Cuisine: International (Bar & Bistro)
Map: Wine I Love You: Bar & Bistro @ Crystal Design Center (CDC), Bangkok - ไวน์ไอเลิฟยู: บาร์แอนด์บิสโทร @ คริสตัลดีไซน์เซ็นเตอร์ (ซีดีซี) กรุงเทพ
Price: THB530 per person without alcohol (what I paid for)
Visited: 18 February 2011
Value for money: 6/10
Wine I Love You, another fast growing and trendy bar & bistro, is located in Building E of Crystal Design Center, Bangkok. The decoration is in pub and restaurant style with soft lighting with jazzy music in the background. As the night has come, lighting is dimmed to create a more touched atmosphere: it feels like you are not sitting in a restaurant in Thailand at all. There are also balcony seats available. One point to bear in mind is there are quite a few numbers of mosquito at night, which can be irritating. The restaurant is rather large and accommodates more than 70 people. At the entrance of Wine I Love You, there are shelves with collection of good wine with reasonable price. There are varieties of food being served here, ranging from Thai food to European food. Travelling here can be hassle without car as there is no BTS or MRT around CDC.
|Wine I Love You: Bar & Bistro|
Caesar Salad (สลัดจักรพรรดิ์) was the first one to arrive. Good point was really fresh lettuce. But dressing was too light (4/10).
|Caesar Salad (สลัดจักรพรรดิ์)|
Foie Gras Salad with Blueberry Sauce (สลัดตับห่านราดซอสบลูเบอร์รี่) was a combination of rocket salad with balsamic topped with foie gras. Rather sweet in its taste. Foie gras was not of good quality but enjoyable (4/10).
|Foie Gras Salad with Blueberry Sauce (สลัดตับห่านราดซอสบลูเบอร์รี่)|
Next was Very Healthy Hoodles (ปอเปี้ยะเพื่อสุขภาพ). This dish tasted like a Vietnamese dish. This was basically vegetable wrapped with noodle with chili dip. Very fresh vegetable but larger size of fillings could be more pleasant (5/10).
|Very Healthy Hoodles (ปอเปี้ยะเพื่อสุขภาพ)|
Cream Mushroom Soup (ซุปเห็ดห๊อมหอม) was not spectacular and light. Perhaps, a tin of Campbell's soup at home could be as satisfied as this Cream Mushroom Soup (3/10).
|Cream Mushroom Soup (ซุปเห็ดห๊อมหอม)|
Potato Wedges (มันฝรั่งโฮมเมดอร่อยแน่) as well as cheesy Baked Potato Skin (เปลือกมันอบกรอบกับชึสเบคอน) were soft but not crisp (4/10). These two dishes look just like food from canteen in colleges.
|Potato Wedges (มันฝรั่งโฮมเมดอร่อยแน่)|
|Baked Potato Skin (เปลือกมันอบกรอบกับชีสเบคอน)|
Spicy Buffalo Wings (เผ็ดแน่กับปีกไก่แซบ) was not as spicy as it sounds. The taste was not any worse than that of famous BonChon Chicken, just less crisp (3/10).
|Spicy Buffalo Wings (เผ็ดแน่กับปีกไก่แซบ)|
Giant Mixed Sausages (ไส้กรอกใหญ่มาก) served with Sauerkraut (กะหล่ำปลีดอง) was not so giant as it's called. Ordinary sausages with rather poor sauerkraut (2/10).
|Giant Mixed Sausages (ไส้กรอกใหญ่มาก)|
The only pasta dish of the meal was Spicy Thai Pasta (พาสต้าซีฟู๊ดรสจัด). This was again not really spicy unlike its name. However, ingredients were quite good quality (4/10). I have observed, if not mistaken, that Wine I Love You does not tend to cook any spicy dish, really hot and spicy so that everyone can eat.
|Spicy Thai Pasta (พาสต้าซีฟู๊ดรสจัด)|
Lemon Salmon Steak (สเต๊กปลาแซลมอนซอสมะนาว) must be called "well done" if this was beef steak. However, lemon cream sauce was not so bad (4/10).
|Lemon Salmon Steak (สเต๊กปลาแซลมอนซอสมะนาว)|
Last was Lamb I Love You (ซี่โครงแกะเนื้อนุ่ม). Meat was more tender than I first imagined. However, it still lacked of aroma and essence in term of meat and sauce. Mashed potatoes were too mushy. If there was an addition of mint, it would be more delightful (3/10).
|Lamb I Love You (ซี่โครงแกะเนื้อนุ่ม)|
Although, Wine I Love You at CDC does not serve such great food, great atmosphere and reasonable price can compensate the lack of flavour. It would be even better if the quality of services is improved. List of wine at Wine I Love You is generally at good price and range. Nevertheless, I was disappointed with juice which was not freshly squeezed but from a pack: taste like those from supermarket. Generally, Wine I Love You is similar to Wine Connection at K-Village and is surely better than Salute: Bistro and Wine Bar at Park Lane: better in terms of taste and pricing for both food and wine. This is definitely another great place to hang out for a chill night out, of course, if you do not care much about the taste of food.
Wine I Love You: Bar & Bistro @ Crystal Design Center (CDC), Bangkok
Crystal Design Center Building E
1420/1 Praditmanutham Road
ไวน์ไอเลิฟยู: บาร์แอนด์บิสโทร @ คริสตัลดีไซน์เซ็นเตอร์ (ซีดีซี) กรุงเทพ
คริสตัลดีไซน์เซ็นเตอร์ ตึก E
Open Hours: 04:00pm - 01:00am
Tel: +66 (0) 089 141 7000