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Kanok Karn
29th October 2010, 10:37
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This is dining for grown-ups, people who care enough about their food to put themselves in the hands of a very capable young chef and his limited set menu. Indeed, the success of this small shophouse restaurant is almost solely due to the exciting dishes coming out of the kitchen and the distinct buzz it generates among the diners. After all, the location—down a seedy looking dead end soi—and the cramped venue, while stylish, don’t help the cause. Chef Chatree (Tee), who demonstrates a strong understanding of ingredients, a lightness of touch and an inventive mind with his regularly changing menu, clearly learned a thing or two during his spell at a Michelin-star London restaurant. Fortunately for us, he doesn’t seem to have learned about London prices: B750 for seven courses is a steal (no a la carte for now). Especially when you consider the quality of the ingredients, like the delicious crab meat in the crab and hot basil salad on the menu last time we dined here. The fresh meat was wonderfully complemented by the herby crunchiness of the raw salad and confit cherry tomatoes. Strangely enough, we ate a similar dish the day before, created by a chef flown in especially by a much more expensive restaurant; Tee’s version won hands down. The same excellent balance is evident in the sea bass marinated in lemon, served with Japanese seaweed and eggplant, and the melt in the mouth pork chop with its subtle hint of garlic and cheese. But, before we continue to wax too lyrical, not everything is a complete success. The asparagus with onion soup was a little insipid, and despite the roasted chicken having a lovely, crisp caramel flavor, the broccoli puree that came with it was a tad bland. Still, for us these little missteps are quickly forgiven in light of what this chef is trying to achieve: an intriguing mix of classical techniques and local ingredients that is pretty unique. It’s worth coming just for his spectacular desserts. The yogurt ice cream is sweet but cleansing, the chocolate fondant and caramel is downright sinful and the gooey macaroons a revelation. This place is already popping up on (global) foodies’ radars so get here soon before the prices go up. Oh and book ahead to avoid disappointment. Corkage B300.

La Table de Tee Restaurant
69/5 Saladaeng Road, Silom, Bangrak, 10500
Opening Times: Tuesday - Sunday 6.30pm-10.30pm
Tel: +66 2 636 3220
Email: info@latabledetee.com
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