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    French fusion on Inya Lake in Yangon

    What is your favorite place in the world you’ve traveled to and why? My wife and I went to Burma/Myanmar about two years ago. It was an adventure all the time. It felt like three days of life crammed into each day there were so many amazing people we met, so many beautiful things we saw and so many cool things we did – a five-hour ride on an outrigger boat to a distant temple that rose out of a lake, sunrises over ancient pagodas, a fresh fish dinner sitting on the front porch of a new friend’s hut on the Irrawaddy, a tour of an old, wooden monastery at sunset, watching hot air balloons launch before dawn, learning to cook mohinga, a Burmese soup, in a man’s front yard. It was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. – Justin Carter

    Photo: Le Planteur
    Photo: Le Planteur

    Since 1998, Le Planteur has been serving fine French fusion food on the shores of scenic Inya Lake in Yangon, Myanmar. The restaurant is run by Swiss chef Boris Granges, who has added a wine room and lots of seating to the fashionable Inya Lake location. Le Planteur caters to clientele like ambassadors, professors, food tourists, business people, and those who want to see and be seen. It’s also the perfect spot for a romantic occasion due to it’s location on the lake.

    In addition to the wine bar, high tea is available for $20 per person and features traditional delights, like pastries and sandwiches. An upgrade to a Champagne tea is also available for $35. The Bistro menu for lunch offers a main course and coffee for $12; the seven-course Gourmet menu for dinner features items like spiny lobster salad, prime veal filet in a pistachio crust and a cheese course for $87. An a la carte menu is also available and showcases dishes like French duck breast with black cherry sauce and fire-grilled Chateaubriand. Entrees are priced between $38 and 464. Online reservations are available.

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    stevie benanty

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