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MAISON DE LA TRUFFE
$$$$$ The Aston Martins and Bentleys parked outside are a clue as to the pedigree of clientele this ritzy restaurant attracts . It seems high society has a new hotspot at Maison de la Truffe , a French-inspired fine dining experience that leverages the holy grail of all gourmet ingredients — the truffle . Enter and you ’ ll find , enshrined in glass , championed specimens of white and black truffles that flavor the majority of the restaurant ’ s signature dishes and inspire cocktails , desserts and even the decor .
Black truffle infused oil served with a warm bread basket sets the tone for a one-of-a-kind dining experience . The inventive chef masterfully crafts each dish by pairing flavors and ingredients that complement the main attraction , so that you can experience course after course of truffles in just about every way imaginable .
For a scent-sational flavor feast foodies will love , the truffles are served up as shavings . This presentation allows the truffle aroma to emit strong signals of taste before they touch your tongue . The subtle and succulent tones of truffles incorporated into each dish will leave you fascinated by the versatility of these exquisite mushrooms .
The jury is still out on the black truffle infused vanilla ice cream , which perhaps only the most ardent enthusiast can truly appreciate , but the fondant chocolate cake is to die for .
The restaurant — opened just a few months ago — is in the heart of the upscale Thonglor district , and there is a second location at Siam Paragon .
Offering a set lunch menu , Maison de la Truffe is ideal for an executive lunch by day and a romantic rendezvous by night . Perfect for anniversaries , Valentine ’ s dates and special occasions , you can count on the finest service and an elaborate menu but expect to shell out a small fortune to cover costs of a dining experience superior to most date-night destinations .
129 ( Thonglor 9 ) Sukhumvit 55
Open 11:30 a . m . – 2:00 p . m . for lunch and 5:30 p . m . – 10:00 p . m . for dinner