Apsara French restaurant opening soon

Discussion in 'Restaurants and Places to eat in Surin' started by Cent, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. mario299

    mario299 Surin Legend

    And that's a problem?
    I personally slowed input due to what was being submitted by some others...just not to my taste. I like pretty, tasteful pictures of topless ladies of all nationalities and that's not where things were going.
    So, with that being said...
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  2. Prakhonchai Nick

    Prakhonchai Nick Surin Legend

    Is she a waitress in Apsara?
     
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  3. mario299

    mario299 Surin Legend

    Why yes...you haven't met?
     
  4. Ivor the Engine

    Ivor the Engine Administrator

    I was there!


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  5. Cent

    Cent FORUM SPONSOR

    "You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer."

    Frank Zappa
     
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  6. Cent

    Cent FORUM SPONSOR


    Some people, even though they may not be flush and highly paid, will budget/save to eat out at places they normally could not afford, for special occasions, or just to have a nice night out once in a while at an upper scale establishment they would not frequent often due to the expenditure.
     
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  7. Cent

    Cent FORUM SPONSOR

    Today’s creations from Apsara:
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    Duck Magret topped with piquillos, served with confied shallots and potato purée.

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    Duck Parmentier served with ratatouille and a mint mushy pea purée.

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    Olive and Lemon Lamb Tagine topped with pak peo leaves.



     
  8. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    Time will no doubt tell how many people fit into this category.
     
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  9. Ivor the Engine

    Ivor the Engine Administrator

    Look on the bright side. At least they are not asking for 24 hour notice like the last French place in Surin


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  10. Cent

    Cent FORUM SPONSOR


    Yeah, I told Francois about the last Frenchie wanting 24 hour notice to cook a meal. He laughed.
     
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  11. Cent

    Cent FORUM SPONSOR


    Yes, it will. Usually in a year, actually usually over 2 years time. The cyclical nature of the business here is what kills many newer places. That and the fickle nature of Thai diners. They like 'new'.
     
  12. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    I can imagine countless opinions will be posted about the colour of those mushy peas.
     
  13. ColinW

    ColinW Surin Legend

    That guys cooking was excellent and well worth making the effort to choose what you wanted 24 hours in advance.
    He explained it to me that he only cooked fresh and didn't want to serve up pre frozen
     
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  14. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    Obviously insufficient people thought so. Surin is, and will never be, Bangkok.

    (I see no-one has taken up Atb's suggestion of an up-market steak bar yet).
     
  15. Ivor the Engine

    Ivor the Engine Administrator

    ‘Up-market in Isaan somewhat limits your potential customer-Base IMO. Not many, of that standard/type of establishment last too long.
    I hope Francois succeeds.


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  16. Prakhonchai Nick

    Prakhonchai Nick Surin Legend

    Nouvelle Cuisine or arty farty food as I and others like to refer to it should be ideal for the likes of Nomad, Nookie and CO-CO and no doubt many others. They are on constant diets and are not really going to get fat on those small dishes.

    I well recall on one of my early returns to the UK some 30 years ago, I went racing at Newmarket with my Brother in law.. After many beers post races we went to a Chinese restaurant which served arty farty Chinese dishes. A first! Not only did we forfeit most of our winnings but arrived back home still hungry!
     
  17. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    I was taken out to dinner by our Indian agent in Delhi in the early 90s. I can't believe he picked an Italian restaurant! Three pork medallions, three chips and some grass on a massive plate.

    PS - I didn't realise @nookiebear was on a diet.

    PPS - It's not working.
     
  18. Prakhonchai Nick

    Prakhonchai Nick Surin Legend


    Whatever I wish them luck. Not being a Surinite, I doubt I will visit unless Feret pulls his finger out and arranges the SF get-together for when Croc is here. Then many may go en masse.
     
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  19. Ivor the Engine

    Ivor the Engine Administrator

    It’s great blaming someone else (re SF piss-up)


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  20. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    I heard today (from a not too reliable source) that there was neither research nor canvasing conducted. Surely that cannot be correct?
     
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