OPEN TODAY! La Boffe in Soi Day Night.
Of course, we sent our man along. Not only does he get premium breakfasts, he gets first crack at the new Wine Bar. This is what he said.
“I should be used to going to check places out for Stuart and William back in England. Now I’ve been sent to an upmarket wine bar and I had a nice time there. With any wine bar there are two things – good wine and a nice ambiance.
Well La Boffe, in Soi Day Night, opposite the Bordeaux, certainly has the ambiance. The seats are comfortable, the lighting about right and the atmosphere cosy. Personally I’d have preferred some soft background music to the TV with BBC World playing on it. Maybe that’s just me.
The menu was interesting. The regular drinks were the right sort of price. The soft drinks at 50B were the price you’d pay anywhere. I looked through the wine list. I opted for a glass of house red – at 110B good value and a nice wine. They do a 50cl carafe for 300B. The bottles seemed to start at around 1200B. I felt this a bit pricey, but I didn’t open one to test the quality. It’s probably good value for the wine you get. The list wasn’t too extensive. You could easily select what you wanted. red white, Italian, French, sparkling. Most things were there and available by the glass or bottle. The premium wines were only available by the bottle.
Then I started on the food menu. I enjoyed perusing. Salads from 80B, carpaccio for 300B, salamis from 180B. They did a nice cheese selection at 360B and Parma Ham and Melon at 400B. I opted for the beef carpaccio with mushrooms at 300B and sat back and waited for it. A small cluster of plates arrived and I got a nice plate – but it was salmon rather than beef. I didn’t mind. There was a nice thick pizza style bread, some fresh bread, a bowl of 6 olives, anyway, as usual I took a picture.
I did feel for 300B it was on the expensive side, but it was a nice cut and the four chunky slices of smoked salmon slid down well. I would still have preferred the beef.
The host introduced himself and was pleasant and not pushy. I hope they do well. This site has a tradition of quick come quick go restaurants, O’Briens, Take Off, Chez Vicky, Casa di Alicia to name a few. I hope La Boffe doesn’t join that list. Time will tell.”