prawns cooked in a variety of styles like Gambas al Ajillo or in a sweet and sour tamarind sauce. There are huge Alaskan King crabs, and shellfish loaded on crushed ice along with the likes of baby octopus and oysters.
I made a salad choosing from six different classic dressings including Thai-style Papaya Salad with a limey-spicy dressing, topping it all off with vibrant sushi rolls, sashimi, and deliciously crispy tempura. Since I was responsible to pick the seafood, my friend selected the carnivorous options, returning with a lamb shank and veal sausages, but we began it all with lush, melt-in-the-mouth foie gras.
Crispy softshell crabs were cooked Thai-style and tasted awesome, and the fresh oysters were plump and juicy. Other meaty highlights included an outdoor barbecue where a chef prepared steaks to the customer’s preference and a spread of well-stocked cold-cuts and cheese. I love that everything came in small portions, which allowed me to try many things.
It’s not long before our plates are empty and we agree there’s only one thing left on our minds: dessert. So, we’re back at the dessert stations facing all of the cakes, crumbles and crêpes Suzettes. There were sweet Thai mango and homemade ice creams. We picked everything to share and indulged fully.
The entire offering is first-rate, catering to friends and family, especially good if you like your steak and pasta cooked to a specific order.
The buffet is priced at B1,790 net and is open to the public every Sunday, 12-3pm. And, because the deal includes pool and Kids Club access, we prepared our bikinis and spent the remainder of the day chilling by the pool.
by Zazithorn Ruengchinda
Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi,
789 Moo 14, Bangna-Trad Rd
Tel: 02 118 7711
Open: Daily, 6am-10:30pm