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FEATURED RESTAURANT Plang. When the brothers moved the restaurant
to a former mansion in Soi Suriwong, he went
Three Sardinians, two restauranteur brothers
to Bangkok and has been working with the Po-
and Chef Mario Pria Fancello opened the first
modoro Group ever since.
back to Italy for break. Inevitably he came back
Pomodoro restaurant in the Nai Lert Building beside Sukhumvit Soi 5 several years ago.
The destiny of many standalone restaurants
Chef Mario brought a wealth of Italian cooking
in Bangkok is often not driven by how suc-
experience with him to Bangkok and it showed in
cessful they are, but by decisions made by
the popularity of the restaurant.
their landlords. When the Nai Lert Building closed for renovation, the original Pomodoro
After a couple of years, Mario returned
needed a new home and moved to the 1st floor
home to Italy. A short time later he returned
of the purpose built cube in front of The Am-
to Bangkok with Italian-Australian brothers, Ser-
bassador Hotel in Sukhumvit Soi 11. Roughly
gio (Sam) and Antonio (Tony) Armenio, to open
one third of the restaurant is a covered ter-
the original Scoozi restaurant in Thanon Chuea
race, perfect for al fresco dining or a cigarette
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FEATURED RESTAURANT Pomodoro
break. The other two-thirds is indoors with the comfort of air-conditioning and floor to ceiling window for an elevated view of the bohemian village feel of Soi 11 below. “We serve authentic Italian cuisine in a warm friendly setting,” says Chef Mario. “The menu is 60% Sardinian and the rest are healthy Mediterranean dishes made using imported and high quality ingredients at affordable prices.” For a starter Chef Mario proposed Red Tuna Tartare Catalana, chunky diced fish combined with
Soi Sukhumvit 11
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dente then basted in the fragrant seafood sauce. It’s
gredient that adds a salty component to round out
then placed in a bowl and covered with a traditional
the flavors. It was served with a Capricciosa Salad of
dough crust and baked in the oven. Normally the
mixed leaves with artichoke, mozzarella and olives in
cartoccio cover would have been paper but Mario
a balsamic dressing.
has brought his own twist to the dish to much. The purpose of al cartoccio cooking is to create stream
Pomodoro, Italian Restaurant & Bar 171 Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok 10110, Thailand Phone: 0-2651-1322 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
mullet caviar (bottarga) – a traditional Sardinian in-
Then came Spaghetti Cartoccio with fish,
which helps preserve the moisture of food and the
shrimp and bottarga . The spaghetti is cooked al
intensity of the ingredients natural flavours. As no
FEATURED RESTAURANT Pomodoro
additional oil is needed the dish is healthier and lower in calories. Chef Mario takes the bowl covered with a baked dough crust from the oven and brings it to the table. Using a sharp pointed knife he cuts around the edge of the crust, folds the lid back and plates the individual portions of succulent moist seafood spaghetti. The main course was Pan-roasted Mediterranean Branzino coated with a pine nut crust and served with a white wine with fine herbs. Branzino, often referred to as the regionâ€™s sea bass, has a mild flavor and is sweeter than most popular Mediterranean fish. The fish was perfectly cooked with a firm and moist texture that contrasted with the pine nut crust and the harmonious balance of flavors of the wine and herbs in the sauce. With the first two courses I enjoyed a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, one of five white wines on a list a delightful affordable sips at onlyTHB 100 for a reasonable pour. I then moved on to an Italian Sangiovese, again from a choice of five red wines at the same affordable price. A crystallized raspberry gratinate was served before the warm oven fresh chocolate pudding with molten dark chocolate inside perfectly matching with the accompanying vanilla ice cream. As my espresso was served Chef Mario produced a bottle of Mirto Rosso, a sweet liqueur made from the myrtle plant which grows freely in Sardina. a hospitable gesture to conclude a delightful southern Italian dining experience.
personality of the month
Sukit Utisvannakul General Manager Salro Man
Born in Thailand, Sukit Utisvannakul’s mother is Korean and his father Thai. After graduating from Chulalongkorn University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering he was happily working as a project sales engineer with Universal Absorbents & Chemicals. That all changed when a year ago his mum asked him to give up his job and become manager of the family restaurant Salro Man in the Korean Plaza in Sukhumvit Soi 12. “I was initially reluctant to give up my career of choice to help my mum,” says Sukit, “and some of my friends questioned what I was doing. But I decided I would never know if it was for me if I didn’t try, so I took a week’s vacation to give it a go. To my surprise I found that I was happier in the restaurant than I had been in my office. Moving into the restaurant business allowed me to explore my creative side. I re-designed the restaurant with an emphasis on lighting to create more private space for guests. And although I don’t normally cook on a daily basis, I did venture into the kitchen to develop new dishes and to arrange a blind tasting with my friends (mostly Korean) to come up with the right flavors. “Korean’s prefer their style of fried chicken,” he says. “It’s different from the American variety. We marinate the pieces of chicken in a mixture of apple and pear, but the most important flavor element come from two sauces. Yangnyeon, a typical Korean dipping sauce with taste elements that are sour and sweet with a touch of spice. Korean chillies have a more intense flavor without the fire found in the Thai variety, which we combine with cinnamon and fresh black pepper. The second is Korean Terikayi made with soju, our country’s vodka-like rice liqueur, soy sauce, brown sugar and a dash of honey.” “I approached friends back in Korea who run Korean-style pizzerias,” he says. “They are working with us by sharing their recipes so I can introduce Korean style-pizza to Bangkok in June. They are vegetarian to suit the Sukhumvit customer profile. We take a New Yorkstyle thin crust base. Top with a New York-style tomato sauce using local vegetables to which I have added Korean chili for an authentic taste which is more sour with a subtle flavor and less fire than is typical in Thailand. Our Mozzarella comes from Chiang Mai. I am introducing a sweet potato pizza with a corn and mashed sweet potato topping. I combine boiled sweet corn pan-fried caramelized onions and black olives with roasted and mashed sweet potato with just a dash of cream for a smoother texture. “Fried chicken and pizza are as popular with Koreans as with Thais for casual celebrations with friends. Our innovations are in response to customer demands. My objective is to create a Korean tavern or pub serving creative modern Korean dishes. “Our signature beverage is Soju infused in house with ginger, vanilla bean and apple,” Sukit concludes. “We sell it as shots for a taster, or 250 ml bottles.”
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What? Thailand F3 Futures Tennis Tournament
The opportunity to watch professional men’s singles and doubles playing for US$10,000 prize money.
Rama Garden Sports Centre, 9/9 Vibhavdi Rangsit Road Tel 0-2558-7888. Organised by Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand, Tel 0-2503-4080/3 email email@example.com
8th June at 7.30pm, 9th June at 3pm
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In the ceremony, two sacred oxen are hitched to a wooden plough Sanam Luang, and they plough a furrow in some ceremonial ground, while rice the ceremonial ground seed is sown by court Brahmins. After the ploughing, the oxen are adjacent to the Grand Palace offered plates of food, including rice, corn, green beans, sesame, fresh-cut grass, water and rice whisky. Depending on what the oxen eat, court astrologers and Brahmins make a prediction on whether the coming growing season will be bountiful or not.
22-24 May (Trade) 25-26 May (Public)
THAIFEX - World of Food Asia 2013
In Celebration of 2600th Anniversary of the Buddha Enlightenment The Bangkok Opera Foundation and Opera Siam International In cooperation with The Department of Cultural Promotion, Ministry of Culture presentsTHE SILENT PRINCE an opera about the Lord Buddha by Somtow Sucharitkul With international cast from four continents plus some of Thailand’s most famous opera singers, a large chorus and an orchestra of top soloists, conducted by Thailand’s most well-known young conductor, Trisdee na Patalung. Sung in English with Thai subtitles.
The Main Hall, Thailand Cultural Centre
15 June - 15 August
Amazing Thailand Grand Sales
During the event of Amazing Thailand Grand Sale, shoppers can experience and enjoy discounts of 10-80%, and many other privileges at participating department stores, shopping malls, King Power Duty Free, jewelry shops, golf courses, Thai products, spa and massage, hospitals, as well as from the leading airlines and online travel agencies.
Nationwide, Tourism Authority of Thailand Tel 0-2250-5500 Call Center 1672
18th June, 8pm
Night of Cabiria (La Notti de Cabiria) Free for members, non-member THB 150. Italian wine aperitifs THB 100.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the death of Federico Fellini a screen of his most talk about films as part of “Italian Festival in Thailand 2013, organised by the Embassy of Italy
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27th June, 6pm
Part of the chamber concert series with young musicians from Kasetsart University, Chulalongkorn University, Rangsit University, Srinakarinwirot University, Silpakorn University and Mahidol University. It’s the perfect location for chamber concerts because of its amplitude and acoustics as well as its two excellent grand pianos.
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2nd July, 9am - noon
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