We are delighted to announce that Nawamin Pinpathomrat will be taking over Patara Soho on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th September showcasing dishes inspired by the years he lived with his grandma, his greatest cooking influence.
The home of Nawamin’s grandma was almost self-sufficient so they hardly needed to go shopping for ingredients consequently his menu is made up of homestyle dishes using local vegetables, fragrant herbs and authentic produce.
Nawamin’s menu begins with ‘Grandma’s Garden’, a combination of sliced lemongrass beef, burnt aubergine salad, spicy coconut cream dressing and served with an aromatic Thai herb ‘garden’ was named in her honour. He will also be serving Southern-style Crab Yellow Curry, a recipe taught to him by his grandma and a classic dish from her home of Pattalung, a very peaceful province in the south of Thailand, benefiting from both the Thai bay and Andaman Sea to provide locals fresh fish and seafood.
In honour of his Grandma Nawamin chose the Southern-style Crab Yellow Curry to be the very first dish he made on MasterChef and diners will have the opportunity to taste the dish that started his path to being a 2018 finalist.
To celebrate the event all diners at Nawamin’s event will have the chance to win a holiday for two to Thailand in association with Tourism Authority of Thailand. A winning photo will receive return flights with Thai Airways, three nights in Bangkok at the Anantara Riverside, four nights at the Anantara Hua Hin, with daily breakfast, one dinner and traditional Thai cooking class included.
Dates: Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th September 2018
Location: Patara Greek Street
Time: Usual dinner service from 17.30 to 21.30. No set times.
Activity: 4-course set menu with lots of contact with the diners explaining your dishes and recipes.
Price: £55.00 per person
Starter: Grandma’s Garden
Details: Sliced lemongrass beef, burnt aubergine salad, spicy coconut cream dressing, aromatic Thai ‘herb garden’.
Fish Main: Crab Yellow Curry
Details: Stuffed crab shell, betel leaves, Thai basil and garlic rice noodles.
Meat Main from Patara: Grilled Chicken Nam-Jim-Jaew
Details: Patara London is adding a second main dish to the menu showcasing the unique flavour of Thai herbs and spices often found in homecooking. Their Grilled Chicken Nam-Jim-Jaew comes from a family secret recipe using turmeric and coriander to marinate corn-fed chicken. The chicken is served with a tangy & spicy Thai dipping sauce, papaya salad and sticky rice rolls and respectfully compliments Nawamin’s considered menu inspired by memories from his family and heritage.
Dessert: Jewel pot
Details: The dessert is a vibrant ‘Jewel Pot’ made with glutinous rice ball, red water chestnut, yellow jackfruit, blue tapioca and palm sugar custard. This combination is a Thai favourite across all ages loved as a street snack bought on way home from school. Nawamin will elevate presentation in his flamboyant style as witnessed on television with dishes such as his coconut-flavoured swan lake dish with blue custard.
All ticket-holders for the event will have the chance to win a 5-night city and beach holiday for two to Thailand in association with Tourism Thailand, Thai Arways and Anantara Hotels.
To enter: Diners are invited to post images from the evening with #PataraNawamin hashtag and including the handles @tourismthailand @ThaiArways and @Anantara_Hotels.
Judging: The best photo, as judged by Nawamin, will win.
Prize: Thai Airways plane tickets for two with three nights in Bangkok at the Anantara Riverside followed by four nights at the Anantara Hua Hin, with daily breakfast, one dinner and traditional Thai cooking class included.
About Patara London
#NeighbourhoodThai focusing on casual and informal dining:
– South Kensington (181 Fulham Road, SW3 6JN)
– Knightsbridge (9 Beauchamp Place, SW3 1NQ)
– Hampstead (82 Hampstead High Street, NW3 1RE)
– Wimbledon (18 High Street, Wimbledon, SW19 5DX)
#ClassicThai with a menu of Patara’s classic heritage dishes:
– Oxford Circus (7 Maddox St. W1S 2QB)
– Soho (15 Greek Street, W1D 4DP)
Contemporary Thai cuisine elegantly presented in a relaxed and stylish environment.
The chefs, all trained in Thailand, have a respect for quality ingredients and seamlessly blend eastern and western techniques to create dishes of character and depth that are not enslaved to tradition, dishes that appeal to a sophisticated European palette.
The design of the restaurants echoes the food: mixing the classic with the modern. From modish dark wood interiors, a neutral colour palate and brushed stone flooring. These are complemented by traditional Thai motifs, from subtle wall mounted carvings to an impressive miniature temple that forms the centerpiece of the Soho dining room.
The First Patara
The first Patara opened 28 years ago, as a new style of Thai restaurants in London. The focus then and today remains the same: great quality and fine presentation of Thai dishes, both traditional and contemporary. Patara is authentically different fine Thai dining.
About Nawamin Pinpathomrat
Nawamin was brought up in a very traditional Thai household and while it would be custom for the mother to pass on her cooking knowledge to her daughter Nawamin’s greatest cooking influence is his grandma. Nawamin lived with her for a few years and his grandmother’s house was almost self-sufficient so they hardly needed to go shopping for ingredients.