We got off the Long Boat and got on another boat to cross the river for dinner at the Peninsula Bangkok
Our epic meal began at the bar.
Which has these gorgeous orchids
Their cocktail napkins are made of linen and embroidered. Fancy!
They bring you this lovely selection of nuts: candied walnuts, chocolate dusted almonds and spicy peanuts.
The restaurant, Thiptara, was on the river and just stunning. Its website describes it better than I can:
“Thiptara is a feast for all the senses. Surrounded by majestic banyan trees and lush tropical gardens, this is a unique dining experience by the riverside. The legendary Thai lifestyle of days gone by is restored in all its glory at Thiptara, not only through its elegant décor but also in its cuisine.”
The meal began with pumpkin chips brought to the table with sauce. We didn’t order this, it was brought like bread and was very good
The table itself was beautiful and the service is incredible. They bring you individual clip on lamps so you can see the menu better
And these beautiful etched lamps
And these gorgeous ladies who happily posed when I asked if I could take their picture
I ordered the house specialty drink and they make it tableside. It was beautiful and delicious
We began the food portion of the program with chicken satay. I could drink both sauces. Sooo good!
For the entrees, Gregg got beef and rice
Patra got crispy chicken and cashews
And I got Pad Thai with egg as the protein
I had to order a Mai Tai as my next drink as the Mai Tai originated in Bangkok
For dessert we got fried bananas with house made coconut ice cream
We explored The Peninsula afterwards. It was all decorated for Christmas including this huge and adorable advent calendar. When you open door 9, as it was the 9th of December when we were there, there was candy inside you could take 😃
And it wouldn’t be Christmas in a hot and humid environment without palm trees with Christmas lights on them