Considering the legendary champagne brunch at The Colonnade in The Sukhothai Bangkok is one of the most sought-after Sunday Brunches in town. It is no wonder that for many residents of Bangkok this location is like a pilgrimage to a cherished institution. It is fondly called the mother of Sunday brunches in Bangkok where it all began and truly an epicurean discovery. Bangkok dining scene never ceases to amaze us with its ingenuity. mylifestylenews writes.
Few cities in the world exude a personality as Bangkok does, that is as steeped in culture and tradition, as it is cosmopolitan and vibrant. The Sukhothai Bangkok has a special place in our heart, not only the interiors are beautifully proportioned in a way that is difficult to replicate, with architectural touches that hark back to a more stylish period that do not date in our view but also to dine in this pre-eminent establishment is to indulge in culture and tradition that still delivers on all fronts.
“Gin khao reu yung” is a common greeting instead of asking “How are you” in Thailand and also for all Asian, literally translated as “Have you eaten rice yet?” marks the emphasis on eating where rice plays an essential part in their daily routine either from snacking a quick bite to sharing a leisurely meal with friends and family.
With a plethora of options to indulge in a champagne brunch in Bangkok, one needs to look for something that delivers on all fronts and our previous indulgent stay at The Sukhothai Bangkok sowed a seed for when we would return to book for this indulgent bubbles brunch.
Now you can’t indulge every day of the week, but a Sunday in many countries is the day to plan a great brunch in a beautiful venue, many of which reside in grand hotels, such as The Sukhothai Bangkok. Unlike any other Sunday brunch buffets, quality comes first from its impressive spread and presentation at The Colonnade in The Sukhothai Bangkok.
Eat with your eyes first, with fresh and delectable seafood being a prime focus, lobster, giant Alaskan king crab, 7-types of oysters (even locally farmed giant Thai oysters from Suratthani), sushi, sashimi and more Japanese specialties, Pan-fried Foie Gras, plus live cooking stations including roasted Wagyu prime rib and weekly rotation choices.
With unlimited Louis Roederer pouring to your glass by bringing up the aroma of the concentrated grapes with unusual levels of maturity resulting in rich, full-bodied wines worthy of the greatest vintages in Champagne, you can take a moment to gaze through the floor to ceiling windows into the serene splendour of a bygone age, reflected in the lit water of the Chedi pond. With no distraction, we are entirely up to the task, who doesn’t like bubbles after all?
Let the legend continue with its gastronomic feast fit for the palates of true connoisseurs, featuring only the freshest and best in culinary delights by adding some fun with a cooking theatre - a two round show from the chef team, giving you the opportunity to learn and remember the techniques that they are more than happy to disclose to all diners.
There is something to suit all gourmands, from a-la-minute French onion soup, Tom Tum Goong, fresh sashimi and tempura from different live cooking stations to delectable items such as terrines and specialty salads that are so inviting.
On arrival on the dot of 12 noon, we realized that they were fully booked and it seems it is the same every week (hence a reservation is absolutely necessary), as this is the champagne brunches of all champagne brunches in Bangkok and we began to realize why. It seems that many participants had particular reasons for choosing this special brunch, some wanted to indulge their taste for the delectable champagne, some wanted to indulge in just the seafood, while others used this as an opportunity to celebrate special occasions and to be in the cosseted embrace of a wonderful food and beverage team that have many years of experience in this luxury property.
The kitchen and service team are very much engaging and provides a strong presence and asking how you are enjoying everything, as they really want to ensure that the legendary status continues. They take great delight in knowing that every guest’s whim is being catered for and they also seemed to know so many guests and were genuinely happy to welcome each and every one back or for the first time. Our glasses were constantly being topped up and they always seemed to instinctively know when our glasses were near to empty.
You must make room for dessert, as the offerings from Pastry Chef Laurent Ganguillet are simply irresistible and then there is the fabulous selection of 25-30 varieties of farmhouse cheeses sourced from around the globe and even Tiramisu and Crepes Suzette are a-la minute and not forgetting the local Thai delights. As you can imagine, you need to pace yourself and take things at a leisurely speed, as you are never left wanting.
The champagne brunch in The Colonnade is a showcase of creativity and artistry catering to all your whims with an array of international cuisine (seafood selection as its prime focus) and the uncompromising quality of food. The quality of the produce is superb and many items can be identified from the source of origin, so you know that you could not ask for anything more in terms of having the best of the best! There is no Sunday Champagne brunch to match this, at least not in Bangkok by far.
Tried & Tested:
Design & Decor: 5/5
Food & Beverage: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
13/3 South Sathorn Road,
Tel: +66 2 344 8888 Ext 8650
Tel: +66 2 344 8888 Ext 8650
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