The latest addition to Bangkok’s eclectic dining scene is Above Eleven, an innovative rooftop restaurant, at Fraser Suites Sukhumvit.
A trendy new South American culinary sensation has landed high above the bustling streets of Bangkok. It can be found on the menu at Above Eleven, the gorgeous rooftop
bar and restaurant at Fraser Suites Sukhumvit, set on the 33rd floor with breathtaking views of the trendy Sukhumvit Soi 11 neighborhood. Peruvian cuisine was recently described by The Wall Street Journal as “food’s next big thing” and it has been tipped
by many food critics as one of the top food trends of 2012. However, there is a twist here.
Above Eleven serves a fusion specialty known as Peruvian-Japanese cuisine – or Nikkei – inspired by the large Japanese community living in Peru. While Nikkei cuisine has been in existence for about 120 years, since the first big wave of Japanese immigrants moved to Peru in fact, only now is it gaining wider international recognition.
The initiative to introduce an exotic cuisine like Nikkei to Bangkok came from Fraser Suites Sukhumvit’s Managing Director, Mr Rohit Sachdev. He was so inspired by the Nikkei food he tasted in Peru during a visit in 2009 that he decided to bring the concept back to Thailand. Now, with Peruvian chef Omar Frank Marui at the helm in the kitchen at Above Eleven, that dream has turned into a reality.Peruvian food incorporates a wide variety of ingredients drawn from the country‘s rich and varied landscapes: fresh seafood dishes from its coastal regions and exotic fruits, herbs and potatoes from the Andes mountains and the Amazonian jungle. Flavors in the cuisine are influenced by many different cultures and traditions too, thanks to the country‘s Chinese, Japanese, Italian, African and Creole immigrants. Guests can sample this exciting cuisine in a setting that is as exciting as the flavors – the outdoor restaurant features vertical gardens, abstract art installations of steel trees, and bathrooms that double up as observatories from which you can gaze at and admire Bangkok’s sparkling skyline.
“Above Eleven is more than just a bar and restaurant. It is a place where people can relax
and exchange ideas during their original dining experience,” explains Mr Rohit Sachdev.
Meanwhile, guests looking for a slightly more conventional (though no less tasty) menu are
extremely well catered for too at Fraser Suites Sukhumvit. Simply head down to the fifth floor level for the property‘s very own restaurant.
Featuring lavish interiors with a touch of muted colours and clean lines, each of Fraser Suites Sukhumvit‘s apartments evoke a relaxed mood and is a haven from the hectic lifestyle of the business expatriate and his family. Offering a stylish option for modern city living, the luxurious 163 serviced apartments, comprising studio to three-bedroom feature contemporary living rooms, fully-equipped kitchens and expansive en-suite bedrooms. All apartments are enhanced with tech-savvy services from high-speed broadband internet access, online concierge, and MP3 connectivity to high-end entertainment system for business or pleasure.