Thailand Festive Dinner
Bailliage of Bangkok
Bangkok, December 14, 2018
Superb food and wine start the Christmas season
" we enjoyed a vivacious reception of Vouette et Sorbee 'Fidèle' Champagne "

Our festive dinner is always a highlight each year as it starts the Christmas season. This year we were in the Fireplace Grill and Bar of the InterContinental Bangkok.

As is now customary the dinner was created by Conseiller Culinaire Alessandro Haab ably assisted by the Fireplace Grill and Bar’s excellent brigade.

Before dinner, we enjoyed a vivacious reception of Vouette et Sorbee ‘Fidèle’ Champagne as well as mulled wine, an oyster bar, roasted chestnuts, and canapes. This was followed by both traditional and innovative European delicacies at the table, with cheese and dessert in an adjacent room.


Foie gras terrine
with a mango, papaya and apple chutney
NV Champagne Philipponnat ‘Royale Réserve’ Rosé

2016 Côtes de Provence Rosé ‘Cuvée des Vignettes’
Clos Cibonne, Provence

Wild boar fillet, soubise sauce
2014 Gigondas, Domaine Raspail-Ay, Rhône

Grilled turbot fillet, scallops
Noilly Prat, beurre blanc, porcini
2015 Pouilly-Vinzelles Climat ‘les Quarts’
La Soufrandière (Bret Brothers), Burgundy

Ginger tangerine sorbet

Slow-roasted pheasant and guinea fowl
spätzli, red cabbage, sauerkraut, salsify
truffle, herb sauce
2015 Bloom's Field Pinot Noir
Domaine de la Côte, Santa Rita Hills, California

Mont d’Or cheese, dried pear loaf
2016 Condrieu ‘Combe de Malleval’
Stéphane Ogier, Rhône

Festive dessert buffet

Thank yous went to Échanson Honoraire Thomas Schmelter, who is now Senior Director of Operations (SE Asia) for the InterContinental Hotels Group, and to Thane Kuhlman, General Manager of the InterContinental Bangkok, and his team for hosting the Bailliage for this very special evening.

We also thanked our special guest Her Excellency Nabila Alshamsi, Consul General of the United Arab Emirates in Hong Kong.

Superb food and wine, gracious service, the elegance of the Fireplace Grill & Bar at Christmas and the Chaîne’s camaraderie of the table were the perfect combination to fill everyone with an abundant seasonal festive Christmas spirit.

We wish everyone a wonderful and blessed “Happy New Year 2019”!

Vive la Chaîne!

Arto Artinian
Bailli Délégué