The flavours of Tuscany come to Sukhumvit Road
The ‘cultural acclimation’ to a meal at Attico—the Italian restaurant located on the 28th floor of the Radisson Blu Plaza—begins the moment you step off the lift and into the spacious, rustic-bricked forecourt, typical of Italy’s Tuscany region. A corridor-tour of monochrome building portraits, mock-up wall facades of wines casks, and freshly cut firewood set the mood for the authentic Italian dining experience to come.
Once seated in the high-ceilinged, dramatic city-vista dining area, a complimentary platter of “real deal” house-made Italian breads is served with capsicum mousse and olive selection—including the giant Cerignola variety—daring diners to risk filling up on their crusty and savoury goodness.
The restaurant specialises in the cuisine of Tuscany, a region famed for its exceptional cooking, one delightful example of which is the Burrata cheese salad (B720), comprised of a “sack” of Mozzarella dough, handfilled with creamy-smooth straccatelli. The intriguingly amorphous, dualtextured creation comes nestled in a salad of wild rocket, basil, and marinated Puglia cherry tomatoes with balsamic dressing.
Next up, a panful of Mediterranean mussels (B590), sautéed in garlic and white wine is further bathed in an herbed lobster bisque—a flavourful garnish that would stand on its own as a side dish. A similarly generous portion confronts us when the outsized Ragu of wild boar (B490) hits the table. Here house-made strips of Pappardelle pasta combine with imported minced pork from Italy, which has been marinated two days in red wine and then slow-braised.
Things then start getting theatrical with the arrival of the Linguine Scolglio (B510). The linguine pasta is mixed with fresh seafood and served in an iron pan, dramatically draped in a bread crust ‘dome’, which is sliced off and inverted to become an edible serving bowl. Bread lovers should not neglect to peel off the crust that remains on the side of the pan, which is absolutely wonderful when dipped in the accompanying pasta sauce, or in the remaining lobster bisque.
Chook aficionados should not hesitate to call “fowl” in ordering the Chicken cacciatore (B790), which sees a trio of braised young-chicken legs done up in red wine sauce, with bell pepper and lemon zest, all served with lushly smooth potato purée, caramelised carrot and gratinated cauliflower.
Desserts include the Piemonte trio (B300) of brownie, panna cotta and vanilla mascarpone mousse, as well as classics such as the Hazelnut profiteroles (B290), Tiramisu (290), and Gelato (250), all of which are equally tantalizing afters options. And with each dessert ordered, enjoy a complimentary liqueur from the restaurant’s selection, including Bailey’s, Sambuca and Grand Marnier.
NOTE: Midday diners can try the Attico Set Lunch, featuring salad bar and an antipasto buffet of delicious premium imported meats and cheeses (B650/ B775).
28F Radisson Blu Plaza, 489 Sukhumvit Rd.
Tel: 02 302 3333
Open: Mon-Sat, noon-2:30pm, 6pm-11pm
Sunday: dinner service only