In the atmospheric Settha Palace Hotel, you can't beat the atmosphere of La Belle Epoque -- colonial elegance mixed with Vientiane's laid-back charm. The service is efficient, and the menu covers a wide range of Continental specialties, with meat, game, and seafood prepared to order. Imported Australian steaks and salmon top a fine list of specialties, like grilled lamb with ratatouille or terrine of duck liver marinated in wine. Try one of the creative appetizers, like the goat-cheese pastry. Don't pass up the crème brûlée. You would pay an arm and a leg for such a meal anywhere but here.
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- Highly Recommended 2010