If you read my review of Chaophraya’s Father’s Day Menu, you’ll know I thoroughly enjoyed my meal in the most beautiful surroundings. When I was given the chance to review their new menu, I was really excited to return to the restaurant but I did wonder….could they really improve on what I thought was perfection?
As a return visitor, I knew dinner was going to be good and I wasn’t disappointed. I started with the Chicken Satay which looked far too good to eat, but smelled too amazing to resist. The chicken was grilled over charcoal which really enhanced the flavour, yet kept the chicken nice and tender. It was served with homemade peanut sauce and vegetable relish, both of which were perfect accompaniments.
My main course was Massaman Lamb Curry served with a side portion of sticky rice. On my last visit, I got the chance t make my own Massaman chicken curry which was nice, but a far cry from what these chefs can conjure up. This has now become one of my favourite curry dishes. Unlike other curries, it is filling but not at all heavy so you’re left feeling ready for dessert.
And at Chaophraya, you need to leave room for dessert.. The hardest part is deciding what to order! I swayed back and forth from the Chocolate Bombe to the Mango Meringue Roll before finally settling on the White Chocolate Box. The ‘box’ is actually a white chocolate mousse filled with a raspberry coulis centre. White chocolate can be extremely sweet, but the balance between sweetness from the chocolate and sharpness from the raspberries was perfectly. The macaroon served alongside the box was really yummy too. As keen as I am to try the other desserts, I definitely made the right choice.
Ah the cocktails! I’m never disappointed with the cocktail selection on offer at Chaophraya. Although I have my ‘firm favourites’ (make me a good French Martini and I’ll be your friend for life) I’m as adventurous with my cocktails as I am with my food. Chaophraya is definitely the place to go if you’re stuck in a cocktail rut.
I ordered a Guyana Grape which is a rum based cocktail finished with basil, lemon and grape. It was so refreshing and went down a treat – one of my new favourite drinks. Although I was tempted to order another (and another, and another) I went for a Short Rum Punch which was equally as good. All of their cocktails are beautifully presented too, which make them more than Instagram worthy.
My friends and I go out for dinner quite a bit because there’s nothing like catching up over good food and cocktails. Every now and again, I have a meal I know I’m going to remember for quite some time and this was certainly one of them. My friend and I had such a wonderful evening, tucking into each course in the most beautiful surroundings. I really need to take Mr Blues here for dinner – he would love it.The new menu is exciting, vibrant and there is something to make even the fussiest eater’s mouth water (exactly why I can take Mr Blues with ease).
To find out more, be sure to have a look at their menu and if you’re anything like me, you’ll be picking out the dishes you’re going to try on your next visit.
Thank you so much Chaophraya, for a wonderful evening. Service was exceptional and I’ll be popping in for another Guyana Grape once I’ve recovered from my surgery – it’ll be a well deserved treat!
I was invited by the restaurant in exchange for a review. Nevertheless, all thoughts are my own.