Acqua Restaurant and Tommasi Wines host the Ultimate Wine Dinner
Alessandro Frau the owner of Acqua Restaurant on the hillside near Kalim Beach is not just one of Phuket’s finest chefs, but is an inventive artist who has created a work of art out of his glorious gourmet restaurant. All the elements of layout and design are beautifully rendered and all coordinate to create a haven of exquisite taste and style.
Acqua and Alessandro are famous for their wine pairing dinners and have generated a large and enthusiastic following of ‘foodies’ on Phuket. It was no surprise then that on a rainy Monday evening in monsoonal September their wine dinner with Italy’s famous Tommasi Wines was completely sold out.
As one of the lucky couples in attendance we were treated to a fabulous evening not only of food and wine, but also a gloriously hedonistic party where the socializing was as enthralling as the cuisine itself.
Tommasi were established almost 110 years ago and have built an enviable reputation for their Valpollicella and of course the world-famous Amerone Classico and their globe-trotting representative Elena Bortoletto was visiting us to present the wines.
Alessandro paired Risotto Carnaroli with quail ragout, duck liver and one of his signatures….fresh black truffles with the Valpollicella. The main course of slow-cooked beef short rib in an Amerone and herb sauce was an immense complement to the Amerone, so that by almost midnight Acqua was still heaving with happy dinners refusing to go home and baying for more.
The only thing we can advise is to make sure you get your name down early for all future Acqua wine dinners or just visit on a normal evening and enjoy the full attention of Alessandro in his wonderfully creative restaurant.
324/15 Prabaramee Road, Kalim Bay, Patong, Phuket
Tel. 076 618127