Bank is back: Lamaii is the newest from Restaurateur Bank Atcharawan, formerly of Lotus of Siam and Chada Thai & Wine. His list of iconic and cult producers—think Dujac, Chave, Ganevat and Selosse—at reasonable prices has made it the haunt of the wine cognoscenti.
From The Sommelier: “Customers are more educated and willing to explore unfamiliar grape varieties and regions. Instead of California Chardonnay, they’re willing to try Viognier from Rhône Valley, or Priorat instead of California Cabernet. More and more customers have been asking about natural wine as well. It’s a controversial style of wine but has great potential for food and wine pairing.” —Bank Atcharawan, Lamaii
Dish We Loved: Gang Rawaeng: Ancient turmeric curry with braised beef