| March 11, 2016
L’Appart, the renowned Parisian-styled rooftop restaurant and bar at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, is delighted to be participating in Goût de France 2016.The international gastronomic event is held every year on March 21, the first day of spring. Goût de France or Good France was initiated by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and Chef Alain Ducasse as a celebration of French gastronomy and the art of living. In the words of Alain Ducasse, “French cuisine is the interpreter of a cuisine that has evolved towards lightness in harmony with its environment… The common point of Goût de France is generosity, sharing, and the love of what is beautiful and tastes good. It is a delightful interlude and an opportunity to celebrate French cuisine worldwide.”

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On March 21st more than 1,000 French chefs around the world will host dinners to pay homage to the excellence of French cuisine. Each menu will highlight dishes that uses less fat, sugar and salt, show concern for the environment, and highlight vegetables and grains. At the stylish rooftop bar and restaurant, L’Appart, Chef Jérome Deconinck will embrace the philosophy of Goût de France 2016 with an exceptional menu of modern French cooking.


The gifted French chef began his extraordinary culinary journey as apprentice to Michelin star chef, Georges Paccard at his restaurant, La Ciboulette in Annecy, France. Jerome was awarded “Best Apprentice of Haute Savoie 1996”, and selected for the “Best Apprentice in France” contest. Chef Jérome went on to work as Chef de Partie in the Department of the French Prime Minister where he created the daily menus for the prime minister and his cabinet. The talented chef was also co-owner and Chef de Cuisine of the restaurant Fancy Feats in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The venue was voted one of the city’s top ten restaurants by Malaysian Tatler, and Chef Jérome won the “Award of Excellence for the Most Outstanding Festival Cuisine” during the Kuala Lumpur Gourmet Festival. The brilliant young chef’s impressive pedigree also includes a position as Chef de Cuisine at Le Pergolese at the Hilton Tokyo, sister restaurant of Meilleur Ouvrier de France Stephane Gaborieau’s one Michelin star restaurant in Paris.

With his remarkable knowledge of traditional French techniques and many years’ experience as an expatriate, Chef Jérome brings passion and a new vision to the tables of L’Appart. Seated in the sophisticated surroundings of the Parisian-styled apartment of L’Appart, diners will enjoy a sublime 5-course set menu which will begin with an amuse bouche of scallop mousse with French trout roe, compliments of the chef. For the starter, Chef Jérome will present his interpretation of French charcuterie with braised beef cheek and Jerusalem artichoke terrine accompanied by a fine port wine jelly and classic sauce ravigote, a dish which succeeds in elevating humble ingredients to new heights. The main course offers a choice of two dishes; Bresse chicken blanquette revisited with tarragon, baby vegetables and pilaf rice, in which Chef Jérome adds his own distinctive touch to a French national dish originally created in 1735 by master chef, Vincent de La Chapelle, or the regional dish of Brittany saffron cotriade with mussels, cod, baby leek, turnips and ratte potatoes.

Diners will also be served a cheese course of Camembert baked apple with a sunflower seed roll. Using one of Chef Jérome’s original recipes, the dish highlights the luxurious texture and delicious flavour of the most popular cheese in France. To end the memorable epicurean experience at L’Appart, the outstanding French chef will serve Paris-Brest, an exquisite choux pastry ring filled with a light praline butter cream which was originally created to celebrate the Paris to Brest bicycle race.

Enjoy an intimate 5-course Goût de France Dinner for only THB 1,990++ per person.

Celebrate Goût de France 2016 with Chef Jérome at L’Appart for Goût de France 2016 and enjoy an unforgettable evening of traditional French gastronomy infused with modern creativity.

Advance reservations are recommended.

For reservations or further information, please call: 02 126 9999 ext. L’Appart or e-mail: H5213-FB10@sofitel.com

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