Apologies for lack of blog-action of late: I’ve been away on some much appreciated R & R in Turkey. Before that I also spent a few blessed days chilling and eating in Provence - where I had planned to take some food snaps to get on here, but my camera has mysteriously developed a serious technical hitch (of the not-working variety). Off to fix-it shop this morning.
Anyway, in the meantime a quick note to mention the fact that my boss David Thompson has just opened our sister restaurant Nahm in Bangkok. Pretty exciting (well for me at least).
David takes his food very seriously but, I'm sure, that for him, nothing gets more serious than feeding high end Thai food to Thais in Bangkok - he'll be in the kitchen 24/7....cooking, tasting, checking, yelling and tasting again.
Apparently the food is seriously good, but seriously uncompromising - e.g sometimes hot enough to injure you, sometimes using ingredients of the not-for-the-faint-hearted variety (hands-up for fish-gut infused curry?) etc.
Nahm BKK - some of the best Thai food in the world (so don't let the odd mention of fish guts put you off).
I spoke to David briefly yesterday (he rang the restaurant) and, amazingly, he seemed his normal wry self. He kindly said come out and visit, see the restaurant & he'll take me round town.
Not before Christmas I won't, but it would take some sort of ash cloud + natural disaster combo to keep me away in 2011.
Oh and see this article from Sunday's Observer Food Monthly on David, Nahm BKK and his new street food book (which is out in October, more on that soon).