Phuket Restaurants off the Beaten Track - Page 2
Published: November 11, 2011 at 9:10 pm
Dibuk is set in a converted Sino-Portuguese shop house in Phuket Town; it's decorated in an old colonial French style and has lots of atmosphere.
On the menu are frogs legs (the frogs actually come from Phang Nga province), stuffed quails, lamb with thyme sauce and many other classic French dishes. The chef even makes his own patés from scratch!
The best Italian restaurant in Phuket, in my opinion, is La Gaetana – also in Phuket Town. La Gaetana is owned by Giovanni Ferrara ('Gianni') and his wife. When you first arrive you will be presented with the menu.
Once you have had a few minutes to relax and have a drink, Gianni will come to your table. He’ll sit down with you and discuss exactly what you would like and how you would like it preparing.
In fact, it doesn’t even have to be on the menu – as long as he’s got the ingredients, Gianni will make it for you. The produce is excellent and includes wide range of fresh pastas (made on the premises) and Porcini mushrooms imported from Italy. Gianni also keeps a fine range of Italian wines and is an enthusiastic sommelier.
The atmosphere is intimate, with only eight tables, and it’s definitely advisable to make a reservation before you go as the restaurant is usually fully booked.
Those are just a few of my favourite Phuket restaurants.
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