Lady L, Delicious

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Lady L, Delicious

Micheline Starr

9 February 2019

Nestled in one of Bangkok’s best kept wonders, the picturesque Nai Lert Park Heritage Home, the Lady L restaurant sits in a chic glasshouse adorned by dangling ferns, where 100 years of history and tradition put on the service of classic Western dishes.

The Lady L was named after the founder of the venerable Nai Lert Park Hotel, Lursakdi Sampatisiri, daughter of the famous entrepreneur, developer, investor, and philanthropist Nai Lert Phraya Bhakdinoraseth, whose family has lived for three generations in the house nearby, until it was unanimously decided in 2012 to convert the private residence to a heritage property.

From this era has remained a sense of hospitality, refinement and openness to other cultures that Chakratorn Prasertying, Advisor to Executive Chef of LADY L Garden Bistro, perpetuates through a delicious European cuisine.

Chakratorn welcomed Latitudes in person to offer some insights. This charming man of experience has been to Italy and France many times and not only has he a passion for cooking coming from his family background, but also specially for these two countries’ cuisines, which is clearly reflected in the dishes. Confessing a special love for the beef tartare à la française and for snails, he is particularly fond of French sauces and we ended up discussing traditional cuisine like we would with a French or Italian grandfather.

To ensure an authentic taste, the ingredients he chooses are often sourced from Europe, like Italian tomato sauce, fishes or fruits, but more and more quality products are local, such as the baby chicken from Kanchanaburi, fed on herbs, or the excellent vegetables from the famous King’s project in Chiang Mai.

Indeed, the roasted baby chicken with sautéed baby carrots and roasted potatoes we had the pleasure to enjoy was as perfect as the specialty of Lady L Chicken Kiev.

Served with a very nice selection of home-baked breads, the pumpkin cream soup tasted like home, when the Signature Cobb Salad held its promises.

“Côté desserts”, we were spoiled with the White Chocolate Fondant, a dark-chocolate purse filled with white-chocolate “lava”, the Sticky toffee pudding with homemade salted caramel Ice Cream, and a crème brulée with passion fruit. A real treat in a charming environment, which you can also enjoy anytime, as Lady L also serves all-day breakfast and afternoon tea.

Lady L
Open daily from 9am to 10pm
www.nailertparkheritagehome.com

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