Archive for March 17th, 2010

Wine Connection, New K-Village Branch, Sukhumvit Soi 26, Wine Shop & Bistro – Bangkok

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010


Wine Connection, Exterior (image credit:

Wine Connection Wine Shop & Bistro, K-Village Branch

93,95, K-Village Room A116-118,
Soi Aree (Sukhumvit26), Sukhumvit Road,
Klongton, KlongtoeyBangkok10110
Tel. 02 234 0388
Credit Cards: Yes
Prices: Moderate

Wine Connection is Now Open in their new Wine Shop & Bistro in K-Village. They import cheese and various charcuterie from Europe as well as the many wines both Old and New World that they are known for, and offer diners a daily bistro menu, which may be consumed on the premises or to take-away. The space is light and airy and is a very congenial spot to spend some time sipping a wine-by-the-glass along with a selection of cheese and ham or prosciutto.

Wine Connection, Interior Above: deli cases with the kitchen just behind

Dining Room One of the busy dining rooms

Dining RoomDining room in the rear of the building

Charcuterie platterCharcuterie platter, you can make your own or choose the standard platter.

Pizza NicoiseThis pizza was labeled Neapolitan although it tasted more similar to a Niçoise version

Josh Ozersky: Article for Time, A Wakeup Call for “Old Guard” Restaurant Critics – USA

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Josh Ozersky, (image credit: Culintro, A.K.A. Culinary Trade Organization)Josh Ozersky is at fighting weight and prepared to continue to elevate his uric acid level as a gladiator in defense of hamburgers and certain other comfort foods. He is at the other end of the food spectrum from Raymond Sokolov, the recently dismissed WSJ restaurant critic, and this, I suppose is a compelling enough reason for Time Magazine to let him explain to mainstream diners, the demise of the “old guard” restaurant critics, or maybe he was added for counter-balance; in either case, it does seem to be a curious choice. If you have not read it, the link follows:  In Praise of the Endangered Restaurant Critic

Mr. Ozersky was the editor of Citysearch‘s  late blog, The Feedbag, and formerly an editor of Grub Street for New York Magazine. Author of The Hamburger: A History (2008) and Meet Me In Manhattan: A Carnivore’s Guide to New York City (2003). A winner of the James Beard Award for food writing, as well as currently writing for Rachael Ray. He is certainly a gifted writer, and I have followed and enjoyed his rants as much as anyone else.