Martin Blunos, a British-born culinary superstar with Latvian roots, has teamed up with Latvian chef Aleksandrs Nasikailov to open a one-of-a-kind fine dining restaurant in Bangkok: Baltic Blunos.
Blunos, a two-Michelin star awardee, and Nasikailov aim to take Baltic cuisine to a luxury level with their new joint project. Said Blunos: “Baltic cuisine is very earthy and fresh; the ingredients must be fresh and cooked at its best. I think it will be very fascinating to introduce Baltic cuisine to Thailand. I am extremely excited to introduce and showcase what Baltic cuisine is to every guest and I am certain that it will be a very interesting mix of cultures.”
Under the concept “Baltic Crossover,” which intends to fuse a Baltic gastronomic experience using key Asian ingredients, the fine dining spot currently has two tasting menus on offer — a six-course (THB2,900) set, and an eight-course set (THB3,400). They feature dishes like sea urchins with yellow coulis and bergamot foam; mackerel, partly cured and partly cooked, served with beetroot and horseradish cream; and foie gras tortellini with hed poh puffball mushrooms.
Thailand’s tropical ingredients, like white morning-glory or moonflower, get a Baltic twist, too, stuffed with cream cheese puree made from wild almonds, topped with tom kha broth and paired with kombucha.
There’s also a dessert that focuses entirely on one luscious tropical fruit — coconut — by compiling coconut ice cream with caramelized coconut, roasted coconut, coconut jelly and cream. Another dessert is the Petite Four, a chocolate box with 14 pieces of homemade chocolates that come in a variety of flavors, from mango-passionfruit and Thai tea-mint to Riga Black Balsam (traditional Latvian herbal liqueur.)
Baltic Blunos is open from 6pm through 10pm, Tuesday through Sunday. It is located on Soi Thonglor 9.
Baltic Blunos is at 129, Soi Thonglor 9, Watthana, Bangkok
Open daily, 6pm-10pm (dinner), bar open until midnight, closed Mon
Phone: +662 117 1255 and +6695-879 9075
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