As 2017 takes off, About Eatery enters a new chapter. The rustic eatery/wine bar opened its doors in March 2016 and remained since then the only establishment serving natural wine in Thailand. Next to wine, the restaurant also serves a Mediterranean inspired cuisine featuring healthy dishes that are well prepared, containing high-quality ingredients. Delicious and convivial, About Eatery quickly earned a dedicated following.
With the start of the New Year About Eatery welcomes a new chef de cuisine, Edoardo Bonavolta. Hailing from Tuscany, chef Edo got his start in the food business by running a small wine bar in a little Italian town called Suvereto. During that time he discovered his passion for food and cooking. He moved to Thailand when he got the chance to open an Italian food and wine business in Bangkok, which he left only a year later to go work at La Bottega di Luca, a restaurant where he grew as a chef and found success. After La Bottega, chef Edo was fortunate enough to go work at the iconic Bed Supperclub, a place that pushed him far beyond his limit of the Italian chef. Edo returned to his roots by taking up the position of head chef at the Luce at the Eastin Grand before coming to work at About Eatery.
Struggling with recurring health problems due to a lack of a proper diet made chef Edo submerge himself deeply in the world of raw food. He took classes in the US, produced his own sustainable health food such as nut cheese, kombucha, and fermented vegetables, and is now selling some of his own products through his company, Bare Food.
The food chef Edo will serve at About Eatery can be filed under bistronomy, simple dishes made superb by quality ingredients and excellent technique served in an elegant yet rustic setting. The dishes served will be healthy and refreshing by using the best ingredients possible and processing them as little as possible to maintain the integrity of the nutrients present in the food. We will source a mix of local and imported ingredients such as local and seasonal vegetables, grass-fed beef, organic chicken, and wild fish.
Apart from the health aspect, chef Edo’s Italian roots will provide an undeniable Italian touch to the menu. At About Eatery you will be able to order à la carte, but there will also be lots of specials in tune with the seasons. There will be a menu section dedicated to plant-based raw food, another section for tapas, pasta, and organic rice berry lunch bowls. Quality cheeses and cold cuts will still be available as well.
Of course, no good meal is complete without a nice glass of wine. Giulio Saverino, About Eatery’s founder, and sommelier is more dedicated than ever to natural wine. He continues to widen his arsenal of organic and biodynamic wines inviting customers to discover the pleasure of natural and non-interventionists wines. A unique experience in Thailand since About Eatery is still the only establishment serving natural wines. We are, however, not purely following a trend. On the contrary, we are dedicated contributors to the global natural wine movement. We want to serve wine with character that’s produced sustainably with respect for nature. For this reason, we carry a large variety of natural reds, whites, and even orange wines.
We are not only unique because of the wines we serve but also for our range of craft beers. We carry a wide range of craft beers and are the only place in Bangkok that has six Italian craft beers on tap. Next to wine and craft beer we also carry plenty of quality craft liquors and other unique alcoholic beverages.
About Eatery continues on its path of delectable natural wine and food, providing you with excellent service in a comfortable setting. And below are their recommended natural wines you should consider ordering at the restaurant.
- 2015 Naturalist, Cambridge Road (Martinborough – New zealand)
- 2014 Semplicemente Vino Bianco Bellotti, Cascina degli Ulivi (Piedmont – Italy)
- 2011 Ribolla Gialla, Primosic (Friuli – Italy)
- 2015 Archie’s Shiraz, Jauma (McLaren Vale – Australia)
- 2014 Morgon, Marcel Lapierre (Beaujolais – France)