From Mar 26 to Apr 11, some of the city's most creative kitchens are rolling out special multi-course menus for Top Tables Champions. We couldn't be more excited about this year's jaw-dropping line-up, which features names you won't find participating anywhere else—think Le Normandie, 80/20, Le Du, Savelberg and many more. Below, you'll find all of the European restaurants taking part this year. Pre-booking for Citi credit card members is already open and booking for everyone starts on Monday, Feb 24. To check out the menus and book, visit the Top Tables Champions website.
The place: Precise. Elegant. French. Henk Savelberg does fine dining in the classic sense of the phrase. Some of your dishes may have a modern flourish—be it shocking orange tableware or neat rows of faux-fish scales atop poached lobster—but the restrained flavor combinations and formal graces are as polished as they come.
The menu: Four courses of lobster rouleau, quail with foie gras, sole in coconut sauce and Dutch apple cake.
Price: B2,589++ / person
Dates: Mar 26-28, Mar 30-Apr 4, Apr 6-11
The place: The original home of Bangkok French fine dining (open for business since 1958) has soared back into every top-tier foodie conversation under chef Arnaud Dunand-Sauthier, whose food has won two Michelin stars. Tasting menus here are equally as subtle, graceful and driven by the best produce at hand. No local restaurant does old-school glamour as well as Le Normandie.
The menu: Four courses charting saumon sauvage, suckling pig and more.
Price: B6,700++ / person or B7,700++ / person with alcohol
Dates: Mar 26-28, Mar 30 - Apr 4, Apr 6-11
The place: Going strong since 2013, Italian restaurant Appia has constantly evolved as a restaurant, continually updating both the food and venue itself. The setting is as welcoming as ever, retaining its charming trattoria feel with linen tablecloths, warm lighting and a wall decked out with photos and artwork, while upstairs, the mezzanine has been transformed into a beautiful wine room, filled with over 120 labels.
The menu: A five-course feast of mazara red prawn ravioli, wood-grilled Mediterranean octopus, pork cheek cannelloni and more.
Price: B1,500++ / person
Dates: Mar 26-Apr 2
The place: Under the direction of chef Nelson Amorim, this new-wave Portuguese restaurant respects tradition and produce, while being unafraid to look to other cultures for inspiration.
The menu: Six inventive dishes covering salted cod fish tartare with extra virgin olive oil ice cream, quail with winter vegetables and port wine jus and more.
Price: B1,599++ / person
Dates: Mar 26-Apr 11
The place: Sardinia-born head chef Andrea Ortu ensures a menu that brims with serious D.O.P. produce scoured from the lengths of Italy. The classy dining room is primed for special occasions, while the dark wooden balcony offers a more relaxed vibe.
The menu: Four indulgent courses with a ton of choices, from Mediterranean mussels to Australian wagyu.
Price: B1,600++ / person, B1,800++ / person (Mar 30)
Dates: Mar 26-Apr 11
The place: Located at the Mandarin Oriental, directly next to the hotel’s stunning riverside area, this restaurant leans towards sustainably-sourced fish and prime cuts of meat cooked over wood-fired grills.
The menu: Five courses with various options, from ricotta ‘dumplings’ with braised wagyu Tuscan kale, parmesan cream and oyster mushrooms to crispy-skin Ora King salmon with silken eggplant, toasted rice and smoked dashi broth.
Price: B3,100++ / person or B3,850++ / person with alcohol
Dates: Mar 26-Apr 11
The place: Mia occupies a carefully renovated two-story house, featuring multiple dining rooms each with their own unique design. In the kitchen, pastry chef Michelle Goh flexes her Suhring-trained muscles and Top Russell, BK's Young Chef of the Year in 2018, turns out "modern European" dishes.
The menu: Four complex courses bringing together oysters, stuffed churros, foie gras donuts, confit hake, pork jowl and much more.
Price: B1,950++ / person
Dates: Mar 26-29, Mar 31 - Apr 5, Apr 7-11