The LIBERTINE event “La Dolce Vita” on 1 Feb 2012 was close to my heart: the iconic Fellini movie playing in the background, Martini/Ultra-lounge mood music on the hi-fi, Phuket’s bon vivant, libertine-set in a convivial state of mind and Chef Vincent’s delicious interpretation of Italian & Roman classics.


“Via Veneto”  Aperitivo
fresh mandarin & basil vodka martini
Melanzane Parmigiana
an eggplant slice pan-fried in extra virgin olive oil, topped with homemade tomato sauce & mozzarella di bufala, sprinkled with Parmigiano Reggiano then baked in oven
Linguine alla Mastroianni*
linguine served with a homemade ricotta & pancetta sauce
*recipe by Marcello Mastroianni
Brasato di maiale al vino bianco e basilico
pork tenderloin slow-braised in white wine and basil served with garlic spinach 
Insalata verde con pomodorini
mixed green salad with cherry tomatoes, dressed with balsamico vinaigrette  
Homemade Tiramisu 

But if last Wednesday catered to my yen for all things Italiano, next week’s event is gonna send me soaring – Harlem Renaissance – yes, we are introducing Phuket to Soul Food!