At Brasserie 9 treat your senses to a revolution in French cooking;
Patron Chef Raphael Kinimo will take you on a culinary journey fit for the King and Queen; in fact this Chef cooks at the request of the royal family every year.
Think traditional French cuisine with a modern twist- delicious farmhouse produce with rich, bold flavours in sophisticated yet humble dishes, presented beautifully as if each were a true work of art. If you are looking for something special come here for a top-qualitygourmet meal, try a sharing platter from the bar menu or simply pop in for a delicious dessert or a glass of award winning wine with a taste of real French cheese.
Owned by the Gourmet House group, which also includes Alsaray-Lebanese and Indian cuisine, Brasserie 9 restaurant is a former warehouse conversion situated on the Chao Phraya River in front of the popular Asiatique shopping village.
With its spacious interior, rustic furniture and ambient lighting, Brasserie 9 restaurant is an upmarket venue with an uplifting and modern feel perfect for any occasion. Its prime location means that you can enjoy outside dining with the cool river breeze while watching the hustle and bustle of shoppers passing by.
Originally from Leon, France, Patron Head Chef Raphael Kinimo has represented Brasserie 9 for two years now. Raphael previously worked as Executive Head Chef at Artur restaurant, Bangkok and has worked at a number of prestigious places all over the world including the Michelin Starred “L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon” in London and the 2 Michelin starred “Le Cerf” in Strasbourg, France. He prides himself on producing classic French cuisine which incorporates flavours from different regions and producing gourmet meals to an exceptional standard.
Chef Raphael tells us that sourcing the best French ingredients can be a long process and patience is needed when waiting for good ingredients to mature. At Brasserie 9, the team work hard to ensure all dishes are ‘Fate Maison’ (home-made), a recent law introduced to France ensuring all dishes are made from scratch. All the staff at Brasserie 9 are trained to ensure they are familiar with the finer details of each dish on the menu.
A wine butler will select top quality wines from the temperature controlled wine bunker, walking you through the origins of a selection of French , New World wines and Champagne, recommended to compliment each and every dish on the extensive French menu.
Start your French food adventure by sipping on fresh fruit cocktails and try the ‘amuse bouche’ which literally means mouth amuser; an appetiser selected and prepared by the Chef himself to tickle your taste buds accordingly. The ‘amuse bouche’ was extravagantly presented as a traditional country style ‘soup en croute’ – a bowl of vegetable broth, flavoured with bacon lardons and a truffle infusion, topped with homemade puff pastry, resting on a basin of dry ice which created an interesting dill and water cress scented smoke.
This was accompanied by crusty French bread and savoury pastries created to the Chefs own recipe with the finest French butter. From the bar menu, treat yourself to the extravagant seafood platter; a spectacular display of Canadian lobster, New Zealand green lipped mussels, giant tiger prawns and French oysters. This can be enjoyed with the house marinated salmon Tatar delight with egg and avocado and 5 dipping sauces.
From a selection of favourites on the A la carte menu, you will be delighted with the quality of the ‘foie gras’ – duck liver served with warm, sweet brioche. We were very impressed by the ‘cote de beoef’ – a fine fillet of rib-eye beef, marinated and dry aged over a matter of weeks. The beef is cooked to your taste and presented as a sharing platter with an assortment of fresh garden vegetables, ratatouille and creamy mashed potato.
Alternatively, you could try the fresh poached Dover sole: a steaming fillet of fish flavoured with Mediterranean herbs which are delicately skinned and boned at the tableside and complimented by a ‘burred blanche’ – white butter sauce. Also recommended at Brasserie 9 is the set menu for either 2000 or 2500 THB where you can choose 3 or 4 courses from a selection of delights.
If you’re fan of French desserts or you simply fancy something sweet to end the evening, then don’t miss out on this sublime version of the French classic ‘Crepes Suzettes’- French Crepes. These are impressively flambéed with Cointreau at the tableside and finished with an explosion of citrus flavours from a sauce reduced with fresh orange and Grand Marnier.
Decorated with pictures of old France and the Eiffel Tower Brasserie 9 also sets the scene with classic French accordion music which takes you miles away from the stress of Bangkok city and closer to the green fields and mountains in rural France. The staff here are friendly and attentive and the kitchen team are continually working away at speciality dishes showing off various kitchen skills and cooking techniques. As well as being home to an award winning chef, Brasserie 9 also won best restaurant by Thailand Tatler consecutively in 2013 and 2014. Brasserie 9 offers excellent prices and the quality of the dishes produced here cannot be compared to any other French restaurant in Bangkok. Why not consider Brasserie 9 for a Fine French dining experience, for a special occasion or group meeting or dining event.
Written by : RS.