Spasso Restaurant and Bar at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel reminds me of Janus, an ancient Greek god that has two faces, symbolising transition from one vision to another. In the daytime, Spasso is an elegant Italian restaurant serving antipasto buffet lunch; whereas in the evening, Spasso is transformed into a nightclub restaurant with an entertaining live band, a dance floor, and a candle-lit romantic dining ambience. While Spasso extends welcoming hands to executives for business luncheon, it also warmly embraces families for Sunday brunch and gathering. Spasso, which has been established for more than a decade, is immune to being worn by time. Its quality and style remain exceptional. To reach new heights for Spasso, a new Chef de Cuisine, Roberto Parentela, is hired to steward Spasso’s kitchen for bringing authentic Italian cuisine to diners. With this new addition, Spasso is literally a fine-dining destination for magnificent Italian cuisine suitable for diners of all ages.
Chef de Cuisine Roberto Parentela
Chef de Cuisine Roberto Parentela started his culinary experience in a small Italian restaurant in Menton – a commune in the southeastern coast of France – where he began his first role as a cook during the summer over university breaks. Prior to joining Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, Chef Roberto has worked in notable Italian restaurants throughout Bangkok, under Zanotti Company Limited. This included his role as chef de partie, the supervisor at Zanotti Italian Restaurant in Silom in 2011 and Sous Chef at Zanotti II Ristorante Italiano and Vino di Zanotti Khao Yai. To find out more about Chef Roberto, read his biography here.
Chef Roberto’s signature dishes:
Slow-cooked veal loin, Piedmont-style tuna sauce, capsicum, caper
Seared scallop, local baby spinach, pumpkin truffle puree, sour cream
Local burrata cheese, roasted cherry tomato, almond, Sicilian oregano
The slow-cooked veal loin was a thin wrap delicately holding the Piedmont-style tuna sauce inside. The nice marriage of tuna and veal delivers happiness on my palate! It’s beautifully done! The burrata cheese delighted my taste buds. When it was cut, it oozed with buttery and creamy panna containing scraps of mozzarella. The cream was so flavoursome and fresh! It’s a lovely starter!
(2) Ravioli Coulurgiones
Ravioli Sardinia-style, lamb ragout filling, pecorino cream, toasted fennel seeds
The lamb ragout filling was full of flavours without the smell of game. When eating the whole piece of raviolo with the pecorino cream, all flavours were well-balanced with an al dente texture.
(3) Maialino al forno
Baked whole sardinian suckling pig, potato, artichoke, Cannonau wine gravy
My first bite of it defined my eternal love for this dish! Distinctive layers of crispy skin, melting fat and tender meat explained perfectly how well this suckling pig was baked. It also explained how much time and love Chef Roberto devoted to making this dish so flawless in terms of taste and texture.
Crunchy cannolo, mascarpone cream, cherry, pistachio ice cream
How to make the cannolo so crunchy will forever remain a mystery to me! This little tube, thin and crunchy, tasted nutty. Such flavour blended nicely with the cream cheese inside. It’s definitely the kind of dessert that I will crave for. This dessert was light but layers of flavours and texture were unmistakable.
About Spasso, Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel
Spasso opens daily
Monday – Saturday: 12.00PM – 2.30PM (Lunch buffet: THB 895++ antipasto buffet)
Sunday: 12.00PM – 3.00PM (Sunday brunch: THB 1,400++)
Monday – Sunday: 6.30PM – 10.45PM (a la carte daily)
Monday – Sunday: 10.00PM – 2.00AM
Sunday: 10.00PM – 2.00AM
Spasso Located on Lower Lobby at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok.
Who in Gourmet Bangkok team experienced the new dishes by Chef Roberto at Spasso, Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel?
Chelsea Chan ~ A food lover, golfer, fun lover, and adventurer
Chelsea was born in Hong Kong and is a genuine food lover. Her palate is especially sharp on Cantonese food, delicacies from Hong Kong and meat (especially beef, chicken and lamb). She is able to taste how the food is cooked and prepared. Besides, she is also a pro buffet gourmet because of her unlimited appetite. When she says ‘too sweet’, it may not be sweet for you as her preference for chocolate is 72++ dark chocolate.
Neng Srichaisak ~ A pro golfer, travel lover and photographer
Neng was born in Bangkok and is an enthusiastic photographer. Ever since joining the Gourmet Bangkok Team, he has developed an intense interest in food and food photography. He is good at searching the best angle for a dish. He likes spicy food and is able to tell the exotic spices used in Asian cuisine. He also acts as the Thai-Cantonese interpreter for Chelsea when reviewing restaurants in Bangkok. As he is a pro golfer, he reviews all golf courses for Gourmet International Team.
Will Gourmet Bangkok recommend Spasso, Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel?
Definitely! We highly recommend Spasso to you all!
When I visit Spasso, I experience different dining vibes and ambience at different time. It’s a restaurant that you can stay since noon until midnight. ~ Chelsea
Where is Spasso, Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel?
Grand Hyatt Erwan Hotel
Address: 494 Rajdamri Road, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330
Phone: +662 254 1234
Website: Hotel Website
For reservations, please call Food and Beverage reservation centre via +662 254 6250 or email email@example.com
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