Great Gastro is back with the 2nd Episode of extraordinary review of Fireplace Grill and Bar, The Legendary Steak House of InterContinental Bangkok. We’ve gone through all details of the restaurant and tasted some appetizer dish by Chef Sebastian Reischer during the 1st episode already.(Click here for 1st Episode) This time, we will jump into the highlight dish and exclusive drinks, invented to be served only at Fireplace Grill and Bar. If you are ready, please allow me to take you through the great journey starting with the 2 KG Tomahawk.
Pure 100% Black Angus onyx marble score: 3-4 BMS, Roasted vegetables, gratin potatoes,
collection of sauce and mustards (Great for 2 – 3 people)
Angus beef fore shank is famous for high fat. Guaranteed with the marble score 4 ( level of the Subcutaneous fat layer), this thick Grilled Tomahawk will surely taste like heaven! After grilled on the charcoal stove, then the small-sliced meat is ready to be served.
Tips: marble score is an international beef quality grading system. It refers to visible fat found between muscle fibre bundles and is assessed within the rib eye muscle. Beef Marble Score (BMS) ranks from 1 to 5 (best).
Tomahawk is sliced into a thick piece, then layered on a plate with green vegetables and red tomato. This medium rare steak is rich in taste. While it’s crispy outside, there’s oil pulling out to soften the meat. It’s so good without sauce, but of course, there are 3 different sauces for you to choose: pepper sauce for spicy lovers, mushroom sauce for mild taste, and gravy sauce for a tiny taste of sour.
Grilled Tomahawk also comes with a side dish. Gratin potatoes with grilled vegetables taste equally good as if it’s not a side. The cheesy gratin merges with warm cream to eat with potatoes and crispy fried veggies making this meal so delightful.
Seafood from the grill
Whole grilled Maine lobster, Tiger Prawn, Norwegian snow fish, sea bass
Another highlight for tonight goes for a mixed seafood grilled. The menu offers a wide selection of items start from a big size of lobster, a melt-in-the-mouth snow fish from Norway, a big cut of fresh seabass, and what we love the most, a Tiger Prawn with the full flavor of the sea.
Once we are done with savories, sweet is a must. Although Fireplace Grill and Bar is famous for its seafood and grilled, their dessert is also a big highlight. What we would like to show you today is French style Crêpe Suzette.
Flambé crêpes, orange liquor
If you are a fan of fine dining, you might be familiar with this orange crepe. However, it might be more interesting to see all the cooking process of this sweet dish. When you order the crape; the staff will bring a trolley to cook and flambé the crêpe right in front of you.
The staff starts from dissolving brown sugar with brown sugar in a heated pan, then adds a glass of orange juice, and a half short of rum. The alcohol will flambe a sauce with fire.
Melt a butter. Add orange juice and orange zest then cook for 1-2 min until boil. Add the crepes to the pan to coat both sides in the orange syrup.
To make the second flambe, peel an orange in one piece and pour another half shot of rum from the top. The oil from orange skin together with rum will run to the pan and mix with our sauce. This second flambe will add special aroma to the orange syrup.
Fold each crepe into quarters and place on a warm serving plate. Crêpe Suzette, here we go! Here we also have a choice of banana, strawberry or orange caramel sauce served with vanilla ice cream. A warm crepe with a bit bitter and sweet orange syrup is such a perfect match to icy and creamy vanilla ice cream. Although, it is a bit pricey, but far more superior to ones you get at the buffets.
White chocolate mousse
Griottine cherries, cherry sorbet
For the next dessert, we went for White chocolate mousse, a soft and tender moose served with homemade sour cherry ice cream. A sour a better, this piece of sweet also goes with fresh strawberry and blueberry.
After tons of food, you might want to enjoy your evening with several glasses of the signature cocktails. If you are not sure what to order, here we come with some suggestion.
Art of Siam
Ketel Vodka, Sambuca, Almond Syrup, Cream
A golden glass of cocktail inspired by Siamese artwork. The cocktail is strong, yet refreshing with the aroma from Almond syrup added up with smooth and tender cream on top. This good looking cocktail will surely impress you with a sense of Thai.
In the Moon
Ciroc Vodka, Strawberry Liqueur, Elder Flower Syrup, Apple Juice, Fresh Rosemary
The vodka-based cocktail comes with a touch of sweetness from strawberry, apple, and elderflower. The soft aroma of fresh rosemary makes it more interesting. If you are looking for some outstanding well-balanced cocktail, you shouldn’t miss this glass.
Olmeca Tequila Gold, Passion Fruit Syrup, Pomegranate Syrup, Orange Juice, Fresh Passion Fruit
The last glass goes to a sour cocktail with notes of passion fruit, orange, and Pomegranate Syrup. If you want to go for bitter-sweet mood, this cocktail is the right answer.
With over 50-year history of satisfied diners, Fireplace Grill and Bar remains the oldest steak house in Bangkok. The setting is classy with a classic old world charm dominated by the large charcoal grill at the central. Visit this lively homey Grill house for an extraordinary dining experience with finest and the freshest array of seasonal produce from 12:00-14:30 hours for lunch and 18:30-22:30 hours for dinner.