This time-travelling concept is accomplished with aplomb at Scalini, whose interior blend of mismatched velvet and leather furniture, low lighting, and well-dressed tables oozes timeless sophistication, while contemporary flair comes courtesy of the open kitchen, where Executive Sous Chef Egidio Latorraca and his culinary team lovingly tend to steaming pots and pans, and create modern interpretations of traditional Italian favourites.
For mains, don’t miss the Risotto Foie Gras (B880), which comes with aquerello rice, porcini mushrooms, foie gras and balsamic reduction – rich and creamy with earthy tones, it’s delicious – and the tongue-tingling Seafood Spaghetti (B680) featuring plump tiger prawns, black mussels, spicy marinara sauce, and a pizza dough topping that, when sliced, unleashes all the wonderful aromas contained within.
The Snow fish with black mussels sauce (B880++), and Seabass with lemon butter sauce (B740) are also well worth a try.
Rounding out the menu is a selection of decadent desserts, including highlights such as Homemade ice cream, light and refreshing Passion fruit panna cotta, Scalini Tiramisu (Scalini’s signature blend of almond, pistachio, egg, saffron and caramel), and a heavenly, moist Chocolate cake. Opt for a choice of three small desserts for B350; or go for a thoroughly indulgent 10 for B1,100.
Dinner at Scalini is served daily from 6pm-10pm.
Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok. 11 Sukhumvit Soi 24. Tel: 02 620 6666 www.sukhumvitbangkok.hilton.com