Two of lebua’s restaurants, Mezzaluna and Sirocco have made it to the top 20 list of 2018 edition of Thailand Tatler Best Restaurants
High atop lebua at State Tower and Tower Club at lebua, The Dome is a bouquet of delights with an array of dining and beverage choices, with top-notch service and celestial views.
The Dome’s multiple-award-winning rooftop restaurants and bars of choice have been hailed by the international media for spearheading the city’s aspirations to become a fine dining destination. Two of lebua’s restaurants, Mezzaluna and Sirocco have made it to the top 20 list of 2018 edition of Thailand Tatler Best Restaurants.
French Cuisine with a Japanese touch
If fine dining had a second name, it would be Mezzaluna. It is the piece de resistance of lebua's finest restaurant, a Michelin 2 star, with a stunning 180-degree city and river views, rivaled only by the masterful culinary presentations placed before you.
The Tasting Menu is French cuisine with a Japanese touch, backed by the culinary excellence of Chef Ryuki Kawasaki, who has worked in restaurants in France and earned his spurs. He sources the best ingredients and meat from Japan and other European destinations and offers the celebrated seven-course Tasting Menu, with optional wine pairings.
The showcasing of the contemporary French cuisine is seamlessly woven into seasonal artisanal Japanese produce, is something that only Chef Ryuki is capable of creating. As the quartet string band plays wafting music and the Sommelier Sabino does his rendering of the story of where each bottle of wine comes from, the diners get transported into the best of fine dining that Bangkok has ever seen. But what is so different about Mezzaluna that it is often benchmarked and aspired for? Everything, if you ask the connoisseurs of cuisine.
When you combine the French way of cooking with a deft Japanese touch, it’s all about the attention to detail and the presentation on the plate. Take the all time favourite, the Niigata Murakami Wagyu Beef which is grilled over Bincho Charcoal. Hachimantai Salmon, a Rainbow trout from Iwate is smoked and served with golden trout roe, Japanese udo and urui. The cedro lemon emulsion and yoghurt sorbet adds a light and zesty note.
The wine pairings at Mezzaluna can only be said as a marriage made in heaven. Each pouring of the wine is selected with a lot of attention to detail in relation of what is in the plate and the Sommelier literally sings about the make and the history of what is in the bottle.
Dining at Mezzaluna is an out of the world experience in itself and you need to be there to know what the art of fine dining is all about.
Open: 6pm – 1am Tuesday to Sunday
Last order at 10:00pm
Fine Mediterranean Cuisine
The sense of ‘having arrived’ at Bangkok’s most iconic restaurant begins with the ascent to the top of lebua and the walk down the artistically lit staircase towards the poetic fountain. For an incomparably romantic repast, an impressive business dinner, or an unforgettable family get-together, the world’s highest alfresco restaurant offers fine Mediterranean cuisine presented and amazing range of wines from all around the world, overlooking the breathtaking views of the city and river.
Dining below the stars over-looking the Bangkok skyline, one gets transported into a wave of romantic interludes as starters make their appearance and then it’s time to admire and tuck in the best of Mediterranean food in town, something that every diner here looks forward to. To your right, perched on a precipice overlooking the city, the celebrated vertigo-inducing Sky Bar considered the top bar in Bangkok. Just ahead, authentic Mediterranean cuisine, beautifully created with the freshest ingredients from the world's finest markets by Chef de Cuisine Sebastien Pinson, who brings to Sirocco, decades of gastronomic experience at the starred restaurants and hotels of Europe and Asia, along with a pantry brimming with exclusive ingredients, many of which have never before been seen in Bangkok.
Indeed, it is through the award-winning interaction of food, wine, ambiance and service that the sense of perfection begins to emerge. Impeccably served by an unobtrusive and knowledgeable staff, Sirocco’s uncomplicated cuisine would not be possible without this continuous quest by the entire team for these rare and extraordinary ingredients. If you spot Chef Sebastian around, talking to diners and getting their feedback, you can invite him to do the finishing touches to his trademark ‘Dover Sole’. That is like watching a master craftsman chisel away at his masterpiece.
Sirocco, has over the years become a benchmark for top of the line rooftop dining in Bangkok and one can see the reason why it's so highly recommended. Reservations are recommended a week in advance at this river-view restaurant which is a must do in Bangkok for any visitor.