Lemongrass Restaurant has welcomed their new executive chef Mr. Wittawat, who has come from the finest restaurant in Thailand including a Michelin star in Bangkok! The chef selected and presented eight dishes from the new Lemongrass’s Menu which has everything! We started with ‘tiger prawn and avocado salsa’, delicious grilled prawns served with tomato and avocado salsa, very delicious!
We continued with a ‘beef carpaccio’, some parmesan cheese and rocket salad, fresh and classic! Our last appetiser was ‘tod mun goong’, Thai prawn cakes served with sweet chili sauce. Before the main courses a ‘roasted pumpkin and truffle soup’ arrived, a perfect soup with truffle oil and spring onion, thick and full of taste! The main courses came so beautiful decorated that you didn’t want to ruin them.
Their taste was amazing and showed us why the chef is top of top! The first dish was ‘grilled yellow tuna fin’ with chermoula paste, garlic mash potato, rocket and balsamic salad. It was the first time I have eaten tuna like this and it was excellent! Then ‘panseared seabass’ with peperonata roasti potatoes and cumin-laced mango salsa, all these different tastes together created a super balanced dish. ‘Geang phed red yang’ is roasted duck in red curry eggplant, grape fruit, tomatoes and sweet basil.
It is served with steamed rice but it was so delicious that I could just eat it without anything else, it is a little bit spicy so take it easy! For desserts we had a colourful ‘Thai rice balls in warm coconut milk’, that’s a good reason to love more Thai desserts, sweet and coconuty, lovely! Our tasting ended with a “blueberry cheese cake”, cheesy and not two sweet with crunchy biscuit on the base! After this excellent tasting, I can say that Banyan is setting the standards very high and promises much more with the rest of the menu! We will be there to try the rest soon!