Wednesday, November 22, 2006

let's eat: thai at silk

it was a sad day for night owls when citrus (formerly V, which was formerly venezia) closed. to tell you the truth, we didn't even notice. but it was just as well because owner louie Y and his wife cecille just opened a new resto at serendra called thai at silk. but this is really cecille's baby. the woman can cook! she has always been obsessed with thai cooking, often hosting thai-cuisine dinners at their home (although we've never been invited. at bakit, 'di naman kami close, 'no??). we remember traveling with louie and cecille on one of those star cruises around asia, and during one stop at phuket (pre-tsunami), while the rest of us were all shopping for pasalubong and useless trinkets, cecille was shopping the groceries and food markets for spices and ingredients not available in manila. so obsessed was she, she actually took formal courses on thai cooking, and is now putting them to good use. some shots of silk's interiors, designed by cynthia and ivy almario, who are also part owners. and because the resto is located in taguig, smoking is allowed, woo-hoo! you know you're in a smoking section when you see these "smoke-eaters" hanging above, close to the ceiling... and look who we met! this guy named xavier anthony, who is apparently famous in europe. he stars in the french version of "queer eye for the straight guy," and he's the counterpart of ted, the food and wine connoisseur. he's a bona fide chef, and he is the guest chef at nuvo in greenbelt 2 till december 7. the next day, he'll be flying off morocco to cook for a special dinner party for guest of honor monica bellucci. bon app├ętit! thai at silk, G/f serendra piazza, bonifacio global city, taguig, tel (2) 856-0386 to 97.

4 comments:

Queen Aycs said...

I had dinner there last week and I wasn't impressed. Ive had better Thai and would go back to Benjarong (Sp.?) in Dusit any day. It was OK, like it wasn't bad at all, I just don't think it was great.The interiors are nice but I dunno, the noise level was just too much for us. I could hear conversations from 2 tables away.

Anonymous said...

so so food, what connections can do, not impressed

wysgal said...

I didn't notice Citrus closed either. Would you say Thai Silk is better than People's Palace (my current favorite trendy Thai resto-bar)?

Anonymous said...

I ate here last night! I thought the food was good, but maybe it's because me and my friends were just so hungry already.