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Dinner at Next Restaurant’s Tour of Thailand

by Krista

I’ll let the pictures do the talking. All very lovely. Even at 9:15 pm on a Sunday night…We four (an American, a Ukrainian, a Moldovan, and a guy from India — if that doesn’t sound like the start of a joke, I don’t know what does — paid $85 for our food, $75 for wine pairings. Irina (the Ukrainian) opted for the juices for $38.  Funnily, I had the same table as my first visit.

Roasted banana, prawn cake, sweet shrimp, fermented sausage, steamed bun

Hot & Sour Broth, Pork Belly, Tomato, Ginger

Rice

Catfish, Caramel Sauce, Celery, Coriander Root

Beef check, curry, peanut, nutmeg, kafir lime

Coconut, corn, egg, licorice

Inside the coconut

Dragon fruit, rose

Rooibos, palm sugar, milk

Service was nearly exactly the same as my other two visits, with two exceptions: They only replaced my napkin during one of my two trips to the loo, and they didn’t escort me there and back as officiously as Paris 1906.

I did like that although I had only bought two wine-pairings with dinner, they did let us add a 3rd wine pairing and the juices right there. (In contrast, during Paris 1906, we didn’t know one of our friends was pregnant until the night of the dinner. It wasn’t right for her to tell us sooner. I had already purchased the wine pairings for her. She downgraded to juices and well, still paid the full wine price.)

I still feel that the bathrooms could be more special. But these are piddly things to note when the experience overall is so lovely.

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7 comments

Jeff July 25, 2011 - 10:37 am

you’ve already gone! damn you’re good. My visit isn’t until next week. 🙂 Let me know if you’re interested in checking someplace new out.

Nordic Nibbler July 25, 2011 - 10:57 am

Hi Krista. How would you compare the food to the Paris 1906 menu? I really enjoyed the Thai menu but, although I never went, I just have this sneaking feeling that the Paris “season” was maybe more special. Perhaps it was due to the novelty factor of it being Next’s inaugural menu, or the chefs cooking a style of food they’re probably more familiar with? Really curious to hear you thoughts.

PS – Wasn’t the coconut dessert simply divine?!

Krista July 27, 2011 - 8:36 pm

Paris had more romance. Thai started out really great but then it just became…Thai food.

Liz July 27, 2011 - 4:57 pm

Going tonight!!!! I can’t wait. Your photos are amazing. Dinner soon?

Krista July 27, 2011 - 8:36 pm

Yes please! Let’s! So many new places…

Diana August 14, 2011 - 9:57 am

Hey! I love your post!! I also went to Next about a month ago and loved it!!
Here’s my own blog post on it! http://callmeamaesing.com/onthestreets/next-restaurant-thailand-menu/

Kartenlegen September 15, 2011 - 1:53 am

Great post and you pictures are absolutly delicous.

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