A quirky and fun eatery serving up chef Gabriela's Latina recipes
Shanghai-founded Revolucion Cocktail has been attracting drinkers to Sathorn for over a year; now it calls out to discerning diners with Clandestino Catina, an upper-floor eatery that serves Latin American favorites with a twist.
Clandestino Cantina’s interiors are casual and welcoming, translating to wooden furniture, and colorful mural and ceiling art depicting typical Mexican and Latin American representations (the sugar skull Mexican Day of the Dead and Amazonian parrots, for example). An open kitchen is surrounded by seats for watching chefs work their culinary magic.
The kitchen is helmed by food-passionate Mexican chef, Gabriela Espinosa, who trained in Mexico City before venturing out to join the Revolucion team in China. The menu carries dishes fused with the flavors of countries like Spain, Italy, and France. The Tortilla Royale (Spanish omelette, B190) is deconstructed and served in a small jar with caramelized onions, deep-fried egg yolk and potato mousse, while sweet corn, a base ingredient in Mexican food, is cooked in French velouté sauce with fragrant pan-seared foie gras (B225). For spicier selections, try the Mexican Aguachile salad, which features big, succulent fresh shrimps in spicy cilantro and lime sauce (B230).
Other highlights include churrasco (grilled meat, B590) and Gabriela’s signature pork belly (B550). The Argentinian striploin is cooked brilliantly and served with chimichurri green sauce, while the pork belly is cooked with perfection in two styles: oven-braised and sous-vide. Don’t give the desserts a miss. We particularly love the Spanish churros (B200) with three dipping selections (liquor-infused cold chocolate milk, semifreddo or chocolate ganache) and the Piña Colada (B230), which features rum-infused pineapple slices and ice cream.
Booze, of course, is courtesy of the Revolucion guys downstairs. Try Cherry Manhattan (B330) if you’re into bourbon or the eponymous rum-based Revolucion Cocktail (B330) if you want something refreshing.
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Suksawittaya, Sathorn Soi 10