Crafting cocktails with world class recipes
Following its recent refurbishment, Zest Bar and Terrace—located on the 7th floor of the Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok—entices guests with all new drink menus and dining experiences, while remaining outstanding in service and quality.
This glamorous indoor/outdoor space has been strategically revamped to exude a luxurious yet more modern and welcoming ambience. Upon entering, rhythmic grooves from the jazz band and multi-coloured subdued lighting sets the atmospheric tone. The bar’s extensive panoramic glass windows, as well as the adjoining outdoor terrace, offer visitors the chance to look out over the dazzling cityscape. In addition, the high ceiling interior pleasantly contrasts with the low-slung couches, giving the 60-seat area the impression of being even more spacious. There’s also room for more at the black granite bar counter, or patrons can opt for outdoor terrace seating.
As for the new drinks menu, the recently introduced cocktail lineup has been inspired by local ingredients and artisanal products—all part of the top-notch ‘Crafted at Westin’ signature program. Cocktail aficionados will be wooed by the distinctive look and taste of every glass. The original recipe Daisy Swizzle (B300) comes with essence of butterfly pea-infused gin, complemented with a touch of lime juice, elderflower, and mint. In a similar vein, the Zest Society (B300), a mix of gin, apricot brandy, elderflower, orange juice, and sour mix, is further enhanced with the scent of fresh rosemary. Other bar highlights include the Mexiparadise (B300), which combines tequila and herbal liqueur with a refreshing orange, watermelon, and lime juice lift. Meanwhile, mocktail lovers can set their tongues tingling with the L&P Punch (B230), featuring lychee juice, pineapple juice, sour mix, and grenadine syrup.
Apart from their expertly crafted cocktails, Zest also offers customers a considerable range of gastronomic delights. The culinary team’s line-up kicks off with Beer battered fish and chips (B450), in which golden fried fillets and fresh potatoes are served with two styles of rich and creamy tartar sauce—perfect for whetting one’s appetite. Another outstanding star of the bar is the Infused whiskey beef burger (B490), with bacon and grilled mushrooms. Served with apple, celery, and potato salad with steak fries, it’s a beefy, juicy chunk of meat that comes complete with its very own whiskey shot syringe.
The gastro-bonanza continues with Grilled marinated beef and lamb skewer with cumin and chili (B400), in which the complex flavours of the meats combine with a diversity of herbs. By contrast the Italian-inspired Baked red capsicum (B380), filled with pesto feta cheese, pine nuts and capsicum essences, has been specially designed for vegetarians. Finally, to satisfy any sweet tooth, don’t miss the Mövenpick strawberry ice cream with coconut jelly and chocolate dipped dry banana (B380). It’s a truly tropical sweet treat.
by Pongphop Songsiriarcha
Zest Bar and Terrace
7F, Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok
259 Sukhumvit Rd.
Tel: 02 207 8000
Open daily: 7am-1am