Share this article
This new head chef shakes up an aging Bangkok fine-dining fave

Roxanne Lange joins the restaurant from Savelberg, where she's been the kitchen's no. 2 since it opened. 

By Oliver Irvine | Feb 16, 2017

  • This new head chef shakes up an aging Bangkok fine-dining fave
Reflexions at Plaza Athenee hotel used to be at the top of Bangkok contemporary dining pile when it opened in the 2000s. New head chef Roxanne Lange, who arrived in Bangkok several years ago as the no. 2 for Henk Savelberg, brings some of the sparkle back.
 
Her total revamp of the a la carte menu has also introduced a range of tasting menus from 4-10 courses (B2,500-4,200) with the ambition to compete with Bangkok’s best.
 
Dishes like the majestic oyster topped in lime granite and ribbons of cucumber (B200 a la carte) would feel at home on one of House on Sathorn’s experimental menus, while the succulently rich pigeon breast dressed in quail jus and blackcurrant (B1,150 a la carte) delivers ballsy old-school comfort. The menus are also a work in progress, reflecting Lange’s favorite dishes at any given time.
 
Now a decade old, Reflexions was one of the first restaurants in Bangkok to have a pop at molecular gastronomy. The space arguably reached its zenith under head chef Daniel Bucher (now at Marriott Queen's Park), who would hold elaborate tasting dinners that charted the whole hotel (from service elevators to bathrooms) and include dishes hidden in goldfish bowls and tubes of toothpaste. 
 
Lange joins the restaurant straight from Savelberg, which opened in Bangkok after its owner Henk Savelberg closed down his Michelin-starred restaurant of the same name at the Hague in Holland. 
 
3/F, Plaza Athenee, Phloen Chit Rd., 02-650-8800. Open Mon-Sat 6-10pm; Sat 6-11pm. BTS Phloen Chit
Share this article

News


advertorial

Here’s where you should organize your next sustainable conference around Thailand

The globally recognized ISO 20121 certification, otherwise known as Event Sustainability Management Systems, encourages organizations in the events industry to make its products, events and services more sustainable. Thailand is the second country in the world to implement the certification after the United Kingdom, with five venues that have met the required standards since 2012. Under the ISO’s goals, venues are encouraged to combine profit, people and the planet in a way that is truly sustainable. Here's why you should pick these five ISO 20121-certified venues for your next conference.

Location: Freebird

Abhisit Vejjajiva, 52, served as Thailand’s 27th prime minister from Dec 2008 to Aug 2011. He was in the spotlight again recently when he was announced as a guest columnist for the new Thai-language online news platform, The Standard—a move which angered many on social media. Here, the head of the Democrat Party tells us exactly what happened, while also sharing some words on politics and music. 

Seems there's no stopping America's "rooster sauce." 

True Fitness might have gone bust, but there are plenty of new places to break a sweat. Here are Bangkok's hottest openings. 
 
 
</