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L'Escagot Bistro, a Homely Bistro in Bangkok, Offers Comforting French Classics and a Warm Ambience


L'Escagot Bistro, a Homely Bistro in Bangkok

Located in the bustling Ruamrudee Alley, L'Escargot Bistro stands out with its warm and inviting atmosphere. The meticulously prepared dishes, a true reflection of the finest French classics, are a treat for the taste buds. The bistro's interior, adorned with wooden tables, cupboards, rattan chairs, and vibrant hand-painted murals, instantly transports guests to the idyllic countryside of Mediterranean France. This attention to detail and the carefully curated ambience make this bistro in Bangkok a unique destination for those in search of an authentic French culinary experience.


L'Escagot Bistro, a Homely Bistro in Bangkok

True to its name, this b's signature dish is Escargots. The snails, served without shells to prevent any mess or lost snails, ensure each portion contains six perfectly cooked snails. While some may prefer snails with shells for their visual appeal, L'Escargot's approach prioritises practicality and a clean dining experience. The snails are firm and meaty, not soft or slimy, with a delightful salty, earthy, and umami flavour. The herb butter adds a buttery taste and a tantalising aroma of garlic, shallots and parsley.


L'Escagot Bistro, a Homely Bistro in Bangkok

Cuissese de Grenouille, or Sautéed Frog Legs, is a dish worth trying. Each leg is treated and cooked perfectly, resulting in a delightful combination of crispy texture on the outside and tender, juicy meat on the inside. The addition of garlic-lemon butter and fresh parsley not only enhances the buttery flavour but also adds a refreshing touch to the dish.


L'Escagot Bistro, a Homely Bistro in Bangkok

Salade Niçoise or Niçoise Salad, a dish hailing from the city of Nice, is often perceived as simple. However, it's packed with vibrant ingredients, including savoury tomato, crunchy greens, grassy and bitter bell pepper, slightly sulfurous hard-boiled egg and briny canned tuna. L'Escargot has elevated this dish to something opulent by substituting the canned tuna with succulent, fresh, creamy, buttery chunks of tuna tataki.


L'Escagot Bistro, a Homely Bistro in Bangkok

The pan-seared snowfish and sea scallop dish is a delectable main course designed to delight the palates of seafood enthusiasts. A generous portion of expertly seared snowfish comes with a scallop, complemented by a delicate white wine sauce that enhances the fish's natural flavours. The dish is adorned with tender white and green asparagus, adding a pop of colour and freshness to the plate. For a burst of citrusy tang, a perfectly sliced lemon and a zesty lime wedge are presented alongside the dish, offering an additional layer of flavour for those seeking an extra kick.


L'Escagot Bistro, a Homely Bistro in Bangkok

Tournedos Rossini is an exquisite beef dish that features a tender filet mignon, pan-seared in butter to perfection, then topped with rich, buttery foie gras and drizzled with Medeira demi-glace sauce. This luxurious combination comes with crunchy chips and umami sautéed mushrooms.


L'Escagot Bistro, a Homely Bistro in Bangkok

Jarret d'Arneau is a delectable slow-cooked lamb shank, expertly prepared to perfection. The succulent lamb shank is cooked until tender, allowing the meat to effortlessly fall off the bone. The meat is juicy and absorbs the rich and savoury flavours from the jus cooked with. This culinary delight is elegantly served alongside creamy, velvety mashed potatoes, creating a harmonious and satisfying dining experience.


L'Escagot Bistro, a Homely Bistro in Bangkok

Tarte Fine aux Pommes à la Glace Vanille is a delightful and elegant French dessert. It features a thin, delicate pastry crust topped with thinly sliced, perfectly baked apples rubbed with aromatic cinnamon. The warm tart is complemented by a generous serving of velvety, rich vanilla ice cream, creating a harmonious blend of textures and flavours.


L'Escagot Bistro, a Homely Bistro in Bangkok

Gâteau au Chocolat, Glase à la Pistache is an exquisite dessert that features a decadent molten chocolate cake accompanied by a generous scoop of luxurious pistachio ice cream. The molten chocolate cake is skillfully crafted to have a beautifully firm exterior, giving way to a lusciously gooey, rich centre that delights the senses with its warm, intense chocolate flavour. The pistachio ice cream, with its creamy texture, offers a delightful interplay of milky sweetness and a subtle nuttiness, with earthy undertones that perfectly complement and balance the bold bitterness of the molten chocolate cake.


L'Escagot Bistro, a Homely Bistro in Bangkok

Linzer Torte is a traditional Austrian pastry. L'Escargot's take on this classic is a rich, buttery crust made with ground nuts. The crust is of warm spices such as cinnamon and filled with a layer of tangy red currant jam. The top of the torte is often adorned with a pie lid made from the same buttery dough and sprinkled with almond flakes, adding both visual interest and a delightful crunch to every bite. This classic dessert is a perfect balance of sweet, nutty, and fruity flavours.


L'Escagot Bistro, a Homely Bistro in Bangkok

L'Escargot Bistro offers various beverage options to complement the food, including wine, mocktails, and cocktails. One of the specialities of this bistro is tea cocktails, using Gryphon brand teas such as Pearl of Orient, Earl Grey Lavender, and White Gingerlily. Guests can choose one of these teas to mix into cocktails like Gin and Tonic, Gimlet, French 75, and Negroni.


L'Escagot Bistro, a Homely Bistro in Bangkok

In addition to a selection of teas, we offer a variety of coffee options, all featuring high-quality beans from the renowned Italian brand Caffè Vergnano. The bistro's skilled baristas are dedicated to preparing a range of coffee styles tailored to each patron's individual tastes and preferences.


L'Escagot Bistro, a Homely Bistro in Bangkok

For those who want to dine in a cosy French bistro serving carefully prepared French cuisine, L'Escargot Bistro is the ideal choice.


L'Escagot Bistro

Hours: Daily, 07:30 – 10:30 Hours

Tel: +661 415 9662

Location: 51/2 Soi Ruamrudee Phloen Chit Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330

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