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Blue Elephant Restaurant and Cooking School

Blue Elephant Restaurant and Cooking School

Author: Anonym/Thursday, June 13, 2013/Categories: Food & Restaurant Reviews

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The Vibe: Blue Elephant is a well established as a leading authority on royal Thai cuisine with 30+ years experience. The restaurant is located in an exquisitely charming 3-story mansion that is more than 100 years old and its old world grandeur is unmistakable. They emulate a distinctive British colonial feel that is seamlessly mixed with rustic Asian artifacts. You can dine amongst towering palm trees with intricate Thai wood carvings and stone sculptures hanging on the walls, sip champagne under shiny crystal chandeliers and dine on delicate gold plated china and cutlery. Blue Elephant is tailor made for special occasion dining as well as romantic dining and they are popular with locals and tourists alike.

What to Eat & Drink: The menu is a seductive mix of the new and the old with a variety of traditional dishes based on ancient recipes as well as more innovative neuvo Thai cuisine. Every entrée is artistry on the plate and is as appealing to the eye as it is to the palate. Start your meal with the evocative Khang Hang Kaho Phhuak, which are minced prawns and chicken in a pillowy golden taro pastry. Try a delicious traditional Catfish & Prawn Salad or the non-traditional Eggplant Salad with Grilled Scallops, Herbs & Truffle oil which is delicate and refined. We also recommend the hearty and complex Massaman Lamb Curry, the fragrant Crab Curry with Betel Leaves and the Crispy Grouper with Three Flavored Sauce.

Insider Insight: With a choice of set menus, ala carte menus, and their own brand of wines from France, Blue elephant has all the components required for an unforgettable dining experience. The service is particularly good, and the staff is very knowledgeable about the cuisine. Ala Carte dining is a bit pricey, but set menus are reasonably priced. The softly lit main dining hall is on the first level, the neon “Blue Bar” and several private dining rooms are on the second floor, and the world famous cooking school is situated on the 3rd story where you can take traditional Thai cooking classes. Reservations are required for dinner.

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