The ability to differentiate between red and green curry is the mark of a good Thai chef and a common tell among children faking colorblindness to skip school. Test your rods and cones with today’s Groupon to Thai Spice on East Commercial Boulevard. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of Thai cuisine, valid November 18–December 30.<p>
- For $20, you get $40 worth of Thai cuisine, valid January 2–January 31.<p>
The expert chefs at Thai Spice, which has garnered the prestigious Five Star Dining Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Services, blend traditional herbs and sauces with fresh meats and seafood, which are delivered to the restaurant daily, to compose signature fusion platters. Begin meals or interrupt impromptu Shakespearean monologues with a starter of thai stuffed chicken wings ($8), deboned morsels carrying chicken, pork loin, mushrooms, and clear noodles that swoop into sweet chili dipping sauce after a stint in the deep fryer. A catalogue of USDA Prime Black Angus steaks and chops, such as the 10-ounce skirt steak ($21) and tender rib eye ($33), lounge over an open fire before topping plates, sating taste buds with rubs of secret herbs and ginger garlic soy. Forks or incisive elbows can skewer the seafood red curry’s menagerie of jumbo wild-caught shrimp, diver sea scallops, grouper fillet, and calamari ($25), and tongues itching for classic Thai flavors can delve into heaps of pad thai ($17) or pad siew ($16) noodles.
Thai Spice’s dining room shrouds tables in low lighting, while tropical aquariums cast ethereal blue glows, their fresh- and saltwater denizens constantly reorganizing pebbles according to feng shui. A vast array of Eastern artwork adorns the walls, drawing the gazes of feasters sitting in intimate, plush booths.
Thai Spice Restaurant
When discussing the inspiration behind his love of cooking and hospitality with reporters from the Sun Sentinel, Michael Tatton credited his father, saying, “I was fascinated by all the people my father knew and the different foods he introduced us to.” Following in his dad’s footsteps, Michael opened Thai Spice more than two decades ago at the young age of 19. Today, Michael continues to captain the restaurant, which The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences honored with the prestigious Five Star Diamond Award for excellence in cuisine and impeccable service.
Deep in the kitchen, Michael and his chefs place innovative spins on traditional Thai dishes using flavorful spices and premium seafood, meats, and vegetables delivered fresh daily. Pots of curries and tom yum soup simmer on the stoves, as lobster, duck, and Chilean sea bass sizzle in pans. Meanwhile, grills crackle with fine cuts of steak, and plump chickens roast over open fires.
Out in the dining room, tropical fish glide through the salt waters of towering tanks among swaying plants and colorful rocks. Blue lanterns dangle from the ceiling, casting a warm glow over white-clothed tables and intimate booths. The walls feature exotic artwork depicting traditional Thailand scenes, from elephants raising their trunks to a businessman who went on a soul-searching trip to find his inner sassiness.