Contemporary French cuisine at new Bangkok restaurant modeled on the quintessential Parisian brasserie of the 1930’s
September 15th, 2017
The latest restaurant concept from Bangkok-based Soho Hospitality is Brasserie Cordonnier, offering an unpretentious balance of sumptuous flavours and classic French ambiance. Thanks to its stunning double-height ceiling space, authentic brasserie-style dining, and nostalgic 1930’s Parisian interior, Brasserie Cordonnier sets the mood to impress both gourmands and sociable diners. Complementing the main brasserie dining room, Sole Rouge on the upper level combines a fashion and design-themed event and exhibition space with a separate bar and cuisine service. Within the Cordonnier interior, a visual feast of designer footwear is showcased, providing the inspiration behind the restaurant’s name – Cordonnier – or cobbler in French. This artistic space is also an opportunity to relish the snacks and cocktails adapted from the restaurant’s menu, created by Cordonnier Executive Chef Clement Hernandez, whose culinary talent was honed with experience cooking at several Michelin-star restaurants across Europe and Asia.
Cuisine Start with the Burgundy Escargot, a sublime salad of snails, pastis, garlic, and parsley. Next, perhaps, is a Chilled Ratatouille, a blend of sun-dried tomatoes, mint and sunflower seeds. Perfect to pair with the house reds is the Beef Bourguignon, and for the vegetarian, the Mushroom Casserole matched with a delicate pasta dish is a great choice. And to finish the meal, try the Apple Tarte Tatin, a cheesecake embellished with caramelized apple and is served upside down.
Drinks Heading up the drinks program, Group Mixologist David Sambo has created an enticing, French-influenced cocktail list, highlighted by the Lumiere, a house-blend gin concoction mixed with Mancino Blanco, absinthe, citrus and vanilla, offering a glow while being served in light bulb-shaped drinkware. The Moulin Sour, derived from the New York Sour, is a mellow whiskey-based drink spiked with port wine. Sole Rouge is a sexy combination of vodka, Yellow Chartreuse, orange juice and D.O.M. Benedictine, served in a glass shaped like the iconic Louboutin shoes. While Love from Monet, a homage to France’s famous Impressionist, takes the Boulevardier to a higher level, with a fine twist of Cynar in an artistic glass.
Brasserie Cordonnier is open daily from 6 pm until midnight.
Featured contributor: Caris Cruz
(images credit Soho Hospitality)