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Leapfrog Elevated Dining in Bangkok - a Hop, Skip and a Jump from Sukhumvit Road

08.08.2012

 

Wairesses Artitaya "Kumg" Sukprasert (left) and Jiraporn "Pu" Srichaiwan at Leapfrog

 

Leapfrog Restaurant and Bar offers a great getaway from the hurly burly of Sukhumvit Road, but can be reached in five minutes by walking from the busy Sukhumvit/Asoke Skytrain and Metro intersection.


The trendy food and drink outlet sits atop the recently opened Ramada Encore Hotel, and offers patrons just about everything they could wish for: air-conditioned serenity, swimming pool adventure, romantic outdoor seating, trendy disco beats, private parties, happening events and a stylish menu.


And when it rains, as it so often does at this time of the year, the crew swings into action to unravel the establishment’s waterproof awning.

 

Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.


 

Resident Manager Sebastein Tronchet at Leapfrog

 

The air-conditioned bar features a panoramic view of the Bangkok city skyline

 

Artitaya "Kung" Sukprasert serves cocktails as dusk turns to night

 

Marketing Communications Manager Sureerat "Ae" Sudpairak beside Leapfrog's glass mounted salt water swimming pool

 


The Restaurant and Bar was designed by award winning Kevin Christison from San Francisco, whose brief was to offer guests various indoor and outdoor dining options to suit any mood, budget or occasion.


Leapfrog opens daily from 4pm until 1am, and is already a proven party destination, with organisations such as Bangkok Young Professionals, Amcham Young Professionals and BBCT organizing events on the premises recently.


Californian Cuisine has been adopted at Leapfrog, although it has been adapted into what the chef and his team portray as “CalifornAsian Cuisine”.


One of the most popular dining choices is the signature tapas tree, which features five different treats: Ratatouille Calzones with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cherry Tomatoes and Bocconcini Skewers, Mediterranean Chicken Burgers, Grilled Paprika Shrimp Skewers and Salmon Bites with a Spicy Dip.


Resident Manager Sebastein Tronchet describes Leapfrog as being “midway between a vintage London Bar and a chic Californian Restaurant.  We aim to bring you everything you need in one single leap.”

 

Leapfrog features a separate VIP room for more secluded dining or partying.

 

The tapas tree is almost a meal in itself

 

Duck Confit with Baby Roasted Vegetables

 

Pan-seared Japanese Scallops, Mousseline and Hollandaise

 

Sirima "Ann" Sujjawisai serves a beer order as the Leapfrog looks on

 

 Suspicion (Rum, Mango and Red Chilli)

 

Innocent Passion

 

Honey Bunny (Vodka, Parfait d’Amour and Mixed Berries)

 

Sexy Cheesecake and Fresh Berries

 

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