run by cosmopolitan Thai-Chinese young bloods
As Bangkok’s dining scene accumulates more and more chef’s tables, this newcomer breaks the typical fine dining boundaries with its bold Thai-Chinese flavour combination executed by French techniques and buoyant, well-dressed staff.
The concept lies beneath an identity story and a culinary journey of three friends: Big, Mike and Up. Big began his career from cooking in Gaggan’s kitchens, while going out and about with his burger truck supported by Mike and Up, before finally working at a Michelin starred restaurant in Switzerland.
The 9-course menu (B2,500) at Autta Dining doesn’t only reflect the co-owners’ family backgrounds and international students’ ego but also redefines nostalgia from childhood meals weaved together with quality produce.
Foodwise, they don’t compromise with the ingredients which are served in substantial portions and prepared by determined, complex cooking methods. Soups and sauces imply precise timing and intense reduction. Familiar tastes and textures are represented in new, unfamiliar adaptations. A decent wine selection/house wine is available for pairing by glass or by bottle.
Service was easygoing and unpretentious yet ambitious and informative. Presentations and details are enthusiastically paid attention to. Similar to any soft opening eatery, a few things are still being shaped and improved by undauntedly welcoming all feedback from the guests.
Already fully booked in a number of time slots next year, Autta Dining and the team behind it are definitely off to a good start and are worth keeping an eye on.