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Wednesday, December 05, 2007



Café LeNotre Paris, Bangkok

It is a pride for Bangkok to accommodate the first Asia’s full restaurant service branch from Paris renowned pastry name LeNotre (found 1947), on Soi Langsuan. Café LeNotre here look pretty chic provides Bangkokian a cozy hideaway in the bustle of the CBD Bangkok.

There is no time to waste since we were late for lunch. We immediately ordered their scrumptious soup before our water and towel were being served. Our soup, the Potato Soup, the Tomato Cream Soup, and the Lobster Bisque, came in generous portions were aromatic and rich. Soon after we finished our soup, we shared the Pomelo Shrimp Salad, a smart usage of premium local ingredients brought out freshness and refreshing, and the yummy Shrimp on Toast with pink caviar and cocktail sauce, a complimentary dish we appreciated Chef Pierre’s very kind gesture.

Entrees, we had the Osso-bucco on bed of Fettucini and Fruits which was a true treat, the Duck Conserve was such a dish grandma missed so much, the Glazed Spare Ribs in red wine sauce was somehow fine but not outstanding, and the must order Poached Snow Fish in shrimp and pink sauce gave our taste buds a boost.

Although we were pretty full after 3 courses of gourmet, it was impossible not to sample the Macaroon which is a LeNotre specialty, and few cakes (I forgot their names).

What do we drink during lunch? Of course mineral water the human best friend.

Café LeNotre Bangkok is a bistro style eatery serving food connoiseur easy, inexpensive but unequally delicious fare. Their pastries are now the real threat to the Oriental Cake Shop I once found in love with.

Our Ratings (1 to 5 the higher the better): Le Norte has [3.6]
(Ratings are based on Food, Service and Ambience, with Price taken into account in relation to Quality) Food =4, Service=3, Ambiance=3, Money Worth=4.5

Price range for two without drinks (incl. local water) in Thai Baht = BBB (B=below 200, BB=201-500, BBB=501-1,000, BBBB=1,001-2,000, BBBBB=over 2,000)

Details: Open daily Lunch: 11am – 11pm
Café LeNotre Bangkok: 61 Soi Langsuan, Lumpini, Bangkok. Tel.: 02-2507050. Open daily from breakfast until dark. Second branch offering light meal and pastry is now open at the Siam Paragon ground floor.


Stella said...

You mean take a "guest" or "guess". I guess the steak is $50US if for American real Angus Steak. Am I right? This is the cost in LA.

Thailand Club said...

this is argentine steak, not US steak

Stella said...

OK. I assume Argentine steak is lower grade than US steak so I guess it costs $10US for Argentine steak.

Thailand Club said...

it is about $10. i cooked this piece at home, yes, home cooking!

but delicious