Flying Thai | Food News | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Seven Days needs your financial support!

Flying Thai 

Side Dishes: A new restaurant opens; another revamps

Diners looking for a Tiny Thai fix in Essex last week may have been surprised to find a different — but still Thai — restaurant in its place. Sukhothai Restaurant opened last Monday. Tiny Thai owners Paul and Pui Ciosek sold their location in the Essex Shoppes and Cinema to Seth and Look-Pla Giffin so they could spend more time together working at their Winooski restaurant.

Seth Giffin, a Culinary Institute of America grad, spent his externship at a top restaurant in Thailand, where he says he frequently served royalty. Thai Royal cuisine is an opulent genre in itself, and Giffin says he hopes to explore it once Sukhothai has found its footing.

For now, pad Thai and curries fill the menu, though the owner says his recipes are quite different from those of Tiny Thai. “In the next month, look for very authentic Thai cuisine — stuff that you don’t see in restaurants around here because the product is very difficult to get,” Giffin says.

Tiny Thai devotees can rely on Sukhothai when their favorite takes a break later this month. Paul Ciosek says that, during the week of January 29, the restaurant will close for kitchen remodeling.

When Tiny Thai reopens, diners will be able to try ultra-authentic menu additions all week long. Closed on Sundays since its inception, the Winooski restaurant will now be a seven-day affair, with no break between lunch and dinner on weekends.

Following the December 31 closure of Bangkok Bistro in downtown Burlington, it looks like Chittenden County is quickly seeing a Thai revival.

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

More By This Author

About The Author

Alice Levitt

Alice Levitt

Bio:
AAN award-winning food writer Alice Levitt is a fan of the exotic, the excellent and automats. She wrote for Seven Days 2007-2015.

Comments


Comments are closed.

Since 2014, Seven Days has allowed readers to comment on all stories posted on our website. While we’ve appreciated the suggestions and insights, the time has come to shut them down — at least temporarily.

While we champion free speech, facts are a matter of life and death during the coronavirus pandemic, and right now Seven Days is prioritizing the production of responsible journalism over moderating online debates between readers.

To criticize, correct or praise our reporting, please send us a letter to the editor. Or send us a tip. We’ll check it out and report the results.

Online comments may return when we have better tech tools for managing them. Thanks for reading.

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative
newsletters:

All content © 2020 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401  |  Contact Us
Website powered by Foundation