Contemporary Italian cuisine at its best at Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok
Accommodating two storeys (lobby and first level) of Shangri-La Wing, Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok, Volti Ristorante and Bar offers a range of contemporary and fulfilling Trattoria-style Italian food.
The off-white interior and modern decor reverberates warmth and familiarity. The open kitchen and multi-purpose oven dominate the second storey where Chef Deivid Paiva, Executive Sous Chef, presented us with delectable dining experience
The evening kicked off with the Burrata con pomodori da Sorrento ai tre Gusti (B520)—a large serving of fresh burrata cheese accompanied by juicy organic tomato, smoked tomato complemented perfectly with the flavours and texture of the caviar of tomato and colourful garden leaves and edible flowers which invigorate the palate, preparing the taste buds for the upcoming dishes.
Next up, the Polpo cotto lentamente con gazpacho di pomodoro, patate marinati, spuma di sedano e cetriolo confit (B480)—a cut of firm slow-cooked octopus served with savoury tomato gazpacho with marinated potato, green celery foam and cucumber confit.
Followed by the Pappardelle con ragù di Agnello e porcini (B620). This, I have to say, is one of my favourite lamb pasta menus to date. Handmade Pappardelle pasta is served with 12-hour melt-in-the-mouth slow-cooked lamb meat with porcini mushroom ragout. The texture was delicate, flavours robust while the sauce accompanying the freshly crafted pasta made the dish an absolutely well-balanced menu.
Next, Filletto di Manzo alla Rossini, patate, fegato scottato, e salsa ai spugnole (B1,900)—Beef tenderloin ‘Rossini style’, potatoes, pan-seared foie gras, Savoy cabbage and morel sauce.
The Baba Napoletano (B270)—a delicious sponge cake soaked in Babà al rum, a citrus-scented boozy syrup, served with a combination of sweet and sour berries was a perfect conclusion for the meal.
Volti Ristorante and Bar
Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok
Lobby and 1F, Shangri-La Wing
89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road
Tel: 02 236 9952, 02 236 7777
Open daily: 6pm-10:30pm