Located in a charming remodelled 1970s villa on Yen Akat road, in Bangkok, Thailand, Suhring is a Michelin starred eatery which effortlessly puts German cuisine on the vast, mysterious and exciting global culinary map. It is a restaurant where magic happens daily and exquisite dishes are crafted by the multi talented, Suhring twins.
Executive Chef Honza Štěrba and his team accepted yet another prize “plate” at the awards ceremony held at the Mercedes-Benz showroom in Prague 4. Czech restaurants are rated each year as part of a nationwide survey in the food, service, and interior categories. Piano Nobile is also part of the winter Grand Restaurant Festival, which takes place from January 15 to February 28. This year’s theme is superfoods – those which have been scientifically proven to have beneficial effects on health and longevity. The “superfood” phenomenon is gaining importance worldwide. Nowadays people want to live more healthily, take care of themselves both physically and emotionally, and even experiment a little. The requirement was that at least one course contain one or more superfoods that are local, seasonal, and grown or raised with love.
Piano Nobile’s awards ceremony menu featured:
Wild duck • Celery root • Apple • Chestnuts • Village sauce and Cedar chocolate • Buckthorn • Clementine marmalade
Mumbai has a new address and it is indeed an iconic one. It is where a master performs and leaves his audience mesmerised. It is where talent knows no boundaries and one can expect an Oscar winning performance on every visit. If you, my dear reader think I am referring to the recently restored and re-opened Opera House, where entertainment and art have reached dizzying heights, appealing to the most alluring cultural minds, I don’t blame you. But for a connoisseur of good food, a person with a discerning palate, a gourmet, the stage show he looks forward to, is of a different kind. The kind in which the conductor of the orchestra, performs in the kitchen.
In February this year, one of our dearest friends, Nikita Sanyal, celebrated her 40th birthday in Bangkok and we were invited to spend a night at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park. We had arrived in Bangkok a day earlier as we didn’t want to miss out on staying at our favourite city hotel in the world, The Siam Kempinski. On the day we were to shift, I remember telling the staff at the executive lounge at the Siam Kempinski, that we were sad to be leaving to stay at another hotel in Bangkok, but we did tell them that we would be back in a day. When our taxi arrived, the Bell Captain at The Siam Kempinski, while loading our bags asked, “ we hear you are moving to another city hotel Mr. Mitha. Why?” We explained it was only for a night, for a friend’s birthday celebrations and promised we would be back.