I was actually on mission to visit the Balcony to discover the training quality that the Lao staff had undergone. Veronica and Chef Pit was on their holiday in Vangvieng on that day and the Balcony was run by the young Lao team. On my arrival to the main entrance of the Balcony, there was a sign posted at the door "Welcome Mr. Inthasone" which makes me feel like a VIP guest. Christmas, the potential future Balcony Manager met me at the door calling my name with a great smile leading me to my room. The room was clean and tidy with a big balcony looking towards the garden and creek. Beautiful scene so I kept the door open for the whole night.
I visited the kitchen and talked to the young Lao potential famous chefs. One boy and four girls, well dressed in Chef's outfit, very clean and tidy kitchen indeed and very professional. I requested for the best menu they could offer and they advice me the set menu. To my surprise, I was served with a welcoming starter "Present of Balcony" followed by Rosita Rice and Buffalo Cheek. This was the first experience to have such tasty European food "made in Laos" by young Lao Chefs from Lao buffalo! The taste of each dish is remarkable and at lot better than many five stars hotel in Thailand that I have stayed. It has a unique taste. The desert was also delicious and lots of chocolate. The cocktails were as good as any other cocktail bar. The breakfasts at the balcony of the room were very well prepared as well. This was a memorable visit for me and will share my experience with all my friends.
Congratulations to Christmas and all his team mates, who for the first time to run the Balcony bar by themselves and allow Veronica and Pit to have a nice break in Vangvieng. Hope to see you and your team take over the Balcony Bar in the near future when the project comes to an end.
Congratulations to Veronica and Pit as well. You have done a great job just in a short time period. You now have the true followers who will be following your footsteps. Wish you all the best and success in your life.
Thank you very much for your hospitality!