Couple Pays $300 Each For Dinner And Get Something That Wouldn’t Fill Anyone’s Belly

While most of us stick to using emojis on our telephone to assist portray our moods, one eatery in Bangkok is taking patrons on a “journey through modern Indian cuisine in 25 emojis.”

But with 25 courses, such an impressive presentation of culinary flair must come at a pretty hefty price. Gaggan Restaurant, which has the distinction of being the number seven restaurant in the world, offers customers this delicious jaunt for only $300 person or persons.

And while such an expensive meal might not be in the cards for most of us, one couple decided to shell out $600 on their anniversary and indulge in the Indian elegances prepared by cook Gaggan Anand. Continue reading to hear their imagines on the extravagant tasting menu.

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“My wife and I first went to this eatery on our honeymoon in 2013. It wasn’t very well known then, the concierge at our inn couldn’t even commit us directions( and he was sporting a clef d’ors badge !)

Back then, they had 2 fixed menus and an a la carte alternative. We ran the first time and had a placed menu for about $70 for two and enjoyed it so much we went back got a couple of nighttimes subsequently for the a la carte.

For our fourth anniversary, we stimulated the trip-up back to Bangkok and before we had even booked flights, I had booked us in at this restaurant we had raved about ever since our honeymoon.

When we arrived, the maitre d’ told us that we were invited to the chef’s table and did we accept( of course !)

The restaurant has changed a bit in the last four years, renovations etc. and the chef’s table was in the extension to the main eatery and upstairs. We moved upstairs with the 10 other guests and these were the menus placed before us — oh son! “

“I’ve included another photo which is a bit clearer. The pen recognizes are where the new wine was to be ran — we couldn’t NOT have the matching wine — and what a fantastic decision that was too.”

“Here we have the first course: paan.

Paan is a traditional Indian street meat induced with betel leaf, a variety of fruits, spices, seeds, and occasionally tobacco.

This paan had a small betel leaf prepared in a light tempura batter and some chilli dabbed on top — a far cry from the paan I had first tasted at about 1am on the street of Delhi! “

“Ah yes, as Chef Gaggan called it, “the dish that stimulated him famous”.

In 2013, this dish was on his menu, and he says it will be on his last ever menu too.

Simple, although probably not. It is yoghurt( reckon raita) but spherified. The spherification( and reverse spherification) process is about the combination of a preparation including sodium alginate, and a preparation high in calcium. The sodium alginate and calcium solution react to form a thin scalp around your answer and as you set it in your mouth, the yoghurt explodes and you booze it.”

“Here he is, “the mens” himself, Chef Gaggan Anand.

All around nice guy, and just super passionate about making good food using different techniques.

We first gratified him when we just finished eating at his restaurant the second day and it was raining, so we were waiting out front for a taxi; there was this chef there and he asked us how we enjoyed our banquet( it was amazing !) and then we started to discuss politics as the riots had just started. He wished us a good night as we hopped in the taxi and we read him stroll across the road and unlock a BMW — ah, might have been Gaggan that we just spoke to!

Rumour has it that he was a big drive for the Michelin Guide to ultimately come to Bangkok last year. In a city full of stand out eateries, he’s been a consistently strong performer and genuinely helped put it on the culinary map, so I can believe those rumours. How many Michelin suns did he get first time around? Just a casual two”