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Sukhothai Bangkok relaunches Retail Space with Specialist Gourmet Outlet

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Tuesday, 4 December  2007

The Sukhothai Bangkok hotel is enhancing its roster of culinary delights with the launch of the fusion Thimian gourmet shop.

The opening of the showpiece Thimian coincides with the inception of a totally revamped and upgraded retail precinct within the hotel that includes a number of other distinguished specialist brands.

Thimian is the brainchild of The Sukhothai Bangkoks Executive Chef Nam Quoc Nguyen, who won the Most Promising Chef award during the World Gourmet Summit Awards in 2002, and who has opened numerous culinary concepts in a career that has taken him to London, New York and Singapore.

Thimian is the Danish word for the herb thyme; Mian also means noodles in Chinese creating an east-west fusion concept.

The highlight is a range of six chocolate truffles coming in mocha, white, orange, Cuba, ginger and green tea, whilst also serving Lavazza coffee and Mariage teas.

Truffles are a signature of The Sukhothai Bangkok and placed daily in all guest rooms. The luxury hotel produces an estimated 1,000 truffles each day through a specialised 12-hour process with two dedicated staff producing the daily stock, under the guidance of Executive Pastry Chef Laurent Ganguillet, a 16-year veteran of the property.

Chef Nam said Thimian was an outlet where customers could also purchase exquisite homemade breads, cakes and cookies.

Thimian is not a cake shop, but more of a gourmet boutique, small and simple, where the Sukhothai takes its time to develop quality, not quantity, Chef Nam said. Thimian is where we can pass on the in-house homemade products we can be proud of.

The retail area is conveniently located near the new Bussabong Business Centre where delegates can stop by in a casual stand-up environment.

The new high-end space also features a range of distinguished specialist boutique shops. These include Lamonts, makers of handcrafted contemporary furniture, lighting and household items, Almeta, hand-woven silk creators, famous for their Silk A La Carte concept which allows guest so choose colours, yarns and weights and Fine Arts which focuses on exquisite antiques and arts from the Orient.

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