— by Alison Cook: Scrolling through the website of Kin Dee Thai Cuisine, I longed to sit inside its cool white dining room, lit up by red touches and glints of gold.

I wanted to sip a cocktail flavored with Thai ingredients at Kin Dee’s crisp counter bar; or to linger over chef Miranda Loethamfu’s photogenic dishes out on the front patio, snugged into a white basket chair lined with red cushions…

Image courtesy of Alison Cook