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Brunch with Mark Twain at Cafe Claire, Oriental Residence, Bangkok.

07.06.2012

 

Pornchita "Nut" Kotrapat serves breakfast at Cafe Claire

 

"Nothing helps scenery like bacon and eggs."  So goes the famous quote by Mark Twain.  But the scenery at Cafe Claire is not too bad as it is, bacon and eggs or not.  The cafe sits on the ground floor of the Oriental Residence in Wireless Road, and has the greenery of the gardens of the American Embassy within view; whether Mark Twain would have approved we can only imagine.  But he would almost certainly have approved of the generous breakfast menu.  In fact, the cafe has intriguing selections for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.


Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.

 

 

Cafe Claire has the atmosphere of a French Cafe in the heart of Bangkok.

 

Executive chef Nattakit Kranlayanamitr

 

The bright and cheerful eatery provides a French cafe atmosphere with an enticing menu for discerning diners seeking a gourmet experience.  Opening daily from 6am until 11pm, the cafe prides itself on covering all the bases, with customers coming in for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.  Be it a family gathering or a romantic dinner for two, Cafe Claire's unique styling and sophistication makes for a memorable experience.


Cuisine from around the world has been embraced, with signature dishes including British Fish and Chips, Venetian Tiramisu, Japanese inspired Miso Glazed Snow Fish, French style Croque Madame and New York Style Toasted Bagel.


An impressive wine list and an imaginative cocktail menu round off the meal.

 

Cafe Claire's latest promotion is the Diplomat Set Lunch, with diners offered a three course meal for 650 baht plus taxes.  The main courses include Café Claire signature dishes such as Miso Glazed Snow Fish, Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek and Sauerkraut and Wiener.  Additionally, a choice of TWG tea or Illy coffee is included, along with starter and dessert.

 

Caesar Salad, with Parma Ham, Bacon, Caviar, Anchovie, Dry Yoghurt, Parmesan Cheese and Crouton

 

Norwegain Breakfast, with Rosti, Poached Aggs, Smoked Salmon, Hollandaise Sauce, Salmon Roe, Asparagus, Grilled Tomato, Pesto, and Sauteed Potato and Onion

 

Traditional Fish and Chips, served with Lemon, Tartar Sauce and White Vinegar

 

Venetian Tiramisu, with Espresso, Mascapone, Cocoa Powder and Whipped Cream

 

Mark Twain's famous quote is just one of the quotes that adorn the cafe's large mirrored walls

 

A small selection of the comprehensive menu:

HORS D’OEUVRE
ONION SOUP GRATINEE
VELVETY SOUP OF TOMATO
LOBSTER BISQUE
WARM GOAT CHEESE AND
CARAMELISED ONION TART
PAN SEARED FOIE GRAS
WITH MACADAMIA NUT CRUMB AND RASPBERRY SYRUP
ORB SALAD NICOISE
WITH FRESH SEARED TUNA
CAESAR SALAD
WITH MARINATED ANCHOVY SERVED WITH A CHOICE OF
GRILLED CHICKEN OR SMOKED SALMON
GRILLED ROYAL PROJECT TROUT
over warm spinach and lentil salad
MISO GLAZED SNOW FISH with grilled white asparagus salad
SAUERKRAUT AND WIENER
BRAISED WAGYU BEEF CHEEK with butternut squash risotto
CAFE CLAIRE CROQUE MADAME
HOMEMADE FETTUCINI with fresh tomatoes and gift of the sea
FISH AND CHIPS
LOBSTER AND CHILLI LINGUINE with rocket leaves and lemon
ROASTED RACK OF LAMB black olive tapenade
VEAL PAILLARD “The Original” with Pommes Allumettes
GRAIN FED BEEFSTEAK(PLEASE ASK FOR DAILY CHOICE)
ENTRECÔTE CAFE CLAIRE
TENDERLOIN
Red wine sauce or Maitre d’ butter or Béarnaise sauce
QUICHE LORRAINE
FISH AND CHIPS
CAFE CLAIRE BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN
served with F rench Fries
AMERICANA
CAFÉ LATTE
CAPPUCCINO
ESPRESSO
ESPRESSO CON
PANNA
ESPRESSO LUNGO
MACCHIATO
MAROCCHINO
MOCHA
RISTRETTO
OVEN ROASTED BEETROOT
WITH GOAT CHEESE AND EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
GREEN ASPARAGUS
WITH HOLLANDAISE SAUCE
ROSTI POTATO
FRENCH FRIES
CRISPY ONION RINGS
DAILY FRESH GARDEN SALAD
BAKED POTATO
SAUTÉED SEASONED MUSHROOMS
GRILLED OR SAUTÉED VEGETABLE
CREAMED SPINACH
TRUFFLE MASHED POTATO
AVOCADO SALSA

I L L Y C O F F E E


DAILY BAKED VANILLA CREAM CARAMEL
PINK LADY APPLE TART
MOLTEN CHOCOLATE CAKE
CREPE SUZETTE
WITH A CHOICE OF VANILLA, STRAWBERRY OR CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM
CLASSIC TIRAMISU
SELECTION OF MÖVENPICK ICE CREAM
ONE SCOOP
D E S S E R T
ASSIETTE DE FROMAGES
SELECTION OF CHEESES OF THE DAY
WITH A GLASS OF WINE
OYSTERS
120/PCS
FIN DE CLAIRE
DOZEN
GRILLED LOBSTER
ANDAMAN SHRIMP
COCKTAIL
SHELLFISH

There is also a children's menu.

 

 

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