The Coffee Club serves up new Thai temptations

Posted by Nicole Eckersley on 8th February 2011

Australian-based coffee chain The Coffee Club has announced a new limited-edition ‘Taste of Thailand’ menu, combining fresh, seasonally-available produce with exotic Thai flavours.

According to The Coffee Club Director John Lazarou, the new ‘Taste of Thailand’ menu features Thai-inspired meals created by learning the secrets of authentic Thai cuisine, a country where the chain has recently opened a series of outlets.

“I am fortunate to have had regular visits to Thailand over the last few years and can’t seem to escape the flavours and aromas of fresh Thai food; there is nothing like succulent soft shell crab that has been perfectly matched with Thai spices,” Lazarou said.

“The new ‘Taste of Thailand’ menu has a tempting range of meals offering our customers the authentic Thai taste without leaving the comfort of their local The Coffee Club,” he said.

The Coffee Club’s Executive Chef Dan Forrest has created the new Thai meals using inspiration from the diversity of fresh ingredients he has sampled at local Thai markets. He believes these new ingredients will offer unique tastes and textures to The Coffee Club menu.

“I want to give our customers the same unique culinary experience they’d receive if they were visiting Thailand; it’s important to encapsulate the aromatic qualities of traditional cooking that have been passed down through generations,” Forrest said.

The ‘Taste of Thailand’ menu includes a gourmet Thai Tasting Plate, featuring a variety of exotic Thai flavours: crispy battered soft shell crab, butterfly garlic prawns, aromatic Thai fish cakes, vegetarian spring rolls and vegetarian dim sims, all oven-baked and served with sweet chilli sauce and a fresh garden salad.

The chain has also included two low-gluten options, a Thai beef and cashew salad with rice vermicelli noddles and oven-roasted cashew nuts, and a traditional Pad Thai with prawns, chicken, tofu, cashew nuts and rice noodles in an authentic Pad Thai sauce.