Rosso di Sera is a new Italian restaurant that opened this past week down Sukhumvit Soi 15 and I was invited along for dinner on the house after the owner and I met to discuss advertising.
Now, as regular readers will know, I don’t do many reviews on the site when I should make the effort and do more so lets make this the start of a new chapter in the book of Stickboy.
My table for two was booked for 8pm and in typical style my party of three arrived late. Yes, we had a last minute add-on when Stick Jnr’s bit of fluff turned up unannounced 20 minutes before we were set to leave. She was dressed as if she had other plans but it has to be said she was looking the part for some fine dining – unlike the Stick’s who looked like we’d been dragged through a hedge backwards.
It was just a pity her face wasn’t looking as good as her outfit when we finally did arrive at Rosso di Sera 20 minutes late as speeding Somchai conveniently misunderstood Soi 15 for Soi 50 which meant sitting in Sukhumvit gridlock for 30 minutes.
Upon out arrival we were seated at our table and offered drinks which is when it became abundantly clear we had under-dressed for the occasion. Only Miss Grumpy was in sync with our surroundings but why sweat the small stuff? It was too late to do anything about it.
Having sampled a few beverages the previous night we were all on soft drinks which is just as well because my knowledge of the wines available was a big fat zero. There was a decent selection from what I could see, so those who enjoy a tasty glass of grape juice should be sorted for a bottle of good plonk.
We made our food choices and delved into the selection of breads that had magically appeared on the table without me noticing. Junior announces, as he redesigns the white table cloth with olive oil, this is the poshest place he’s been to for dinner and I realise he needs a slap and told to broaden his horizons. However, his scolding would have to wait as this wasn’t the time or place to be physically assaulting my offspring no matter how badly he deserved it.
Our starters arrived and included a very tasty vitello tonnato plus a wild mushroom soup that I polished off in no time. I ask why Miss Grumpy has such a sour face and has opted to delve right into a main course without a starter. It turns out it’s not as simple as just one complaint but three separate issues. Liverpool are playing at home, a hangover and some trivial romantic drivel. Noted: she doesn’t join the troops to eat out again.
Upwards and onwards as the main courses are served up by the friendly and very attentive staff who are under the instruction of Maurizio, the restaurant manager. Son of Stick ordered a classico calzone after seeing the wood fired pizza oven and I went off-field with a leg of lamb and mashed potatoes.
All I will say here is this: delicious. No other words are needed. If you decide to stop past Rosso di Sera you should order it and thank me later.
By this point I was stuffed and had to pass on desserts and went straight for coffee. If you like sweets there are plenty of options on the menu to choose from.
It was time to roll me out the door but not just yet as Maurizio arrived with three limoncello’s to send us home with a smile. Just what the doctor ordered after a belly-busting dinner.
So that was my Saturday night at Rosso di Sera. A restaurant to take your other half to or perhaps your mia noi, as you aren’t likely to bump into any of your workmates or friends of the missus here and she will appreciate your effort to take her somewhere with some class.
Getting to the restaurant is very easy as it is located close to the BTS stations at Asoke and Nana plus there is also onsite car parking for those brave enough to drive around Bangkok.
Address: 63 Sukhumvit Soi 15, Bangkok
Table Reservations: 02 651 1163