Apsara French restaurant

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

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  1. Merlin

    Merlin Surin Founding Father

    Yorky, thanks for clarifying that.

    Thanks also for the transcript, which is an extremely personal account of someone complaining about matters that are totally unrelated to anything involving food and its service. Its author might feel that he's relieved himself of a burden that was troubling him by sharing it with others. It wouldn't be a course of action that I'd choose, but each to their own, again. From what I have seen, it is something that he might be sharing only with his friends. There are no circumstances that I can think of which would induce me to repeat what has been written.

    I try only to judge as I find, and on nothing except personal experience. What I read doesn't impact on eating good food in pleasant surroundings and I'm happy to say that nothing has been written that affects whether or not I'll remain a customer. At any restaurant, or bar, if the food and its value for money is good, and the service is acceptable, it will keep going there.
     
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  2. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Founding Father

    I am given to understand that the "someone" is a manager of the restaurant.
     
  3. Merlin

    Merlin Surin Founding Father

    If that were the case, it would still make no difference to my reaction.
     
  4. Merlin

    Merlin Surin Founding Father

    Apsara have introduced a "Discovery" menu today according to their FB page. At 500 baht for 3 courses, it sounds tempting...

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  5. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Founding Father

    I used to love pork rillettes. Not had it for years now. I did try to make some myself but it was a mild disaster.
     
  6. Merlin

    Merlin Surin Founding Father

    Made correctly, they're excellent, but the Casino version from Big C (when and if available!) are NOT made that way.
     
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  7. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Founding Father

    It looks like the price has been reduced to ฿ 390.00. Has anyone tried it?
     
  8. Cent

    Cent FORUM SPONSOR

    "Again our 390 Baht menu as well as our lamb shoulder special served with white beans in a thyme jus."

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    Our latest order of wine has arrived including a Mezzacorona Pinot Nero from Italy, Listrac Médoc maison Castel from France, and a tanic Vina Maipo from Chile, come by and enjoy it with a nice dry aged steak!

    Regards,

    Apsara team.

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  9. Cent

    Cent FORUM SPONSOR

    Good foods, good wines, nice new venue with air con and parking, good people, hell, hydroponic salad ingredients, imported meats and cheeses and such. I'll be there soon. And hell, I just paid 1100 baht at Hakuzou the other night for a bottle of decent Italian red. I'd like to try the Chilean Vina Maipo myself. I am partial to Chilean wines. :)
     
  10. Coffee

    Coffee Surin Dinosaur

    Hey Cent and welcome back.
    Any comments or review from your latest planned visit ? Pics ?
     
  11. Cent

    Cent FORUM SPONSOR


    Went last night. Had a great time. Good food, good wine, great company. Very nicely done up with good air con and decorations and ambiance. Lovely staff. Pat and Francois had no idea we were going to drop in. They showed up when told by the staff we were there. We were there until closing having a wonderful time. He has some delicious oysters. Everything I ate was delicious. Love the Chilean wines, but he had some decent French and Italian wines as well. My wife and I will definitely be going back. Waiting for son Cyril to return from picking up his girlfriend (with supplies from France) from the airport in Bangkok. I am told he is the expert steak griller. :)
     
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  12. Cent

    Cent FORUM SPONSOR

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    Some pics I was sent. There are more, but I forgot my mobile sand didn't take any myself.
     
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  13. Wayne Thompson

    Wayne Thompson Active Member

    Ooooh we might need to make a trip up to sample some of those cutlets.
     
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  14. Cent

    Cent FORUM SPONSOR

    Christmas Dinner at Apsara Restaurant. A good price for something different for your Xmas meal.


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    Apsara Surin
    December 13 at 6:54 PM
    Christmas menu:

    Chicken liver parfait, mango chutney

    Salmon rillettes

    Choice of

    Herb and garlic stuffed roasted loin of pork, oven vegetables and gravy

    Or

    Large pavé of sea bass served on a clam sauce linguine, dill and lemon

    Apple tarte tatin with vanilla ice cream

    Includes a glass of sparkling wine

    649 Baht

    Anyone wishing to attend, you can contact us to book on facebook here or at 095-023-9812

    https://www.facebook.com/Apsara-Sur...eeRjTqYgUwwjNn3p1I8&fref=nf&hc_location=group
     
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  15. Cent

    Cent FORUM SPONSOR

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  16. Cent

    Cent FORUM SPONSOR

    I need to get the serving time for this Apsara Xmas dinner. It is on a Wednesday and we/Starbeam Restaurant are not open on Wednesdays. May see if the family will go with me - wife, daughter, sis-in-law. The stuffed pork loin sounds nice to me. Wife and daughter can have either/or. New Year's Eve being a Tuesday night that may be a possibility as well for us, wife and I, to attend. Waiting for the menu, price and alcohol to see if I would like that. Also need to see where would be good for drinks after for the toasting in the New Year. Live music maybe?

    Pat owner of The Beach was telling me they want to start getting live music into Apsara and The Beach. I'll speak to Dome at Hippy House and see if he has/knows of some musicians looking for weekly gigs at either or both places.

     
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  17. Cent

    Cent FORUM SPONSOR

    OK, Xmas dinner is on the 23rd and 24th, not Xmas day. Menu for lunch or dinner those days.

    "Available on the 23rd or 24th for lunch or dinner, on reservation only. You can contact us with the number provided or me directly on facebook. Cyril Apsara restaurant.
     
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  18. Coffee

    Coffee Surin Dinosaur

    Enjoyed a beautiful Xmas Eve dinner by Chef Cyril.
    Superb salmon and liver appetizers and a delicious main course of sea bass served over linguini with freshly made white sauce.
    The tasty apple "tarte tartin" was taken home to be enjoyed with coffee today...although daughter #2 killed the vanilla ice cream "ala mode" last night.
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    Kudos to the chef (pictured).
     
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  19. Merlin

    Merlin Surin Founding Father

    Sad news seen on Facebook today for those who enjoy good food:

    Hello everyone,

    on behalf of everyone at Apsara, we hope you all spent a marvelous new years and hope you all have a great year 2020.

    Apsara opened March 25th last year, after spending two months building and decorating the restaurant, and it has been an amazing ride ever since. Unfortunately, we have not been able to achieve the goals we set for the restaurant and after much thought we have decided that it is simply not viable to keep Apsara open for another year. We will officially be closing down the restaurant on the 17th of this month and will organize a special event for all our faithful patrons to attend before that date. We want to thank everyone of the customers who visited us over the year and hope you enjoyed the experience we created at Apsara Surin.

    Furthermore, as of tomorrow friday the 3rd of January, we will only open for the dinner service from 17h30-22h00.

    Once again we hope you all had a great new years and hope to see you here before the 17th,


    As GL would say: “Use it or lose it!”
     
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  20. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Founding Father

    I'm not sure if it was @Cent who said it (about another establishment) - "You need to persevere for at least two years"
     
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