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Where to eat this May

by Ashima

…or actually, where to go when the dine-in ban ends.

By Ashima Sethi

New Restaurant

Now open inside Gaysorn Tower, Emilia Ristorante Italiano is a rustic eatery dishing up cuisine from Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, considered one of the richest regions in regards to their winemaking and gastronomy. Led by Chef Crocetta Fabrizio, who has worked in the industry for several decades at restaurants like Stagio, the restaurant’s menu offers a range of appetisers, fresh pasta, main courses, and desserts for affordable prices. Some of the recommend dishes include the Cappellini with AOP sauce (THB 480) where pasta is tossed with garlic, oil, and chilli and then served with sweet crab meat and greymallet roe; the Strozzapreti with beef bolognese (THB 360), a dish of handmade pasta in a rich, meaty sauce; and the Beef steak (THB 1,200) that is served with a red wine-infused balsamic sauce. Facebook: @emilia.bkk

New Grocerant

Existing as part of the same bright space, Bundle of Joy is a boutique grocery stocked with premium ingredients, while Joy Restaurant serves modern, seasonal European fare in small plates, large sharing plates, and sets. Currently, the menu boasts delicacies like toasts topped with foie gras and onion jam, sea urchin and prawn with aioli, and truffle mortadella and brie as part of their small plates. To share, you can tuck into their Afternoon snacks set (THB 1,700 per person) that comprises of glasses of wine, caviar and potato millefeuille, assorted cold cuts and cheese, salads, cookies, and more; or their Lunch set (THB 1,200) that has two types of toast, kisu tempura, hotaru ika sea urchin linguine, your choice of wagyu striploin or cod, and dessert.
www.bundleofjoybangkok.com

New Café

Chiang Mai’s much-loved The Donut Café has opened its doors in Bangkok! Specialising in vegan sweet treats, fruit smoothies, and soon, freshly brewed coffee, the doughnuts are fluffy and ultra-fresh as they’re made daily. Located in Ekamai, the bright, pastel-coloured restaurant is the perfect place to relax and indulge your sweet tooth, with tempting options on offer including the Raspberry chocolate (THB 75) that’s ideal for those who like their desserts less sweet; the Lemon poppy (THB 75), a zesty treat that’s considered one of their bestsellers; the Chocolate and toasted almond (THB 75) that’s got a great crunch; and classic variations we’re all familiar with, Original glazed (THB 65), Cinnamon (THB 65), and Chocolate sprinkles (THB 75).
Facebook: @TheDonutCafe

New Concept Store

Newly-opened FICS in Sukhumvit Soi 31 is a film-inspired, pet-friendly community space that combines elements of a café, gallery, and studio into one. Visit with your friends or four-legged pals and take memorable snapshots of each other in their photobooth before making your way upstairs to their designated café area. On the menu are drinks that draw inspiration from cult-classics like the alcohol-spiked Americano psycho (THB 150), the orange-infused Clockwork orange (THB 140), and the Lost in translation (THB 160) that combines matcha with umeshu and soda, to name a few. In addition to Instagrammable refreshments, the store also sells a collection of memorabilia inspired by Hollywood’s film fraternity spanning mugs, t-shirts, and vintage movie posters. Facebook: @fics31

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