Decadent dining at the top

WHO says it’s lonely at the top?

At Red Sky, the crowning glory of Bangkok’s most stylish hotel—the Centara Grand at CentralWorld, you can come alone and never feel lonely. The stunning view of the glowing city center, the fabulous wines and martinis, creative cuisine and people you can meet will keep you company. Everyone who ends up at the 55th floor have the same vibe as you do—to enjoy the sight, sound and taste of the good life.

Red Sky is all about chic and innovative Bistro dishes and impressive cocktails. It brings a modern, delectable approach to old world dining, and RedSky’s team of culinary artists led by Finnish chef de cuisine, Mikko Kataja, offers the best and latest take on Western urban cuisine.

RedSky’s chef de cuisine, Mikko Kataja

As for the drinks, the place boasts of its creative Martinis and a wide selection of at least twenty wines from across the globe served by the glass.

And, to get into the sundown Bangkok groove, I sipped on my Strawberry Martini.

Strawberry Martini

Just like its food, the décor and set-up of Red Sky’s alfresco dining area is trendy and uncomplicated. It’s pleasing to the eyes, fun, relaxing, as it can be romantic at any spot of the entire 55th floor’s outdoor area that offers a panoramic view of the city at night.

On the first visit, I was faced with a challenge of singling out a dish. Even with the thoughtfully planned out short menu, every entry on the list promised a delight to the palate. So I stuck to what I practice, I sought out the recommendations of the host and was presented with these: for starters, a warm dish of Seafood Spaghettini— rock lobster, mussels, scallop, herbs and olive oil—very rich tasting pasta dish with a kick of heat with the incorporation of chili;

the entrée, the must-try charcoal grilled Wagyu MS4 Beef Tenderloin with Foie Gras, sautéed cep mushroom and red wine sauce, potato croquette on the side (this dish I will have again on the next trip, I swear!);

and for dessert “made by chefs whose mission in life is to create out of this world desserts”, freshly baked Chocolate Lava Cake with a wedge of homemade Pistachio Ice Cream.

It was a decadent meal made even special with a great view. You see, here at the top loneliness is never existent, I should know. I came alone and I had and will always have Bangkok to dine with.

Me and my date– Bangkok!

Red Sky is at the rooftop of the Centara Grand at CentralWorld. Visit their website athttp://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/cgcw/restaurant.asp. For great deals, visithttp://www.agoda.com/asia/thailand/bangkok/centara_grand_at_central_worl…

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Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 21, 2013.

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