Rosewood Bangkok Debuts Dynamic Dining and Stylish Libations

November 26, 2019

Throughout Rosewood Bangkok visitors are invited to create their own personal journeys of discovery, and perhaps no more so than amongst the gastronomic experiences on offer.  Within the hotel’s intimate environs, guests can find a sky-high speakeasy bar, outdoor dining terraces, lively gathering spots and elegant venues; turn towards indulgent Western classics or imaginative healthy cuisine; and pick from menus tailored to satisfy comfort food cravings and deliver on authentic Thai and Chinese recipes.  Rosewood Bangkok offers this scope within four innovative restaurant and bar concepts spanning European, Chinese and health-conscious cuisines. 


Lakorn European Brasserie is fittingly situated in the lobby as a day-long social and dining magnet.  Diners can gather indoors amidst an imaginative décor accented by traditional ornaments worn by Thai dancers, or choose the shady, foliage-filled outdoor terrace.  The menu of Western and Thai small plates, to mains and innovative drinks, is carefully curated for every mood and layered with flair.  Sliders are flourished with a truffle aioli, lobster is the star ingredient of the bouillabaisse, and dinner features classics such as Beef Cheek Bourguignon, Tournedos Rossini and French Wild Turbot.  Thai curries, soups and noodles are lovingly prepared with authentic, time-honored recipes.


In addition to an extensive New and Old World wine list, beers are crafted in partnership with a Cambodian brewery to create special flavor and aroma varieties.  Signature coffees and teas are produced by an eight to 12-hour process of extracting flavors from cold brewed coffee beans and tea leaves.  This method brings out unique taste sensations, further enhanced by a choice of garnishes and syrups for true bespoke creations.


Nan Bei, meaning South and North respectively in Mandarin, is a vibrant, modern restaurant for Chinese dining, offering regional specialties from the two China regions, in both indoor and outdoor areas.  Open kitchens are dedicated to preparation of popular Southern Chinese seafood dishes and world-famous Peking Duck.  Premium ingredients and authentic techniques are incorporated, from Hokkaido King Scallops, Australian Wagyu Beef Tenderloin, Bird’s Nest and abalone, to hand-cut and pulled noodles.       


Nan Bei’s sleek and seductive bar offers a tongue-in-cheek celebration of modern Asian libations, with tipples such as Claypot Tea Negroni, Yoghurt Pisco Sour with yoghurt sake and lychee, Shiitake-Fashioned with whisky and shiitake mushroom and My Thai with rum, tropical fruit, chili and curry leaves. 


Also featured is a menu of specially selected fine whiskies and exquisite Chinese teas to enjoy in tandem, with each member of the duo selected to complement and enhance the liquid marriage. 


Nan Bei’s contemporary, elegant design is inspired by the lyrical Chinese folktale of the Weaver Girl and the Cowherd.  Legend has it that the Weaver Girl descended from the heavens to bathe in a magical pool, where she met and fell in love with a simple Cowherd.  However, her mother disapproved of the union and commanded the girl back to her celestial home.  The lovers now can only meet once a year by traversing a bridge in the sky created by magpies.


Nan Bei showcases a dramatic light installation that resembles 600 illuminated magpies in flight, bridge-inspired trusses and a custom-woven art feature that stretches the length of the ceiling -- in homage to the Weaver Girl who weaves clouds for the sky.  Two luxurious VIP private dining rooms complement the story with silk wall panels and mirrors referencing the mystical pond where the lovers first met.


Lennon’s is a stylish speakeasy bar perched on the 30th and highest floor of Rosewood Bangkok with spectacular city skyline views.  Conceived as whimsical tribute to a home-recording studio and best-loved popular music, it is also home to a 6,000-vinyl collection, the largest assemblage of vinyl LPs in Asia.


Guests enter through a “record shop” with classic album covers papering the walls, where they can dip into  the curated collection – including everything from jazz, rock, blues and pop music classics – to make a selection to play on the spot or purchase to take home.  They are even invited bring in their own LPs for the resident DJ to play on state-of-the-art sound equipment – favorite tracks have never have sounded so good.


Guests can imbibe from their favorite musical genre of recent decades, from Wham’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” cocktail to “London Calling” by The Clash (with Gin and Earl Grey tea of course), and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” concoction.  


For ultimate delicious nostalgia, the Old Time menu revives classic cocktails such as the Alexander, Tuxedo and Martini handcrafted with rare vintage spirits dating from the 1940s to 70s.  There is even a selection of spirits and Cuban cigars dating from the pre-Prohibition era, to enjoy at the bar or the mezzanine cigar lounge.   


G&O, next to the 9th floor outdoor pool, is an upscale café with a farm-to-table ethos and emphasis on organic and locally grown and sourced natural ingredients.  Guests can top off their Edamame Tagliatelle or Quinoa Poke Bowl with a Power Seeds Dark Chocolate Brownie with Wild Honey Ice Cream, accompanied by hand or cold-pressed juices and smoothies that contain a plethora of health benefits from detox and anti-oxidant to pre-workout boost.  Or, since all things are best in moderation, a glass of champagne, white, rosé or red wine is available to enjoy while relaxing in the sunshine, with organic wine options for the purists.       


Underpinning all dining at Rosewood Bangkok is the “Partners in Provenance” commitment, borne out of respect for local farmers, indigenous agriculture and a dedication to delivering the highest quality food. Rosewood Bangkok partners with local farms and purveyors to provide guests with fresh, seasonal produce throughout the year, such as fresh eggs from Tan Khun Farm, free range pork from Sloane's and organic vegetables from King Organic Farm. The overall concept places emphasis on maintaining a seasonal and diverse menu featuring local fare.