Patara restaurants are delighted to announce their collaboration with Nawamin Pinpathomrat, best known as, and thanks to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Thai Airways and Anantara Hotels all who attend can enter a competition to win a 5-night city and beach holiday for two to Thailand.
This September Nawamin will take over two dinners services at Patara Greek Street for with a four-course menu of dishes showcasing flavours found in the cooking of traditional Thai homes; Nawamin will create three dishes and Patara will provide the fourth dish.
Supported by TAT the competition can only be entered by those attending the dinner on one of the two dates. Diners are required to take images from the evening, tag with #PataraNawamin and the best photo, as judged by Nawamin, will be awarded with Thai Airways tickets 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.
Nawamin’s greatest cooking influence is his grandma and the menu begins with ‘Grandma’s Garden’, named in her honour this dish is a combination of sliced lemongrass beef, burnt aubergine salad, spicy coconut cream dressing and served with an aromatic Thai herb ‘garden’. The ingredients are inspired from the two years Nawamin lived with his grandma, her home being almost self-sufficient they hardly needed to go shopping for ingredients.
Diners will have the opportunity to taste Nawamin’s opening dish from his first appearance on MasterChef, his Southern-style Crab Yellow Curry. This dish is made with sweet blue crab meat, betel leaves, finished with Thai basil and served with garlic rice noodles. This recipe was taught to Nawamin by his grandma and is a classic dish from her home of Pattalung, a very peaceful province in the south of Thailand, benefiting from having both the Thai bay and Andaman Sea to provide locals fresh fish and seafood.
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.
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