As the grandson, great nephew and son of celebrated chefs and restaurateurs Pierre, Jean and Michel Troisgros; the odds were always likely that César Trosigros would follow in their footsteps to the kitchens of their family restaurant, Maison Troisgros http://troisgros.com/ which has held a prestigious 3 Michelin Stars since 1968. For one week only, guests are able to enjoy this exceptional 3 star experience at the Mandarins Orientals “Lord Jims” restaurant which is what I decided to do, booking myself in on opening night.
Whilst I am certainly not the biggest shopper, the opening of Central Embassy just around the corner from where I live, was a happy occurrence as it meant that the number of restaurants within easy walking distance increased dramatically. Here, in no particular order, are my 5 favourite restaurants and cafes inside this shiny, Hi-So shopping mall.
We recently hosted some guest chefs from London at work and one of the things they were most looking forward to doing in Bangkok was visiting a local market so in order to maximise this, I decided to take them to Klong Toey market; the largest wet market in Bangkok.
I certainly managed to fit in a lot of great restaurants whilst I was back in the UK, although it’s safe to say that the list of places that I want to eat at next time is already impossibly long! It was with some difficulty therefore that I decided that my last dinner in London (coming hot on the heels of lunch at Lyles) would be at 8 Hoxton Square http://www.8hoxtonsquare.com/ the second restaurant from the owners of 10 Greek Street, chef Cameron Emirali and his front of house partner Luke Wilson.