Sunday, 27 January 2013

Dining in the sky, Bangkok ( part 2 )

Vertigo and moon bar, Banyan Tree Bangkok.

Those of you following me on Twitter or Facebook will recognise the picture below. I use it as my cover photo on my profile. This is Vertigo and moon bar which resides 61 floors high on top of the Banyan Tree hotel in Bangkok.

Vertigo was the first truly high-rise rooftop bar and restaurant in Bangkok. Converted from what had previously been the helipad of the hotel and tower.
Vertigo is located in the heart of the business district and offers 360 degree panoramic views of the Bangkok skyline including the Chao Phraya River and Lumpini Park.

My partner and I had a reservation here in 2007 whilst visiting Bangkok. 
It was during my stay here that I fell in love with drinking and dining on rooftop terraces and have sought them out ever since whenever we visit a new City.

In Bangkok your literally dining and drinking in the sky ! and here at Vertigo we were lucky enough to be seated next to the edge. The view was just stunning, the food was good but quite expensive for Bangkok's standards but that's expected for the location.
The experience overall was memorable and one we will be repeating sometime this March.

Bangkok is peppered with roof terrace bars and restaurants so I'm looking forward to another date with the sky, and this amazing capitol in the Land of Smiles.

Image from Banyan Tree Gallery

Drinks & snacks before dinner at the Moon bar. Here you are given a little torch to view the drinks menu.  

Amuse bouche of Salmon

Warm goats cheese filo roll, smoked duck salad, Cherry tomato, mizuna. pecan nuts, balsamic dressing.

Puree of butternut pumpkin soup.

Palate cleanser - Vodka sorbet.

Sorry for pic quality here - but it's the only one I have of this dish.
Grilled beef striploin, asparagus, roasted cherry tomato, sauteed spinach & marrowbone.

Baked cheesecake, fruit coulis.

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