Time Out says
A luxurious truffle experience in the heart of Thonglor
A fancy trip to Paris used to be incomplete without a Facebook check-in at the original branch of the prestigious restaurant, La Maison de la Truffe. Now, thanks to a group of Thai business moguls, including Kamolsut Dabbaransi and Chalermchai Mahagaitsiri, Bangkok can enjoy the deluxe truffle experience at the first La Maison de la Truffe in Asia.
The classic and sophisticated dining room reflects the décor at the original Paris branch: art deco interiors decked out with large mirrors and neo-classic furniture imported from France. Monara Pres, the head chef in the Paris shop, was flown all the way from France to helm the kitchen until the end of October. While in Bangkok, Pres is also tasked to name a head chef who will have to live up to his name.
Expect delicious contemporary European dishes taken to the next level with high-quality truffles from France and Italy. Promising to give you a mouth-gasm are dishes like beef carpaccio with fresh rocket, parmigiano cheese and sliced truffles (B1,100), and black spaghetti cooked in truffle-infused lobster bisque and topped with fresh truffles (฿2,500). The pan-seared foie gras served with fig chutney and delicious brioche bread (฿920) is a definite to-die-for. Finish off your meal with the panna cotta (฿370), which showcases Pres’s take on mango sticky rice. The fragrant black truffle cheesecake (฿400) is another go-to option.
The restaurant only uses seasonal truffles so expect prices to triple in November when the desirable white truffle variant will replace the current summer truffle. For diners who want to bring the deluxe truffle experience back to their own kitchen, there’s a store selling all kinds of truffle products like preserved black and white truffles, instant truffle risotto, truffle olive oil and truffle shavers.