Chiang Mai, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Photo by Colin Hinshelwood
David’s KitchenWhile Bangkok increasingly flexes its muscles as a fine-dining force, things are markedly more casual in the northern capital. That’s not to say that refinement is hard to come by, however. One of the hottest restaurants in the city now is David’s Kitchen, where expat English restaurateur David Gordon runs one of the tightest ships in Thailand. With Thai talent Chef O calling the shots in the kitchen, the food here is an intriguing fusion of Eastern ingredients and Continental influences. The results are often sublime. Chef O is particularly strong on beef dishes; the sauce in his beef bourguignonne is reduced slowly over a period of 48 hours.