French fine dine
My sparkling starry meals in Bangkok begin at the top. Michelin guide’s inaugural foray into Bangkok has conferred two stars, fittingly enough on the legendary epitome of French fine dining, the best in Thailand (since 1958) Le Normandie. Perched in the 141 year old historic Mandarin Oriental, it is a connoisseur’s fantasy of splendid cuisine, impeccable service and elegant ambiance. Here the brilliant chef Arnaud Dunand Sauthier dazzles. Dapper dynamic Australian Gregg Lidell who helms this landmark orchestrates everything to perfection, everhelpful Karn Puntohong epitomises best of Thai hospitality. . Musical, gastronomic metaphors morph seamlessly into delicious melodies here. From French fine dine, I now go to the streetfood vendor Jay Fay who has been awarded a Michelin star. Starry starry night!