WINE ME DINE ME
Recently opened, Aston aims to define expectations you have for a restaurant from the first moment you lay eyes on it. The sign that bears the venue's name is rusty. Vines and foliage creep on a net in front of the building as if there's no sign of human existence. The bare cement building appears as if it has been lightly torched with a mini atomic bomb. That being said, the venue doesn't appear run-down but rather post-apocalyptic chic. However, it may not look too inviting to some dainty khun noos. Don't be scared.
The mastermind of this unique looking place is Chef Zra Jirarath who previously had a restaurant of the same name at Crystal Design Centre. While the original venue is no longer around, his new Aston incarnation has a bar area on the ground level and a main dining area on the first floor. Most of the seats are placed to surround a big kitchen so you can get a full view of the cooking opera. It feels as if you're observing a culinary lab. The chef and his team walk around, picking ingredients out of boxes, using cutting-edge cooking equipment, and carefully placing them on a plate. There are also some dining tables in a corner for traditionalists.
If you expect to be handed a thick leather-bound menu filled with a long list of dishes, you will be disappointed. The highlight of the venue is the five-course degustation set menu (B2,800++ per person) which changes every three months.
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