Le St. Trop
Le St. Trop one of Pattaya’s newest french restaurants. Taking a more traditional approach to French dining. Hidden away in the Ratanakorn Market on Thepasit road Le St. Trop offers a very relaxed outdoor atmosphere, but with a little more sophistication than your typical outdoor restaurant.Their internationally trained Thai chef Le has agreat flair for both modern Thai dishes as well as French and international style dishes. I decided to try an assortment of dishes to get a true feel for the restaurant.
I started off with fresh fish spring rolls, They had a nice mildly spicy and sweet sauce with crisp vegatables. It was a nice light way to start off dinner.
Next we tried the Spicy Tuna Salad, much more of a modern version of a Thai classic. The sharp spicy vinegar like tast against the strong Tuna flavor was a great a good combination. The potato chips I thought was an odd pairing but they were a nice contrast and if eaten quickly with the tuna on them, they added a nice crunch.
In a completely different flavor direction came the main dish, Beef Borguinon. This delicious comfort food featured delicious lean and tender beef in a rich gravy stock and vegetables. This is the kind of dish I would crave back home on a cold winter night, but it was equally welcomed here. I personally think that a pairing with a nice bread would top this dish off perfectly, but I was satisfied with the accompaniement of peas, carrots and of course potatoes.
To finish things off, I took the waitresses suggestion of their Chocolate Coconut Tart and was not dissapointed. This dessert finished off the meal perfectly. Not to sweet, featuring a candied coconut core capped with a smooth rich chocolate and cookie crust was a just right, I almost wasn't willing to share! All in all, Le St. Trop is worth checking in.