“So another Italian restaurant is opening…” That was the first thought that popped into our minds when we heard of Tony’s. But our indifference soon turned into appreciation when we finally got to try the food. It’s no wonder why this restaurant’s name is on every Bangkokian gourmand’s lips.
Located on Soi Sukhumvit 11, Tony’s is run by Chef Anthony Burd who dishes out delectable Italian cuisine with a touch of American sensibilities. Chef Anthony is an alumni of The Culinary Institute of America in New York, and worked side by side with acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten at Mercato in Hong Kong before he was recruited to lead the kitchen team at La Scala, the Italian dining room at The Sukhothai.
It was at La Scala that Chef Anthony amassed devoted followers, and this convinced him to brave it out on his own in Bangkok’s food scene. His newly opened endeavor shows what the talented chef is truly comfortable with. “I grew up with Italian-American cuisine, and it’s the kind of food that I want to make for my restaurant,” he says. `
“I want to add more fun into Italian cuisine,” Chef Anthony adds. At the same time, he also wants to appeal to the Thai palate. This means adding a bit more spice to his dishes as reflected in the breadsticks, which are seasoned with pepper.
But it’s through dishes like salmon tartar (B360) and grilled octopus (B580) that his Italian-American background shines through. The first is a zesty starter that tickles the palate and the second is a hearty number served with potato risotto and chili oil.
Pasta fans cannot miss the tortellini (B480), which the restaurant makes fresh every day. The scampi sauce is the perfect complement to fresh prawns and scallops. As truffle lovers, we cannot resist the truffle pizza (B780), which comes with a soft, oven-baked dough and is loaded with the prized fragrant tuber.
An Italian feast won’t be complete without a tiramisu to wrap up the meal. Tony’s take on this beloved Italian dessert (B320) is the perfect balance of velvety smoothness and liquor-infused flavor. You can also order a nightcap from the cocktail list before leaving the restaurant.