There are not so many places to go in Vientiane, when you are looking for fine dining. But Aria Mixai is for sure one. Chef Gerado and his team opened this Italian Restaurant just a year ago and already made it to the top of the culinary scene in the capital.
so what is his recipe of success? First of all it is highest quality. Gerado worked in 5-Star-Hotels before, and he wants the same level of food quality and experience in his own restaurant. While he is still getting many vegetables and ingredients from local markets, this is limited by his extraordinary taste and requirements. If something doesn't meet the standards, it will be imported. Like the excellent Buffalo Mozzarella, my favorite appetizer.
If you want to try Aria, then go for lunch. Gerado offers a fair deal: Pasta all you can eat, with pizza and salad as well. The pasta is made fresh for the guests, and you can choose between several kind of pasta and sauces.
For dinner, you order a la carté, and I am sure you will not regret it. Even the pizza is high class and don't be shy to try it (look for the chef's pizza). This days just a package full of fresh winter truffles arrived, and the gnocchi as well as the veal from the special menu are highly recommended.
Aria isn't cheap but isn't pricey as well. It has established itself as one of the best places to go, for both expats and locals. You can get latest updates on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aria-Mixai/142883552428802?sk=info or subscribe to the newsletter http://www.ariaorg.com/