Martin Blunos brings the taste of Latvia to Thonglor
Big-name British chef Martin Blunos had teamed up with chef Aleksandrs Nasikailov to open Bangkok’s first Baltic fine-dining restaurant: Baltic Blunos. Blunos is famous television personality in the UK, where he earned two Michelin stars for his now-closed restaurant Lettonie (French for “Latvia”). He has also appeared on MasterChef Australia. This opening marks his second Bangkok restaurant, following Blunos at The Eastin Grand Sathorn Bangkok—the chef’s first restaurant outside England.
Meanwhile, Nasikailov’s restaurant Vincents, in Riga, Latvia, is one of the nation’s most highly regarded. Now, the pair will be exploring their shared Latvian heritage in multi-course Baltic Crossover set menus (six courses, B2,900/eight courses, B3,400). Featured dishes include sea urchin with som sa; scallops topped with Mottra caviar, kombu (kelp), bonito and fresh sea grapes; and black chicken with foie gras, porcini mushrooms and Jerusalem artichokes. Baltic Blunos also has a chocolate room and a bar with its own menu.