The newspapers are off the windows at Chada Thai & Wine, the coming Chinatown restaurant from former Lotus of Siam sommelier Bank Atcharawan. Inside, a bookshelf, metal wine rack, leather banquette and a table can be seen.
Atcharawan announced he was retiring from the restaurant in July. The nephew of Lotus of Siam co-owner Bill Chutima served as the wine buyer and head sommelier at the Thai restaurant. He developed the wine list there from five to more than 1,300 varieties on the 73-page wine list. Lotus carries more than 700 selections of Reislings alone, so expect the same at Chada Thai & Wine.
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