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2016-10-14

VERTIGO & MOON BAR @ Romancing The Stars In Bangkok

Sky bars are rather overwhelmed now in Bangkok and very few of them do serve international gourmet at the same time but to offer a somewhat city view from their very own rooftop. With a 61st Floor on top of the roof of a vertical high up building, an original helicopter pad turned into a stylish Skybar offers a 360 degree of uninterrupted views of the City of angels. Dinning up high with the international haute cuisine looking at the moon and stars you could almost reach, you will never get tired of the Vertigo & Moon Bar in Banyan Tree Bangkok for an unforgettable night out. And the experience is priceless. mylifestylenews writes.


Being rated one of the best Skybars in the world from its many creditable accolades, the Vertigo & Moon Bar with the million dollars view not only offers the sky high alfresco roof top dining experience but in fact a once in a lifetime experience. The venue itself is far more popular than it's owning hotel Banyan Tree which is located off the bustling Sathon area in a more commercial district of South Sathon.


If you are an in house guest, you will have an alternative access with the guestroom lift without having to stay in the line with the visitors lift at the hotel lobby. Both lifts will take you up to the 59th Floor where the first reception is located and now you must be fit to walk up a spiral stairway to lead you to another floor before you head up to the rooftop.


Passing through another level of stairway and now you are about to head out to the outdoors and the skyscraper view is gradually revealed. A final walk up is definitely needed to take you to the roof top of the building and even before you are being ushered to the bar (where everyone goes before dinner), you may begin to wonder why are all the stair climbing is necessary while you may be now gasping heavily and yet you were telling yourself in your heart, the bloody view had better worth it.


Indeed, it is not a just ordinary rooftop bar and dining, the cruise ship like layout setting with different level of dining area being set up in tiers. The Moon Bar is the most frequent corner for its best happy hours and their signature and award winning cocktail – the <Vertigo Sunset> comes in a melody of pineapple, cranberry and lime juices blended with just the right amount of Malibu.


Before your cocktail arrives, you are already mesmerized by the 360 degree unparalleled views of Bangkok city skylines with the renown Chao Phraya river leading the water to the open water and the lushness of Lumpini Park together with some of the city's iconic buildings around you.


Have your camera ready to capture the best of the city skyline


Now is the best time for you to take out your camera or your phone to capture the best moment, since the Moon Bar is opened from 1700 hours and you will be able to enjoy the sunset around 1830 hours as many will come to occupy their best corners by capturing the unforgettable moments. Instragramming time!


When the night falls, the sky is the limitless canvas for the stars and the moon, especially when it was a full moon and the sky is clear. Many patrons eat late here and the busiest time for the dinner won’t begin until 2000 hours.


We got our table booked at one of the top tiers of the corner to look back at the Moon Bar and the entire space. It is quite enormous and spectacular.


Set menus are only served here and it is understandable for such high turnover and capacity to cater, it is wise for the kitchen management as well as reducing complaints for food being delivered late or with wrong orders taken. We opted for the 4 course set dinner with wine pairing.


<Spiced Ahi Tuna Ceviche>  
Avocado, coriander, lime, chili, shallots top with salmon roe and paired with the Chilean “Convento Veijo” sauvignon blanc from the central valley. The spiced Ahi tuna ceviche was presented in a large martini glass, and with such combination of ingredients used for this starter, it won’t go wrong except the chunky Ahi Tuna was a little too warm for the palate.


<Forest Mushroom Cream Soup>
The sauteed wild porchini mushroom soup was delicious despite we are not a fan for the white truffles rich aromatic flavor. The creamy texture of the soup reaches out to the right temperature after being served as the kitchen is generally located two floors below Vertigo where there are no food service lifts to ferry the dishes.


<Lamb Loin Boneless>
You can have a choice of lamb or the baked ocean trout. The lamb is topped with a cashew and pistachio nut crust and based with mash potatoes and sautéed morels on the side with a Dijon mustard rosemary lamb jus and two lightly grilled asparagus spears. This dish is paired with the Australia Wyndham Estate Shiraz “Bin 555”. The lamb was grilled to its best tenderness despite the portion may be a little too small and yet the culinary treats to savor, sometimes less is more. At this point, staff will come around with their in house photographer to capture your best moment in time and came back during dessert moments with your photograph printed.


<Single Origin Arabic Coffee Tiramisu>
Arguably offering the twist of Italy’s most famous dessert based on Mascarpone cheese and served with Kahlua toffee sauce paring with Australia Yellow Tail Moscato and yet we couldn’t sample any difference from other ordinary tiramisu. It may not be the best ending but we did feel the warmth with every step it takes.


The menu may play a little too safe here that limits the Chef’s creation but feasting your eyes on the city’s vast skyline, the Vertigo & Moon Bar puts you at ease in this informal setting and strives to provide you a once- in-the-lifetime up high dining experience which is never too shabby.



Tried & Tested:
Location: 4/5
Design & Decor: 5/5
Food & Beverage: 4/5
Service: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
Experience: 5/5


21/100 South Sathon Road,
Sathon, Bangkok
Thailand
Tel: +66 0 2679 1200

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