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Situated along the Chao Phraya river in Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’s beautiful Garden Wing, Le Normandie is the culinary playground of chef Arnaud Dunand Sauthier, whose exquisite haute cuisine features contemporary twists on authentic French fare. From the chic setting to impeccable service, it’s easy to see why this intimate 12-table eatery is a longtime favorite of traveling gourmands and local celebrities with a craving for authentic French food in Thailand’s vibrant capital city.

Sparkling chandeliers, antique furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows highlight the plush design and décor of Le Normandie’s dining room, a cozy, comfortable space splashed with color from elaborate tropical flower arrangements. The Bangkok restaurant’s edible eye candy, artistically arranged and precisely plated by Sauthier’s expert kitchen staff, is served à la carte or prix fixe, from a five-course lunch to decadent seven-course degustation dinner. Foie gras with figs and hibiscus, roasted duck breast and red currants, and milk-fed French lamb with rosemary are just a sampling of the savory, seasonal dishes found on Sauthier’s menu, while executive pastry chef Claus Olsen favors such classic French sweets as soufflés and crêpes suzette, the latter prepared tableside.

Open six days a week for lunch and dinner, Le Normandie is certainly one of Bangkok’s finest French restaurants — advance reservations are practically essential.

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