Sirocco Scores a Perfect Ten on Thailand’s Best Restaurants
Bangkok–14 Apr–Tower Club at lebua
While the iconic Sirocco restaurant is no stranger to awards, nevertheless, earning a Perfect Ten from Thailand Tatler for Food, Wine, Ambience and Service is a first – and even more noteworthy as it is the only restaurant in the country since 2010 to achieve this level of perfection.
Thailand Tatler’s annual Thailand’s Best Restaurants list has become a tradition in the country, and one that is greatly appreciated by the magazine’s readership of “international jetsetters and Thai socialites” who are continually in search of “exceptional dining experiences”.
“We think of it as both a testament to the success of our mission to offer the ultimate upscale casual dining experience in terms of cuisine, beverages, atmosphere and service, and a validation of the significant changes we’ve made at Sirocco in the last six months,” says lebua Hotels & Resorts CEO Deepak Ohri, “changes that began with our new Chef de Cuisine Gonzalo Ruiz, who is as passionate about taking the restaurant back to its Mediterranean origins as I am”.
These changes begin with ingredients from the wider Mediterranean Basin like Atlantic Diver Scallops hand-harvested from the cold North Atlantic currents of northwest France; cold-water Catalan Monkfish from Mataró, Spain; and ‘Perle de Dombes’ duck from Villars les Dombes, France. Mr. Ohri notes that “exceptional ingredients like this are not about extravagance or excess, but rather the chef’s passionate attention to detail”.
Now Chef Gonzalo is about to unveil one of the restaurant’s most ambitious presentations to date: ‘The 2003 Heritage Collection’ will take guests on a culinary journey deep into Sirocco’s – and Gonzalo’s – Mediterranean roots.
“The Heritage Collection signifies a return to our deep roots in Mediterranean cuisine, and will explore them through its flavor and aroma which, if perfectly complementary, can create a dining experience so extraordinary that it becomes the perfect evening”.
The event, which will run all year, is the culmination of a ten-year quest by extraordinary chefs for exclusive ingredients and new ways to combine them that has made Sirocco the unrivaled culinary destination it is today – one that can only be described as a Perfect Ten.
About ‘Thailand’s Best Restaurants’: Every year Thailand Tatler, the country’s leading English-language luxury lifestyle magazine, presents Thailand’s Best Restaurants, featuring listings and reviews of 150 of the best dining establishments in Bangkok, as well as the country’s major resorts, as selected by readers. Reviewers – professional food writers as well as prominent personalities – visit every listed venue and provide a concise and informative guide for affluent consumers and corporations in Thailand, as well as overseas visitors looking for exceptional dining experiences.
About Sirocco restaurant: Perched on the 63rd floor of Tower Club at lebua, 247 meters high, Sirocco is the world’s highest alfresco restaurant. Sirocco has wowed guests with breathtaking views with delectable Mediterranean fare using the freshest and most unique ingredients from around the world. Its rich, stylish décor features Spanish-style steps, railed terraces and a central fountain. An evening jazz band accompanied by international vocalists performs Tuesdays through Sundays. Recently on December 31st, 2013, Sirocco hosted the New Year’s Eve Bangkok Ball Drop at lebua, the highest in the world and the first of its kind in Thailand. In 2013, the restaurant was listed as one of the 101 Best Restaurants in Asia by www.thedailymeal.com and designed ‘HAPA Restaurant of the Year’ by the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards. Oak, the exquisite dessert at Sirocco, was noted as one of the world’s most expensive desserts by www.telegraph.co.uk.
For additional information, please visit www.lebua.com/sirocco. For reservations, contact +66 (0) 2624 9555 or [email protected] Open daily from 6:00pm to 1:00am, last order at 11:30pm. Capacity of 150 seats.