The latest addition to Bangkok’s roster of Spanish restaurants is Terra. Helmed by Barcelona-born chef Sandro Aguilera, Terra (which means “soil or land” in Spanish) offers modern fare on a fine-dining level.
Before Terra, Aguilera was dominating the kitchens of hotels in Thailand for over 10 years. Now he gets to run a place where he has the complete freedom to explore and experiment with classic Spanish food.
Mediterranean influences are injected into multi-course menus for both lunch and dinner. We went there to try the Catalonian lunch set, a three-course meal that starts off with Crab Canelo, a mouth-watering appetizer that wraps crab meat and eggplant in a pasta sheet topped with spicy charcoal piquillo bechamel sauce. Charcoal Fiera Octopus comes next, which serves grilled octopus with an exciting blend of avocado mousse, black garlic, romesco sauce and beetroot.
The main course comes in three options: fish, pork or beef. Beef lovers can opt for Galician Beef Tenderloin, where premium meat imported from Spain is served with potato, mushroom and red wine sauce. Otherwise, we would recommend Citrus Steamed Sea Bass, which comes with grilled mushrooms, white asparagus and crispy fried fish skin.
For dessert, you have Berries Ways, a refreshing meal ender of Spanish strawberries, cherry sorbet and vanilla ice cream on top of sweetcorn crumble
Finding the place is not easy. You’d have to go into the Old England Students Association on Phetchaburi Road and then climb to the second floor. You know you’re in the right place when you see white marble surfaces and an open kitchen at the end of the room.
Terra is open from 11:00 to 22:00 from Tuesday to Saturday, and from 11:00 to 14:00 on Sunday. The three-course lunch set menu is priced at B1,290++, while the eight-course dinner menu is set at B3,390++. A Spanish wine-pairing is also available. For more information and reservations, contact 09 4692 6282.