Bloody Sunday at Le Meridien

 |  September 12, 2016

A lazy Sunday brunch with good friends indulging in fabulous food and a tipple, or two, is an indulgence we all enjoy. For a city this size, there are surprisingly few quality Sunday brunches, but if you enjoy a decadent Sunday, then head to Le Meridien for a feast which now comes with a free-flowing bloody Mary buffet!

Chef Patrick Perie, who has elevated Le Meridien’s Favola restaurants to the point that it was chosen by Thailand Tatler last year as one of Thailand’s Best Restaurants, oversees a team of chefs who offer some of the most generous and delicious Sunday offerings in town.

14322474_10153875975252551_3312803842668690138_n Start off – and return to again and again – at the cold seafood bar and get served freshly shucked fin de Claire oysters and help yourself to dill-marinated slithers of smoked salmon, as well as a generous platter of Alaskan king crabs. Then there is the pate and cheese counter, with a number of Chef Patrick’s homemade pates and terrines as well as cheeses are on offer, served with a perfect loaf of bread, crispy on the outside and warm and cosy inside! 14291731_10153875975292551_3785650539560198854_nThere is the antipasti, cold cuts and salad station where you can sample some European as well as spicy Thai salads, even a more exotic cous cous salad, and parma ham, salamis and other meats. Chef Patrick himself mans a Portuguese seafood soup station which his simply delicious, with a rich broth with gently poached seafood, or you can go for the refreshingly cold vichyssoise or other soup options. Then there is the grill, where you can order grilled prawns, salmon, chickens and meats. The carvery of lamb and beef comes with lovely mint sauce, rich gravy and horseradish sauce. And that’s not even counting the counter of main dishes ranging from Thai to Chinese and international. The choices are bewildering.

But to wash it all down make sure you visit the charming bloody Mary counter where you can choose between plain, bacon or herbs infused vodka to go with an assortment of up to 20 ingredients, to custom make your very own Sunday drink.

And don’t forget Turkish Pastry Chef Zulal Dalbas’s bewildering offerings of sweet delights from homey bread and butter puddings to sophisticated éclairs and chocolate ganash.

There is also a lovely live band throughout the brunch, making for quite a festive occasion.

Every first Sunday of the month the brunch goes exclusivo, including one glass of French champagne, a half lobster plate, cold cuts and European cheeses. They also serve up three kinds of oysters and free-flow Foie Gras for those who love to indulge.

The regular Sunday brunch is a very reasonable 1,399 baht per head, though once a month, on the first Sunday, they have the super special Exclusivo Brunch for 1,999 baht which comes with a glass of champagne, a half lobster plate, and a wider variety of cold cuts and European cheeses. There are also three types of oysters and free flow foie gras for those who really with to indulge.