Vogue Lounge at the MahaNakhon Cube development adjacent to the Chong Nongsi BTS station has some big shoes to fill. Established under the umbrella of Vogue magazine and licensed by publishing giant Conde Nast International, its pedigree demands something that transcends the ordinary. The first
outlet of its kind, it has hit the ground running and doesn’t disappoint.
The outlet’s interior was designed by the renowned David Collins Studio of London to reflect a 1920s chic Art Deco feel. It includes unique lighting, stunning brass bar stools, opulent leather seating and lots of white in the form of marble fixtures and floor tiles that are stunningly accented with contrasting black.
Vogue’s cocktails (all B340++) were formulated by renowned Japanese mixologist Hideyuki Saito of Tokyo. Saito loves to include local fruits, infusions and spices in his drinks. A firm favourite is the “Our Thai,” a blend of Thai rum, plum wine, absinthe, fresh Thai mango, passion fruit, and house-made Thai chilli Tabasco. The blend of rum and tropical fruits, along with the chilli bite, make this a memorable drink.
The menu and kitchen at Vogue Lounge are under the under the direction of Vincent Thierry, a master of his trade and formerly chef at the three-Michelin-starred Caprice restaurant in Hong Kong. The menu here is small and most dishes (all B350++) are designed as nibbles to be enjoyed over a few drinks and conversation. There are also some plates to share, including Japanese Wagyu sirloin (B1200++) served with black truffle potato and smoked bone marrow butter.
One of the many stand-out offerings is a cold appetiser of Alaskan king crab mascarpone mousse and tandoori spiced fruits. It represents a unique combination of flavours in a fresh form at. Equally good is a warm appetiser of seared duck foie gras with cranberry chutney and mandarin. In fact, it is hard to choose between the two. The king crab wins accolades not only for its taste, but also for superb presentation, while the foie gras is highly enjoyable because of its decadence and the scrumptious accompanying cranberry chutney. In terms of main courses, lobster ravioli, Hokkaido sea urchin foam and baby spinach is also a delight and sets up perfectly a dessert of candied chestnut, mandarin sphere and gel, and Grand Marnier ice cream.
Special mention must be made of Chef Thierry’s presentations. They are absolutely sensational and in keeping with the vibe Vogue magazine has worked hard to create over the years. And equally true to the Vogue DNA is the impressive music played at the Lounge. The sound system is extraordinary; there is a talented resident house DJ, and the lounge plays host to frequent events featuring guest DJs, as well. The music director, Maarten Goetheer, has worked across the best clubs in Asia and is dedicated to bring his signature style of uncompromising House, Nu-Disco and other hip genres to the outlet.
Vogue Lounge, with its impressive genetic footprint, has officially arrived in Bangkok. Be sure to give it a try.
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6th fl, MahaNakhon Cube, 6th Floor, 96 Narathiwat Ratchanakharin Rd
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