Had absolutely no intention of eating Italian for lunch in Bangkok yesterday. Usually, all I want to eat is Thai (and Japanese) in Thailand, but after walking ten kms (traffic was moving slower than I was and there were no BTS/MRT connections between the places I needed to go), and with only 90 mins before my next appointment, it made sense not to stray far. This osteria was right across the road at Groove in Central World. Great Italian service. Good, juicy, fried olives and a burrata salad. Almost all produce was imported from Italy, although I’m not sure I see that as a good thing anymore. I’m sure that burrata would have tasted sublime in Italy but I think these ingredients lose some flavour on the flight over and the Thai burrata would have been just fine - and better for the environment. But points for offering filtered water before offering me bottled, and complimentary bread. What a strange world we live in. I have to confess that after the morning I’d had, I definitely needed wine, too, and the Sicilian Chardonnay made everything in the world better again. Interestingly, this is the sister branch of a Singapore based Italian restaurant. Could never have predicted that when I did a course on modernization and globalization in the late 90s.
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