The Scoop: When it comes to Thai food, you might think organic would be a pretty common quality. ...The Scoop: When it comes to Thai food, you might think organic would be a pretty common quality. What with all the spices and exotic flavors, seems like that would be a natural next step, right? Well, turns out that just ain’t true. According to the good people at L’Thai in Smyrna’s West Village, theirs is the first ever organic Thai restaurant this side of, wellthe mother country of such cuisine. It’s a bold claim, but one that’s backed by the Ministry Of Commerce, Royal Thai Government. Not only that, but L’Thai was also awarded as one of the best Thai restaurants in the world with the Government’s “Thai Select” award. So yeah… how ‘bout them organic apples. Owner Pithya has always been about health and wellness, along with love: love for food and for people and the world around him. So you can imagine, along with the soothing music, fresh orchids and Zen fountains surrounding the dining room, L’Thai a pretty positive experience for the mind, body and soul. Oh yes, and the taste buds. Don’t forget the taste buds.
The first ever organic Thai restaurant outside of Thailand? How could that be true? But upon meeting Pithya, owner of L’ Thai in the West Village of Smyrna, I believe him. And not just because he has the awards and official statements to prove it. He also just really knows his stuff. Not to mention, along with healthy, natural Thai cuisine, he’s just got a lot of love to share. Chilling with a beer as we chat, Pithya is down to earth; his mission is to improve quality of life by offering good, healthy food to all his patrons. The mission is to commit to health, vitality and wellness of mind, body and spirit for all people and the planet. Sounds ambitious... but also as endearingly refreshing. Really, we’re simply talking about fresh, organic produce whenever possible along with an award-winning list of beer and wine. Add a soothing environment and my plate of Basil Rolls and an organic Ale, I see why Pithya can preach such positivity with his food.
If you’re a lover of Thai, organic, oryou knowthat whole peace, love and happiness bit, the trip to Smyrna’s L’Thai is worth it. And if you like a little mood music with your officially first-ever stateside organic Thai, come on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: the restaurant rotates live jazz, piano, guitar music written by the King of Thailand. It can only add to the feel good quality of the food.
Fried lobster with panang curry sauce $25.95
Old Fashioned Pad Thai $11.95
Crispy Basil Duck: $17.95
Basil Roll: $6.95
Organic wine, Concannon Pinot Noir: $8/glass
Organic beer: St. Peter's Organic English Ale, $7
Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday, 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.