L'Orfeo Restaurant Review
La Favola d’Orfeo was one of the earliest works recognised as an opera and was composed by Claudio Monteverdi in 1607. But what’s this got to do with Phuket.Com’s food review? Well, one of the restaurants we choose to review this month is, in fact L’Orféo in Nai Harn. Nai Harn is not as tourist-orientated as Patong or Karon or even Kata and is an area, along with Rawai, that has found itself popular with the many expatriates who have chosen to make Phuket their home. As a result, L’Orféo is often frequented by many international local residents.
There’s an attractive range of dishes here with some eclectic food preparation and some old favourites, too. The duck foie gras is succulent while the same could be said of the tuna tartar with shaved parmesan, cherry tomatoes and plum and ginger. The flavours are beautifully separated and presentation is tip top.
A red snapper filet on a bed of fresh vegetables is healthiness itself and the vegetables resemble Thailand’s famous ‘som tam’ but without the killer chilis. The tagliatele carbonara is perfectly al dente and bursting with flavour, as ever perfectly presented. It soon becomes clear that the cuisine suits the surroundings and that this is no victory of style over substance as is so often the case in tourist venues.
A beautifully rich tiramisu rounds things off nicely and, as mentioned, the house wine stands up well to such delicacies. Review Source: www.phuket.com
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