Mandarin Oriental brings back casual Italian dining by the river
Ciao Terrazza—a poshed-up version of a trattoria, Mandarin Oriental-style—has returned to the hotel’s riverside terrace in front of the leafy lawn of the century-old Author’s Wing. Patrons will be able to enjoy hearty Italian dishes enhanced by views of the Chao Phraya River. Unlike the hotel’s more sophisticated outlets such as Le Normandie and Lord Jim’s, Ciao is a more laidback venue that features modern black tabletops and sleek bronze table lamps.
Chef Marcello Scognamiglio, who hails all the way from Naple and has worked in kitchens studded with Michelin stars, such as the swanky seafood-focused Casadelmar in Corsica and Don Alfonso 1890 in Sorrento, merges traditional Italian dishes with delicate plating. His version of caponata, a favorite Sicilian dish, sees chopped veggies like eggplant, zucchini and bell pepper lightly marinated with red wine vinegar and nicely paired with zesty tuna tartare (B450). For pasta lovers, the agnolotti (a folded pasta native to northern Italy) comes highly recommended. The pasta is stuffed with tender duck leg confit, and served with smoky scamorza cheese and a sprinkling of cocoa powder (B570).
The restaurant prides itself in using fresh ingredients imported from Italy—only the best cherry tomatoes and tomato sauce go into a pizza topped with pesto, ricotta and rocket (B450). End your meal with the tiramisu, which finds a perfect balance between cream and coffee (B390).
|Venue name:||Ciao Terrazza|
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
48 Oriental Avenue
|Cross street:||Soi Charoenkrung 40|
|Opening hours:||Open 17:30-23:00|