Posts Tagged ‘Sofitel’

Special Tapas Menu at Le Beaulieu Restaurant – Bangkok

Friday, June 27th, 2008

French Restaurant - BangkokSpecial Tapas Menu Available Dinner 25 June 2008

In the past, I have tasted Tapas in Spain and in New York that were very good, in various other locations around the globe I do not recall these small plates being memorable. Last evening after sampling Herve Frerard’s version of tapas with a French twist I found them not only good but outstanding.

Some of the more interesting of eighteen tapas listed were: sparkling fresh sardines, marinated anchovies, foie gras and figs, steak tartar on baguette, grilled Spanish chorizo, grilled piquillos, Wagyu beef and fresh wasabi, salpicon of monkfish with fresh chili, sautéed Brussel sprouts with garlic, goat cheese gratin with Slice of Chorizo, scallops planeha, tapenade provençale, jamón Ibérico.

The tapas were accompanied by Stonewall, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand 2007; Pinot Noir, Jean d’Alibert 2005 Languedoc, France; Gigondas, Duc de Mayreuil, 2006 France. 2500 Baht per person all inclusive.

Cheese & Wine Tasting at Le Beaulieu Restaurant – Bangkok

Friday, May 30th, 2008

I had the great pleasure last evening to attend a French cheese tasting with over 60 varieties spread out on tables in the bar and restaurant of Le Beaulieu, and of course, inevitably, the odd glass of wine, which flowed like water! This is the third in a series of French cheese tastings at Herve Frerard’s restaurant on the ground floor of the Sofitel Residence on Soi nineteen.

As usual, this tasting was well populated in spite of torrential rain and a 2500 baht ticket (well worth it). On the last cheese tasting there was a pre-election day mix-up, regarding whether alcohol could be served or not, and the verdict came down at the final hour that indeed alcohol could not be served. The hundred or so cheeses remained in the restaurant while the wine and a couple of dozen types of cheese were relocated to a private residence in the hotel belonging to one of the guests.