There are more than 65 of the restaurants around the world for British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s chain restaurants, Jamie’s Italian. In Southeast Asia, he has the restaurants in Hong Kong, Singapore and Bali. However, at the end of this year, the newly-revamped Siam Discovery mall in central Bangkok brings a world-class gourmet experience closer than ever.
For those who are not familiar with the name, Oliver is the personality behind numerous cooking shows, including The Naked Chef, his debut show which launched a UK bestselling cookbook, along with one of the country’s best-known TV personalities.
The original Jamie’s Italian, in Oxford, England, opened in 2008. It serves upscale versions of Italian comfort foods such as pizzas and pastas.yet the opening of Bangkok Jamie’s Italian is still a new challenge.
“I’m hugely excited to be taking Jamie’s Italian to Thailand. Bangkok is such a vibrant, buzzing city with a really fantastic food scene. I have no doubt that it will be a brilliant addition to Jamie’s Italian family. We’ll be sourcing lots of beautiful, top quality local produce, and cooking up some incredibly tasty food, and all at a reasonable price. I can’t wait for it to open.” said Chef Oliver to coconuts Bangkok.
Although the restaurant specialises in homemade pasta, made on-site, what could be a new highlight is how Jamie will combine his master skill with a local ingredient to create a lovely and price friendly menu suitable to Thai customer.
Moreover, it will feature an open antipasti-creation station where guests can watch their meat and cheese boards being sliced and artfully arranged. Choices for the boards will include fresh, cured and pickled meats, mozzarellas, aged cheeses, jams and spreads, pickled vegetables, olives and more.
To make you more excited, The design of the Bangkok restaurant will include elements like rustic wood refectory tables, industrial-style zinc tables and old school, comfy lounge chairs all sitting atop flowery floor tiles.The room will be lit with vintage fixtures such as brass spotlights, vintage enamel pieces and a glass chandelier, according to The Nation.