Maison de la Truffe

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Aston Martins and Bentleys parked outside are a clue as to the pedigree of clientele this ritzy restau- rant attracts. It seems high society has a new hotspot at Maison de la Truffe, a French-inspired fine dining experience that leverages the holy grail of all gourmet ingredients — the truffle.

Enter and you’ll find, enshrined in glass, championed specimens of white and black truffles that flavor the majority of the restaurant’s signature dishes and inspire cocktails, desserts and even the decor.

Black truffle infused oil served with a warm bread basket sets the tone for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. The inventive chef masterfully crafts each dish by pairing flavors and ingredients that complement the main attraction, so that you can experience course after course of truffles in just about every way imaginable.

For a scent-sational flavor feast foodies will love, the truffles are served up as shavings. This presentation allows the truffle aroma to emit strong signals of taste before they touch your tongue.The subtle and succulent tones of truffles incorporated into each dish will leave you fascinated by the versatility of these exquisite mushrooms.

The jury is still out on the black truffle infused vanilla ice cream, which per- haps only the most ardent enthusiast can truly appreciate, but the fondant chocolate cake is to die for.

The restaurant — opened just a few months ago — is in the heart of the up- scale Thonglor district, and there is a second location at Siam Paragon.

Offering a set lunch menu, Maison de la Truffe is ideal for an executive lunch by day and a romantic rendezvous by night. Perfect for anniversaries, Valentine’s dates and special occasions, you can count on the finest service and an elaborate menu but expect to shell out a small fortune to cover costs of a dining experience superior to most date-night destinations.

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