Each sweet sensation is created using a refined chocolate blend specially produced for the hotel by French luxury chocolate maker Valrhona and enhanced with exotic taste combinations. Chocolate connoisseurs can sate their cravings with Thai twists as the hotel’s executive pastry chef Nicolas Pelloie and his team craft chocolate bonbons and truffles with tropical mango, coconut and chilli fillings. Guests seeking a healthy indulgence can choose from a range of chocolate bars flavoured with plant-based super foods, such as turmeric, quinoa, baobab and ginger, to combine pure pleasure with dietary nourishment. The sweet treats can be paired with hot chocolate drinks. The baristas will personalise a cup blending rich Valrhona chocolate with steamed milk and freshly whipped cream. Inspired by fruity Thai flavours, guests can also relax and unwind with a Cherry Chocolate or Durian and Coconut variation of the classic hot drink. Since 2016, Valrhona has … [Read more...] about Count on the Peninsula for that chocolate fix
The Beauty of Siam: Anantara Siamese Fighting Fish showcases Thailand’s national aquatic emblem in the resort lower lobby and adjacent Riverside Plaza. To mark the exhibition, the hotel provides new dessert menu and special cocktail which inspired from the beauty of fighting fish. Taking inspiration from the fighting fish’s beautiful markings, the chefs at Anantara Riverside have created iconic sweets and drinks to mark the occasion. The display at deli Numero Uno will be piled high with handcrafted desserts, from truffle chocolates in fish form to shortbread and macaroons with painted designs. Starting price from only Bt50-70 per piece. Visitors can stop by for a light bite after viewing the exhibition or take home hampers as gifts. Numero Uno is open daily 6.00 am – 10.00 pm Visitors to the exhibition can also take to a Manohra cruise or the Elephant Bar for watercolour cocktails: the Chao Phraya Betta refreshes with gin, butterfly pea and … [Read more...] about Beauty of fighting fish at Anantara Riverside Bangkok celebrated
NO FEWER than six acclaimed Japanese restaurants have opened their first outlets in Thailand at Siam Takashimaya, the department store within Bangkok’s Iconsiam retail palace. All are well known in their homeland and all are confident they can tantalise the Thai palate with their respective variants on omakase, teppanyaki, sushi and sashimi, donburi, tonkatsu and shabu shabu. Masa by Otaru Masazushi offers omakase-style dining with prime ingredients, mainly from Hokkaido. The new Rose Dining zone is decked out in a minimalist style with warm lighting and cosy wood furnishings. There’s a serene and undeniable Zen-like appeal to the area, where all six outlets have set up shop. Famed sushi restaurant Otaru Masazushi, a mainstay of the harbour town of Otaru in Hokkaido for 80 years, imports fresh produce for its classy omakase meals for which the chefs set the menu according to seasonal ingredients. The Bangkok outlet is called Masa by Otaru Masazushi. It has 10 seats … [Read more...] about It’s Japanese-food heaven!
Using excellent ingredients means cooking with less seasoning while keeping the natural flavours vibrant. The chef creates every dish with the knowledge gained from his deep experience. Diners can savour every dish like a work of art. The feast costs Bt1,200-plus. Starters include Iberico ham and goat cheese, a beautifully plated dish with two tastes in perfect harmony; panfried foie gras; imported Ora King Salmon from New Zealand; a rich seafood broth with scallops and tomatoes from Chiang Mai; and an eyecatching purple-theme salad with roasted baby beets, feta cheese and reduced balsamic dressing. The main courses include free-range cornfed spring chicken roasted with feekah. With a tint of cinnamon and some baby pink apples and carefully wilted spinach, this dish redefines everything you thought about chicken. Destined to be a favourite among Thai diners, the fish filet served with Thai jasmine rice is a light, refreshing dish. Higher-end … [Read more...] about Lobster, spring chicken on new menu at [email protected]
Among executive pastry chef Christoph Widmer’s notable new creations are the Salted Caramel, Vanilla, Pineapple Cheesecake, New York Cheesecake, English Fruit Cake and Butter Marble Cake. Fans of Italian fare should be sure to try the Tiramisu Eclair with creamy and smooth tiramisu filling. A long-term resident of Thailand, the Swiss-born chef also explores the possibility of using locally sourced premium produce. One item he experiments with is a 70-per-cent Chiang Mai Dark Chocolate Crunch Dome. Rich dark chocolate from Chiang Mai elevates this delight to another level. “As a chef who loves the fragrance of freshly baked pastries and enjoys playing with wonderful and interesting ingredients, I always feel at home when I am in my kitchen, and this new patisserie selection is a heart-made collection, something I would cook at home for my family and special friends and which I believe that they would very much enjoy,” he says. The Chocolate Boutique also … [Read more...] about All about chocolate