The Grass Thonglor 12, Sukhumvit Soi 55, Bangkok /
+66 2 714 9292
It's A Number's Game
With the massive upswing in gastronomic interest in ‘nose to tail’ locavore dining, it’s tempting to be thinking of packing up your CO2 canisters and bidding a fond farewell to all things gelified, spherified and generally faffed-with, but stay your bone marrow and offal-soaked hands, molecular gastronomy is alive and foaming, and nowhere more so in Bangkok than at Thonglor’s Water Library with its delightful, 10-seat, 12-course, chef’s table.
Let’s do some counting...
2 is the number of floors in this sleek, glass-walled duplex
10 is the number of seats at this unique chef’s table – strictly by reservation only
12 is the number of courses in Singaporean-born chef Haikal Johari’s seasonally changing degustation menu, priced at 6,600baht
7 is the number of wines and champagnes paired by the sommelier to accompany your meal for 8,400baht
100 is the number of cocktails developed by master Italian mixologist Mirko Gardelliano available in the downstairs bar
26 is the number of signature cocktails you’ll find nowhere else, and 280baht is the average price for each
3 is the number of courses in the bar’s special cocktail pairing menu (paired with 3 cocktails, of course)
18 is the number of tapas and dinner dishes offered in the bar, starting from 100baht
6 is the number of different nationalities that can be found amongst the staff – Swiss, Swedish, Italian, German, Singaporean and Thai
370 is the number of wines that you can choose from in the walk-in wine cellar, starting from 900baht per bottle, and 8 is the number you can order by the glass
Put together, it all adds up to an amazing adventure in gastronomy. Molecular dining is back, you can count on it.