Hotel news, opinions and updates from the team at The Sukhothai.
Worrying about my expectations for a Lunar New Year on the last day of the old one is really just too much for me! Every Chinese New Year’s Eve, I feel like the day of reckoning is approaching and wonder how I will stay awake until 12:00. But since it’s the year of the Tiger and the Chinese New Year falls on Feb 14 together with Valentine’s Day I would really like to do something special for you all.
On Sunday, 14 February in the Colonnade restaurant, we will feature a grand... Read more
On the last day of the year I like to dress up and stay home with my family and friends. I want nothing more than to give great dinner parties, but like everyone else, I am usually too busy to do it.
Since I am superstitious, I figure I might as well eat food that is supposed to bring me good luck. Every country has its own traditions for seeing in the New New Year. In Italy people often eat lentils and sausages just after midnight. Lentil dishes also symbolize good luck for New Y... Read more
What comes to mind when you start thinking of Christmas tradition? Is it the Christmas tree ornaments, songs or Christmas carols we sing? For me it’s the memories of Christmas dinner and the desserts that follow.
Our Swiss Pastry Chef, Laurent Ganguillet has prepared an elegant and sophisticated selection of Xmas chocolate cakes and goodies in our Thimian cake shop. In addition he has created lovely chocolate truffles as a going-away gift or to accompany an after-dinner cup of coffee. C... Read more
We have just launched two beautiful new products in our elegant cake shop Thimian.
These sumptuous mature coconut flake cookies with whipped egg whites, salt and brown sugar are delicate and they look irresistible on the edge of a fine bone china saucer. Sometimes it’s the plain cookie that is the best.
The coconut cookies are wonderfully crispy and fluffy and extremely delicious, they melt in your mouth and make the perfect accompaniment for a cup of scented tea, such as Mariage Earl ... Read more
We just finished the Kiin Kiin promotion from Copenhagen last week in our Celadon restaurant. The food had the clean, pure flavors with unexpected ingredient combinations that characterize Kiin Kiin culinary style. Chef Henrik’s cuisine has that effect because it is about the power of subtraction. There were no complicated sauces or buttery embellishments. Instead, each dish featured only three or four items, orchestrated to express the very essence of the main ingredient.
The "Frozen r... Read more
We just had an amazing fully booked food promotion with Chef Edouard Loubet and his team from Provence in La Scala restaurant. His dish "Complicity of Foie Gras" was simple and delicious! I love how the perfectly made foie gras terrine melts into pure flavor as soon as it hits your tongue with green tomato jam. The aromatic Provençal herbs stick to the surface of the crispy pan-fried foie gras escalope with fleur de sel.
Here is convincing evidence of the culinary maxim that perfectly ... Read more
Most chefs will tell you that the shellfish section in a hotel/restaurant kitchen is probably their favourite. I never cease to marvel at the wonderful creatures that land on our kitchen boards each day, from as near as the local market to as far as Scotland, France, the U.S., Australia or Japan. Especially the fresh King prawn, Banana Prawn, Giant Mud Crab, Flower Crab, Giant Catfish, Sea bass and Snapper coming from the Andaman Sea and Mekong River on the Northeastern border of Thailand.
My... Read more
Just to let you know that next week we have a very interesting small and romantic Thai Restaurant visiting us, Kiin Kiin, from Sankt Hans Torv, Guldbergsgade 21, in Copenhagen. I must say that Kiin Kiin has done very well from day one—the restaurant received their first star from Guide Michelin 6 months after they opened up their doors and have kept that star standard ever since.
Actually, Chef Henrik Yde Andersen utilizes his sommelier education in his cooking and knows his Thai ... Read more
Next month from December 3 to Christmas Eve, I have exclusive access to a handpicked selection of fresh White Alba truffles, flown to us direct from the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. You may already know that the White Alba truffle season runs from early October to early January, with late November and December being the peak.
The White Alba is more delicate and more intoxicatingly fragrant than any other truffle, including the Black Winter truffle, with an aroma that is v... Read more
Women line chefs, however they might fare in the usually male-dominated world of hotel kitchens, are a particular delight. To have a tough female line chef on your team can be a true joy, and a civilizing factor in a unit. Angie is our Chef de Cuisine in the Colonnade restaurant. Her food is simple and tasty, especially the Hamburger with Crispy Steak Fries.
There is nothing more satisfying than a good hamburger, especially if a glass or two of red wine accompanies it. The problem is, of cour... Read more