Okay, so this post is more about a nice break from your toddler(s) rather than suggestions for your time with them. Are you familiar with Le Normandie at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel? Right. Unrivaled French cuisine, impeccable service, beautiful views of the Chao Praya, indisputably one of the best restaurants in the city? Oh yes, and unfortunately far too expensive for a couple on a healthy budget to afford for dinner. So, sadly, most of us have never actually eaten there.
Well, wallow in your sorrows no longer food aficionados, there is an affordable way to do this place. A little known fact, Le Normandie offers a set lunch menu for 1050 baht/person (++). The lunch includes a first course, a main, coffee or tea, and here is the most exciting part – two desserts (!). Once it’s all said and done (water, a non-alcoholic drink, an optional cheese platter for two to share, VAT and service), it will cost around 1500 baht/person – by far not the best deal in the world, but definitely worth splurging on every once in awhile to get away from the chaos – I mean, excitement – at home and to enjoy the company of your partner or friend(s). Take note that even for lunch, there is a dress code and you will need a reservation.
To entice your senses even further, I leave you with a picture of my chocolate and raspberry cake and apple strudel dessert. The maitre d’ created the artwork table-side. Amazing.