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Thailands First Jamie’s Italian Opening At Siam Discovery

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Jamie’s Italian opens its first restaurant in Thailand at the newly ­renovated Siam Discovery, situated in the heart of Bangkok. This rustic Italian restaurant, serving delicious food at an affordable price, is proudly brought to you by Hotel Properties Limited and Siam Piwat.

Jamie’s Italian began as a partnership between Jamie Oliver and his mentor, Gennaro Contaldo. The first restaurant opened in 2008 in Oxford and there are now 42 Jamie’s Italian outlets in the UK and over 25 internationally, including Australia, Dubai, Brazil and Singapore.

As with all Jamie’s Italian outlets, the Siam Discovery restaurant will remain committed to sourcing only the best free-range, higher welfare meat and sustainable and ethically produced ingredients. All the recipes are Italian classics with a Jamie twist, including fresh pasta made on site every day. The restaurant will also work closely with fantastic Thai farmers and suppliers to showcase local produce.

MENU HIGHLIGHTS

Menu highlights at Jamie’s Italian Siam Discovery will include the famous antipasti planks, perfect for sharing. Placed on large wooden boards supported by tins of tomatoes, the impressive platter allows guests to pick from a wide selection of meats, cheeses, vegetables and pickles.

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Jamie’s Italian Stratford

All Jamie’s Italian restaurants serve fresh pasta made in the restaurant, every day. The Siam Discovery restaurant will feature a range of popular pasta dishes, including Gennaro’s Tagliatelle Bolognese, made to his recipe, Silky spaghetti carbonara and Fresh crab spaghetti. The prawn linguine is a Jamie’s Italian classic, loved worldwide.

Also on offer will be beautiful artisan pizza dough, made by hand, and proved for hours before being hand ­stretched to create an irresistibly crisp base. The simple but classic Margherita, and Funghi, with seasonal mushrooms, are just a few of the pizzas on offer.

A selection of Italian-inspired main courses is also on offer, including the Tuscan-style Chicken al mattone– chicken is cooked under a brick, ensuring that the chicken is pushed further against the grates of the grill, producing a smoky flavour, with an addictively crisp skin. The Jamie’s Italian burger, a signature main dish, and the Grilled pork chop served with crispy crackling, are also must-try dishes. For those looking for a lighter meal, the Classic super food salad is a super-fresh combination of avocado, roasted beets, mixed pulses & grains, broccolini, fennel, pomegranate & spicy seeds with harissa dressing & artisan ricotta.

A favourite among families, Jamie’s Italian will also be bringing its award-winning kids’ menu to Thailand. Awarded the best kids’ menu in the UK by The SOIL Association in 2013, there’s a choice of 2 two sizes for different age groups, with all the meals nutritionally balanced. It comes with a viewfinder menu and colouring sheets to keep the kids entertained.

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If you love your Jamie’s Italian experience, don’t forget to take a bit home with you. Jamie’s Italian Siam Discovery will also stock a wide range of Jamie’s cook books and the restaurant’s signature napkins, as well as gifts, allowing you to recreate your Jamie’s Italian experience at home.

THE INTERIOR

Every Jamie’s Italian restaurant is designed to be easily accessible with a warm and comfortable feel and incorporates the personality of the city it’s in. Siam Discovery’s design takes inspiration from its location to create a friendly, neighborhood restaurant that the whole family can enjoy.

With 184 covers, the restaurant will boast a tasteful mix of rustic, reclaimed timber refectory tables, industrial ­chic zinc tables and vintage upholstered lounge chairs, with monochromatic and hand­-painted floral tile flooring. To add warmth, the dining area will be illuminated with brass spotlights, vintage enamel shades and a textured glass chandelier.

The creative use of space allows guests to view the open kitchen,  watch their antipasti planks being made before their eyes at the antipasti counter in the main dining room, or hang out for a pre or post- meal tipple at Jamie’s Bar.

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READY TO WELCOME YOU

Welcoming you to the first Jamie’s Italian restaurant in Thailand is General Manager Sarah Smith, winner of the Jamie’s Italian International Rising Star award for 2015/2016. She has worked closely with Head Chef, Alex Barman and local staff to make sure that the new restaurant is ready to receive guests.

Jamie Oliver said: “Taking Jamie’s Italian to Thailand is incredibly exciting for me. Bangkok is a vibrant and buzzing city with a great food scene and we can’t wait to be a part of it. We’ll be sourcing lots of beautiful, top-quality produce from fantastic local suppliers, and making food that we just know you’re going to love. Come down and visit soon!”