Finally got invited to try the monthly Italian “Creative Italian Sampler” at Poseidon Restaurant in the Jomtien Complex. First let me say it is a very nicely appointed place with a well-stocked full bar. This monthly event was sold out but they managed to seat Colin and I.
The sampler consisted of 16 different items served as small portions like tapas. You can order as many as you like, and can even repeat the ones you especially like. Not being shy about such things I started with the Carpaccio. When asked about the marinade all I got is it is “an old Italian recipe”. Next during the started phase went with the Parma ham and melon. Nice but then that is what I expected.
It was clear this was going to be a lengthy sitting so I decided to get my veggies with a grilled vegetable terrine with cream cheese. Not that I had been “good” I could get serious about the rest.
Obviously chose the minestrone soup, which was different due to the BACON! Delicious.
The stuffed Parma chicken with tomato sauce on the side was delicious. While tempted for seconds I was only half way through…
Next came a shellfish seafood filled squid bite with pesto. The bite was tasty but time to move on.
A small (thank goodness) portion of lasagna arrived. I am thinking who can stop with a small portion?
The good thing about eating tapas style is you get lots of visits from the waiter, easy to say may I have another wine please?
Next came the Roast roulade of pork that was filled with olives, tomato, and herbs with nicely seasoned baby potatoes. Yum
One more fish the baby grouper served on warm black spaghetti with basil and tomato and onions was a great ending.
Thinking about desert….Hmmm
Went with an Italian cheese plate with 4 types of Italian cheese and grapes with crackers.
Wait I see a desert someone else has so I decided to try the Stracciatella with bourbon vanilla, and swiss chocolate homemade ice cream.
While I should be done, I tell the waiter one more cheese plate please. Delivered promptly.
A very nice night. Even better there was a police checkpoint on the way home but I was waved through.