Two chefs

Posted on March 18, 2015

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It is often said that travel broadens the mind but it just as equally broadens our sense of taste and as we travel more we become more adventurous. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Phuket where there is every conceivable style of cooking available, so much so that it can sometimes be a problem as to where to choose as everyone in your group wants to have something different.

The solution to your problem – Two Chefs restaurants who serve a variety of international dishes with a Swedish twist. Whether you fancy Tex-Mex, steaks with different sauces, seafood bouillabaisse, fresh grilled seafood, or Thai the friendly staff can make sure you dine in style, and all with a smile

With locations in Kata center, Kata Beach and Karon Two Chefs offers a wide selection of international dishes to suit most taste buds and has a few items on their menu that might make you planning a return trip very soon, after all there is only so much you can eat in one go. It does not matter which one you go to (why not try all 3?) as the main menu is the same but there is some variation each night between the specials that are on offer. Two Chefs have been looking after their guests in Phuket since 2000 so have had plenty of practice with intimate dinners, large groups, parties, and even catering for personal parties at home. Being a believer that the owners of a restaurant always know what is freshest and best on the menu we once again let Adam and Krister, our hosts for the night choose the dishes. If you really cannot make up your mind what to choose we really recommend you ask for suggestions.

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Everybody dining at Two Chefs gets a little sampler introduction before their ordered food arrives. When we were there it was a small glass of Lobster soup which we will definitely be going back for a larger portion as it was both creamy and not overpowering.

Our starter was Toast Skagen, which is basic terms is diced prawns in a homemade sauce served on toast but such a simple description does not do it justice. A blend of prawn, dill and homemade mayonnaise on top a lightly toasted bread made for an excellent start to the evening. Two Chefs even have gluten free bread on request to ensure everyone gets a chance to try this Scandinavian dish. We chose to have our starter with a glass of Weisbeer whose slightly smoky flavor complimented the seafood

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Main course was Two Chefs signature steak – the Plank steak served with mashed potato, along with homemade béarnaise sauce and a light red wine sauce. This is all served on a plank of wood that has been heated in a hot oven for a period of time which helps keep the steak warm whilst you are eating it. The presentation was superb and definitely worth a photo to share on Facebook, as was the flavor. The Australian grain fed beef was cooked to perfection, we opted for medium rare, and the acidity of the béarnaise sauce made for a superb combination. I do not know where Two Chefs get their potatoes (everything is a secret and justly so) but they were light and fluffy with none of that sweetness that so many of the potatoes you get in Phuket suffer from. To accompany this we were recommended a Chilean Merlot which is available by the glass or the bottle. This was full of flavors that complimented the beef perfectly and was a testament to the argument of offering good quality wine by the glass and not just the bottle as we went back for a second glass to finish off the steak and get ready for desert.

As soon as the dessert was placed in front of us we knew that this was going to be a “man’s dinner” that was going to leave us full by the end. Nothing sexist in the comment but steak followed by anything chocolate is something that most men have a problem turning down.

In this case it was a homemade chocolate mousse with raspberries on top and a small serving of pineapple crumble and ice cream as an accompaniment. Light, fluffy, decadent, it was all we could do not to eat it in large spoonfulls but instead enjoy the explosion of chocolate tastes that just made the mouth water. Pineapple crumple is not what I would have expected to accompany a chocolate mousse but the different texture and sweetness of it made for a more enjoyable experience with the mousse.

We finally wrapped up the meal with an excellent coffee, black this time having declined the offer of an Irish coffee, something to be saved for next time

Absolute Thai Magazine would like to offer readers an opportunity to try Two Chefs for yourself and have arranged with Two Chefs for 50 vouchers giving25% off the total bill to be available. visit http://www.tastevouchers.com/absolutemagazine to register.

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