American bites, with all their fatty and cheesy goodness, don't have to be limited to neon-lit diners or franchise settings. The perception is that this type of food couldn't possibly be sophisticated, but at The Garret, new American cuisine is given an upgrade and a swankier setting than the usual greasy crib.
This bistro-bar is a hidden enclave on the sixth floor of the MINI Showroom, away from the hustle and bustle of party central Ekamai. Truly secretive as its name suggests, The Garret Secret Bistro-Bar offers a quiet city-line view with a snug yet modish setting _ the glasshouse is adorned with coloured glass lampshades that hang above printed couches and wooden chiavari chairs, while the outdoor area is home to Italian stone fountains and calming foliage. Laid-back but still contending as a fine-dining establishment, you can also order food from Fuzio, the next-door Italian restaurant. But before you can get to this under-Instagrammed attic-like sanctuary, you'll have to venture through a seemingly-shady elevator and dimly-lit corridor _ after all, there's nothing like a mini-adventure to work up an appetite for strong drinks and comfort food.
For appetisers, potato skins (250 baht) was selected. Thin wedges of slightly crunchy potatoes were under a blanket of chipotle sour cream and a multihued handful of diced tomatoes and bell peppers. What's good is the wedges were thinly sliced and perfectly bite-sized _ in case you need help with not overeating. Although drenched with cream, it didn't overpower other tastes and was hardly soggy. Great for sharing or all for yourself, if you're feeling fearless.
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