Thailand Dinner
Bailliage of Bangkok
Bangkok, January 25, 2018
What a wonderful start to our 2018 programme!
" The taste combinations at the pre-dinner reception held in the hotel's Garden Wing set the bar high "

Our year began with a sumptuous dinner at the world famous Le Normandie in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. This restaurant has welcomed countless Michelin-starred chefs over the years, including Michel Roux and Christian Bau. It was recently awarded its own 2-star rating by the 2017 Michelin Guide to Thailand.

Under Chef Arnaud Dunand Sauthier, Le Normandie once again did not disappoint the 60 members and guests that attended. Chef Arnaud, a native of Savoy, designed a unique menu in the Savoy style featuring pure, precise flavours and wonderful taste combinations. All courses superbly matched with some wonderful wines.

The taste combinations at the pre-dinner reception held in the hotel's Garden Wing set the bar high and included Parmesan marshmallow; crispy cone with tuna tartare; cauliflower mousse with black truffle jelly; squid ink tapioca tuile with octopus and chorizo mayonnaise; assorted bruschetta.


Remoulade of crab, razor clam, cockles
iodine jelly, Oscietra caviar
2016 Sancerre, Domaine Vacheron

Poached wild-caught Brittany turbot
roots, black winter truffle, smoked tea sabayon
Meursault 1er Cru ‘Les Genevrières’ - Domaine Remi Jobard

Roasted foie gras, leek, lovage, anis star
2012 Vouvray ‘Les Fondraux’ - Domaine Champalou

Roasted pigeon, endive, pear, cocoa
2010 Château Corbin, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Cheeses from the French Alps and nearby
2010 Quinta Do Crasto Late Bottle Vintage Port

Cocoa nibs frozen sphere, chocolate crémeux
roasted hazelnut ice-cream
2006 Château Petit Guiraud, Sauternes

As anyone who has been to Le Normandie will agree, the restaurant is well noted for its impeccable service and elegant ambiance together with breath taking views over the Chao Phraya River.

The dinner was an excellent start to 2018 and a memorable occasion much appreciated by all present.

Paul Frankland
Conseiller Gastronomique