A special Italian Christmas menu full of festive sparkle.
Terrazza Ristorante at Pathumwan Princess Hotel is offering a special Italian-style Christmas Eve menu, all geared around the jovial celebration of the festive season. Chef Roberto Panariello has prepared a unique 4-course menu featuring dishes from distinctive regions of Italy. Although all is not what it seems; and while this is a 4-course menu, it is, in fact, six plates of food, and all for the impressively economical price of only B1,500 nett per person, and that includes a glass of Prosecco.
Located on the 8th floor of the hotel, Terrazza, aptly named from the Italian for “terrace”, nestles alongside the hotel’s impressive swimming pool. Diners are offered the choice of the indoor PISA Room or outdoor al fresco dining, both set within the smooth ambiance of a magical Mediterranean setting, overlooking bustling Bangkok.
The food is bourne from the globally sophisticated and culturally alert Italians. A starter of Crostini ai Fegatini di Pollo has its roots in Tuscany, a velvety chicken liver pâté with capers and anchovies served on thick-cut ciabatta bread has a nod of the rustic. This is followed by Cappelletti Ripieni and ravioli filled with diced chicken, mushrooms and fragrant rosemary in a rich chicken and Cognac broth. The Cappelletti is a standout dish, perfect as a standalone broth but with the addition of several stuffed pasta parcels is lifted to something greater.
Mains kick things up a notch with a trio of offerings from the Puglia, Molise, and Campania regions. Firstly, Capitone alla Brace and a perfectly grilled skewered eel; followed by Baccalà Arracanato and a plump codfish rolled in breadcrumbs with an accompanying Caponata-style vegetable intermix of tomatoes, walnuts, pine nuts, garlic, raisins, and toasted oregano; then, finally, Cotechino con Lenticchie e Polenta Fritta and a deliciously fatty, melt-in-the-mouth pork sausage, slow-cooked over several hours and served with lentils and deep-fried, crispy polenta. It’s a lot to take in, but it’s Christmas, so you’re free to indulge.
Dessert is a straightforward affair, nothing heavy or stodgy, but Struffoli, a Neapolitan dish made of deep-fried balls of dough glazed in honey, served with a healthy dollop of Mascarpone cream and finished with multicoloured sprinkles. This is all classic cooking using the very best ingredients, carefully sourced to best represent Italy’s diverse regions. Everything is executed with passion by Chef Roberto, a festive offering sure to elevate your Christmas celebrations.
Terrazza Ristorante & Pizzeria
8th Floor, Pathumwan Princess Hotel
Open: Daily, 6:30am-10:30pm
Tel: 02 216 3700 ext. 20818