Brio, at Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa, presents some surprising flavors on its new seasonal menu.
by Miyuki Aracena.
Experiencing Brio restaurant at Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa (257/1-3 Charoennakorn Road, Bangkok; 02 476 0022; www.bangkok-riverside.anantara.com) brings you closer to that lively Tuscan spirit, which the restaurant’s name—meaning verve, liveliness, vivacity—makes reference to.
The décor and even the music set the mood for enjoying its new signature dishes crafted by Italian chef Danilo Sangrigoli.
Starting with a creamy and aromatic burrata (THB 550) was the best way to begin what ended up being a culinary journey. The risotto tom yam gung (THB 640)—with its remarkable presentation and hot, tasty flavors- was a perfect mix of both worlds in one dish, and something special from the all-Italian menu. Probably the dish that lingers most in my mind is Brio pizza (THB 450), because it shows Chef Danilo’s ability to present a minimalist yet balanced dish in its flavor, with the touch of spinach being a truly pleasant surprise.
The filetto di manzo Brio (THB 1,150) has an amazing fragrance of rosemary that wafts up when its lid is opened directly at your table. Such tender beef, served with rustic potatoes infused with the herb, made lunch at Brio a delectable experience from beginning to end.
For dessert, the tortino al cioccolato nero and its bianco (THB 380) version was a perfect warm and delightful ending to a lunch set in an oasis in the middle of a loud and active city.