Tasted: The Cliff Bar & Grill
Words: Loren Infeld
Photos: The Cliff Bar & Grill & Loren Infeld
The Cliff Bar & Grill has been winning awards and praise for its gourmet food and unbeatable selection of fine wines for nearly two decades now. Attentive staff welcome guests in the indoors dining area or the comfortable bar lounge for drinks. But a reservation can guarantee you a coveted table on the patio overlooking the turquoise ocean between Chaweng and Lamai, framing the picturesque Silver Beach. The gorgeous sunlit view transforms into a starlit romantic canopy at night.
Chef Sergio Martelli and his team, meanwhile, whip up gourmet creations starting 21-day-agged Australian beef and freshly caught seafood. Begin your feast with an artfully arranged burrata platter, salami tray or salad as you peruse the vast menu for the perfect entrée.
If prawns and lobster don’t appeal, try the succulent Piri Piri grilled chicken. For pasta fans, palate-pleasing classics like Spaghetti Alfredo Con Tartufo Fresco with truffle-infused parmesan sauce await.
Carnivores can hunt through the long list of Australian steaks, from traditional filet and striploin to sizzling Portuguese-style steak topped with a fried egg.
Finding the perfect liquid match for your meal won’t be a problem: The Cliff has won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for several years running.
The Cliff Bar & Grill
124/2 Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, +66 (0) 77 448 508, www.thecliffsamui.com