Three-Michelin-star chef Michel Roux returns to Le Normandie (Mandarin Oriental, 48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok, 02-659-9000), aiming to impart all the culinary excellence of his UK restaurant The Waterside Inn on Bangkok diners on Jan 14-19. Enjoy the classic French cuisine, ideally cooked and presented that has given the establishment a global reputation for over 25 years, including dishes like steamed sea bass with saffron scented fish soup, baby octopus and fresh pasta and lobster with a white port sauce. The 5-course lunch is B4,500 and 6-course dinner B8,500.