Blue by Alain Ducasse
Time Out says
Blue by Alain Ducasse takes the splendid creations of the world's most legendary chef to the Chao Phraya River
Alain Ducasse, the international culinary legend and chef-mentor to some of the most successful chef personalities around the world, has selected Bangkok as the newest location for indulging in his revered culinary offerings. Ensconced neatly in ICONLUXE, the luxury shopping zone at ICONSIAM, Blue by Alain Ducasse is a world-class gastronomic destination that serves exceptional French cuisine imprinted with the refinement and sophistication for which the legendary chef is praised. Championing delicate flavors, meticulously sourced produce, splendid service, and unrivalled views of the Chao Phraya River, Blue by Alain Ducasse promises an unforgettable restaurant experience.
Conceived through the vision of Paris-based spatial design studio Jouin Manku, Blue by Alain Ducasse mingles tasteful contemporary fittings with elegant finishes. A welcoming lounge, meant to be an abstract embodiment of the renowned garden at the Chateau de Versailles, features soft-wood paneling, brass lamps and gilded details. The main dining area is elegantly dressed in royal blue and boasts a striking fabric chandelier that is exceptionally conceived with pleated texture.
Refined French techniques and meticulously sourced produce, both homegrown and imported, are put to the fore at this posh establishment. Executive chef Wilfrid Hocquet, a veteran at Ducasse’s kitchens, including the prestigious Louis XV by Alain Ducasse in Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, is tasked to deliver the culinary visions of the iconic chef. Outstanding dishes include the starter of blue crab, tomato water gélee and gold caviar, which makes use of three types of tomatoes, as well as the grilled lobster with Savoy cabbage and Gala apple. The latter reflects the perfect marriage between land and sea, featuring a scrumptious poached lobster dressed with light homardine sauce, and paired with layers of Savoy cabbage stuffed with bacon bits.
Aside from its à la carte options, Blue by Alain Ducasse also offers the Blue Experience (B4,650++ per person), a multi-course menu that showcases the restaurant’s signature dishes, as well as reasonably priced three-course lunch option for B1,600++.