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Wednesday, March 17, 2010



Fine dining by Jacques and Laurent Pourcel

I was told that fine dining is the combination of arts through opulent or hip decoration with higher cost material, elegant ambiance, use of selective fine china and glassware, impeccable service and of course dedicated cuisine.

Therefore we should not see dinnerware bought from a weekend market, lamp and lighting from a local night market, uncomfortable chairs made by low-cost material, decoration that one may feel 'cheap', and unqualified service staffs in a fine dining restaurant.

Proclaimed as a fine dining venue, D'Sens at Dusit Thani Hotel makes no mistake. Stepping out of the lift (elevator) we float on the sea of elegant custom knitting carpet and were ushered by beautiful receptionist with smile to our table, sit comfortably. Despite the breathtaking panorama view, ambiance in the restaurant is relax and elegant. Dinnerware is by Rosenthal. Wait-staffs are attentive, the restaurant manager hovers between tables to ensure diners of utmost pleasure dining at D'Sen, and the chef is listening to feedback.

Although the Pourcel brothers seldom do the cooking, but dishes are prepared by D'Sens highly-talented team of chefs. We have heard that the former sous-chef now opens his own restaurant on Soi Thonglo, and after his departure D'Sens delivers better quality dishes to diners. A re-visit to D'Sens prove that the food is exquisite!

D'Sens French Restaurant ****
Dusit Thani Hotel
946 Rama 4 Road
Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Tel.: 02.200.9000 ext. 2499

Opens Monday - Friday : Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Opens Monday - Saturday : Dinner 6 pm - 10 pm
Pay (food only): expect THB 6,000 for two (lunch set 2-course B590++ each, 3-course B770++ each)


Fillet-O Fish said...

D'Sens! Overlooking the central park, really a place to dine with a view. Dusit's steakhouse and Thai restaurant are also good.

Stella said...

This French Restaurant is kind of fancy and classy.

in the sea said...

Yes, the Dusit's steakhouse and Thai restaurant are very nice. Good to have our attention back to Silom/Sathorn for the time being. :)

Thailand Club said...

yes, Silom/Sathorn never stop, so don't leave it out from ur agenda

good news, Shangri-la issue a free S-Privilege card to me, without free accommodation voucher, only dining benefits, hehe :)

in the sea said...

Good that you get the Shangrila card. Don't care about the room voucher as it's not that needed.

in the sea said...

A very nice slide show and also to learn some French with English translation of the dishes. Merci!

in the sea said...

From what you described, everything and the services are so much into details, fine details. The view to Rama IV and Lumpini are spectacular. What a meal! It's good that the chefs come to see what's going on. I guess they would notice what's left on the plate and/or the response like facial expression of the customers.

Stella said...

Very high class French restaurant with attentive service.
I guess it may take 2 to 3 hours to eat a meal here.

Stella said...

Yes very nice slide show; even better than those paid commercials.

Anonymous said...

It is true that D'Sens has a stunning view and very nice cuisine in line.

Tommy Leung said...

I shall mark this one down for my next Thailand trip.

Anonymous said...

Is the last picture the restroom overlooking the park? People pp with a view? So cool!

Thailand Club said...

yes, Anonymous 12:28, it is the men room, and u do pp in front of the 'window', overlooking the park

chic designs isn't it?