The very first day I walked into “Casa Sarita”, the fine dining Indian restaurant of the Park Hyatt Goa, I knew exactly what I was gonna get. While browsing through the menu in my room, my eyes were drawn to the Goan section and magnetized by “Mergol”, an Indian style pumpkin curry simmered in coconut milk with curry leaves and fresh grated coconut.
The story behind this delicious curry noodle soup called “Nom Ban Chok” starts in Cambodia, in the beautiful town of Siem Reap.
As we stop on the side of the road to buy a fresh young coconut from a colorful fruit stand, a darling little girl (she must be five or six) comes up to me.
Summer is the most perfect time to enjoy zucchini noodles. Here in Italy, produce is so good that many times I simply season my noodles with some extra virgin olive oil and don’t need anything else… But when I am craving a more filling and decadent dish… I opt for a grain free pesto noodle bowl that features free range fried eggs and sautéed Tuscan kale as well.
Who can better design a gourmet gluten and nightshade free bruschetta than an Italian fine dining Chef?! I meet Rolando Manesco in the beautiful glass restaurant “Theo Meo”, the Italian bistro at the gorgeous Intercontinental in Bangkok, and being that both of us are from the Milan area and ardent food lovers, we start chatting about delicious gourmet food, travel and the most amazing resorts around the globe.
It’s not every day that you can learn to prepare a gourmet raw Pad Thai salad from a fine dining Executive Chef who cooked for Madonna, Beyoncé and Elton John.