posted on August 09, 2013 04:16
The Vibe: Located in the vibrant and ultra-modern W Bangkok Hotel, Kitchen Table manages to effortless blend iconic Thai and Western design elements with a sleek and contemporary urban aesthetic. Super high ceilings, holographic art inspired by the Thai folk tale “Krai Thong”, American diner style seating, and the infamous “community table” with a view of the kitchen all conspire to make this venue truly unique. You will discover compelling cuisine that is bright and vibrant along with a nice selection of beer, wine and signature cocktails and it should appeal to a wide demographic of diners including, families, groups and anyone who appreciates the sublime pleasure of great food.
What To Eat & Drink: Start off with a formidable Chor Maung cocktail which is made from Butterfly flower infused raspberry vodka, lime juice, syrup and 24 karat gold dust. Next try the Seafood Ceviche w/ Watermelon, Mango, Cherry Tomato, and Lime & Yuzu Dressing and the Vegetable Ceviche w/ Jalapeno Dressing is artistry on a plate. Another nice starter is the Fried Soft Shell Crab w/Garlic & Black Pepper which is brilliantly seasoned and easy to eat. For wine try the Little Yering Chardonnay, 2011 from Australia with the Salad Gai Tom. For main courses try the Grilled Australian Lamb Chops, Pea Puree w/Sweetbread & Shitake Mushroom Ravioli and the Chicken & Black Olive Tagine w/ Preserved Lemon & Mograbieh (aka Israeli Couscous). You do not want to skip dessert and the Deconstructed Carrot Cake w/ Cinnamon Panna Cotta & Walnut Crisp is a real show stopper. Another innovative concoction is the divine Frozen Cheesecake w/ Strawberry Pearl & Balsamic Reduction. Although it is the most traditional, our favorite is the Valrhona Guanaja 70% Dark Chocolate & Caramel Ice Cream w/ Candied Hazel Nuts & Chocolate Tule. It’s a classic combination that is guaranteed to leave you a bit weak in the knees.
Insider Insight: Kitchen Table is a breath of fresh air. They are open daily for lunch and dinner and offer vibrant cuisine that stimulates the senses. Innovation is not only relegated to the décor, it extends to the kitchen where Australian Chef Sarah Briegel showcases her contemporary interpretations of Thai and international fare. They are moderately priced and you can expect to spend around 1000 to 1500 Baht per person with drinks, and they usually have weekday set menu specials priced between 600 and 800 Baht per person.