Located on 65thfloor of the State Tower in downtown Bangkok, Mezzaluna is one of the more exclusive fine dining restaurants in Thailand. It is not a place where you quickly pop in for a bite but rather take your time to enjoy the experience.
The chef de cuisine at Mezzaluna Ryuki Kawasaki, who is originally from Japan and has spent his years in training at high end restaurants in Paris, London, Tokyo and Las Vegas. It is his philosophy to use seasonal ingredients and bring out the best in each product by combining French and Japanese techniques. The result is a very tasty yet delicate French cuisine with dishes such as lobster bisque with Japanese herbs or an Asian version of the traditional deer with blackcurrant sauce.
Inside the interior is feels like eighties chique with a thick carpet and a lot of dark wood, though the high ceiling and the open kitchen definitely give it the dining room a modern feel.
Mezzaluna is open only for dinner and guests can choose from two different tasting menu’s, one of which is vegetarian. Does who want can splurge extra on the caviar and white alba truffle. The wine list is equally refined with a large focus on traditional Bordeaux and Burgundy although sake is equally part of the proposed wine pairings.
All in all, Mezzaluna offers an impressive experience in a very trendy setting with views over the Bangkok skyline. Though not cheap, the quality of the food and service demonstrate that it rightly deseres its place among Asia’s best restaurants.
Chef & Team
Written by Sebastiaan