Cafe des Amis
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In this blog we look at a Pattaya institution when it comes to dining, Cafe des Amis.
Cafe des Amis
Tucked away down a small soi, just off Thappraya Road is a Bali-style house that is Cafe des Amis. If you are a fan of French cuisine than this restaurant is definitely worth a visit.
Cafe des Amis is all about a fine dining experience, and although prices can be a little high what you get in return is excellent.
All the dishes are freshly cooked and inspired from French classics with their own unique style added. Imported meats and fish are always fresh and never frozen, which are supplemented with delicious locally sourced fresh vegetables.
Restaurant of Friends offers a superb friendly atmosphere with highly trained staff to wait expertly on you.
If it is your first time at Cafe des Amis then why not indulge in the five course tasting menu, which is a gourmet delight.
To start there is the Chef’s Amuse Bouche which is a dish of wafer thin Australian beef carpaccio. This is then followed by an appetizer of Morel Mushroom Soup.
The third dish is a second appetizer which is a Truffle and Porcini Ravioli with Champagne Sauce.
Now it is time for the main event and there is a choice of meat or fish for your main course. US Beef Fillet, Grilled Asparagus and Bearnaise Sauce or Pan Roasted Snow Fish Fillet, Avocado and Pine nut Salsa.
The tasting menu is completed with desert consisting of Banana Creme Brulee and Chocolate Fondant.
The al la carte menu has the largest selection of imported Beef and other delectable meats offering five world class cuts. There are also Oysters, Lobster, and Foie Gras to select from.
The menu at Cafe des Amis has slowly developed to please their regular patrons that now encompasses many other cuisines as well as classic French. So whatever may be your favourite you can be sure that Cafe des Amis has it covered.
Wine & Drinks
Cafe des Amis serve delectable food and of course they have fine wines to complement every dish. In fact there are over twenty different wines that are available by the glass as well as a comprehensive wine menu of vintages from all over the world.
The restaurant has the largest selection of gin anywhere in Thailand with over 150 different types, including old favourites as well as new boutique gins.
In addition to the wonderful gin collection there are over three hundred other types of spirits and liqueurs. Including over eighty fine whiskeys, thirteen different brandies and cognacs, and thirty plus vodkas.
Cafe des Amis is a delight to dine in, the atmosphere is laid back and patrons can sit back and enjoy a leisurely meal, never rushed. The food and service is nothing short of majestic and will hard to beat anywhere in Pattaya.