Elizabeth Taylor portraits are everywhere in this Bangkok bungalow restaurant, which features a vivid color scheme that Andy Warhol would have appreciated.
Villa Be Your Guest focuses on private functions, though walk-in customers are also welcome if there isn't an event going on (call first to check).
The food is French-Thai fusion (!); start with a black truffle scrambled egg canape, which sounds European but is laced with gentle Thai herbs for a refreshing feel.
Here's where the cross-continental inventiveness becomes obvious: laab moo (spicy pork) tart & vol au vent topped with crab & curry.
Sweet & savory: shrimp, mango & mozzarella cheese salad with olive oil & dill dressing.
Green curry spaghetti, ideal for carbohydrate-craving vegetarians.
Foil-baked snow fish with lemon & coriander seafood sauce. Slightly too spicy for our liking.
Roasted duck breast with green peppers & cinnamon. Pretty yummy.
Lemongrass creme brulee with macaron. Who knew that French & Thai culinary influences could work so well together? Maybe it's a testament to the kitchen's skill.
Villa Be Your Guest,
24, Sukhumvit Road Soi 23, Bangkok, Thailand. Very near BTS Thong Lo.