L'Arôme by the sea
Located at Kalim Bay, L’ARÔME BY THE SEA features an elegant minimalist design throughout its two distinct areas: the restaurant level that highlights the art and delicacy of contemporary french cuisine with the Swiss Alps influence and a rooftop bar to have a casual sunset cocktail, also perfect for aperitif or digestif.
Elegant and tranquil, the intimate dining room is inspired by its coastal setting. A light blue palette fuses with dark blue velvet furnishings to create a soothing backdrop, allowing gastronomical encounters to take center stage. The L’ARÔME BY THE SEA experience is enhanced with dining on the seafront seats, complemented by discreet personalized service, provided by the dynamique and passionate team.
Chef Yannick Hollenstein
Our Executive Chef Yannick Hollenstein was part of the Swiss Culinary National Team that won the Expogast Culinary World Cup in 2014. He was Sous Chef of Restaurant Mammertsberg * in Switzerland when it has been awarded with one star in 2015. The multi-award-winning talent has already gained valuable experience in many Michelin starred restaurants around the world including 3-star Andreas Caminada *** in Switzerland and 2-star Mathias Dahlgren ** in Sweden.
"As native of Swiss Alps, I put my culture heritage into my creations. Alpine cuisine has always meant making the best of what is available in the region. At L'ARÔME BY THE SEA, I include exquisite delicacies from abroad such as black truffle , Oscietra caviar or Norway halibut, but also work on exploration of regional produce as Phuket lobster or various indigenous plants. Surrounded by this tropical island scenery, I find inspiration in the rhythm of the waves crushing the shore."
Contemporary French Cuisine
Chef Yannick carefully balances avant-garde french culinary techniques and his Swiss Alpine heritage to create new textures, flavours, colours and aromas.
Clever combination of tradition and innovation is reflected throughout L'ARÔME BY THE SEA's menu: Chef Yannick confidently celebrates his Swiss Alps identity with his cheese fondue ravioli and presents his interpretation of contemporary french with duck foie gras au torchon served with pineapple chutney and french toast , Angus beef tartare with torched Café de Paris butter, or Tajima wagyu tournedos Rossini. Also featured is Binchotan charcoal grilled whole turbot served with anchovy hollandaise and caviar beurre blanc and a not-to-be-missed seductive soufflé au chocolat made with Valrhona 70 % chocolate flambéed in Chalong Bay rum. Signature seasonal offers also include Chiangmai strawberry composition with fresh goat cheese ice cream and rhubarb-hibiscus gelée with Tahiti vanilla, giving you light, delicate yet full flavoured ending to a perfect meal.
Our Menu Prestige in 5 or 7 sequences are showpieces offering a deep and memorable journey through the restaurant's a la carte menu and never fail to surprise with their precise execution and whimsical ideas.
Over 200 fine wines from the carefully curated cellar harmoniously pair with the cuisine at L'ARÔME BY THE SEA. Our wine list made up entirely of selections from France, with a particular focus on the two main wine regions of France: Burgundy and Bordeaux.
Menu Prestige - May 2022
SMOKED KING MACKEREL
Radish variation – cucumber – wasabi
* FOIE GRAS AU TORCHON
Phuket pineapple – Chalong bay rum – french toast
* PAN SEARED HOKKAIDO SCALLOP
Petits pois – Serrano reserva – citrus
* PHUKET LOBSTER
Butternut squash – bisque – passion fruit
* CHEF'S CATCH
Blood orange - saffron - oscietra caviar
SMOKED CHEESE FONDUE
Cheese tortellini – onsen egg – truffle foam
FRENCH QUAIL BALLOTINE
Rotkraut - red radicchio - blackberry
AUSTRALIAN WAGYU STRIPLOIN MB6+
BUSYU JAPANESE WAGYU STRIPLOIN A5
White asparagus – morel – sauce bordelaise
RHUBARB & THAI BASIL
Greek yogurt – campari – mint
ARTISANAL CHEESES FROM TROLLEY
* PHUKET SEA URCHIN
Mango – passion fruit – charcoal
NAM DOK MAI MANGO
Coconut – crispy milk – passion fruit
5 courses – 3100฿ including coffee or tea
Wine pairing 4 glasses – 2100฿
Prestige wine pairing 4 glasses – 2600฿
* 7 courses – 3800฿ including coffee or tea
Wine pairing 6 glasses – 2900฿
Prestige wine pairing 6 glasses – 3400฿
All prices are in Thai baht and subject to 10% service charge and 7% government tax.
Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or special considerations.
À La Carte
FOIE GRAS AU TORCHON
Phuket pineapple – Chalong bay rum – toasted brioche
BEEF TARTARE ‘CAFÉ DE PARIS’
Confit egg yolk – mustard pickled shallot – marinated farm greens
TRUFFLED CHEESE FONDUE RAVIOLI
Potato foam – 63° egg - champignons
From prestigious french producers
AMURSKY CAVIAR FROM PETROSSIAN PARIS
with sourdough blini and condiments
BINCHOTAN GRILLED WHOLE TURBOT
Caviar beurre blanc – seasonal vegetables
WAGYU BEEF TOURNEDOS ‘ROSSINI’
Pan seared foie gras – potato cremeux – röstzwiebel – truffle jus
BUSYU JAPANESE WAGYU A5
Strip steak – potato rondelle – sauce bordelaise
DIJON CRUSTED LAMB CHOP
Sweet potato – carrot – thyme jus
SELECTION OF ARTISANAL CHEESES
Variety of imported and local cheeses – homemade fruit bread – organic honey
Madagascar vanilla – green apple - caramel
SOUFFLÉ AU CHOCOLAT
Valrhona Manjari 70% - red berries – flambé au rhum
Catch of the day by our chef
For Yannick, his love for fishing and his career as a chef practically go hand-in-hand. Being a professional chef, the advantage to his catch is, of course, the stunning meal that results after.
At L'ARÔME BY THE SEA, we are serving fresh fish caught by Yannick off the coast of Phuket.
Moments at L'Arôme by the sea
L'ARÔME BY THE SEA is the place where whims and fantasies are recognised and indulged. Diners can experience creativity, conversation, class and comfort in an elegant and relaxed atmosphere, with the stunning panoramic view overlooking Andaman sea.
Whether it is an intimate dinner with loved ones, special celebrations, or throwing an unforgettable party, all of our staff at L'ARÔME BY THE SEA wish to create a unique and memorable experience for you.
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L’ARÔME BY THE SEA
Contemporary French Cuisine & Rooftop Bar
📍247/5 Prabaramee Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150
⏰ Opening hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 4pm -11pm
Based on the invaluable feedback of our guests, we adhere to specific policies at L’Arôme by the sea.
SMART CASUAL DRESS CODE
Our dress code is smart casual though we strongly recommend dressing up for the occasion. Athletic or sports uniforms, slippers, beach sandals and flip-flops are not permitted for dining on our restaurant level. Gentlemen must avoid any sleeveless clothing, shorts and open shoes. Please note that our smart casual dress code applies to children as well.
We cater to children above the age of 7 on our restaurant level.
A corkage fee of 1000฿ per bottle will be charged to the bill if you bring your own bottle of wine.
If your guest have any dietary requirement or allergies, or if you will celebrate a special occasion, please let us know in advance, so that our team can design a special menu for your guest. As our tasting menu features raw ingredients (eg. seafood), guests are able to swap with dishes from our vegetarian tasting menu. We are unable to accommodate guests with dairy allergies or intolerance.
For table above 6 guests, we will only serve the Menu Prestige.
DEPOSIT PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Any reservation made by a guest/company can be amended or canceled up to 72 hours prior to the reservation time without incurring any charge. Any cancellation, no-show or change made less than 72 hours prior to the reservation time will incur a cancellation fee of the deposit which will be applied without any prior notice. The deposit will be adjusted against dinner at the restaurant. Please note that we cannot guarantee your booking until this deposit has been received.
From Paris to Phuket...
FRANCE LAROME GROUP founded in Paris in 2014 is focusing on operating contemporary restaurants around the globe. Its current footprint covers France, China and Thailand.
Our Paris branch FANFAN has been featured by the Guide MICHELIN since Edition 2020, the first year that the restaurant was in operation. Our six restaurants in China are also ranked as the most popular restaurants in their respective cities. L'Arôme in the sky, standing on the 5Oth floor of the world's highest three-tower building, presents a top-class luxury and fashionable lifestyle.
We strive to create a dining experience unlike any other. We are dedicated to developing innovative new visions to combine with the originality of French gastronomy.