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    French St.

    ...located on CharoenKrung 36 (also known as Rue de Brest). A pleasant understated environment that offers meals in its quiet, well-shaded garden. I started with croquettes while SD had the zucchini carpaccio in a delicate dressing: both were excellent. We moved on to the poached eggs Benedict on smoked salmon for me and steak, eggs and chips (with harissa instead of ketchup) for my loved one. The mains were pleasantly satisfying and left us room for dessert: rhubarb cheesecake and a foamy chocolaty pudding. B2,400 with 4 glasses of a light Spanish red and water. Efficient service, peaceful garden, great Motown muzak: a wonderful experience. On our way out the live entertainment was already performing: a tuba, a trombone, a clarinet and a guitar doing standards: we left just in time. Definitely planning a return lunch visit...

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    I hope your rhubarb cheesecake was better than the rhubarb crumble I ate recently in Thailand. There was hardly enough rhubarb to feed an ant.
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    Good review TC

    Is that a West Brom shirt?

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    Outstandingly objective, per usual TC.
    Looks nice, yet the plating technique and presentation looks to be straight outta the 1970s.

    Perhaps a retro inspired setting.

    Cheers!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    There was hardly enough rhubarb to feed an ant
    ...actually, the rhubarb was a teaspoon of compote buried under the strawberries...
    Quote Originally Posted by Jack meoff View Post
    Is that a West Brom shirt?
    ...good eye!...

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    Who got the half price Mother's day meal, Tom?

    Nice review, thanks for sharing

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    Oh.....and it appears that the chips were clearly under cooked, were they not?


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    ...the chips were nicely cooked and served hot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Who got the half price Mother's day meal, Tom?
    ...set menu: B690 per person...SD claimed I was a trans-parent...

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    Who does your manicure Tom?

    Asking for a friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Who does your manicure Tom?
    ...Hick...he doesn't bother with a finger soak: just starts carving away with his bear knife...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    a tuba, a trombone
    GTF outta there! What TF are they thinking WRT dining music?
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    we left just in time.
    Indeed!
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    zucchini carpaccio
    Raw sliced zucchini. Call it carpaccio, quadruple the price. . But if you've got money to throw away, why not?

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    steak, eggs and chips
    i can see the eggs, i can see some pale chips in the "oh so of the moment novelty food presentation device" , and i can see some pieces of burnt meat.

    but i dont see any steak?

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    It looks great, Tom.

    Your benedict was served on a bagette, right? That's actually kind of a cool idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Call it carpaccio, quadruple the price
    ...not in the spirit of our outing, I'm afraid...
    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    but i dont see any steak?
    ...imagine the last time you could afford steak...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    Your benedict was served on a bagette, right?
    ...no, I think it was a slice of grilled sour dough bread...really tasty...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    B2,400 with 4 glasses of a light Spanish red and water
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    set menu: B690 per person
    I won't do the math. Must have been good wine.
    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    i can see some pieces of burnt meat.
    To be fair...it might have been juicy and tender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    To be fair...it might have been juicy and tender
    ...it was...

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    ...imagine the last time you could afford steak...
    is that the best response you could come up with to the realisation that your "steak" was in fact the carbonised left overs of yesterdays buffalo roast.

    surely we have reached "peak foodie" by now.
    how much longer do we have to put up with photos of food as art, which tell us nothing about the taste but all about the superficiality of the poster, the price of these plates of manicured pap and the bank accounts of the restauranteurs as they trouser the takings and snigger at the naivety of their customers.

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    ...start a new thread with your complaint...

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    the price of these plates of manicured pap and the bank accounts of the restauranteurs as they trouser the takings and snigger at the naivety of their customers.
    Zucchini carpaccio for instance?
    But to be fair, as was said above: If someone has money to throw away, why not enjoy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    If someone has money to throw away, why not enjoy?
    ...you and taxexile need a joint moan on another thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    .you and taxexile need a joint moan on another thread
    Am I moaning when I say,
    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    But to be fair, as was said above: If someone has money to throw away, why not enjoy?
    ?
    Touchy, Tom.

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    Why the anger

    Poster has given good review and price.

    Take it or leave it.

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    enjoy away to your hearts content, but please, stop deluding yourself that the rest of the world gives even half a damn what the latest iteration of a fucking fried egg looks like as it drowns forlornly in a tsunami of mayo and some unpronounceable herb on its slate, brick, platter, anything but a fucking plate, going cold whilst being photographed for instagram, facebook and teak door by those vacuous beings obsessed with documenting every waking moment of their empty lives.

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