Outlaw Creative Cuisine
Time Out says
The recently awakened neighborhood of Charoenkrung is injected with cooler vibes with the opening of this shophouse turned restaurant
In the modern gourmet scene, where good food is defined by how sophisticated each plate looks or how science transforms the merely edible into mind-blowing foam—and usually comes with a shocking price tag—French artist-turnedchef Romain Guiot steps into the kitchen and breaks such rules, presenting produce-driven fare that lets the flavors and ingredients do the talking.
Hidden within the quiet labyrinth that is Charoenkrung, the artsy neighborhood that has recently welcomed an array of hip venues, an old building has been given a revamp and transformed into a gallery-slash-eatery. Edgy details combine to give a creative vibe to the place: the shop name is stylized and written in different quirky fonts while the second floor features cool graffiti art. The small, wood-heavy dining space acts as a gallery featuring travel photos taken by the chef (they’re all for sale). Locally made kitchenware playfully functions as ceiling lamps.
Chef Romain sends out fuss-free dishes that combine local and imported ingredients, and focus on the natural flavors of each component. The signature bruschetta (B275), for example, sees a pouch of fresh Italian burratina, drizzled with balsamic vinegar and sitting on pan-toasted multigrain bread and a bed of spicy chopped tomato. (Visually, the dish looks like an Expressionist painting.) Argentinian tenderloin (B550) is briefly pan-seared and paired with white truffle-infused mashed potatoes, which adds an aromatic element to each meaty bite. The highlight of any visit is the rare seared wagyu (B1,300), which has a splendid melt-in-your-mouth marbled texture and a natural sweetness.
Charun 13 Brewery supplies craft beer on tap exclusively for Outlaw (starts from B180), but you can also opt for one of their cocktails (starts from B100) to accompany your hearty meal.