Thailand Dinner
Bailliage of Phuket
Phuket, October 29, 2020
Amazing dinner at Acqua
" Chef Alessandro Frau and his team delivered a special experience as always "

Chef Alessandro Frau and his team delivered a special experience as always. In the newly upgraded restaurant in Kalim, 20 members and friends enjoyed great food and wine. The theme was long-time signature dishes from Acqua’s menus with wines chosen by Alessandro.


Hand-sliced yellow fin tuna carpaccio
marinated with fine extra virgin olive oil and lemon
topped with fresh artichokes and bottarga
Nals Margreid ‘Gennen’ Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - Südtirol

Sous-vide cooked octopus salad
marinated in extra virgin olive oil, lemon and vinegar
fennel leaves, celery and DOP Taggiasche olives
Agricola Punica Samas IGT 2019 - Sardinia

[True to Italian style, next dish was a pasta!]

Acqua Signature tortelli "Il Mare"
stuffed with Burrata cheese
clam juice sauce, squid ink
Sardinian sea urchin, marine plankton
Marina Cvetic Trebbiano D'Abruzzo Riserva DOC 2017

[Another small middle dish and quite special]

55 minutes slow-cooked egg
on Parmigiano Regggiano fondue
black truffle, crispy pancetta powder
Marina Cvetic Montepulciano D'Abruzzo DOC 2017

[And then it was on to the main dish]

Low temperature cooked Wagyu beef cheek
cauliflower and horseradish mash, seasonal greens
Agricola Punica Barrua IGT 2016
(a blend of Carignano, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot)

“Memories of Fior di Latte”
Milk semifreddo, foam, gelatine, sauce and gelato
Marchesi di Barolo Moscato D'Asti ‘Zagara’ DOCG 2018

The final course was very personal to Alessandro. He told us about his strong childhood memory of Italian ice-cream and how he had tried to recreate the same taste experimenting with different textures.

At the end of the evening we thanked Chef Alessandro and his team presenting a certificate to each employee who had been part of the success of this delicious dinner. Chef Alessandro then received a special Chaîne plate to hang in his restaurant.

Adam Goodman

Ed. Background information drawn from the restaurant’s website

With clean lines, a futuristic design and great views out over the Andaman Sea, Acqua is a leading contender for one of the most aesthetically pleasing and best restaurant in Phuket.

The restaurant is the first of a series of restaurants designed by Alessandro Frau, as his culinary dedication doesn’t stop at cooking but also to project design restaurants and concepts.

Chef Alessandro was the Winner of “Iron Chef Thailand” on November 2013. In 2019 and 2020 Acqua was awarded with a “Michelin Plate” by the Michelin Guide Thailand.