Wednesday, September 01, 2010

A breath of fresh air



A Breath of fresh air...
What an exciting month this September is to me...
Bangkok is full of happening events and new interesting resetaurants...

Dean & DeLuca finally find it's way to be here in Bangkok. Wow! I do love thier small tins of herbs & spices to bits. Now they are here for me to pick them home, lovely. These small lovely tins are not only good, flavourful, aromatic but hey are also very difficult to find here in Bangkok... something like "Moroccan spices, Cajun spices, herbes de Provence, Fleur del Sel, ect,.
I always love having a cup of "Cafe au lait" at Dean & DeLuca. Now, one doesn't need to be in New York to have one! Wicked!


Nahm by Chef David Thomson is opening on September 2nd, 2010 at the Metropolitan Hotel. he has been testing his menu every night for weeks. Laurence (my colleague) who is a good friend of DT is invited to dine there tonight. (Off course, I am not jealous at all.) He promises to email the pictures and everything esle to me. Very nice of him, indeed.

The Bangkok 11th Annual of World Gourmet
which organizes by the Four Seasons will start from September 6th to 11th, 201. The Michelin-starred & award winning chefs will parade in the Four Seasons here in Bangkok. I can't really wait...

Oh well, there is a bright blue sky after the big storm... My darling Bangkok... I do love you.

1 comment:

srida said...

Hi, I had a chance to visit the store in the first week of January. The deli is very nice, great setting but that is about it.
Food and service is terribly substandard, which is a shocker. Sandwiches were pre-made and the salad all looked brown, sad and wilted. My question is, if Subway can make fresh sandwiches why can’t Dean & Deluca follow suit. We ordered a couple of paninis, salad nicoise and salmon salad. The panini came back soggy, wet and cold inside. We asked the staff to reheat it on the sandwich grill, it came back toasted but yet again stone cold in the center. The nicoise salad looked terribly sad wilted and brown lettuce. The salmon salad arrived overcooked and dried out salmon with wilted brown salad leaves on the side.

Service appalling, although the ordering part is suppose to be self-service. The system used at the counter managed to get us well travelled diners confused as to how to order and where to pay. Poor logistic flow and the service crews are clueless.