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Jamie’s Italian to make Thailand debut

Jamie’s Italian, a partnership between British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his mentor Gennaro Contaldo, is about to open its first restaurant in Thailand.

The family-­friendly Italian restaurant will open this year in the newly ­renovated Siam Discovery mall in the heart of Bangkok’s shopping district, in conjunction with Hotel Properties and Siam Piwat.

Jamie's Italian restaurant

Jamie’s Italian Siam Discovery will feature reclaimed-timber refectory tables, zinc tables and vintage upholstered lounge chairs, with a monochromatic, hand­painted floral-tile flooring. The dining area will have brass spotlights, vintage enamel shades and a textured-glass chandelier.

Jamie's Italian casual setting -glass

Guests will be able to watch their antipasti planks being made at a counter in the main dining area, or sit at the bar.

Jamie's Italian restaurant - Interior

As well as the antipasti planks, menu highlights will include tagliatelle Bolognese with handmade pasta tossed in a ragu of beef, pork, herbs, Chianti and Parmesan, finished with herby breadcrumbs, and prawn linguine with a fish broth featuring fennel, tomato and chili topped with rocket.

Jamie's Italian Spring Summer App Menu Shoot

All pastas are made on­site daily, and the pizza dough is also handmade and proved for hours before being hand­ stretched.

Jamie's Italian Spring Summer App Menu Shoot

As with all Jamie’s Italian outlets, the restaurant will be committed to sourcing free-­range, sustainable and ethically produced ingredients. It will work with Thai farmers to showcase local, sustainable produce.

4 Prawn Linguine, famouse dish of Jamie's Italian

“Bangkok is such a vibrant, buzzing city with a really fantastic food scene,” says Oliver. “We’ll be sourcing lots of beautiful, top-­quality local produce.”

The first Jamie’s Italian opened in 2008 in Oxford, England, and there are now more than 65 outlets around the world.

Jamie's Italian Stratford

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