This was an outstanding dish in execution and was balanced by the delicate touches of raspberries and strawberries that counteracted the richness of the stuffing, as indeed did the small sprinkling of salad leaves as well. This is a dish to last long in the culinary memory banks.
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Desserts could not be ignored, given how fabulous the culinary journey had been so far for the evening, we were looking for some unusual flavours and focused on two options: Fichi e Gelato all’aceto - Figs, walnuts and lemon leaves compote, organic apple vinegar ice cream. The poached figs with fig jam and a white sesame semi-freddo with Italian meringue and lemon puree is a good combination for a classic Italian dolce. On reading the menu description, we felt these desserts had a more unique dimension than the usual choices and we were right. The poached figs were more savoury, rather than the usual sweet concoctions that many chefs choose to produce and we loved the less is more approach to sweetness. The semi-freddo of sesame paste and honey also gave us another palate dimension that we weren’t expecting, resulting in an interesting journey of flavours that wasn’t overly sweet and the perfect foil to all the rich courses we had eaten earlier.
Milk “Panna Cotta” drops in red apple juice, aloa vera, begonia flowers served in the cut out of a moon and stars form. Do not expect the usual silky smooth texture from a panna cotta perspective as this is the alternative version created by the culinary team in order for you to appreciate their creation.
The multi award-wining La Scala restaurant occasionally hosts world acclaimed chefs by doing pop-up dinners for food connoisseurs - both residents and visitors to Bangkok, not only for its food but also for its excellent and impeccable service. We were excited and not once did the kitchen let us down and each course was just as memorable as the last and the evening finished with a glass of limoncello which reminded us why Italians have such a love for simple ingredients and a zest for life.
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