Thai master florist Sakul Intakul opens a restaurant that pays tribute to Asian floriculture
The old teakwood villa that houses the Museum of Floral Culture has been telling stories of Asian floriculture and showcasing intricate flower arrangements directed by master florist Sakul Intakul for years. Recently, the world-renowned artist took his passion to the plate for the museum’s new onsite restaurant.
Located on the ground floor of the museum, Midnight Moon is a colorful setting that pays tribute to exotic Asian art and crafts. Tables are covered with vividly colored floral tablecloths, and vintage furniture tells of Sakul’s extensive travels throughout Asia. You can access the museum’s leafy garden from the restaurant; as part of the dining experience, guests can enjoy the garden’s charms as some kind of intermission in between main course and desserts.
The multi-course menu (B1,450), designed by the master florist himself, showcases Asian food, from Japanese to Indian, and flowers mostly used as a decorative side. A meal usually begins with a slice of tofu that’s been grilled on a champak leaf and topped with miso. The dish, inspired by Sakul’s trip to Takayama, Japan, is served with a fragrant champak flower. This is followed by a mango salad on a bed of (inedible) marigolds and drizzled with masala powder and marigold petals. The peanut sauce-topped Muang Luang salad, inspired by a Laotian staple, follows a cheery dish with colorful sesbania pea and butterfly pea. Dessert, served after the garden tour, is a refreshing rose tea sorbet, beautifully set off by rose petals scattered on the table (hence the intermission).
|Venue name:||Midnight Moon||Contact:|
Museum of Floral Culture
Soi Samsen 28
|Opening hours:||Open Fri-Sun 18:00-midnight|