By : SANDRINE HUCLIN
17 January 2020
About: The House intends to offer a fine dining experience with authentic and traditional recipes from all over the world. Those recipes have been gathered over thirty years of travels around the globe. The owner Matthias, a German native, fancied to share his story with a menu featuring only original recipes. This unique experience in Bangkok will transport you without leaving the table to Hawaii, Germany, South-Africa and more…
Reservations in advance are required to seat the at Chef Tables.
Decor: The restaurant lies in a small lane in the leafy residential Yen Akart area. The restaurant sits inside an old Thai house with a verdant garden, embracing the concept of traditional recipes. The interior is sober and elegant with white walls, the dining room can seat 18 people. The whole atmosphere complements the food experience.
Menu: The Head Chef Praphon and his team creates a seasonal menu with 7 or 9 courses, and an a la carte offering based on authentic recipes from all over the world, for a unique Chef Tables experience in Bangkok. No fusion food is served at the table but only authentic dishes as they used to be served hundred years ago based on familial recipes collected over thirty years of travel.
The 9-course menu (2,990 baht) is a surprise menu. Each course would be introduced verbally along with a card by the waiter or the owner himself with an explanation of the origin of the recipe and the story behind it. I have been requested to not reveal all the courses. I would suggest starting with a refreshing Aperol Spritz which would be a good complement to your starters. Somewhat surprisingly, the winner is a fragrant and thick soup that originated from South India from the 17th century called mulligatawny. This soup is believed to boost your immune system and health. Another hit, the königsberger klopse, a recipe that originated from Prussia with veal meatballs cooked in a wine sauce with capers. The sauce features a nice acidic flavor which reminds me of the classic French veal ragout, Blanquette de veau that my mother cooks on Sunday.
Wine lovers will be delighted by the wine list with a selection from different countries France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Chile, Australia, and if you have a favorite wine in mind, please feel free to request upon reservation and the restaurant will provide it. We had the House Wine, a Sauvignon Blanc from Chile, a well-balanced wine with bold flavors and a nice citrus note at the end. We, then switched to another wine from Chile but this time for a Cabernet Sauvignon with nice spice flavors and a hint of chocolate plus mocha notes. I have to be honest that I was quite impressed by the quality of wine that was served throughout the evening to pair with our courses (1,500 baht/bottle or 330 baht by the glass).
Evaluation: We have been enlightened by this unique Chef's Table dining experience that takes you to different continents through the courses. All recipes are original and authentic; let your mind travel with a mouthful of a tasty morsel. The sincerity, passion, and kindness of the owner, Matthias and his staff, makes you feel instantly at home.