The Vibe: Enoteca is an engaging restaurant that encompasses everything you love about Italian food. Its distinctive European décor evokes a sense of understated sophistication and charm and immediately sets you at ease. Firmly entrenched in the “slow food movement” philosophy, dining at Enoteca is the antithesis of a quick fix and will appeal to anyone who appreciates the sublime pleasure of fine dining. You will experience modern interpretations of classic Italian cuisine while having access to an exclusive wine cellar that features more than 350 exclusive Italian wines. No matter how you define it, Enoteca is extremely successful at uniting all the elements required for a memorable dining experience
What to Eat & Drink: The menu changes seasonally and you can dine ala care or try the 5-Course Degustation menu. Begin with an intriguing appetizer trio of delicate Artichoke w/ Ricotta Cheese, Seared Sea Scallop w/Passion Fruit Sauce and a Grilled Baby Squid w/Faux Caviar made from tapioca and squid ink. For wine try the Abbazia Kerner, 2010; which goes well with the rich and luscious Salt Baked Onion stuffed with Braised Quail. This is a stunningly simple dish with a complex depth of flavor that stays with you long after the meal is over. For pasta try the Ravioli with Lamb & Parmigianino Cheese Whey. It is a masterful creation that features homemade pasta and a delicate sauce that is second to none. You should also try the decadent Ravioli w/Foie Gras & Black Truffle Sauce. For entrees we suggest the brilliantly spicy yet delicate Snowfish w/Chili & Pork Sausage, Piquillo Pepper, Capers and Fresh Tomato Venison or the Tenderloin with Blueberry and Jerusalem Artichoke Purée which is astounding. The flavorsome venison exceeds expectations as it literally melts in your mouth and every element on the plate complements each other. For dessert try the Tonka Bean Ice Cream w/ White Chocolate & Sambuco or their innovative version of Tiramisu, which is playfully presented with a tableside service of steaming hot coffee being pored over a giant chocolate ball and a mound of frozen crème.
Insider Insights: Enoteca exudes tranquility and has built a loyal following with locals as well as tourists. Perhaps it's the personalized attention lavished on each guest by owner Nicola Bonazza, maybe it's the quaint charm of the understated European décor, or possibly it's the delights that await from their cellar of rarified Italian wines and exquisite cuisine. Enoteca may be a bit on the expensive side and you can expect to pay top dollar if you dine ala carte, but the set menu is reasonably priced under 2000Baht per person without wine. If you crave refined Italian cuisine that speaks directly to your soul, then you won’t be disappointed with Enoteca.