Whet your appetite and pamper your taste buds with delicious and inspiring modern European culinary arts with original techniques. The elegant Embassy Room invites you to explore for a new discovery to unite your love for a genuine taste of food. mylifestylenews writes.
When going to dine in a Park Hyatt you certainly have high expectations on all things and the Embassy Room in the Park Hyatt Bangkok is no exception. To arrive at this dining venue is an experience in itself, as once you have made it to the lobby on the 9th floor, you must descend a dramatic staircase that leads into the aesthetical lobby lounge aka the Living Room through which you are shown to the Embassy Room. Such vistas and interiors are what the Park Hyatt brand does best by creating a luxurious intimate environment and there is always something stunning to admire. Exquisite taste in its interior and custom designed to combine sophistication with a distinctive regional character that is reflected in the original dishes, this is a collective of expertly curated art being displayed and installed around the hotel premises. Embassy Room’s interior is discreet and unfolds in a series of unique, intimate, calm and stylish spaces that reflecting Thailand’s rich culture and gracious hospitality.
Drawn specifically and especially for these particular spaces in Embassy Room for Park Hyatt Bangkok, the two major drawings entitled <Lover> & <Family Potluck> by Thai artist Chatchai Puipia provide a sense of locality in the hallway length dining room, which is set as a reminder to guests of the warm welcome and hospitality of Thai culture. The other installation <Naga> is quite an impressive piece of work that is after the mythical water dragon by renown Japanese artist Hirotoshi Sawada which is composed of batons suspended from the ceiling, traveling between the Embassy Room, the pool and an interior waterfall. Its twisting, dance-like flow begins erratically in bronze acrylic then sweeps into dark-brown timber swirls through the main Living Room, before settling into an undulating vertical pattern of clear and frosted acrylic along the veranda next to the Living Room.
The dining room runs the length of one side of the hotel to offer views of the hotel's stunning infinity swimming pool and the Bangkok skyline from a vantage point that you would not normally see. Additionally, you have triple height ceilings that soar to allow the natural daylight to flood the space and make you feel you are perched atop a skyscraper.
Sleek and bright, the soft finishing touches not only instill a sense of warmth and luxury into a room, but pull a design scheme together. Pushing the boundaries, the unmistakable blend of warm, tactile minimalism is equally evident in the Embassy Room, fusing simple silhouettes in the line of table setting lining up the entire hallway. This shift in perception has had a discernible impact on design, crystallizing the concept of the outdoor area, which increasingly is furnished to a level of sophistication.
A lively open kitchen, equipped with wood-fired oven, showcases culinary theatre and the Embassy Room can best be described as modern European cuisine which is refreshing to see. Executive Chef Franck Detrait and Chef de Cuisine Pierre Tavernier have created a paired back cuisine that focuses on quality produce, brilliantly executed culinary techniques and all to be on display on the show kitchen for all to see. We were sampling lunch, so they had a set menu for the business crowd that like to frequent such an elevated establishment, but we decided to opt for the set menu with a few additional orders from the a la carte menu, as we had time to spare and wanted to indulge at a leisurely pace.
<Spanish octopus with quince, capsicum, quinoa, corn and chimichurri>
The long tail octopus was beautifully chargrilled, chunky yet tender and it was the best we have had in a long time. The portion was generous and with the divine and surprise accompanying elements served on a rustic blue Chinaware that not only highlighted the presentation but also stimulated your appetite.
<Seared duck foie gras with pumpkin, chestnut and crispy ginger bread>
This starter was perfectly executed and to die for, with the rich liver offset by savoury elements that were unusually combined to create a harmonious delivery which we could not get enough of.
<Carnoli risotto with Shimeji mushrooms and vegan truffle cheese>
This vegetarian dish transported us to risotto heaven, with rich delicate flavours that lingered on the tongue especially the aroma from the Shimeji mushrooms. Simplicity is the key to not put too many ingredients on the plate with a risotto and the kitchen judged this superbly.
<Quinoa salad with pomegranate and nuts>
We ordered a mixed quinoa salad to add a little palate cleanser and this was the perfect foil for the rich meat dishes.
<Organic chicken breast with tagliatelle and morel cream sauce>
For mains, we opted for the organic chicken breast and there was to be no contest, as each dish was perfection personified. In both cases, the selected meats of chicken and beef were the key, as the provenance is so important to ensure the best in flavor and texture and neither of these disappointed us, plus the portions were just right. Additionally, to keep accompanying elements to the minimum is the key, so the focus is the stunning meat.
<Rangers Valley beef ribeye with French fries and green pepper sauce>
At this point of our lunch we were sated and could not possibly consider desserts, but we were sorely tempted, as there were three stunning choices that should not be missed. We had a wine pairing to match our chosen dishes and each wine was thoughtfully presented and we were pleasantly surprised at how stunning each glass was, so they certainly take the wine list very seriously and the price points for food and wine are seriously affordable, much to our delight.
The service was impeccable, discreet and refined, the sequence perfect and the timing was just right. We did not want the lunch to end, but it meant that we had a reason to return, as there are still a couple more signature dishes like the Hokkaido scallops, Scottish salmon, Braised wagyu beef cheek, Duck breast “A l’Orange”, Australian lamb chops and much more yet to be sampled. The Embassy Room must be on every gourmands list when travelling to Bangkok Bangkok to unite your love for food and we could not recommend this restaurant more highly.
Tried & Tested:
Design & Decor: 5/5
Food & Beverage: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
88 Wireless Road
Tel: +66 2 012 1234
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