WHAT : Cafe Parisien Bangkok
WHERE : Glasshouse @ Sindhorn
WHEN : Daily, Lunch 11:30 – 14:00 hrs. Dinner 18:00 – 22:00 hrs.
VIBE : The casual café in Paris, this stylish restaurant exudes a modern elegance, mixed with a touch of urban rustic design. The iconic floor-to-ceiling glass windows allow diners to overlook the hectic street life and the lush green trees along the road, while letting natural lighting to travel across the dining area.
Beyond the embassies, luxurious accommodations, and shady and leafy solace of Wireless Road stands a classic French bistro offering a fine dining experience in a casual atmosphere, Café Parisien.
The restaurant is located at the intricate prism-like structure Glasshouse@Sindhorn in front of an office rental space Sindhorn Tower, which comprises four upscale restaurants, a cigar lounge, and a coffee shop. This breathtaking landmark is increasingly becoming one of the trendiest spots to hang out for foodies in the city.
With an inventive new concept to imitate the casual café in Paris, this stylish restaurant exudes a modern elegance, mixed with a touch of urban rustic design. The iconic floor-to-ceiling glass windows allow diners to overlook the hectic street life and the lush green trees along the road, while letting natural lighting to travel across the dining area. The floor is laid with a rectified wood grain tile complementing with white marble walls and rattan ball hanging lights.
Guests are also allowed to observe the preparation of each teasing dish in the kitchen through a transparent window. Meanwhile, on the upper floor is the chef’s table area where an exclusive fine dining experience are provided for up to eighteen guests.
Leading the culinary teams at Café Parisien, Executive Chef Olivier Castella, a French chef who has been working in Thailand since 1988, is bringing his versatility and creativity in the drastically differing to the restaurant with his decades of experience in French cuisine. Apart from his amazing cooking techniques and skills, his sense of humor is also as pleasurable as his dishes are.
Today, Great Gastro Life is seducing you with an unforgettable experience from Chef Olivier Castella’s specialties at Café Parisien.
The French baguette is served first together with a rich and smooth fresh butter to help fill you up before the meal arrives.
Spanish Octopus & Organic Mixed Salad Jimenez Vinaigrette
Fill yourself up with fiber and protein from this satisfying salad dish. A Spanish octopus is delightfully cooked to make it slightly chewy but still tender with the smoky flavor of a charcoal grill that gives it a mild and unique taste. Combine the slices of grilled octopus, crispy organic greens, olives, tomatoes, potatoes, and bacon to add complexity to the dish before pouring the Jimenez vinaigrette made from white wine grapes over the salad.
Pan Seared Foie Gras
Organic Rocket & Raspberry Balsamic Reduction
Start off a fine dining experience at Café Parisien with the tempting appetizer pan seared foie gras. The jumbo size of melt-in-the-mouth foie gras is offering a uniquely silky texture with a very rich and savory flavor, while its creamy and buttery taste is neutralized by the sweet and sour of the porched wild pear underneath. Beautifully garnished with an artful drizzle of raspberry balsamic reduction sauce and fresh organic rocket leaves, this menu promises a glimpse of heaven through its sensuality and palatability.
Slow Cooked Pork Belly, Ratte Potatoes & Pommary Mustard
Chef Olivier Castella is bringing the traditional recipe from France to Bangkok with the classic slow-cooked pork belly. The marvelously tender meat contrasts with its crispy skin on top, merging two different textures into one flavorful bite. Served alongside the juicy steak are mashed potatoes made from Ratte potatoes that come with a mild nutty flavor and smooth texture, and the apple custard to tickle you fancy with its thick and gritty texture. The dish is garnished with baby carrots and red shallots making it appear as beautiful as its taste.
Slow-Cooked Beef Short Rib 24 Hrs, Sarladaise Potato & Braised Endive, Shallot Red Wine Sauce
The extravaganza continues with the 24-hour slow-cooked beef short rib. Dished out with the large chunk of cooked rib bone for decoration, this impressively marbled cuts arrive with the shallot red wine sauce offering a mystically tender and moist with an irresistible aroma and flavor of the meat. The steak also comes with pommes de terre sarladaises made of potatoes, garlic, and fat; and a leafy green braised endive, enhancing the refreshing balance of the sweet and bitter that pairs well with this toothsome steak.
Plancha of Wild Dover Sole
Buttered Potato & Baby Spinach Meunière Sauce
Don’t fancy beef? Then go with the wild caught Dover Sole from the seabed of the Atlantic Ocean. The whole fish is filleted and cut into 4 portions. A blast of heat is transferred to the fillets through the golden butter leaving them perfectly browned on one side, yet perfectly cooked on the other side with a delicate flavor and a pleasant scent of fresh seafood. Complete the dish with buttered potato and baby spinach, then simply serve with lemon, or try Meunière Sauce made from beurre blanc, white wine and lemon.
Baked Hazelnut Soufflé with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
A traditional French sweet highlight is the Hazelnut Soufflé. The soufflé flavored with hazelnut praline is baked at 260 degrees for approximately 20 minutes until golden brown and puffed. It comes with a melting, cloud-like texture and not-overly-sweet flavor. Served with a dusting of icing sugar, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and fresh berries, this fluffy treat is the perfect combination of hot and cold for a magnificent dessert.
Flambéed Crêpe Suzette with Grand Marnier Liquor
A satisfying end to a wonderful meal is the French classic dessert Flambéed Crêpe Suzette. A nicely browned thin batter gets a distinctive texture with a smooth consistency. It goes hand in hand with a caramelized sauce made from grated orange peel and orange-flavored Grand Marnier liquor, homemade vanilla ice cream, and fresh berries.
Among countless French restaurants in Bangkok, Café Parisien stands out with its traditional delicacies, easy-going atmosphere, and reasonable price. Forget everything you’ve been taught about French dining scene, and visit this casual brasserie. You definitely will not be disappointed.