We just spent a few nights in Bangkok, indulging in exquisite food, enjoying Gaggan’s new G-spot and visiting James Suckling’s wines of Italy event. We took the opportunity to visit two Patek Philippe boutiques and we were “welcomed” at both with pure arrogance. Casually strolling through Bangkok I was wearing my summer shorts and t shirt and wearing a Grand Seiko. When walking in they scanned us from top to toe and at the first question about a watch model and price we got a blunt answer “that watch sir is more then 3 million baht” looking at me like that is out of my league. The lady working at the Cortina boutique in Erawan even gave me a much higher price then Bangkok retail, just to get rid of us. When I replied her that seemed too much, she walked off. I guess the staff doesn’t know the saying “Never judge a book by its cover”
But the food and wines were brilliant.
PS : Gaggan was my number one food experience ever