Rotisserie-roasted Pork Loin



Pork Loin: marinated in a herb brine overnight, covered with an herb paste (sage, garlic, rosemary, olive oil) then roasted on a rotisserie. so tender, juicy and flavorful!
Served with garlic/rosemary roasted potatoes



Fly Cuisine: Rigatoni Mastroianni

Rigatoni Mastroianni: homemade ricotta, smoked pancetta, onions, nutmeg
This is one of my all time fave dishes that my husband makes. He learned it from his late mother, who was taught to make it by her friend, the late actor Marcello Mastroianni.








Fly Cocktail: Caribbean Cosmo


Caribbean Cosmo: Jamaican dark rum infused with raisins, cranberry juice, triple sec, lemon juice, lemon zest
(inspired by MF's "Crum")



Khao Soi


Yummmy Khao Soi is a beautiful thang: deep-fried crispy egg noodles, pickled cabbage, shallots, lime, nam phrik phao, and meat in a curry-like sauce containing coconut milk. Thank goodness I know someone from Chiang Mai who treats me to this northern Thailand specialty!



Rice & Bean, Italian Style



Italian version of "Rice & Beans" created by my handsome half.
Carnaroli risotto with onions, smoked pancetta, parmesan, borlotti beans, saffron
Borlotti beans on the side were dressed with oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh sage and a dash of organic honey



House Wine: Sol de Chile



House White Wine: Sol de ChileCabernet Sauvignon, 2009
Lovely, drinkable table wine at an astonishing (for thailand) price point. 
Ms Q Tip: must open 20 mins before drinking to let it breathe
310 THB - Available at Villa Market, Chalong



Fried Chicken & Potato Salad



Was feelin' like a southern girl - ain't nuttin' better than fried chicken & potato salad! And my picky Roman husband LOVED it.

Fried Chicken: marinated in a curry slurry (batter), then deep fried. Super spicy dipping sauce on the side. (full disclosure - picked it up at my fave chicken/som tum joint. why slave in the kitchen when somebody else does it soooo well - and cheap?)

Potato Salad: potatoes boiled whole in a super salty brine (makes the texture lovely/creamy), a bit of leftover ham, celery/onions/parsley/thyme chopped finely, boiled eggs, mayo/dijon mustard/organic soy sauce/sherry vinegar creamed together.



Fly Cocktail: Sidecar

Retro Sidecar: brandy (or cognac), cointreau, lemon juice, sugar rim
A Sidecar is the perfect pre-prandial tipple, but no more than 2 - they will sneak up on you! Frank Sinatra or any Ratpack artist is a must for the musical soundtrack.







Restaurant: Osteria de Memmo, Roma ITALIA

Delicious super fresh tuna, scampi, prawns at one of my fave Roman haunts, Osteria de Memmo. Located in the center of bella Roma, near Piazza Navona, you will fall in love with the gregarious, charming owner, Memmo and his stellar frutti di mare, the same way I did!





Fly Cocktail: La Contessa


La Contessa: vodka, fresh pineapple juice, coconut water & herbs