Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor launches new Khmer-inspired tasting menus and imaginative cocktails, cementing its name as a dining destination on Siem Reap’s burgeoning restaurant scene.
CREATIVE KHMER CUISINE
The refreshed character of Circle, the hotel’s main restaurant for breakfast and dinner, really shines through its creative a la carte and paired tasting menus. Delicately prepared dishes bring the heritage and flavours of classic Khmer cooking into the 21st Century, championing ingredients sourced from sustainable farms and local organic suppliers.
Changing throughout the year with the shifting seasons, highlights of the menu include Khmer marinated duck breast, tempura frog leg and Mekong lobster, which are brought zinging to life with the freshness of lime, coriander and fragrant Cambodian kampot pepper. Inventive desserts, such as crisped banana with ice-cream, are expertly paired with wines and specialist drinks from the region, including a cocktail blended with lemongrass-infused sombai, the Cambodian rice wine.
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MARTINIS
Set on the first floor, encircled by the tops of palm fronds swaying in the evening breeze, the open- sided Martini Bar is the hotel’s cool hangout. A new, extended menu of its namesake cocktails has launched, with 40 creations inspired by Asia and beyond.
The Martini Bar also starts to tell a new story, launching the first chapter of the ‘Belmond Collection’, which gives guests an opportunity to taste a signature drink from across the wonderful world of Belmond.
THE CIGAR SERIES BY CHRISTIAN DEVELTER
Siem Reap-based Belgian artist, Christian Develter, expands his permanent exhibition adorning the hotel’s walls with The Cigar Series, a new, purchasable collection in the Martini Bar. The colourful pop-art theme depicts vivid images of iconic figures such as Jack Nicholson, Linda Evangelista, Fidel Castro and Marlon Brando, puffing playfully on a cigar.