Putting the haute into French cuisine in Vientiane is La Signature, on the terrace at Ansara, one of the city’s most upscale boutique hotels. This is destination dining for special occasions: start with the seared foie gras on peach compote with lavender, followed by the squid stuffed with coquilles Saint Jacques and salmon, olives, anchovy paste and aubergine gratin. Another favorite among regulars is the imported New Zealand roast lamb, with stewed onions and polenta garlic confit. Be tempted by the desserts, infused with tropical flavors—think mango-and-orange mousse with a wafer of cashew nuts and vanilla marshmallow.
Quai Fa Ngum, Ban Vat Chan,
Telephone: +856 21 213 514