I'm having a 3PM lunch/dinner today, so splurged on the Sheraton Sukhumvit breakfast buffet, which is a lot more expansive than the Tokyo Westin version.
There are half a dozen international stations, including one for meats, where I ordered steak and eggs.
Eat Me is supposedly the 19th best restaurant in Asia--nahm, see lunch yesterday, is #3--not bad considering that there are more than 3,000,000 eating establishments, and most are in Asia. Frankly, I've been to at least 50 better Asian restaurants in my life.
Anyway, I was the only diner at 3PM, and a couple came in when I left an hour and 45 minutes later. The place must sit at least a hundred. The artist being displayed was Luigi Fieni.
The music was American and New Age jazz. I ordered a Singha beer and Saffron Bloody Mary. The warm sourdough bread was excellent. I ordered only one course, beef cheeks and potato chips:
The potato chips were wedges and double french fried...I hope not because they were re-cycled. I also tried to get a dish of truffle risotto, but the waiter recommended only one of the two. He was right. I couldn't finish that one order of beef cheek, nor the potato. Apparently one ox cheek (facial muscle) can serve up to six. My experience with cheeks has to do with fish, and they get as large as a thimble.
I finished with a coconut and raspberry salad topped with pomegranate, plus an expresso and a glass of Calvados (apple cognac):
The set was a perfect ending to an excellent meal.
It turned out that I did not bring a credit card, and only had about a thousand baht. However, I had a 10,000 yet note, which the owner was gracious to accept. The entire cost above was $70, so I left a few bucks to my waiter for negotiating the money exchange.
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