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Imposing chandeliers and Chinese panels are the first signs that whatever comes to the tables here will reflect grand gastronomy. Indeed, the Cantonese staples here are tantalisingly authentic and well savoured.
Dutch chef Henk Savelberg's Bangkok installation dishes out modern French ensembles that are light yet sophisticated. It isn't cutting edge granted but provides a pleasing alternative for an epicurean domain too used to familiar tastes.
Foreign flavours trying to take root in Bangkok should take a page off La Scala's spirited conception. The wonderfully modern touches to hearty Italian dining here is well complemented by an interior much imbued with designer chic.
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
2 stars Le Normandie has an illustrious past fronted by a string of consultant chefs the likes of Guy Martin. It is however under current chef de cuisine Arnaud Dunand Sauthier that the restaurant finally came unto its own with contemporary French cuisine that is best described as sublime. Here taste is exalted and flavours dance. Factoring in the attentiveness of Bangkok's most professional service team, Le Normandie delivers fine dining at its most elevated form, an experiential perfection 4 decades in the making.