Italian Food Has Never Tasted Better In Bangkok Than In "1919"
The trendiest place to pay tribute to the extraordinary Italian drink, the Negroni, has just opened up on Convent Road, but not only the cocktail, 1919 serves the hearty Italian food that's meant to follow the aperitif.
1919's Sardinian-born chef-partner Francesco Deiana presents a menu of class and comfort, amongst the appetisers a milky and soft fresh burrata from Puglia served with baby spinach, orange, almonds and aged balsamico, and a luscious 30-month Sant Ilario parma ham accompanied by juicy pieces of melon.
Rustic homemade pizzas are, of course, on the menu here, and plenty of options can be found, including black ink pizzetta with clams, classic Margherita and our ultimate favourite, the black truffle pizzetta-slow-cooked egg, butter and Italian autumn black truffle.
For pasta, you need to experience the richness of their spaghetti allo scoglio served with tender pieces of crab meat, squid, lightly spicy tomato sauce and a choice of prawns or lobster. Pick the lobster, it’s a dream.
Another main dish to try is the New Zealand lamb chops with lavender, orange and honey, as well as the braised wagyu beef cheek alla vaccinara, served with Parmigiano Reggiano and silky soft polenta. Alternatively, if you feel like enjoying something lighter, 1919 offers bar snacks that include assortments of premium Italian cold cuts and cheeses, as well as fresh oysters.
1919 is located next to Vesper on Convent Road and is the perfect companion to Vesper as an after-work spot for satisfying late-night meals with friends.
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