Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Governor’s Palace Residence Restaurant, Yangon

This romantic 1920s colonial mansion was once the home of the ruler of Burma's southern state of Shan. Today, beautifully restored, it is an elegant 48-room hotel, filled with Burmese teak, sumptuous silks and fragranced with the perfume that wafts in from its manicured, frangipani-filled gardens. A tranquil oasis in the heart of Yangon's peaceful diplomatic quarter, this gorgeous teak mansion has been restored to its original charm, and at night is lit by candles and bamboo torches and serves quite arguably the finest cuisine in the city, under the watchful of eye of Executive Chef Ricardo Luján, who inspired by the exotic local cuisine of Myanmar, with its subtly blended spices and flavours in addition to European and French cuisine with a local twist.

The open-air Mindon Lounge is the perfect place for a cocktail before dinner

The Governor's Residence menu

Watermelon Gazpacho amuse-bouce

Francois Montand Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparking Wine

A glass of sparking wine to celebrate our first evening in Yangon

Butter on a mother-of-pearl shell

A laquer spoon of tapenade

A basket of warm house baked bread

Roasted Chicken with spring potatoes, french beans with 'balsamic and fresh pepper glaze'

Ayerwaddy Delta Prawns with brown butter glaze, served with asparagus and pumpkin-prawn bisque risotto and parmesan cracker

Plump and perfectly cooked, the Ayerwaddy Delta Prawns are one of the Governor's Residence signature dishes and quite possibley the best prawns I've ever had!

A selection of sweets were brought to the table as a complimentary sweet to conclude our dinner