Is he going to fricassee the penguin?
Wow. Wow. Wow. The food here is seriously good! I think it's fair to say that Chef Claudio is a magician (I said this to his face).

Puccini actually opened while we were staying in Chiang Mai: Vix walked past it while being built and said it looked charming, so we thought we would pop along. We're so glad we did!

The food is faultless, and the service amazing. Also, the decor (albeit new) looks clean and fresh. Chef Claudio (chef/owner) came out from the kitchen to introduce himself when we first dined there and listened to our questions and was happy to make recommendations when asked; he then actually took great pleasure in watching us enjoy his food when he visited our table to make sure we were fully satisfied. 

The first time we ate there, I had spaghetti amatriciana and Vix had carbonara; the next time, I ate the ragu (on the chef's suggestion) and Vix had the steak - cooked perfectly. The carbonara was easily one of the best we have ever eaten. 

We returned here for our last night (pre-Halloween revelry) in Chiang Mai and Claudio again chatted to us at our table, and suggested places to see in our next destination, Chiang Rai, as he lives nearby. 

Lovely service, lovely place, lovely food :-)



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