This year end festive season, if you happen to be in Bangkok, and want a proper, hearty, decadent feast overflowing with scrumptious dishes that fill the entire table, you can find your solution at Jamie’s Italian Bangkok, in the comforts of Siam Discovery, connected to Siam BTS Station.
Truth be told, I had a disappointing Christmas dinner at Jamie’s Italian last year (though only my dish was bad), and that is why, after tasting this year’s menu (a 3-course meal with 5 options per course), I can say that I am completely convinced that they have come a looong way.
Salmon Bruschetta: Premium smoked salmon, whipped ricotta, lemon and horseradish
Duck Liver Pate: Free-rage duck liver pate, balsamic onions and Parmesan
[AroiMakMak Recommended!] Porcini Mushroom Soup: Truffle, aged Parmesan and homemade focaccia
My all-time favourite dish at Jamie’s Italian has always been their wild mushroom risotto. This is the entire heartiness of the wild mushroom risotto dish put in soup-form, with truffle for extra umami.
Retro Prawn Cocktail: Sustainable prawns with smashed avocado, radicchio and spicy rose mayonnaise
Beef Carpaccio: Finely sliced seared beef fillet, mustard dressing, rocket and Parmesan
[AroiMakMak Recommended!] Osso Bucco Alla Milanese: Slow-cooked veal on oozy saffron risotto with Mediterranean vegetable and red wine sauce
A best-of-both-worlds main, for braised shank lovers and risotto lovers alike. Super comforting.
Mushroom & Truffle Ravioli: Half-moon pasta parcels filled with ricotta cheese and wild mushrooms, served in a creamy mushroom sauce with truffle carpaccio
Fillet steak (250thb supplement): Prime Angus beef and roasted bone marrow, wild mushrooms, red wine sauce and black truffle
Salmon Fillet: Pan-seared salmon fillet, mussels and squid in a shellfish, garlic and tomato sauce, topped with garlic aioli
[AroiMakMak Recommended!] Festive Roast Chicken: Roasted Sirin Farm chicken, sausages wrapped in bacon and celeriac puree.
Essentially half a meaty Chiang Rai corn-fed free-range chicken, roasted to perfection. It’s not easy to impress with a chicken dish, but this is definitely a star of the menu.
[AroiMakMak Recommended!] Cheese Board, served with cracker, bread and pickles.
I am not a fan of cheese, but still highly-recommending this for cheese lovers because I know the procurement personnel involved in sourcing for all the premium local cheese for Jamie’s Italian, and the sheer value of this board. This can easily cost 690THB++ in another restaurant and is only 1 of 3 courses (in a meal that costs 1,250THB++).
Festive Sundae: Layers of vanilla and cherry ice cream, berry compote, caramelised orange and chocolate sauce
The perfect over-indulgent messy Sundae for the kids.
Black Forest Panna Cotta, with cherries and shaved chocolate
Festive Dark Chocolate Tart: Blossom honey ice cream, hazelnuts, cherry compote & orange zest.
[AroiMakMak Recommended!] Christmas Pudding with brandy cream
Christmas Pudding has a bad name. Most of my friends either never had it before, or assume it’s an over-sweet goo-fest. For me, nothing signifies a Christmas dinner more than a good, fruity, boozy Christmas pudding. You cannot miss this.
I must add that every main will come with rosemary roast potatoes, root vegetables, local greens, yorkshire pudding, and every dessert with coffee or tea.
It will be extremely difficult to find a better deal in town.
[Eddie’s Perfect Jamie’s Italian 3-Course Meal (even more perfect if it’s snowing outside)] Starter: Porcini Mushroom Soup
Main: Osso Bucco Alla Milanese
Dessert: Christmas Pudding with a hot cappuccino (no sugar)